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PHOTO OF THE DAY: NEW BEGINNING

Autumn Huntimer, who is originally from Harrisburg and has been a Freeman resident for the past five years, stands in the newly refurbished space above the former Kairos and Delicious Flavor building on Main Street that will, starting next week, become a preschool. Huntimer, who has a CDA (Child Development Associate) credential and has worked in a preschool setting the past eight years, is opening Dreamations Preschool for children ages 3, 4 and 5, as well as an afterschool program.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: PLOWER PLAY

This was the view from above during the Labor Day old-fashioned plowing bee two miles north of Freeman Monday, Sept. 7. More than a dozen tractors and plows turned up about 40 acres of soil in a field owned by Steve Friesen, which had been most recently used for oats. The Labor Day plowing been has been a tradition in the immediate Freeman area for many years.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: PICTURE DAY

Tuesday, Sept. 8 was the traditional picture day at Freeman Public School, where students like Greyson Dangel smiled for the camera.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: THE WAY IT WAS

Barring rain, old-fashioned tractors and plows like these will be put back into use this afternoon for the traditional Labor Day plowing bee near Freeman. Enthusiasts are invited to participate or watch as the earth is turned in a way that used to be just the way it was. Plowing is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. The location of this year's plowing bee is 2 miles north of Fensel's Corner (276th St.) and less than a half-mile west of Highway 81. A sign with an arrow is located on the side of the highway.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: MOONSHOT

The moon is pictured in the western sky shortly before 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: TO SCHOOL!

Second-grader Max Unruh heads to school Friday morning, Sept. 4 for what will be a fun day at Freeman Public. It's Homecoming Friday, which means a half-day of school, float-building for the older students and a 1 p.m. parade through downtown. Football is on tap for tonight as the top-ranked Canistota/Freeman Pride host Oldham/Ramonda-Rutland. A long weekend follows; with Labor Day on Monday, students like Max will get a three-day respite. 

PHOTO OF THE DAY: 45 YEARS AGO

This was the homecoming royal court at Freeman High School in the fall of 1975. Pictured are, from left, Mark Gross, Bob Pidde, King Gary Goertz, Queen Bonnie Ensz, Mary Ann Preheim and Theresa Villa.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: DOG DAY

A dog waits for his master behind the wheel of an old pickup in front of the Et Cetera Shoppe Wednesday morning, Sept. 2.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: CROWNING THE QUEEN

Last year's homecoming queen at Freeman High School, Isabel Sayler, crowns the 2020 queen, Taylor Fransen, during an abbreviated coronation at the football field Monday night, Aug. 31. Fransen and Ethan Ortman were named royalty by a vote of the 9-12 student body and will reign over this week's celebration of "Flyers Pride" at Freeman Public.