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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 (...
Judy Binford
Judith A. Binford, 77, Hills and Luverne, died peacefully on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Judith Bruggeman was born on June 30, 1943, to Loren and Corinne...
A resident at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills died Monday as a result of Covid-19, and 18 others have tested positive for the virus. In addition, 11 staff members are positive as of Tuesday and are taking measures to quarantine. According to Tuff administrator Eli Ripley, the outbreak is creating...
Story updated to correct the spelling of Terry and Holly Metzler's last name.   The Rock County Commissioners approved a couple’s request to repurchase their tax-forfeited property in the city of Hills. Terry and Holly Metzler submitted a written request to Ashley Kurtz at the auditor-treasurer...
Dale Huber
Dale Otto Huber, 85, Harker Heights, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. A memorial service was Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at the Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights. Dale Huber was born on Nov. 16, 1934, to Otto and Helen Gross Huber in McLaughlin, South Dakota. He was raised and received his...
Kristen Kuempel once wrote a devotional where she began like this: “So here I sit, feeling a great deal of responsibility to you, dear reader, to provide some sort of clarity around the concept of loving yourself. The mug sitting beside me has held hot coffee that turned into cold coffee, and hot...
Rock County 4-H member Whitney Elbers received a $1,000 scholarship on Sept. 7 during the virtual 4-H Auction Scholarship Awards Program. The Minnesota State Fair and the 41st annual Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association Purple Ribbon 4-H Auction were canceled due to the pandemic. However, the 4...
Almost $18,000 in grant money is still available to Hills businesses and non-profit organizations that were adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic since March. Hills City Council members allocated $32,000 to seven applicants at their regular Aug. 12 meeting. Distribution amounts ranged from...
Gilbert Elbers
Gilbert William “Gib” Elbers, 89, Luverne, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. A funeral service was Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Christian Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial with military honors followed at Eastside Cemetery near Steen. Gilbert Elbers was born...

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