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PHOTO OF THE DAY: SUNNY START

It was a sunny start to the work week Monday morning, Jan. 11, with clear skies and mild conditions; birds could even be heard chirping. Highs are expected to be in the 40s for much of the week, with a slight cool down as the weekend approaches.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: WARMER TIMES

This photo was taken in May and shows the Salem Reformed Church of Menno on a warm spring day — much different from the current winter landscape. While this winter has been relatively mild compared to others (so far), it might not be too early to start thinking about spring. After all, days are getting longer, there are 63 days until Daylight Saving Time begins and 10 weeks until the first day of spring. It's not exactly right around the corner, but we are on the other side of the calendar. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: BIG WIN

The Marion/Freeman sideline cheers on a victory in wrestling action at the Freeman HIgh School gym Thursday evening, Jan. 7. The Rebels were one of three teams competing; the others included Flandreau and Garretson. Canton JV was scheduled to be included in what was scheduled as a quadrangular but had to pull out because of illness. Watch for a detailed report in the Jan. 14 edition of The Courier.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Paul Korn of Sayre Associates addresses city officials from Freeman during the council's first meeting of the new year held Wednesday night, Jan. 6. Korn was there to review the Main Street feasibility study conducted in 2013 regarding the possibility of a major capital project — a rebuild of the streets and sidewalks from North County Road south to Fifth Street. The project was never completed but the council — a new council — is taking another look at what would be involved in revisiting it.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: SNOW GRAZING

A horse north of Freeman looks for grass in the snow on a recent winter morning. Light snow was falling Wednesday morning, Jan. 6, but temperatures are mild enough that there has been no additional accumulation. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: MORNING DECORATION

It was a beautiful Saturday morning across the area as frost clung to trees like these at Silver Lake north of Freeman.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: SATURDAY GAME DAY

Freeman Academy/Marion's Thalen Schroeder and Lower Brule's Ellwyn Langdeau Jr. get ready to jump it up at center court at the Corn Palace Saturday morning, Jan. 2 in the second game of the second annual Sacred Hoops Classic. It's one of nine games scheduled for Saturday. Both teams are undefeated.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: DAWN BREAKS ON A NEW YEAR

The world awoke to a new year on Friday morning, leaving 2020 behind with the promise of a fresh start on the horizon. This property is located on the south side of the South County Road in Freeman, across from the Freeman Public School campus.