Hills

Hills City Clerk Connie Wiertzema (center, left) delivers the oaths of office at the group’s first meeting of 2021 on Jan. 12 to council member Ross Metzger (far left), Mayor Keith Elbers (center, right) and council member Stacen Burgers. Metzger and Elbers were re-elected to their positions and...
Members of the Hills-Beaver Creek High School football team donated some of their time by demolishing walls in the former New Vision Co-op in Hills. The building will become an office and structure for Game Plan 4 Hope and will be named “Team-E Fieldhouse of Hope.”
A year after organizing, Game Plan 4 Hope is expanding and needs community help to reach its goal. Donations of money, materials and construction expertise are sought to make “Team-E Fieldhouse of Hope” a reality. Organizers kicked off the efforts on Jan 1, including Jeff and Missy Bass, and Aaron...
The Rock County Sheriff’s Office assisted Iowa authorities Sunday with a pursuit that ended with the arrest of two individuals. At 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Lyon County Iowa Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance with a vehicle pursuit that...
Riders with Rock Ranch pose for a picture in front of the Tuff Village in Hills and included (from left) Marie LaRock, Pamela Kopp, Vickie Busswitz, Dolores Bundeson and Patti Swenson.
Volunteers from Rock Ranch dressed as Mrs. Claus and her elves Saturday afternoon for a ride around the Tuff Memorial Home and Tuff Village Assisted Living in Hills. The coronavirus pandemic canceled the Ranch’s Senior Saddles program, which encourages senior citizens to travel to the farm west of...
Bruce Van Dyken and his children, Anne, Case and Levi (hidden), divide apples and oranges into bags for Project Love food boxes assembled Dec. 15 at the Hills Legion Hall.
Families in the Hills, Beaver Creek and Steen communities are enjoying gifts from donors and volunteers with Project Love. Fresh fruits, canned vegetables, packets of ground pork and pancake mix were among the items that filled dozens of food boxes and fruit trays on Dec. 15 for delivery the...
Ariana Weidert (far left) of Adrian gains confidence by balancing in the saddle while led by Rock Ranch owner Marie LaRock. Weidert’s grandmother, Pam Klaassen of Luverne, joined her during the riding lesson.
Several area youth completed an extra six weeks of basic riding lessons at Rock Ranch near Hills, thanks to the new indoor arena that was finished in October. In previous years, the nonprofit ranch was unable to offer late fall horse riding due to the cold weather. Through a fundraising campaign,...
Terrance ‘Terry’ Metzler, 65, Hills, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A celebration of his life took place Saturday, Nov. 7, at Willie’s Bar in Hills. Arrangements were provided by George Boom Funeral Home of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, www....
Darrell Brown
Darrell Dean Brown, 80, Hills, died Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A private family graveside memorial service was Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery in Hills. Darrell Brown was born on May 17, 1940, to Darold Brown and Helen (...
Jacquelyn Reverts
Jacquelyn Maxine Reverts, 90, Hills, died on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, at the Sanford Luverne Hospital in Luverne. A funeral service was Saturday, Nov. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver Creek. Burial was Monday, Nov. 9, at Jasper City Cemetery in Jasper. Jacquelyn Straw was born Jan. 12,...
The gem that I would like to begin with for this article is found in Philippians 2:3-4: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Each of you should                                                                look not only to...

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