With the 60th Schmeckfest set to begin this week Friday, March 16, the Courier is taking a look back at the festival through a series of historic photos.
This classic photo shows the old Merchants State Bank building as it was near the corner of Main and Third streets in Freeman from 1913 until the end of the century, when it was torn down to make way for a new structure.
This was the scene inside the Pioneer Hall auditorium Saturday morning, March 10 as preparations for the 2018 Schmeckfest musical, "Godspell," continue.
This was the scene inside the Freeman Elementary School library Thursday afternoon, March 8, as Freeman Police Officer Jay Slevin and Eddie the Eagle taught students about gun safety.
It was a serene, frost morning Wednesday, March 7 as the after-effects of the early-week blizzard lingered.
The Freeman Girl Scouts are selling cookies today, Wednesday, March 7 at Merchants State Bank; scout leaders Tammy Mutchelknaus, left, and Leann Schulz-Thomas are pictured.
As was predicted, a wicked blizzard bore down on the region Monday, March 5 and into Tuesday, March 6, with the Freeman community getting among the worst of it.
It was a full house at the Lund Theater in Viborg Sunday evening, March 4, as the film "Three Groups, One Story: The Journey That Built a South Dakota Community" premiered.
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