Hills

Norma Wassenaar
Norma Anne Wassenaar, 66, Hills, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, surrounded by her family at the Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service was Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Burial followed at Flowerfield Cemetery near Hills. Norma Anne Shubert was born Feb. 17, 1955, to...
Blessings to all of you in the new year. Isaiah 43: “1But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers,...
Kristi (left), Tyson, Matt and Rex Metzger recently donated their great-great-grandfather’s buggy to McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls. They’re children of Ray and Kathy Metzger, formerly of Hills, and they received the vintage buggy from Kathy’s father, Rex Leubecher, Sioux Falls.
A piece of Metzger family history found a new home at McCrossan Boys Ranch, Sioux Falls, where a 150-year-old horse-drawn buggy was donated last month. It originally belonged to Kathy Metzger’s great-grandparents, George and Augusta Leubecher, who homesteaded the farm where Kathy’s late father, Rex...
Team ‘E’ Fieldhouse of Hope hosts an open house Dec. 7 in the newly remodeled location on Third Avenue in Hills. It includes an office area, multi-purpose room, equipment storage and soon-to-open public fitness center.
A Dec. 7 open house celebrated the Team “E” Fieldhouse of Hope opening in Hills and Game Plan 4 Hope’s volunteer fan club. “We are excited to see how the building is going to help us with our current mission and open doors to new opportunities in the future,” said co-founder Missy Bass. Hills...
John Paulsen
John William “Jack” Paulsen, 80, Hills, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, at the Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A funeral service was Friday, Dec. 10, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Private inurnment will be at a later date in the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Hills. John Paulsen was...
Local emergency responders were dispatched Tuesday morning, Nov. 23, to a crash near Hills where a semi-tanker hauling manure tipped over into the ditch. No one was injured, but the driver, Derek Fick, was trapped in the cab until fire department personnel could help him out. The truck was hauling...
Hills Mayor Keith Elbers (standing center near the tree) leads the countdown to the tree lighting ceremony after Pastor Nita Parker (left) finished a holiday message with the question, “What do we love about Christmas?” Answer: “Seeing those we love.”
The traditional free community meal, pictures with Santa and lighting of the community Christmas tree returned to the Hills community Monday night after a yearlong pandemic hiatus. At the Hills Building Communities Stronger community club-sponsored event, a soup and sandwich dinner was served at...
Pictures at a recent soil testing near Hills (from left) land owner Terry Aukes, Brandon Bosch, NRCS Soil Conservationist Patrick Toomey, Conservation Agronomist Rose Roberts, Doug Bos with the Rock County Land Management Office and (off the picture) Danielle Evers, Minnesota agriculture water quality technician.
A farm field west of Hills is one of four sites in Minnesota that will demonstrate soil health management over the next three years. Terry Aukes is partnering with Rock County to establish an on-farm, field-scale plot to compare conservation practices from site to site. “I thought it would be a...
Doug Chapman holds a molar from a Columbian mammoth estimated to be 10,000 to 18,000 years old. Chapman found the mammoth skull and tusks in the backyard in Hills. The 25-pound tooth’s roots can be seen from the side.
Hills resident Doug Chapman recently opened two sealed boxes containing mammoth teeth, remnants of an archeological dig in his backyard two years ago. “I think it’s neat we were able to save them,” he said. Chapman and his wife, Deanna, picked up the teeth last month when they visited the Mammoth...
On a sunny Oct. 30 afternoon, the No. 2-seeded Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots hosted the No. 3 Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in a Nine-Man Section 3 Semifinal matchup. After securing a 44-8 victory Saturday, the Patriots earned a ticket to the Section 3 championship game for the fourth time in four years....

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