PHOTO OF THE DAY: CORNER STORE
This is what was known as Freedom Corner starting in the late 1920s and continuing into the 1960s. Located at the corner of Highway 81 and Sixth Street — now the location of Casey’s — the small settlement was about a half-mile east of Freeman when it was established and included a lunch counter known for beer and chislic on the west side and an automotive garage to the east. The “Freedom” moniker was likely in reference to the corner being removed from the strict rules and expectations found in Freeman itself, particularly as it related to alcohol. The site was later occupied by Huber Motor before Casey’s moved onto the location in 2013.