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Harold Hixson
Harold Dean Hixson, 86, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Avantara Salem in Salem, South Dakota. A memorial service was Monday, March 1, at Grace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Interment will take place at a later date. Harold Hixson was born on July 15, 1934, to Cyrus...
The fire protection service protection contract between the Hills Fire Department and Clinton Township is $550 per section from April 15 through April 14, 2022. The per section amount was incorrect in the Feb. 18 edition.
The Tracy Area Animal Rescue “meet and greet” at Rock Ranch near Hills allowed visitors to meet adoptable pets as well as the horses of Rock Ranch. Also several families who adopted through TAAR were there with their “alumni” pets.
Dogs, cats, horses and humans were all under the same roof Saturday morning when Tracy Area Animal Rescue hosted a “meet and greet” at Rock Ranch in Hills. Visitors met adoptable pets from the animal rescue organization as well as the horses of Rock Ranch. Also, several families who adopted through...
The city of Hills became the first municipality outside of Luverne to pledge support to the Rock County Food Shelf’s new location and renovation project. Hills Council members pledged $1,000 per year over the next five years at their Feb. 9 meeting. The Food Shelf capital campaign seeks to raise $...
Glenda McGaffee holds the plaque she received for working at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills for the past 45 years.
For more than four decades, Glenda McGaffee has made Tuff Memorial Home and Tuff Village her place of employment. To honor her dedication, co-workers recently gave her a bunch of rocks. “Those were so cool,” she said with a laugh. “I cried — it was so neat.” The longest tenured employee at Tuff...
Hills City Clerk Connie Wiertzema (center, left) delivers the oaths of office at the group’s first meeting of 2021 on Jan. 12 to council member Ross Metzger (far left), Mayor Keith Elbers (center, right) and council member Stacen Burgers. Metzger and Elbers were re-elected to their positions and...
Members of the Hills-Beaver Creek High School football team donated some of their time by demolishing walls in the former New Vision Co-op in Hills. The building will become an office and structure for Game Plan 4 Hope and will be named “Team-E Fieldhouse of Hope.”
A year after organizing, Game Plan 4 Hope is expanding and needs community help to reach its goal. Donations of money, materials and construction expertise are sought to make “Team-E Fieldhouse of Hope” a reality. Organizers kicked off the efforts on Jan 1, including Jeff and Missy Bass, and Aaron...
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office assisted Iowa authorities Sunday with a pursuit that ended with the arrest of two individuals. At 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Lyon County Iowa Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance with a vehicle pursuit that...
Riders with Rock Ranch pose for a picture in front of the Tuff Village in Hills and included (from left) Marie LaRock, Pamela Kopp, Vickie Busswitz, Dolores Bundeson and Patti Swenson.
Volunteers from Rock Ranch dressed as Mrs. Claus and her elves Saturday afternoon for a ride around the Tuff Memorial Home and Tuff Village Assisted Living in Hills. The coronavirus pandemic canceled the Ranch’s Senior Saddles program, which encourages senior citizens to travel to the farm west of...
Bruce Van Dyken and his children, Anne, Case and Levi (hidden), divide apples and oranges into bags for Project Love food boxes assembled Dec. 15 at the Hills Legion Hall.
Families in the Hills, Beaver Creek and Steen communities are enjoying gifts from donors and volunteers with Project Love. Fresh fruits, canned vegetables, packets of ground pork and pancake mix were among the items that filled dozens of food boxes and fruit trays on Dec. 15 for delivery the...

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