Murdo Coyote

 WHAT WAS THAT?... Over the past 80 years or so, nearly everyone who grew up in Lyman County, plus thousands of tourist’s bouncing along old Highway 16, or speeding up 1-90 on the sloping road west from Oacoma have been beguiled by the relics of an old ruins just north of the road, on a wind-swept...
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The legal language describing who qualifies as a South Dakota resident when it comes to in-state hunting privileges is laid out in state law, but the real-world definition is now murkier than ever. A recent drawn-out, highly charged criminal case in South Dakota could have further defined...
A new industry launching in South Dakota will use manure from dairy farms to generate usable natural gas, creating a new income stream for some South Dakota farmers and reducing greenhouse gas emissions along the way. California-based renewable energy company Brightmark Energy announced plans on...
Flooding can be dangerous to livestock and crop health. Flooding can make for difficult access and hinder transportation efforts. If you sustain severe damage to your crops or livestock, contact your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) for more information. Preparation Guidelines for your farm or ranch...
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Once again we take at trip  down memory lane with Richard Nix and Dave Geisler. The last journey we went on with these two Murdo men was down Old-Old Highway 16 - which ran down 2nd Street past Moore’s Building Center and First Fidelity Bank. This week they talk about the Highway 16 we know now (...
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North American elk are returning to the prairies of western South Dakota after more than 100 years of absence, a migration seen as a win for wildlife conservation but which has farmers and ranchers bothered by feed losses and property damage. The herding of Rocky Mountain elk as far east as Jones...
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Thursday, January 16, 2020 kicked off the 52nd annual Jones County Invitational Tournament. A tournament review including games and all awards will be run in next week’s Coyote Call, put together by Jones County Journalism students, so be sure to pick up the January 30 Murdo Coyote edition!  
This history of the Vivian Legion was done as part of the South Dakota American Legions collection to honor the 100th anniversary of the American Legion. The Webster-Larson Post 157 of Vivian, S.D. has a 98-year interesting lineage.  During the summer of 1921, interested veterans of WWI, who were...
The program founded by Rick McPherson and Kelly Stern presented its first alcohol and draw awareness program in 2006 to approximately 60 students. Next year, the program and the target audience of freshman students will share something in common—both celebrated a fourteenth year. And, the program...
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Before long, we will be ringing in a new decade and celebrating the start of 2020. A great deal of progress has been made within and surrounding Murdo this past year. Major projects for the community in 2019 included new sidewalks, a new facility for Jones County Elementary School (JCES) and the...

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