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Lennox Ganun (far right, dressed as Princess Poppy) waves to a resident watching the Halloween parade walk through a window. Lennox walks with her mom, Kiley, and brother, Case, dressed as Branch the Troll. Behind the Ganuns are Otto (left) and Lexi Smook.
The annual Halloween Costume Walk took on a different format Saturday at the Tuff Memorial Home and Tuff Village in Hills. Instead of walking the halls with residents waving from doorways, costumed children and adults walked around the outside of the nursing home and assisted living facility as...
Arlene Hoeck
Arlene O. Hoeck, 95, Hills, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, at East Side Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with burial at Memory Gardens in Luverne. Memorials are preferred to the East Side Lutheran...
June Webster
June Marlyn Webster, 92, Hills, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A private family inurnment will be in May of 2021 in Montrose, South Dakota. June White was born on June 2, 1928, to Guy and Emma (Albertson) White on the family farm just west of...
Lena Marbus
Lena Jean Marbus, 90, Hills, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A private funeral service was Monday, Nov. 2, at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Hills. Burial followed at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Valley Springs, South Dakota. Lena Pap was born Nov...
June Webster, 92, Hills, died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A private family inurnment will be in spring of 2021 in Montrose, South Dakota. Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.  (1029 DN)
Mary Ackerman
Mary Ann Ackerman, 94, formerly of Luverne, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A private family funeral was Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Luverne Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Pleasant View Cemetery in Valley Springs, South Dakota. Mary Ann...
Assuming the persona of his great-great-grandfather Haaken Moen, Hills farmer Eugene “Pucky” Sandager shows sixth-grade students from nearby Hills-Beaver Creek High School the dried manure Haaken and his family would burn as they crossed Iowa by covered wagon in the early 1870s. The students visited the Sandager Century Farm Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14.
Renee Edmundson’s sixth-graders didn’t travel far from the Hills-Beaver Creek High School Wednesday, Oct. 14, to experience a history lesson they won’t soon forget. The 25 students and three chaperones traveled a mile west of Hills to the Eugene “Pucky” and Shirley Sandager farm, where Pucky...
Henrietta Haak
Henrietta Haak, 85, Hills, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A private funeral service was Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Jurrens Funeral Home in Hills. Burial followed at the United Reformed Cemetery in Hills. Henrietta Veltkamp was born on Feb. 6, 1935, to Albert and...
Four residents at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills have lost their lives to Covid-19, and 30 others have tested positive for the virus. In addition, 15 staff members are positive as of Tuesday and are taking measures to quarantine. Some of those are returning to work after quarantining and some...
Henry Van Wyhe
Henry Van Wyhe, 96, Hills, formerly of Steen, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A funeral service was Monday, Oct. 12, at the Reformed Church of Steen. Burial followed at Eastside Cemetery. Henry Van Wyhe was born on June 22, 1924, to Henry Sr. and Christina (...

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