PHOTO OF THE DAY: MEMORIAL DAY MORNING
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 27, 2024
Flags at the Freeman Area Veteran's Memorial are pictured on what is a gorgeous Memorial Day morning Monday, May 27. Most businesses and institutions ...
STATE TRACK: FULL REPORT FROM FIRST DAY
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 23, 2024
Amy Sorensen, head track coach for the Freeman Public girls, was by the triple jump and had just watched freshman Cadence Hofer qualify for the finals...
STATE TRACK: DAY 1 SCHEDULE
By Jeremy Waltner 
May 23, 2024
THURSDAY, MAY 23 - HOWARD WOOD FIELD - SIOUX FALLS Live coverage can be found on YouTube/sdpb.org/track and at sd.net. 11 a.m. – Girls 100 hurdles pre...
STATE TRACK: MASSEY, WOLVES LOOK TO FINISH STRONG
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 23, 2024
When 21 competitors and alternates converge on Howard Wood Field this week for the 2024 South Dakota High School Activities Association State Track an...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: YIKES!
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 22, 2024
This was the scene on the east side of the Dave Kaufman home in Freeman Tuesday morning, May 21 as stormy spring weather pounded the community. The 10...
STASTNY: FIVE THINGS
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 23, 2024
Science teacher shares encouragement and five end their days at Freeman Academy  Standing behind the lectern on the Pioneer Hall stage, Carol Stastny,...
LANDEAR: ‘ENJOY LIFE’S RIDE’
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 23, 2024
McConniel, Cremer, Gortmaker also speak as 10 seniors say goodbye to Marion High School He was introduced by co-valedictorian Alexa Gortmaker as “the ...
LOCAL GOLFERS QUALIFY FOR STATE
photo day, sports
By Jeremy Waltner 
May 21, 2024
The Freeman High School boys golf team and Freeman Academy junior Jada Buse will all be taking part in the 2024 State Golf Meet in Brookings Monday an...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: RACE FOR THE PRIZE
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 20, 2024
These four runners — Luke Peters, Tate Sorensen, Rocky Ammann and Chris Aasen — were among the Freeman Public boys state qualifiers taking part in pra...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: GRADUATION ASSEMBLY
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 19, 2024
Graduates from Marion High School assemble in a hallway outside the high school gym in the moments leading up to Saturday afternoon's commencement. Te...
PHOENIX, TRAPPERS FACING OFF IN SOFTBALL SODAK 16
sports
By Jeremy Waltner 
May 19, 2024
Softball teams from Freeman/Marion/Freeman Academy and Scotland/Menno will face off in the SoDak 16 this coming Tuesday, May 21 in Scotland, with firs...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: BANNER DAY
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 18, 2024
Two of the five seniors from the Freeman Academy Class of 2024 — Sam Clark and Stefany Cortes — are featured on banners lining Sixth Street in Freeman...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: ALL TOGETHER NOW
photo day
May 17, 2024
Members of the Freeman Academy/Marion and Freeman Public 4x400 relay teams stand together following their race at the Dan Clarke Relays hosted by Brid...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: ULMER ON TRACK
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 16, 2024
For Ellyana Ulmer, the 2024 track and field season will be one to remember in multiple ways. It’s the last in which the junior was able to compete sid...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: GOODBYE, MR. VOSS
photo day
By Jeremy Waltner 
May 15, 2024
Students at Freeman Elementary spent part of their last morning of the 2023-24 school year showering their beloved principal, Shane Voss, with hugs, f...
FHS VALEDICTORIANS NOTE SPECIAL CONNECTION
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 16, 2024
Twenty graduating seniors say goodbye at emotional ceremony It was both the end of an era and the start of something new inside the Freeman High Schoo...
ADDRESSES TOUCH ON SUPPORT, PATIENCE, APPRECIATION
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 16, 2024
MENNO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION Addresses touch on support for others, patience, appreciation Eleven seniors recieve diplomas in ceremony Saturday aftern...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: TWO YEARS AGO …
photo day
By Jeremy Waltner 
May 14, 2024
This photo was taken almost exactly two years ago to the day following a May 12, 2024 derecho that had a major impact on the region. The image was mad...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: PICTURE PERFECT MORNING
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 13, 2024
The gazebo at the Freeman Prairie Arboretum is pictured on a gorgeous Monday morning. While there's a haze in the air from wildfires in Canada — the D...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: THE ENTOURAGE
photo day
By Jeremy Waltner 
May 12, 2024
Members of the Freeman High School Class of 2024 — including Ashlin Jacobsen (center), Zenovia Butler (left of center) and Rylie Gossen (right of cent...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: LIGHT OF NIGHT
photo day
By Jeremy Waltner 
May 11, 2024
Anybody who has been on social media since last night has likely seen all the photos of the northern lights, which were visible across the upper regio...
PHOTO OF THE DAY: FACES IN THE CROWD
photo day
By Jeremy Waltner 
May 10, 2024
One day before graduation and with less than a week before the end of the school year, students and staff from Freeman Public School assemble inside t...
DR. EPP HONORED BY S.D. COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 9, 2024
Dr. Dennis Epp (standing third from left) is honored by Jeff Veltkamp, director of development with the South Dakota Community Foundation, with the or...
EXCLUSIVE: ‘THE GIRL WHO SHOVELED THE TRACK’
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By Jeremy Waltner 
May 8, 2024
... and other stories about Menno senior Ashton Massey, who bounced back from emotional adversity to become one of South Dakota’s top track and field ...