Freeman Regional Health Services Gala Spurs Generosity

January 23, 2023

Compassion. Attitude. Respect. Excellence. Combined, those qualities equal CARE and that’s exactly what Freeman Regional Health Services strives to deliver to those they serve on a daily basis. The message of CARE was also on display at the Freeman Community Center on Saturday, January 21, when  Freeman Regional Health Services …

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South Dakota Chislic Festival Honored for Excellence in Tourism

January 20, 2023

In July of 2018, the City of Freeman (population 1,300) was inundated with more than 8,000 guests eager to take in the very first South Dakota Chislic Festival. The crowd quickly overwhelmed the ballpark venue and consumed the limited amount of chislic on hand. Fast forward to 2019 and organizers …

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Freeman Digs Out

January 13, 2023

Digging out. That’s been the task for residents of southeastern South Dakota following several rounds of heavy snows this winter. A pre-Christmas blizzard brought six inches of snow. Additional rounds of wind and snow have followed, making snow removal efforts an ongoing task that’s surpassed the norm. Duane Walters, street …

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Development Corporation Launches Membership Drive

January 11, 2023

Giving back to the community and showing value to members. Those are among the goals for the Freeman Community Development Corporation as they launch their 2023 membership drive. Recruiting new members and retaining existing members is a focus that comes in advance of their annual meeting set to take place …

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Community Recycling Efforts Applauded

January 5, 2023

Jim Smidt is one of the city employees who oversees efforts at the Freeman Recycling Center on Cedar Street. “People are doing a great job with recycling and sorting the materials they bring,” says Smidt. “We want them to know that we really appreciate that.” Smidt is joined by John …

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Cast of Rogers & Hammerstein Musical Announced

December 30, 2022

Rogers & Hammerstein’s State Fair will take the stage as the 2023 Schmeckfest musical under the direction of Kris Carlson. Performances will take place on March 23, 24 and 25, with the following cast members in place: Abel Frake – Peter Tuff Margy Frake – Ashley Fink Melissa Frake – …

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Winners of Freeman Bucks Announced

December 22, 2022

Shopping local helps our community thrive. With that in mind, the Freeman Community Development Corporation donated a total of $500 to be given away in the form of Freeman Bucks this month. A random drawing – witnessed by three City of Freeman staff members – was held at City Hall …

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Courtney Unruh Recognized for Community Influence

December 21, 2022

Dakota Resources hosted their annual Year-End Celebration on December 21 via Zoom, with Freeman’s Courtney Unruh recognized for the impactful influence she’s exhibited through her various leadership roles in the Freeman community. A “Rural Thriverr” is how the organization describes someone like Unruh. And, yes – Thriverr is spelled with …

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Hometown Christmas Event Deemed a Success

December 14, 2022

“We have to do this again next year!” That confident comment was voiced and met with the agreement of many recently as the Freeman Community Center was abuzz with guests of all ages. It was the first day of December and Freeman’s Hometown Christmas celebration was underway. Sponsored by the …

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Hometown Christmas & Mistletoe Market in Freeman on December 1

November 28, 2022

The Freeman Community Center will be the location for many of the festivities planned as part of this year’s Hometown Christmas and Mistletoe Market celebration. The event runs from 4:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, December 1. Sponsored by the Freeman Community Development Corporation (FCDC), 18 vendors and an assortment of free …

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