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Who’s who at this week’s State Oral Interp Festival

Freeman will be well-represented at the State Oral Interpretation Festival at Central High School in Aberdeen Dec. 1 and 2. Local orators from Freeman Academy and Freeman Public will be represented 10 times in seven categories.

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Faith, heart, passion fuel Fink

Ashley Fink remembers well her first state oral interpretation festival six years ago.

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City council adds full-time recycling/rubble position to staff

The Freeman City Council met in regular session, Monday, Nov. 20 and, as reported last week, approved eight alcohol licenses — including one for Ron Baker, who operates Bake’s on Main Street.

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You've noticed we've changed ...

We look different. We know. But we all get older, wiser and (hopefully) better. 

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The thankful residents

We all have multiple blessings in our lives, can you list as many as you can think of?

• Family, friends, food, freedom, church, roof over our heads — anonymous

• Family, church, home — anonymous

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: In special session

This was the scene in the commission chambers at the Hutchinson County Courthouse in Olivet Monday night, Nov. 27, as the commission and the three-member Olivet Town Board met to discuss the courthouse situation.

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Hutchinson County OKs resolution for land exchange

The Hutchinson County Commission on Monday took a step toward what could be the construction of a new courthouse in Olivet — the Hutchinson County seat since the current courthouse was constructed 136 years ago. 

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Ready for action

The basketball court at Freeman High School was quiet as school began Monday, Nov. 27, but this and other courts across South Dakota are coming alive this week, as the first allowable boys and girls basketball practices begin Monday.

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