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  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...
  June 7-June 13 weather:   High temperature for the week:                                             98 Low temperature for the week:                                              55 Average temperature for the week:                                        72 Rain amount for the week...
  The Hills Beaver Creek School Board approved the hiring of Tom Sandager as the district’s new high school agricultural teacher. The board took action on the hiring at a special meeting Friday, June 12. Sandager, who will start his duties for the 2015-16 school year, lives near Hills. He will be...
  Area residents hungry for the taste of fresh strawberries can find them at Hansen’s berry farm. The Hansen Strawberry Farm is owned and operated by Kathy and Jerry Hansen near Beaver Creek. This is their fifth year in operation. Jerry Hansen said, “The berries are nice sized this year and the...
  May 31-June 6 weather:   High temperature for the week:                                             85 Low temperature for the week:                                              43 Average temperature for the week:                                        69 Rain amount for the week...
  Charlotte Steffen Charlotte Steffen, 81, Hills, formerly of Marshall, died Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. A private family service will take place at a later date. Arrangements are by Dingmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Luverne. (0611 DN)
  During the Hills Friendship Days and 125th celebration, a descendant of the namesake of Hills will be among the residents and visitors attending activities and riding in the parade. Gregory Newton Hills and his wife, Shirley, from Newark, Delaware, will be attending the festivities. Hills is a...
  The town of Hills is one of the younger villages of Rock County.   It came into existence after and as a result of the building of the Sioux City and Northern railroad from Sioux City to Garretson. Following is information gleaned from “An Illustrated History of the Counties of Rock and Pipestone...
  Wendell Erickson, resident of Hills for 64 years, is the grand marshal of the 125th Hills Celebration Parade Saturday, June 13.   Participating in parades is nothing new for Erickson who has been in parades for 22 years.   He has the distinction of serving as state representative for Rock, Murray...
  May 24-30 weather:   High temperature for the week:                                             86 Low temperature for the week:                                              45 Average temperature for the week:                                        66 Rain amount for the week...

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