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Owners of the Covered Wagon Cafe Russ and Missy Wilbur pose in front of the freshly painted cafe entrance.
Meet Russ and Missy Wilbur, the faces and inspiration behind the newly opened “Covered Wagon Cafe” in Murdo.   The Wilburs are originally from Bloomington, Minn., where they grew up across the street from each other, became high school sweethearts and were married on September 1, 1979. Russ...
Dr. Paul H Fuoss
Dr. Paul H Fuoss has been named “Head of Experimental Design” for the Linear Coherent Light Source at Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory in Stanford, California. The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) is the first x-ray laser and has revolutionized x-ray science over the last seven years. SLAC...
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced today that the WR/LJ – Creighton Project public water system and the system’s operation specialists have been awarded a Secretary’s Award for Drinking Water Excellence.     “We cannot live without water; it is just...
Serena Iversen accepting her award.
South Dakota Department of Transportation, AGC and Knife River Midwest collaborate together each year in building South Dakota’s roads and keeping them safe. Robert Sopher, Knife River Midwest representative and contractor of the Associated General Contractors of South Dakota visited the Jones...
Jones County High School senior and valedictorian Aliana Kell received an award for her academic accomplishments at the Academic Excellence Banquet in Pierre on Monday, April 24. Congratulations and well done, Aliana! Pictured above is Kell with South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.
The best and brightest from the Class of 2017 were honored for their academic achievements at the 27th Annual Academic Excellence Banquet in Pierre on Monday, April 4.   In conjunction with Gov. Dennis Daugaard, the Associated School Boards of South Dakota invited more than 200 students, who were...
Valburg inside his plane
“I may not be able to corral cattle from the air, but I can sure drive and round them up!” says Bill Valburg local farmer, rancher and pilot. You may not have guessed ranching and flying go hand in hand but Valburg shares that his ‘49 Super Cub has been the best piece of machinery ever used on the...
Fourth grader Izzy McNaughton
This article is brought to you courtesy of the Murdo Chamber of Commerce. The following interviews are intended to reflect the opinions and perspectives of Murdo citizens concerning “community pride” and how we might bring it into effect. While you take note of the following different points of...
Rows of farm machinery and vehicles surrounded the Dowling shop. Cars lined the dirt roads from the shop leading all the way to Draper.
There is something about a farm auction that draws people from miles around, but they come for various reasons: most to buy at least a few items, a few just to visit neighbors and maybe make a new friend or two, and others just because they like auctions. For whatever reason there were more...
Ashley Geigle helps daughter Melaynee Geigle sign her name on the Avera beam. Melaynee was diagnosed with low grade neuroblastoma at 10 months old in August of 2014. When Melaynee was 15 months old she had the tumor removed and was declared in remission in November of 2015. Melaynee now has scans every six months and thing are looking great! Ashley Geigle quotes, “When you hear that your child has cancer, the pain is unexplainable. When Melaynee was declared in remission, we shouted for joy! We would like t
The Murdo Lion’s Club welcomed Avera Oncologist Dr. Sreekanth Donepudi and Avera Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mikel Holland to the annual chili feed on March 18. Dr. Donepudi and Dr. Holland provided the Jones County community with a presentation regarding awareness of the Helmsley Center and Avera...
Front row (L-R): Matthew Birkeland and Dylan Fuoss. Back row (L-R): Brianna Smith, Representative James Schaefer and Ty Fuoss.
Members of the Jones County 4-H Junior Leaders traveled to Pierre on a legislative visit. Four 4-H members, Matthew Birkeland, Ty Fuoss, Dylan Fuoss and Brianna Smith along with 4-H Advisor Kaycee Jones enjoyed a day gleaning insight into how our state’s government, particularly the legislative...

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