Murdo Coyote

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The Jones County school staff attended a conference to listen to  a motivational speaker, Damon West, who discusses ways to help create positive changes. The school district also purchased a book for each teacher to read to their class. “The Coffee Bean”, is a book written by Damon West and...
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Jones County student, Savanah Hendricks, performed at the 72nd annual All-State Band Grand Concert at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center at South Dakota State University on March 26. The two-day event kicked off with all of the students and directors attending a Mnozil brass concert on the...
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Savanah Hendricks has made High School All State Band this year. All State is very difficult to make, with the last person to make it from Murdo being Kenneth Beckwith in 1968. Students compete against the best musicians in the state. Tryouts include playing a solo, taking a written test, and doing...
Photo courtesy Murdo Volunteer Fire Department
A fire hit Jones County on Friday, February 19. A brake drum from a semi trailer started the spark on I-90 near the 188 exit, five miles west of Murdo on the Ken Poppe place. The fire quickly spread south pushed by strong winds and dry vegetation. Twelve departments responded to the fire; Murdo,...
Photo by Mishayla Buchannan
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) rolled out the 2nd Annual Name the Snowplow Contest in November. The contest was designed to engage people across the state with the SDDOT in a fun way while providing safety information to assist the traveling public during winter weather....
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There is a “healthful,” stimulating kind and level of stress. It’s called eustress. Susan Harris, University of Nebraska Extension Educator in Rural Health, Wellness, and Safety, says eustress assists in rising to a challenge. “For instance, if you have a son or daughter who’s getting married, you...
Photos by Mishayla Buchannan
Junior varsity and varsity girls and boys basketball competed in a doubleheader versus Gregory on Friday, Jan. 28. Gregory won against the JV girls with 40-15 and also against the JV boys team with 42-20. The varsity lady Coyotes played next and lost against Gregory 52-24. The varsity boys were the...


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