Hills

A new business, The Barn on 60th Salon and Spa, is emerging south of Hills. The business also brings career ambitions full circle for owner Tammie Leuthold, who expects to be open next month.  “Right now, it seems surreal,” she said. “I definitely didn’t plan this two years ago.” She did, however,...
Sioux Valley Energy CEO Tim McCarthy (left) and Operation Round Up Chairman Greg Benda present a $5,000 check Friday to Trenton Bass (holding check), Jeff Bass, Missy Bass and Heather Erickson, who support families experiencing life-changing events.
Sioux Valley Energy recently donated $5,000 toward the $135,000 fundraising goal to remodel the former grain elevator office in Hills into the “Team E Fieldhouse.” The funds from Sioxu Valley Energy will support work on the multi-use facility that will house equipment, a public weight-lifting space...
Sue Stueven said she fell in love with her Babydoll sheep due to the wooly teddy bear appearance and perpetual smiles the animals have on their faces, as demonstrated by recent newborn Olive. Monday, as temperatures rose into the mid 70s, the youngsters and their moms were let out of the barn at...
Darlene Ruud
Darlene Opal Ruud, 88, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Hills, died Friday, March 19, 2021, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 25, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m., at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Masks will be...
The Helping Building Communities Stronger (HBCS) club will meet later this month to plan the 2021 Friendship Days. “There are never enough hands,” said HBCS president Howard Vis. The planning meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, March 29, at the Hills Legion Hall. Vis made the announcement at the March 9...
Harold Hixson
Harold Dean Hixson, 86, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Avantara Salem in Salem, South Dakota. A memorial service was Monday, March 1, at Grace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. Interment will take place at a later date. Harold Hixson was born on July 15, 1934, to Cyrus...
The fire protection service protection contract between the Hills Fire Department and Clinton Township is $550 per section from April 15 through April 14, 2022. The per section amount was incorrect in the Feb. 18 edition.
The Tracy Area Animal Rescue “meet and greet” at Rock Ranch near Hills allowed visitors to meet adoptable pets as well as the horses of Rock Ranch. Also several families who adopted through TAAR were there with their “alumni” pets.
Dogs, cats, horses and humans were all under the same roof Saturday morning when Tracy Area Animal Rescue hosted a “meet and greet” at Rock Ranch in Hills. Visitors met adoptable pets from the animal rescue organization as well as the horses of Rock Ranch. Also, several families who adopted through...
The city of Hills became the first municipality outside of Luverne to pledge support to the Rock County Food Shelf’s new location and renovation project. Hills Council members pledged $1,000 per year over the next five years at their Feb. 9 meeting. The Food Shelf capital campaign seeks to raise $...
Glenda McGaffee holds the plaque she received for working at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills for the past 45 years.
For more than four decades, Glenda McGaffee has made Tuff Memorial Home and Tuff Village her place of employment. To honor her dedication, co-workers recently gave her a bunch of rocks. “Those were so cool,” she said with a laugh. “I cried — it was so neat.” The longest tenured employee at Tuff...

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