This photo of water over a rural road near Silver Lake is on the front page of the Sept. 27 edition of the Courier, out in print today. The caption reads:
Excessive rains in the past week have overwhelmed ditches, farmland and pastures across the area. Much of that excess moisture ends up in Silver Lake located 6 miles north of Freeman, the result of which creates overflow. This photo was taken Monday afternoon, Sept. 24 looking north on 440th Ave. and shows water over the road near the northeast corner of Silver Lake crossing — Silver Lake’s natural spillway. The greater Freeman area was hit with between 5 and 7 inches of rain from Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 18-20, bringing a halt to traditional late-summer/early-fall farmwork. This was the second major rainfall of the year. It came three months after the Freeman community was hit with close to 10 inches in a week, leaving low-lying grounds that had been planted with corn and soybeans flooded out.