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Dr. Jim Mead (left, holding a shovel) is from The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and was in Hills Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, helping the Chapman family with fossils unearthed this spring. Doug Chapman (far left, in the skid loader), Mead, Chapman grandchildren Eli and Blake and daughter Stephanie of Brandon helped excavate mammoth tusks and bison bones found in Doug and Deanna Chapman’s backyard.
Dr. Jim Mead of The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, South Dakota, visited Hills last week, examining mammoth tusks and primitive bison bones uncovered behind Doug and Deanna Chapman’s home. Doug Chapman uncovered one tusk this spring as he was removing a grove of ash trees and leveling the ground for...
Simon Berndt-Dreyer (left) meets Elvira the calf with his parents Pastor Maggie Berndt-Dreyer and Alan Berndt-Dreyer at the car show. Elvira belongs to Joanna and Spencer Stroh.
Residents of the Tuff Memorial Home and their families and community members enjoyed a car show and family picnic Tuesday, Aug. 6. Twenty-five area car enthusiasts brought vehicles to the Tuff Home front parking lot for the event that featured food, music by Rod Scholten, family games and special...
Henrietta Bajema
Henrietta Bajema, 96, Hills, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Steen Reformed Church in Steen. Burial followed at the East Side Cemetery in Steen Henrietta Vander Sanden was born Dec. 5, 1922, to John and...
Ethan Erickson
Prayer Warriors and Team Ethan community members gathered at Ethan Erickson’s favorite spot, the Rez in Hills, for a community prayer event Wednesday, July 31. Ethan’s mother, Heather, and his sister Mia were in attendance with Ethan who participated via FaceTime. “Ethan misses fishing and wants to...
This week the Hills Crescent put out its final edition after 126 years of serving the readers of Hills, Beaver Creek and Steen. (See the related story on page 1.) Since 1997, it’s been publishing under the same ownership as the Rock County Star Herald but with its own news writer and its own...
Larry Carlson, 75, Hills, died Monday, July 29, 2019, at Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Burial will follow in the Kenneth Cemetery at Kenneth. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at...
Donna Hellerud
Donna Jean “Jeannie” Hellerud, 77, Hills, died Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A Mass of Christian burial was Tuesday, July 30, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial followed in the Flowerfield Cemetery at Hills. Donna White was born Feb. 9, 1942, to...
Winnie Vander Vliet
Winnie Vander Vliet, 87, Hills, formerly of Luverne, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service was Friday, July 19, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Winnie Van Holland was born Jan. 11, 1932, to Johannes...
There was a heartwarming story that a woman in Georgia posted on her Twitter account the other week which got picked up by several news outlets. It was a series of photos and comments depicting the last day of work for mail carrier Floyd Martin, who had been delivering mail on the same route for...
Pete Hoff, Hills, is recovering from injuries he sustained July 3 when the golf cart he was driving was rear-ended by a distracted driver. Hoff, 82, said he’d been on his golf cart in front of Orv’s Station near the curb on Highway 270 in Hills when he noticed in his mirror that a vehicle was...

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