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Theodore Untiedt
Theodore “Bud” Untiedt, 87, Fillmore, California, died in Fillmore Jan. 3, 2016, as the result of a stroke. The family will gather in mid-March for a celebration of his life. Theodore Untiedt was born June 6, 1928, to Harry William and Gertrude Untiedt in Luverne. He graduated from Hills High...
Alexandra "Allie" Rozeboom
Alexandra Christine “Allie” Rozeboom, 41, Luverne, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at her home. A funeral service was Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Alexandra Rozeboom was born on July 16, 1974, to Chris and Donna (...
The Gehrke family members are pictured in their home Saturday, Jan. 9. They are (from left) Pete, Sophie, Taylor, Melissa and Hailee.
A carbon monoxide detector is credited for saving a Hills family late in December. Melissa Gehrke and her daughters were sleeping in their home on East Second Street at 4 a.m. and Pete Gehrke was at work in Sioux Falls when the family’s carbon monoxide detector sounded off.  “When the first alarm...
The Hills-Beaver Creek Public School Education Foundation has been established to “enhance the educational experiences and opportunities for the students of Independent School District 671 and to facilitate greater student access to scholarships and higher education,” according to its mission...
Workers at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills will receive pay raises, thanks to recent legislation that changes how nursing homes are funded. The Minnesota Legislature recently passed the Senior Care Reimbursement Reform Bill, which gives $138 million in additional funding to nursing homes. Tuff...
Top: The Tuff Memorial Home nursing staff of the late 1970s included (front, left) Lois Hoyme, Isabell Biever, Jean Hellerud, Alice Severtson, Betty Walters, (middle) Florence Stoltenberg, Joyce Griffin, Bernice Tilstra, Nellie VanderWolde, Grace Slieter, Clara Bosch, Catherine Fikse, Fern Strecker, Lola Deragisch, (back) Dawn Beyenhof, Carol Gehrke, Joan Fransman, Diane Van Goor, Twyla Bajema, Pat Smedsrud, Dena Umland and Grace Wassenaar.
At 19, Glenda McGaffee remembers not liking her new job at the Tuff Home in Hills. "I hated it," she said. "I hated all the old people." McGaffee said it didn't take long to like her job and love the people — her co-workers and the residents and their families. This week McGaffee will observe her...
When it comes to the days leading up to Christmas Eve, I’m pretty much of a “Bah Humbug” kind of guy. I find it difficult to get into the spirit of Christmas when stores start advertising Christmas items weeks before Thanksgiving and radio stations begin to play Christmas music almost as soon.  The...
Pictured Thursday, Aug. 20, at the high school open house are (from left) Donna Burgers, Zach Wagenaar, Alli LaRock, Marilyn Nelson and Glenda Kuehl selling Spirit Scarves.
  Glenda Kuehl and Marilyn Nelson have been gathering in Nelson’s home every Friday evening since February to make red, white and blue Hills-Beaver Creek “Spirit Scarves.” Nelson said, “Glenda is 90 percent responsible for the scarves and I am 3 percent. We want the people in the community to...
Megan Klumper
  The Hills-Beaver Creek School District welcomes three new teachers to its staff for the 2015-16 school year. Tom Sandager is the new high school agriculture instructor and FFA adviser. Sandager graduated from Minnesota State University in Mankato and for the past five years has been an elementary...
  The population of Hills swelled over the weekend to welcome hundreds of visitors for the town’s celebration of its 125th anniversary. The quasquicentennial party was timed with the town’s annual Friendship Days weekend, so there were the usual parades, games, food vendors and festivities. In...

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