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TRIPP COUNTY — Bovine tuberculosis has been confirmed in a Tripp County beef herd. The infected cow was identified by meat inspectors during a routine inspection in October at a Texas slaughterhouse and official records linked the cow to a Tripp County herd, according to State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven. Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic respiratory disease of cattle, and infected animals can transmit the infection to other animals in close proximity.
Here are five stories to know heading into Friday: 1. The Mitchell Kernels brought Sioux Falls Washington down to the wire, but fell to the Warriors in the Class AA state quarterfinals for volleyball.
The following are county-by-county glances in The Daily Republic's coverage area of this year's expected harvest. The information is gathered through local offices in each county, giving their best estimate at bushel-per-acre forecasts. AURORA COUNTY It was a better year than expected in Aurora County. Corn yields this year averaged between 130 to 150 bushels per acre. However soybean yields of 40 to 50 bushels per acre were slightly disappointing, according to Steve Wolter, manager of South Dakota Wheat Growers in Stickney.
CORSICA — Two people were injured in a Wednesday afternoon crash east of Corsica. At 3:52 p.m., 72-year-old Bernard Beukelman was driving east on 273rd Street near 390th Avenue when he slowed down to make a U-turn on the south shoulder of the roadway. Beukelman, who was driving a Kubota RTV, did not see the eastbound 2010 Chevy Malibu, driven by 17-year-old Blake Moke, and continued to pull forward, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
A South Dakota woman was injured recently after shooting herself in the foot. At approximately 10 a.m. Saturday, a 32-year-old South Dakota woman was shot in the foot by her gun as she was driving north of Presho, according to officials with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks (GF&P). As the woman was driving her vehicle scouting for deer, she drove over a bump in the road. The gun discharged and she was struck in the foot. Her husband was a passenger in the vehicle and was not injured. GF&P declined to release the name of the injured woman.
An unattended stove caused a small fire in a Mitchell area apartment Tuesday evening. At approximately 5:15 p.m., the Mitchell Fire Department received a call reporting a smoke odor coming from an apartment at 1800 N. Wisconsin St. When firefighters arrived, smoke filled the hallways, but the fire was already extinguished. An individual had left a chicken in the oven and left the residence without turning the oven off, according to Mitchell Assistant Fire Chief Paul Morris. "This is one that could have been really bad if left unattended," Morris said.
A broken pipe in a steam boiler system caused a Mitchell area apartment building to evacuate Tuesday evening. At approximately 4:59 p.m. at the 1500 block of East First Avenue in Mitchell, steam started to come from the basement of an apartment building. The fire alarm system went off and all residents in the building evacuated, according to Mitchell Assistant Fire Chief Paul Morris. Six firefighters responded and remained on scene until 5:42 p.m., attempting to locate the source of the steam. No injuries were reported.
LAKE ANDES — A Wagner man who claimed law enforcement used excessive force against him pleaded not guilty to eluding on Tuesday. Raymond Cournoyer Sr., 65, entered his not guilty plea at the Charles Mix County Courthouse in Lake Andes. Cournoyer was represented by defense attorney Jake Fisher and a trial is scheduled for Jan. 29.
The following cases were among those heard Tuesday by Judge Chris Giles during a circuit court hearing at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell. Guilty pleas and admissions • Larry Abdo Jr., 39, of Mitchell, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled schedule I or II substance and criminal entry of a motor vehicle. A sentence hearing is scheduled for Dec. 12.
Here are five stories to know heading into Wednesday: 1. The Mitchell High School football team put together another strong season. Take a look back at 2017. 2. Mitchell's mayor hopes to learn a "ballpark" estimate for Lake Mitchell restoration costs in the coming months.