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Spooked Steer injures youth at fair

A youth was injured after a steer became agitated Thursday at the North Idaho Fair and Rodeo.

Dane Dugan, the fair's general manager, said he was told by 4H staff the child was sent to Kootenai Health for a probable broken jaw. Dugan said he was told the youngster also lost a few teeth in the incident.

The accident occurred when the steer was spooked by something while it was outside one of the fair buildings being worked on in a blocked shoot, Dugan said.

"It just sort of lost it a bit there," he said.

The animal attempted to climb from the shoot, kicking. A part of the shoot hit the injured child, another 4H exhibitor.

The child's name was not released. Cda Press

Not a fun day at the fair for this kid. Were you ever part of 4-H?

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.