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  High fashion at Tuff Home Tuff Home staff dressed for Tacky Tuesday, May 12, to celebrate Nursing Home Week May 10 through May 16.  Pictured are (from left) Pat Paulsen, Glenda McGaffee, Shateen Lichter, Dylan Gehrke, Betty Ackerman, Sandy Bush and Carol Gehrke. At right, Tuff Home resident Toots...
  At their regular meeting Monday, May 11, the Hills-Beaver Creek School Board accepted the resignations of part-time custodian Gerald Hamann, effective Friday, May 15, and part-time custodian Alice Brandt, effective Friday, May 22. The board also approved hiring Sara Wells as kindergarten teacher...
  The girls’ and boys’ golf teams at Hills-Beaver Creek High School provide the starkest example of how deeply this school is tucked into the southwest corner of Minnesota: The golfers live in Minnesota, practice in South Dakota and play their home meets in Iowa. The three-year-old school building...
Hills and the surrounding area received much-needed moisture in the form of rain Sunday afternoon May 10. The town of Hills received 2.5 inches and west of Hills a total of 3 inches was recorded. The above photo shows a field near Sheldon Sandager’s farm located on 31st Street near Hills.
  Last week Minnesota farmers tied a 30-year record for the most soybean acres planted in a single week. That follows the pace set by corn planting the previous week when corn producers had the second-highest acres planted in 30 years, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics...
  Rock County Commissioners accepted the lower of two bids for second-phase construction of Rock County Rural Water’s expansion and improvement project. Project organizers conducting the bid opening called into question whether or not one of the bids could be considered in the final award. Bids...
  The following information was gleaned from the Hills Centennial Book published in 1990 for the Hills 100th anniversary: The location of the present day Hills City Offices was once the site of a lumberyard. It started as the A.T. Sexe yard, which was bought out by the Tuthill Lumber Co.   P.H. Bly...
  At their regular meeting Monday, April 27, the Hills-Beaver Creek School Board approved the hiring of two new teachers for the 2015-16 school year.   Megan Klumper was hired as secondary English-language arts instructor and Kelli Yonkovich as K-12 special needs instructor.   The board also...
Junior Stuart Plimpton is pictured texting and driving during the Arrive Alive Tour Thursday, April 30, at Hills-Beaver Creek High School. Plimpton said of the simulation, “It was tough to keep the car straight when texting, and I almost hit somebody.”
  The Arrive Alive Tour came to Hills-Beaver Creek High School Thursday, April 30, with funding provided by donations from the family of Andrea Boeve and the Exchange State Bank. Boeve was killed Monday, June 30, 2014, after being struck by a distracted driver on Highway 270 east of Hills. She was...

Submitted photo/0507 Leuthold family
The Leuthold family members, pictured in Estelle Leuthold’s home in Hills, are (front row, from left) Missy Bass, Sandy Feucht, Estelle Leuthold, Pam Bosch, (back) Dennis Leuthold, Stuart Leuthold, Lois Leuthold, Dennis Leuthold and Alan Leuthold.
  The celebration of Mother’s Day began in the United States in the early 20th century.   In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as a national holiday to honor mothers. Estelle Leuthold, Hills, will celebrate Mother’s Day with her eight children...

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