LAKE ANDES — A Charles Mix County man is charged with shooting horses in an incident that some Native Americans claim was racially motivated. Ray Johanneson is accused of shooting five horses — four of which reportedly died — on July 23 that belonged to his neighbors Lori Abdo-Smith and Charlie Smith.
IWOONSOCKET — An Idaho man claims his patent is being infringed by a Woonsocket man who developed an air filter cleaner. The Woonsocket man, Shawn Peterson, was featured with his device, the Diesel Air Filter Cleaner, in a recent edition of The Daily Republic. Inventor Dennis Grieve, of Boise, Idaho, contacted The Daily Republic after reading the feature and charged Peterson’s air cleaner is a knock-off of Grieve’s own Air Filter Blaster, which is described on Grieve’s website, airfilterblaster.com Peterson denies the infringement charge.
Indian star advocates positive life choices.
Rest of week expected to be mostly dry, forecasters say.
WINNER — The five victims of a July 19 house explosion in Winner are all out of the hospital and improving daily, said April Al-Salihi, a relative and an officer with the Winner Police Department. Al-Salihi is the daughter of Audrey Ferguson, 66, who was injured when her home at 422 W. First St. was destroyed in a propane-related explosion.
Sharp Industries CEO Brian Stork said construction will begin soon begin on the new Sharp Industries building on 10th Street in north Alexandria near Interstate 90. Ground work began Sept. 11 on the 18,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, which will fabricate stainless steel doors for agriculture and medical industries. “There is not a lot of competition in the Midwest for this product and the owners feel it is a good fit for Alexandria,” Stork said. Building construction will be handled by Dakota Steel and Trim, a Canton firm owned by Leonard Decker.
Hard work. That’s what Dusty Johnson said it takes to become a National Blue Ribbon School. Johnson, of Mitchell and chief of staff for Gov. Dennis Daugaard, was one of several dignitaries who attended an assembly Tuesday to honor Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary in Mitchell for earning the distinction. Johnson and wife Jacquelyn have two children attending GBR. “We are very proud to be part of the GBR family,” he said. Johnson said Gov.
Cover crops not widespread in area, but prove to be useful.
Diesel Air Filter Cleaner extends life of a crucial but expensive part.
The September loss of two leaders with the same last name has saddened Hanson and Lyman county communities. Longtime Hanson County Commissioner Chester “Chet” McManus, 82, died unexpectedly Saturday at his Fulton home. Reliance Mayor Ronald J. “Red” McManus, 68, died Sept.