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Rodney Dale “Mac” Fikse, 61, died Saturday, June 19, 2021. He was born Dec. 2, 1959, to Everett and Catherine Fikse. He grew up in Hills where he attended Hills Christian School through the eighth grade and graduated from Hills-Beaver Creek High School in 1978. After graduation he moved to...
Faith Kruse
Faith Lavonne Kruse, 67, Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Sunday, June 13, 2021, at her home in Rock Rapids after an eight-month battle with cancer. A memorial service was Thursday, June 17, at the Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids. Burial was at the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids. Faith Fikse was...
Tammie Leuthold (far right) hosted an open house Thursday, June 24, for her new business, The Barn on 60th Spa and Salon. Located south of Hills, the business features a full line of services for men, women and children. Joining Leuthold as stylists are Jaimee Leuthold (center) and Jessica Boelman, who is also the business manager.
On Thursday, June 24, Tammie Leuthold celebrated the opening of her new hair salon and spa called The Barn on 60th with an open house. Constructed this spring, the new facility features hair styling for the whole family, facials, tanning, nails, hair extensions and other amenities. Mekayla Kolbrek...
Roger C. Russell, 63, Hills, died Monday, June 21, 2021, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital in Luverne. A celebration of Roger’s life will be at a later date. Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, hartquistfuneral.com. (0624 DN)
Cheering on the soap box derby racers are (from left) Jody Fransman with Blakely Baker, Kerri Baker with Brooks Heimerman, Kelley Heimerman, Kinsley Heimerman and Tegan Heimerman.
The soap box derby was a main attraction at the Hills Friendship Days Saturday afternoon. The event was moved from the former high school because of seal coating work on the street in that neighborhood. The derby took place at the former elevator, now Game Plan For Hope.
Wendell Marshall
Wendell Duane Marshall, 94, West Linn, Oregon, formerly of Hills, died Friday, June 4, 2021 in West Linn. Wendell’s life will be celebrated in a private family ceremony at a later date. Wendell was born on Dec. 7, 1926, to John and Henrietta (Speelman) Marshall in Hudson, South Dakota. Like so many...
Longtime business owners Orv and Bonnie Sundem will lead Saturday’s Friendship Days parade as a thank you for the community support they received operating their business “We’ve served this community for quite a few years,” Orv said. “I would like to thank them for doing business with us all these...
Glenn A. Swenson, 85, Hills, died Friday, May 28, 2021, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage in Luverne. A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at the Hartquist Funeral Home in Luverne. Burial of cremains will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery near Luverne. Arrangements are...
A portion of West 5th Street is vacated in Hills after a May 10 public hearing yielded no objections to the planned construction of a storage unit. Hills City Council members voted to vacate the area (designated above, about a half-block in length) that was originally platted as a connecting street to South 2nd Street West but was never constructed.
Hills City Council members unanimously voted May 11 to vacate a portion of West 5th Street. No one from the public provided input or attended the Tuesday night public hearing, which was open for 50 minutes before the vote took place. Council members Vickie Busswitz, Stacen Burgers and Alan...
A public hearing Tuesday will determine if the city of Hills vacates a portion of East 5th Street for a proposed storage shed. The hearing begins at 6 p.m. during the Hills City Council’s monthly meeting at the city hall. Earlier this year, owners of Hills Storage Center requested a building permit...

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