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A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers:


NEW BUSINESS TO OPEN IN FREEMAN: A historic Main Street building in Freeman is getting a facelift. Dawn Walz, of rural Freeman, and her family plan to start The Vintage Vault, a retail store specializing in unique home decor and gift items. Walz bought the building on the corner of Fourth and Main streets that served as the First National Bank of Freeman from 1906 to 1976, and plans to renovate it. She expects to open the store by the end of this year.

-- The Freeman Courier


FINAL MASS PLANNED: Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Tripp will hold its final Mass at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The church will then merge with Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston. It comes from Bishop Paul Swain's proposal for a merger, to have priest assignments more appropriately in East River South Dakota, following a dip in membership from both parishes. Holy Rosary lost 9 percent of its members, and Sacred Heart has lost 3 percent in 2013.

-- Tripp Star-Ledger


ROAD REPAIR BID AWARDED: The Armour City Council awarded a bid to Rexwinkel Concrete in Corsica for road repair and curb and gutter work on the town's Main Street during a special meeting June 19. The council agreed $85,000 will need to be supplemented from the liquor fund to complete the work. Council members answered questions from hesitant homeowners regarding fees, but did not know when the project would start.

-- Source: Armour Chronicle