Murdo Coyote

Photo by Barb Hockenbary Photography
The following photos are the 2023 winners of the Murdo Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas lighting contest. The winners received Murdo Chamber Bucks! First place; $100, Second place, $75, and third place, $50. Congratulations!
Steve Hayes, Dan DeSmet and Murray Thompson were elected to the Board of Directors at the October 3rd meeting of Fidelity Corporation, the sole shareholder of First Fidelity Bank.  Steve Hayes currently serves as Senior Vice President and Branch Manager in Presho. His career in banking started when...
Photo by Barb Hockenbary Photography
Cooper Feddersen was named by the South Dakota Football Coaches Association to the 2023 All-State Football Team-Special Teams. In 2005, during the Jones Co./Midland football co-op, Kirk Byrd made the 9B All-State team while Kevin Ball and Henry Ireland were honorable mentions. And in 2009, Kyle...
Courtesy Photo
Every year the Jones County 4-H Prairie Rangers and members sell 4-H fruit and snacks to people everywhere. These donations to the club will help pay for things that its members need. The fruit and snack sales ended on November 11 with delivery November 30. Thank you everyone who donated to the...
Photo by Krisanna Thomas
Jones County high school students performed a comedic play titled “Southern Fried Nuptials” by Osborne & Eppler on Monday, November 20. The play follows Harlene Frye and family through trials which are caused by just a few secrets. 
EDITOR’S NOTE: This commentary is adapted with permission from a speech by Bruce Roseland, South Dakota’s new poet laureate, in September 2023 at the South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood. For the next four years, I am the ambassador for poetry in South Dakota, and I take this seriously. I see...
Photo by Jennifer Schoon
Rose graduated from NSU with a Vocal & Instrumental music education degree in 1983. She began her education career at Lyman School District teaching band for two years and a year-long subbing position at Chamberlain. Rose joined the staff at Jones County Schools in 1993, filling part-time...
Photo by Barb Hockenbary Photography
The Kindergarten class learned about fire safety on Tuesday, October 17, during Fire Prevention Week. The youngsters got to meet the local volunteer firefighters, take a tour of the fire shed, and go for a ride on the truck! 
Photo courtesy of Jones County School District Facebook page
The Jones County cross country team placed second during Regions in Philip, S.D. on Wednesday, October 11, and the girls varsity runners each individually placed in the top 20. The girls will be heading to the State Cross Country meet in Sioux Falls on Saturday, October 21. Congratulations! 


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