Hills

Ron Feucht of Hills uses a bucket to gather a water sample from The Rez in Hills. Feucht is a volunteer water monitor with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which is seeking volunteers like him to measure water clarity in the state’s streams and lakes.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking volunteers to monitor the state’s more than 12,000 lakes and 92,000 miles of streams for water quality. These include several high priority sites in Rock County, and the agency is recruiting residents for its popular Volunteer Water Monitoring...
Stanford 'Shiner' Nelson
Stanford Rognley “Shiner” Nelson, 71, died at home in Waseca, Minnesota, on April 27, 2022. He was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on July 9, 1950, to Anna Evelyn (Rognley) and Joseph Nelson.  On the family homestead near Hills, he farmed, herded, was a carpenter and furniture builder, and...
Wayne Van Wyhe
Wayne Van Wyhe Sr., 88, Hills, died Sunday, May 1, 2022, at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. Visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Steen Reformed Church in Steen. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Hills United Reformed Church in...
Jordan Schoenrock asks sisters Brinlee, 5, and Emeri, 2, to smile with the Easter bunny (4-H’er Ava Steinhoff) as he takes a quick picture for the girls’ mother.
Chilly temperatures didn’t stop the 40 children who participated in the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club’s Easter egg hunt Saturday morning at the Tuff Memorial Home in Hills. The 4-H’ers hid 300 plastic eggs filled with candy in the home’s courtyard, where Tuff residents were able to watch the festivities...
Two solar feedback signs will be placed near Hills, alerting drivers to the speed their vehicle is traveling as it enters the city limits. The signs, which flash the speed of the approaching vehicle on a display board, are similar to the solar feedback signs located along County Road 4 through...
Isaiah 40:30-31 30 Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; 31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. I read this article from “God Says”...
Henrietta Bos
Henrietta Bos, 84, Hills, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Steen Reformed Church. Burial followed in the East Side Cemetery in rural Steen. Henrietta Van Wyhe was born May 10, 1937, on a farm...
Raymond Van Wyhe
Raymond Van Wyhe, age 90, of Luverne, Minnesota, died Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation will be Friday, February 25, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m., all at First Presbyterian Church in...
The 125-foot-tall wooden grain elevator in Beaver Creek hasn't stored grain for over a decade; it was being used only for its office and scale. New Vision will replace it with a 16- by 25-foot office with automation for the bins and an 11-by-75-foot in-ground truck scale
New Vision will demolish the iconic wooden grain elevator in Beaver Creek this spring and replace it with a new office and scale in time for harvest this fall. “It’s not safe for our customers, employees and the community,” said New Vision CEO Matt Ashton. “It’s long past its prime and needs to be...
Shirley Honken
Shirley Jean Honken, 81, Hills, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will...

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