PHOTO OF THE DAY: HOME OF THE HANGER
If everything goes according to plan, this green space between Freeman Public’s auxiliary gym and the bus lane will be occupied by a wrestling/multi-purpose addition called The Hanger by the end of the year. Meeting in regular session Monday, March 14 the Freeman School Board voted to accept a bid of $1,099,999 from Puetz Design+Build for the engineering of the project. The bid from Puetz was the lowest of three submitted for a scaled-back version of the project, which was originally bid late last year. Those bids came in at $1.55 million and $1.68 million and were rejected by the board. The rebid that was ultimately approved Monday night reduced the project by about 1,400 square feet and eliminated a storage room and rooms for officials that included a bathroom — a more costly construction item. Doug McCune, a member of the board who abstained from voting because of his association with Puetz Design+Build, told The Courier construction will be underway by summer; if there are minimal delays, he said, the project would likely be completed sometime in December.