Joseph Kovash, the 17 year old son of Vincent Kovash, was accidentally shot in the head at the home of Frank Kostelesky sixteen miles southwest of Dickinson, Monday. A crowd had gathered at the Kostelecky home to celebrate the occasion of a son's wedding. Wenzel Kostelecky had a six-shooter loaded with blank cartridges which he was discharging; when shooting behind him the wad from one of the cartridges struck Kovash in the forehead between the eyes. His left eye was badly burned by the powder and the right eye affected. He was immediately brought to St. Joseph's hospital
in Dickinson, where he is getting along nicely.
Valley City Times-Record, 2/6/1913