Hills

In a special Sept. 21 meeting, the Hills City Council set the preliminary amount received from local property taxes at 4.9 percent higher than last year’s amount. In 2022 the city will collect $139,701, up $6,845 from the previous year. The total 2022 city budget will be $354,141. The extra levy...
Residents in Hills face a $500 fine if they are found in violation of the city’s nuisance junk ordinance after Oct. 1. Council members unanimously adopted the fine for the misdemeanor offense at their Sept. 14 meeting. The fine is in response to the council’s ongoing effort to clean up yards in the...
Stone Hill Excavation of Sioux Falls tears down the former Hills Co-Op Creamery Association building on West Third Street in Hills on Aug. 25 and hauls away the structure. The two-story brick building was constructed in 1927 and local dairy producers supplied the milk to make butter. According to...
An offer to complete yearly inspections wasn’t enough to change the “no fowl” ordinance in the city of Hills. At the Aug. 10 city council meeting, Hills resident Faith Thompson asked about changing the ordinance that prevents residents from keeping laying hens within city limits. Thompson, who...
A Hills man was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital Wednesday, July 21, after colliding with a passenger car at an intersection in Martin Township. Kelly Demuth, 65, was eastbound on 31st Street as a 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by Richard Teig, 66, of Slayton, was traveling south on 20th...
Notifications will be mailed to about 300 residents and property owners in the city of Hills directing them to clean up their properties. The letters inform them that they could face fines and possible cleanup at their own expense. Deadline is Oct. 1. Councilors reviewed a letter drafted by city...
Howard Hoyme
Howard Berdell Hoyme, 97, of Hills died Sunday, June 27, 2021, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service was Thursday, July 1, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Burial followed in the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery at Hills. Howard Hoyme was born Jan. 24, 1924, on a farm west of Hills...
Brad Van De Berg’s operation features a 900-head capacity slatted barn, a unique 95-head capacity shipping and receiving barn and bed pack barn with sick pens. He added concrete to existing cattle yards to create feed storage for his operation that buys cattle at 850 to 950 pounds and has them on feed about 180 days before they go to market.
Brad Van De Berg’s cattle feedlot near Hills is among the best and most innovative in southwest Minnesota. That’s why he was asked to host one of the eight stops on this summer’s 40th Annual Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association Summer Beef Tour July 13. The event travels to different parts of...
The south ball field at Jacobson Park in Hills looks considerably different July 1 during a 14-and-younger baseball game. For years the field was unused before a community effort this spring transformed the former grass infield into a multi-purpose playing surface.
Almost daily in June, the sounds of balls hitting bats and cheering crowds were heard more than usual in Hills, as two ball diamonds are now in use near Jacobson Park. Thanks to the efforts of city officials and volunteers, the south ball field was recently improved and brought back into play. “The...
James Sandstede
James Gilmore Sandstede, 76, Luverne, died Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A time of fellowship was Sunday, June 27, at the Dingmann Funeral Home. A private graveside service will take place at a later date. James Sandstede was born March 29, 1945, to Melvin and...

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