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RULES FOR PREP SPORTS EMPHASIZE SAFETY AGAINST COVID

By Dana Hess/For the S.D. Newspaper Association

On Wednesday the board of directors of the South Dakota High School Activities Association approved a variety of rules for fall sports that deal with safety measures schools should take during the coronavirus pandemic. 

29-YEAR OLD SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ACCIDENT

A 29-year-old male, who has been identified as Mitchell C. Dairy, Freeman, sustained life-threatening injuries and charges are pending against Freeman 23-year-old Amy Mehlhaf following a two-vehicle accident south of Freeman late Monday night, July 20.

CRACKDOWN ON LAWNS, WEEDS BEGINS

 

JEREMY WALTNER  - PUBLISHER

In an effort to continue enforcing ordinances
on the books, the city of Freeman will soon be sending letters to property owners who have neglected to maintain their lawns and weeds per city ordinance Chapter/Title 4.02, which falls in the category of “Vegetation.”

TOM RICE SAYS HELLO

If you ever get an email from Tom Rice, the tagline below his signature will read “attitude matters,” because if there’s anything that the new superintendent at Menno Public School carries with him on his broad shoulders, it comes in the weight of those two words.

What’s your message to the staff in Menno, Mr. Rice?

“Attitude matters.”

What’s your message to the students, Mr. Rice?

“Attitude matters.”

What’s your message to the parents?

RESIDENTS SHOULD WATER DURING NIGHT

Freeman residents who water their lawns are being asked to do so in the evening/at night rather than during the day. More water was used on Monday then city water reserves can handle (37 feet dropped to 19 feet); the reserves are being utilized during the city's 45-day water tower maintenance project.

WATER TOWER MAINTENANCE UNDERWAY

The city of Freeman begAn maintenance and repairs on the water tower Monday, July 13. The project is expected to span 45 days, during which time water reserves will be relied on. Those receiving water services can expect that water service will continue throughout the duration of the project. However, low water pressure may be experienced at times and there may also be some very brief intervals when there is a lapse in service as reserve water sources are switched.

SCREENING, KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP PLANNED

The Freeman School District, in cooperation with the Cornbelt Educational Cooperative and Head Start, is pleased to announce a preschool screening scheduled for Monday, July 27 in the morning and Tuesday, July 28 for all children ages 3 to 5 years old.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: ROAD RULES

Driver education has been underway at Freeman Junior-Senior High School all week as instructor Tyler Uecker has instructed students in the school's chorus room Monday through Thursday, July 6-9. Driving begins next week and will continue through much of July.