Hills

A July 11 fireworks display at the Hills Rez Park is intended to promote a sense a community — at a safe distance. Howie Vis is an organizer with Helping Build Communities Stronger, a community club focused on promotional activities in Hills, Beaver Creek and Steen. The group annually hosts the...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village of Hills, continued from 6-25-20 edition of the Star Herald.   Hills became an incorporated municipality in 1904. It had a population to warrant taking the step ten years before, but the fear of many of the residents that...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village of continued from 6-18-20 edition of the Star Herald.   The next item we have to consider in the history of Hills was also an important one — no less than the removal of the entire business section of the town. The village...
Robert De Noble
Robert Lee De Noble, 75, Hills, died Friday, June 12, 2020, at his home near Hills.        A funeral service was Wednesday, June 17, at the Bethel Reformed Church in Lester, Iowa. Burial followed at the Hillside Cemetery in Lester.        Robert De Noble was born June 23, 1944, to Cornelius and...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village of continued from 6-11-20 edition of the Star Herald.   The growth of Hills during 1892 was substantial and its permanency was assured. It distanced some of the neighboring villages and boasted a larger growth than its rivals...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village of Hills, continued from 6-4-20 edition of the Star Herald.            In April the store building of Jacobson & Sexe was moved across the fields from Bruce, and early in May that firm opened a general store one block...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village of Hills continued from 5-28-20 edition of the Star Herald.          The farmers residing in the vicinity were given the privilege of christening the new town. They chose the name Oslo, but before the site was platted, late...
Brett Luettel and Seth Nuffer
Ericka Tollefson, Fort Myers, Florida, Travis Luettel, Adrian, and Allen and Susan Nuffer, Hills, announce the engagement of their children, Brett Luettel and Seth Nuffer, both of Hills.        Brett is a 2015 graduate of Hills-Beaver Creek High School and a 2017 graduate of Avalon School of...
Betty Mann
The following appeared in The Rose History in 1911.   Rock County Village of Hills          Ranking second in size among Rock county villages is Hills, situated in the southern part of Martin township, two miles from the Iowa state line. It is located at the junction of the Great Northern and...
By the time this column is printed, I will have moved away from the area and will be just about to begin my new pastoral call. As I write you one last column, I’m reflecting on all the stories I will take with me as I go.        Storytelling is a powerful tool for remembering. Telling stories of...

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