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ChrisChris Koch brings inspirational story to Sisseton

by Katy Heinecke
Courier Staff Writer

Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada and raised in a small farming and ranching community, it was clearly established early on in life that he would not be raised with pity or sympathy. Chris Koch was born perfectly healthy, other than the fact that he was born with no arms or legs. His family could have treated his disability like a total tragedy but instead chose to take it all in stride and make the best of the situation. For the rest of this story please buy a Copy of the Sisseton courier on news stands now..

Chris Koch
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Second half property taxes due

Roberts County property owners have until Tuesday, Oct. 31, to pay the second half of their real estate and mobile home taxes without penalty.
The taxes can be paid in person between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Treasurer’s Office in the county courthouse or mailed to: Roberts County Treasurer, 411 2nd Ave E Ste 1A, Sisseton, SD 57262.
Mailed payments must be postmarked no later than Oct. 31. Treasurer Deb Wooley suggests you check with the postal service to find out the cutoff time for an October postmark.
Property owners who mail their payments should include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if they want a receipt mailed to them. Wooley asks that you please include your payment stubs whether mailing or coming into the office.
Unpaid taxes become delinquent Nov. 1, including those with a November postmark, and, by law, will start to accrue interest. If taxes are not paid by Nov. 30, by law, the delinquent properties will be listed in the paper and additional penalties will be added.
If you have not paid your first half taxes, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at 698-7245 to get the correct interest amount.

Trailer Ablaze on Highway 10

TrailerAuthorities were called to the scene of a trailer/bales fire on Highway 10 approximately four miles west of Sisseton at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 11. A trailer hauling a load of round hay bales was headed west through Long Hollow when it caught fire, apparently due to mechanical failure. The driver of the truck pulling the trailer, Blaine Lekness of Sisseton, was able to unhook the truck from the trailer and get it out of the way. Once his father, Larry Lekness, arrived with a tractor with grapple fork, he then used that to remove burning bales and transport them to the ditch, where firefighters quickly doused them with water while also maintaining streams of wateTractorr on the bales still on the trailer. Responding to the fire were the Sisseton and Claire City Fire Departments, the Roberts County Sheriff’s Office and State Department of Transportation. Sheriff Jay Tasa and D.O.T. workers helped direct traffic through the thick plumes of smoke produced as the flames were extinguished.
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