Leroy Hofer, 89, of Freeman, S.D., passed away Friday March 15, 2019 at Oakview Terrrace in Freeman. A service will be held Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hutterthal Mennonite Church of rural Freeman.
This was the scene looking north on 438th Street, about 3 miles north of Freeman and a quarter-of-a-mile from Highway 44, on Friday morning, March 15. It's the result of two days of bad weather across the area.
This was a common scene during a waterlogged Wednesday in Freeman heavy rained pounded the region. With nowhere for the runoff to go, some streets were covered with water, ditches were full and many reported water in their basement.
Our opinion: Sunshine Week is designed to highlight the importance of open government and how it relates to our free democracy, but it’s also a chance to reflect on what we do for the Freeman community as a newspaper.