Freeman Arts/Earth Center Receives $150,000

Freeman Arts/Earth Center Receives $150,000

Photo: WNAX

The National Endowment for the Arts is granting $150,000 to the Arts/Earth Center in Freeman, South Dakota. The grant is one of 66, totaling more than $5 million, which have been awarded to 38 states in the past four years. Dr. John Koch is the Project Director for the Center and says this project combines the community’s strengths in agriculture, heritage, and the performing arts to build two facilities.

The grant will allow the Center to evaluate the feasibility of a theater with heat and electricity generated through the greenhouse. Koch says the project will blend several aspects of the community together, but it’s not going to be easy.

There are seven different teams each working on a different part of the feasibility study. Koch says the Center would have done the project anyway, but the grant gives the community an affirmation that their vision is worth of serious consideration.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Candidate And Activist Forum Ahead


The South Dakota Democrat Party is hosting the Senator Tim Johnson Candidate and Activist Training Camp this weekend in Sioux Falls.

in Local

Pheasant Season Arrives


Resident Only pheasant hunting season beings this weekend in South Dakota, while the main season starts next Saturday.

in Local

Push On For Medicaid Expansion

Medical Stethoscope

A large working group appointed by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is looking at a plan that could expand Medicaid coverage.

in Local

Mumps Cases on the Rise at the University of Iowa

doctor office 102713

Cases of mumps are being seen at the University of Iowa.

in Local

Nuts to Bats

medical file

Bats are very active right now, and should be avoided.