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EDITORIAL: Community comes through — big time  

The generosity of the Freeman community has never been in question. Fundraising projects have been part of the community’s life throughout its 140-plus years.

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LETTER: A commendable investment

I offer my public gratitude to the school board, donors and volunteers of Freeman Academy for their recent investment in the school’s chapel space. As a church leader, I place a very high value on faith formation.

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COMMUNITY VOICE: Sleighing Christmas

One on the great treasures of the Christmas season is the richness of the music repertoire. Ageless carols, classic choral works and modern gospel tributes set the lovely mood for the season.

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Photo of the day: Special delivery

Alecksi Gomez-Hofer and Armando Miller carry a cardboard box full of toys into the Bethany Food Pantry Thursday morning, Dec. 7.

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Freeman School Board meeting moved to Dec. 13

Because of the rescheduled Freeman Public 7-12 Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 11 — the night of the school board meeting — school officials have moved the meeting to Wednesday, Dec. 13 beginning at 7 p.m.

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City sets hours for walking at community center

At its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night, Dec. 5, the Freeman City Council agreed to set the hours that people can walk in the Freeman Community Center gym from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. That’s three hours later than has been the case.

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Walter Epp

Our father, Walter Bernard Epp, was born on a farm several miles north of Dolton, S.D., February 20, 1922, to Bernard and Margaret (Jantzen) Epp. He was the eldest of six children.

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Leo Waltner

Leo L. Waltner was born on April 20, 1924 to Anna (Prehiem) and Eddie Jos. Waltner at Freeman, S.D. He married Bernette Stahl on July 21, 1946. They celebrated 68 years of marriage. To this union were born two daughters, Nadine and Connie.

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