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If you had never heard of the musical “The Boy Friend” until it was announced as the 2019 Schmeckfest production last fall, you’re in good co

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EDITORIAL: Stopping hatred starts with us

One of the most intriguing theoretical exercises is the following question: 

“If you could have stopped Adolph Hitler from rising to power in Germany in the 1930s and 40s — by any means necessary — would you have done so?”

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Ray Kepplinger

Ray E. Kepplinger was born on a farm south of Scotland, S.D. on Dec. 28, 1932 to Frank and Myrtle (Ireland) Kepplinger. Later, the family moved to a farm west of Freeman, S.D., where he attended country grade school.

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Irene Ahlheim

Irene Ahlheim, 98, of Hot Springs, Ark., previously of Saugus, Calif., passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2019. She was born on Nov. 9, 1920 in Bridgewater, S.D. to the late John and Rachel Mandel.

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Thelma Richards

Thelma Faye Richards, 97, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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Verda Schrag

Verda Schrag was born Jan. 4, 1922 to Tom and Lillie (Graber) Preheim on a farm near Marion, S.D. She died peacefully surrounded by family on March 10, 2019 at Oakview Terrace Nursing Home in Freeman, S.D. She was 97 years old.

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The Freeman City Council voted unanimously Monday, March 18 to advertise for a full-time city development and marketing coordinator.

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