Rolling Hills Memories
Upper video is original with background music - 6:37
Lower video is digitally enhanced for clarity and slowed to .600x,
Sound disabled - 11:03
George Lowe came to Rolling Hills as a teacher in 1961, and stayed until 1965, when the decision was made to begin phasing out the high school program. In that short time he earned the respect of his peers, students, and the community. George is well remembered for his "outdoor education" classes, teaching the fine art of hand mixing concrete, building sidewalk forms, and the occaisional landscaping session. He was a dedicated supporter of school sports, and spent much of his free time transporting teams and student groups to events, organizing hockey, making ice on the outdoor rink, and once in a while, hauling an injured kid to the hospital.
He also owned an 8mm movie camera, and recorded some of those activities. Fifty years later, they have become priceless bits of our heritage.
George married a local girl, Marilyn Kristianson, and after leaving Rolling Hills for teaching positions in his native Saskatchewan, eventually migrated back to his home town of Kyle, farming, teaching, and raising their family.
They have maintained close ties with Rolling Hills, and George recalls the four years spent here as the best of his teaching career.
Rolling Hills was fortunate to have had someone of such outstanding character as a role model for it's future citizens.
Some of the movies he collected have been converted to digital format and assembled in a short movie clip. George and Marilyn would like to share these, and hope you enjoy the journey back.
George Lowe passed away on August 5, 2018 at the age of 79
Arena Construction - September 1990
In the late spring and early summer of 1990, after years of planning, fundraising, delay and no small amount of controversy, the Rolling Hills Ag Society was able to break ground on the largest and most expensive construction project the community had ever undertaken. They were going to build a multi-purpose ice arena. In typical Rolling Hills fashion, this group of determined and dedicated individuals used volunteer labor to maximum advantage at every stage of construction. The resulting structure is an enduring testament to the value of perseverance, ingenuity and plain old stubbornness. The Arena today is a much sought after venue by urban based recreational level hockey and ringette teams that often find it impossible to compete for ice time in the larger centers. The Sidelines Cafe, located in the lobby, serves as the Arena Concession and the community's only operating restaurant and coffee shop during the winter months. Click or tap for more info: Rolling Hills Arena There is also an excellent story by Connie Hemsing in our last history book, "Rolling Hills Remembers". Note: All 3 Rolling Hills history books are available in digital PDF format inside our web store "MainStreet General Store"