Hills

A July 4 fire caused extensive damage to the Hills Storage Center and destroyed a semitrailer owned by Harlan and Sue Stueven, Hills. No one was injured, and the cause of the blaze is being investigated
Local fire and rescue crews were dispatched to Hills Monday morning for a fire in the Hills Storage Center at Church and Fourth streets. At around 9:45 a.m. officials with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad reported they heard an explosion and saw thick black smoke coming from the building....
Winnie Scholten
Winnie Scholten, 98, Hills, died Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service was Thursday, June 23, at the Steen Reformed Church in Steen. Burial followed in the Eastside Cemetery in rural Steen. Winnie Feekes was born on Aug. 29, 1923, at Sioux Center, Iowa, the...
Marie Brown
Pearl “Marie” Brown, 79, Hills, died Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A private graveside memorial service for family was Saturday, June 18, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Hills. Pearl “Marie” Hiney was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Windom to...
Four Hills residents were recently sworn in as volunteer firefighters. Todd Bundesen, Brock Harnack, Szaun Bruesch and Kale Wiertzema accepted the oath to protect the community. According to chief Jared Rozeboom, adding the four new members brings the number of volunteers active in the department...
Isaiah 11:10 NIV “10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting-place will be glorious.” Jesus is the Root of Jesse, the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. From him all things were created and came into being....
Ron Feucht of Hills uses a bucket to gather a water sample from The Rez in Hills. Feucht is a volunteer water monitor with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which is seeking volunteers like him to measure water clarity in the state’s streams and lakes.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking volunteers to monitor the state’s more than 12,000 lakes and 92,000 miles of streams for water quality. These include several high priority sites in Rock County, and the agency is recruiting residents for its popular Volunteer Water Monitoring...
Stanford 'Shiner' Nelson
Stanford Rognley “Shiner” Nelson, 71, died at home in Waseca, Minnesota, on April 27, 2022. He was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on July 9, 1950, to Anna Evelyn (Rognley) and Joseph Nelson.  On the family homestead near Hills, he farmed, herded, was a carpenter and furniture builder, and...
Wayne Van Wyhe
Wayne Van Wyhe Sr., 88, Hills, died Sunday, May 1, 2022, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. Visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Steen Reformed Church in Steen. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Hills United Reformed Church in...
Jordan Schoenrock asks sisters Brinlee, 5, and Emeri, 2, to smile with the Easter bunny (4-H’er Ava Steinhoff) as he takes a quick picture for the girls’ mother.
Chilly temperatures didn’t stop the 40 children who participated in the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club’s Easter egg hunt Saturday morning at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. The 4-H’ers hid 300 plastic eggs filled with candy in the home’s courtyard, where Tuff residents were able to watch the festivities...

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