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COMMUNITY VOICE: Rural communities existed here before Freeman

It may be hard for us to believe, but human communities lived here and throughout the Great Plains before there were any towns around!

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Mahala Peterson

Mahala Marlene (Mutchelknaus) Peterson was born March 4, 1934, in Freeman, S.D., to Helmuth and Elsie (Reimer) Mutchelknaus. She was taken home to heaven on Nov. 19, 2017.

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Clifford Handel

Clifford Johannes Handel, age 91, of Menno, S.D., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center. A funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 25 at Peace Christian Reformed Church, Menno, with Rev. Steve Moerman officiating.

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The sign at the corner of Cherry and Sixth streets in Freeman promotes Hometown Christmas, which is coming to downtown Freeman this weekend. Shopping hours are being extended from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday night and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Who’s who at this week’s State Oral Interp Festival

Freeman will be well-represented at the State Oral Interpretation Festival at Central High School in Aberdeen Dec. 1 and 2. Local orators from Freeman Academy and Freeman Public will be represented 10 times in seven categories.

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Faith, heart, passion fuel Fink

Ashley Fink remembers well her first state oral interpretation festival six years ago.

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City council adds full-time recycling/rubble position to staff

The Freeman City Council met in regular session, Monday, Nov. 20 and, as reported last week, approved eight alcohol licenses — including one for Ron Baker, who operates Bake’s on Main Street.

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