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EDITORIAL: Future of health care needs clear strategy

Two weeks ago, the Courier editorial called the Salem Mennonite Home’s building project and an upcoming Jan. 16 public visioning meeting planned by Freeman Regional Health Services (FRHS) “encouraging signs.”

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Old news for the week of Jan. 24

100 YEARS AGO - Jan. 23, 1919

Obituaries: David D. Wipf, Parkston, died Jan. 7, 46

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Fifty years ago this week was “Betty Crocker Week Sale” at Jack & Jill in downtown Freeman — a grocery store located on property that today houses the southern portion of the Freeman Public Library.

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Lester Lehmann

Lester Lehmann, 88 of Freeman, S.D., passed away on Jan. 16, 2019 at Oakview Terrace nursing home.

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The Winter of 1968-69: 50 years later

Was it really 50 years ago? Many memories are still very vivid today, the half of which can never be told with the same punch. 

We do not recall responding to any medical emergencies.

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Brandner: ‘What are the needs of the community?’

“A good discussion.” 

That’s how Freeman Regional Health Services CEO Nick Brandner describes the Jan. 16 community meeting designed to help the local organization formulate a long-term strategy for facility and mission development.

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Freeman Regional Health Services looks to the future

Collaboration and cooperation between Freeman Regional Health Services (FRHS) and other local health care providers emerged as a popular long-range goal last week.

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