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Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe Denny Johnson points to where the above ground lift station sits in relation to his home on Valhalla Road, just west of Lake Shetek. Johnson said when the wind blows in the right direction, the smell of human waste comes right into his home.

Shetek sewer still stinks

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SLAYTON -- Denny Johnson and his wife, Debbie, figure they had about half a dozen good years in their new home on Valhalla Road, just west of Lake Shetek, before the stench arrived.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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