10 years ago (1991)

"For the first time during Leon Pick's speech coaching duties at Hills-Beaver Creek, a seventh-grader has captured top honors.

Jeff Ebert, a seventh-grader at H-BC, won top laurels in humorous interpretation at West Sub-District 8 competition on April 9 at Fulda."

25 years ago (1976)

"Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday area farmers had an opportunity to express their opinions on the rural water system by signing up for it.

The response was really great. During the sign-up 313 hook-ups were applied for. The most heavily concentrated area of hook-ups was in Martin, Beaver Creek and Clinton townships."

50 years ago (1951)

"A joint meeting of town board members from Clinton and Martin townships and businessmen from Hills was held in the Legion building Monday night at which time a "Highway 270 Club' was organized. It was decided to send a delegation of 20 or 25 men to St. Paul, where they would attempt further action to have highway 270 extended from Hills to the state line, where it would join up with Minnehaha CountyÕs already hard-surfaced road."

75 years ago (1926)

"Perry Arnet was over from Luverne last Monday to induce the Hills golf bugs to join with their club. Although the Hills golf club was just started last year, we can say this much: that the local golf course is as good as any around these parts, and that it contains several natural hazards."

100 years ago (1901)

"Ferdinand Vollenberg, who came to Rock County from Wisconsin last fall, has rented the Schoffield farm from Wright and Munson and moved onto the same last week. The German population in Martin Township is steadily going up. No less than six families have moved in this spring."

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