Murdo Coyote

Photo by Mishayla Buchannan
On Wednesday, July 10, Murdo Ranch Rodeo hosted their second Play Day at the Murdo Rodeo Arena. Three categories of ages competed in barrel racing, flag racing, and pole bending. Scores are being kept for prizes after the last day on July 31. The next Play Day is on Wednesday, July 24, at 7:00 p.m.
Photo by Lori Waldron
Many celebrations ocurred in Murdo and Jones County over the week of the 4th of July. On the 2nd of July, the First Fidelity Bank in Murdo put out hotdogs, chips, donuts and refreshments for the public to celebrate the Fourth. On the Fourth, a triathlon was held as part of the Meghan Newsam...
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The Draper Fire Department hosted their annual hog roast and volleyball & cornhole tournaments on Saturday, June 29. Volunteers served roasted pork, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and dessert. Tyler Rankin and David Hunt took first place in the cornhole tournament.  Tyler Rankin, David...
Photo by Mishayla Buchannan
The Scavengers Journey, June 21-22, in  central South Dakota featured 20 communities; Plankinton, Stickney, White Lake, Kimball, Platte, Geddes, Wagner, Lake Andes, Pukwana, Chamberlain, Oacoma, Reliance, Presho, Gregory, Murdo, Draper, Midland, Kadoka, Philip, and  Wall.  The Jones County area had...
Photo by Mishayla Buchannan
A summer block party hosted by Murdo Economic Development was faced with some rain and heavy winds on Friday, June 14. However, the gloomy weather did not stop the action. Harley’s food truck was set up on Main Street for partygoers to grab a bite to eat, before heading over to the TapHouse for the...
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Region 6B State Golf Tournament took place June 3-4 in Brookings, S.D. Jones County Women Golf team brought home 5th place and individually Kamri Kittelson took 9th. Coach Bruce Venard received Region B Coach of the Year. Congratulations to each of you! Well done! L-R; Coach Venard, Emmy Newsam,...
  While the average age for first-time marriages nationally has been steadily increasing since 2000, South Dakotans are among the youngest to tie the knot. The state ranks No. 6 for the lowest median age for marriages, with the average median age of 26.7, 6.5% lower than the national average. On...
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Jones County track travelled to Sioux Falls May 23-25 to compete at State Class B Track Meet. The athletes came away with a combined 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 7th place and a new school record! Congratulations! Full results are on page 2. 
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The Jones County Women’s Golf Team took 1st place at Region 6B Golf at Hart Ranch on Monday, May 20. In addition, individual girls placed as follows; Kamri Kittelson 1st (far right), Tayah Anderson 4th (second from left) , Savanah Hendricks 6th (third from left), Emmy Newsam 12th (far left)....
David A. Geisler, “Your friend by the side of the road” of Murdo died May 17, 2024, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip, at the age of 86. David Arthur Geisler was born September 28, 1937, to Arthur John “A.J.” and Vivian (Petersen) Geisler in Pasadena, Calif. Dave was baptized at...


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