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PHOTO OF THE DAY: BLAST FROM THE PAST

For many people who lived in the Freeman area in the 1980s and 1990s, this — the interior of The Cornerstone — is a familiar site. The Cornerstone Steakhouse opened along Highway 81 on September 29, 1978 and was built "to glorify the Lord," according to Quentin Groves, president of the corporation that established the business as both a restaurant and a place for regular gospel music. In its earliest years The Cornerstone was open Tuesdays through Sundays for both noon and evening meals. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: FOR THE WOMEN

Donna Zeeb holds a scrapbook recalling this history of the Bingaman Store building that served the community of Olivet for many years. Today the building stands on the grounds of Pioneer Acres and serves as the Women's Building during the annual Power Show. Every year there is a new theme/exhibition designed to target the women. "The men have their thing; we thought there should be something for the women," said Zeeb, who helped establish the rotation display in 2001. These year's theme? Hair. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: THAT TIME OF THE YEAR

Tony Paul, who is in his second week of work with Central Farmers Cooperative, unloads corn at the Freeman elevator Monday morning, Sept. 28. With the dry conditions of summer and fall, the harvest is in full swing across the region.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: AT THE POWER SHOW

Kevin Waltner visits with other guests at the 2020 Menno Pioneer Power Show late Saturday morning, Sept. 26 — the first day of the two-day event that every year draws several thousand to the Menno community. The Power Show includes featured vintage tractors, cars and steam engines, a host of vendors and exhibitors, a flea market, demonstrations, food, activities for children and more, all taking place on the sprawling Pioneer Acres on the north side of Menno. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: HAY DAY

Mike Weier, left, of Sioux Falls and Samuel Borntrager of Trimont, Minn., work with a hay threshing demonstration on the first day of the 2020 Menno Pioneer Power Show Saturday, Sept. 26. The show runs through 3 p.m. today and on Sunday. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: IN TRIBUTE

Flags are flying at half staff in honor of the late Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died on Sunday of complications from pancreatic cancer. Ginsberg is lying in state at the U.S. Capitol today.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: BACK IN THE 50s

This photo appears to have been taken sometime after or around 1953, shows the east side of Main Street, where a drug store and the U.S. Post Office once stood. Today those buildings are occupied by State Farm Insurance and Strasser Law Office.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: 'HERO' REMARKS

Dr. Ken Kirton, the former chief of staff at Freeman Regional Health Services, offers a few remarks after being presented with a Modern Woodmen Hometown Hero award Monday afternoon, Sept. 21. After living in Freeman since 1992, Kirton has moved to Sioux Falls where he is the medical director for the hospice program at Avera, although he is still practicing at Freeman Regional Health Services one week a month. Watch the Sept. 24 issue of The Courier for more on Kirton's Hometown Hero honor.