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Upon federal and state regulatory approval, Dakota Prairie Bank will merge into First Fidelity Bank headquartered in Burke. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2023. Dakota Prairie Bank—originally Draper State Bank—was chartered in October of 1906, and First Fidelity Bank...
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In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized a National EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation's communities. This year marks the 49th annual EMS Week from May 21-27.  This year's theme was EMS: Where Emergency Care Begins. The Jones County volunteer EMS...
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The annual youth fishing contest was on Saturday, May 20, at the North Dam. The event, sponsored by Murdo Area Chamber of Commerce, Pheasants Forever, and the Sportsmens Club, had a great turnout of 38 kids participating. While the fish bites were a little light, there were seven winners in three...
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Seniors and 8th grade classes graduated on Sunday, May 14, in a packed  Harold Thune Auditorium. Baccalaureate exercises began at 1:00 p.m., with graduation commencement following at 1:30. Speakers for the class were Mallory Valburg and Jadyn Jensen. Missy Valburg presented the 8th grade graduates...
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The varsity girls’ golf team took 1st place as a team in Bennett County on Tuesday, May 2, with a total of 294 points. They also placed first at the Western Great Plains Conference on May 8, with a total score of 288. Amazing job, ladies!!!
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Jones County High School’s  National Honor Society Induction Ceremony for the Blue and Orange Chapter took place on April 19 at the mini gym in Murdo. This year there was one new inductee, Jace Nix. Students in grades 10–­­12 who meet the requirements for membership outlined by their school’s...
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The first track meet of the season, the Harry Weller invitational, was on Tuesday, April 11.
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Jones County 4-H club hosted an Easter Egg Hunt on Monday, April 3, 2023. The hunt was held on Main Street near the courthouse and also at the north end of Main St. Youth ages 0-10 were invited to search for hidden Easter eggs.
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More than 55 municipal officials representing six cities gathered at the South Dakota Municipal League’s annual District 8 Meeting, held in Murdo on March 30, 2023. David Reiss, South Dakota Municipal League Executive Director, spoke about the outcome of the 2023 Legislative Session and the effect...


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