Murdo Coyote

Krisanna Thomas
    The Jones County Fun Run took place on Tuesday, September 29 at the Murdo Golf Course. Grades 1-5 participated and Cross Country students Chastin Tollakson, Jolie Dugan, and Mallory Valburg assisted by running with the kids and guiding them back to the finish line. The results are listed below!...
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    The annual Ryder Cup was held in Murdo on August 29, 2020, at the Murdo Golf Course. This event features 12 golfers from Philip, Murdo, and Presho, competing in a team competition. There are three events in this 27 hole tournament.    Best Ball (also known as fourball in the Ryder Cup) involves...
I wanted to take this opportunity to share information concerning the upcoming general election, which will be held Nov. 3. South Dakota voters have the choice of voting in-person on Election Day or by casting an absentee ballot.   South Dakota’s absentee voting processes have long been in place...
Paul Thomas
Crews have been working hard on the construction of a new bridge over the Big White on Highway 83 12 miles south of Murdo. Check out the progress!1. Cofferdam (from the Oxford dictionary): A cofferdam is a watertight enclosure pumped dry to permit construction work below the waterline, as when...
Photo by Creative Juices Productions, Albuquerque, N.M.
With his unique facial hair, kind blue eyes, and approachable personality, Rob Louder is well known in Jones County. He and his wife, Penny have a ranch northeast of Draper, S.D., and like so many others in the area, they enjoy living on the prairie and running about 50 head of cattle. Rob is also...
Many people who rent homes or apartments in South Dakota are hurting financially during the pandemic, causing large numbers of renters to ask for public assistance or charitable help to stave off eviction and maintain a stable residence. More than twice as many South Dakotans have looked to...
Photo by Barb Hockenbary Photography
Note from the editor; I had several people reach out to me to ask if the Murdo Coyote would publish the speeches  from the graduation ceremony on July 27. Here they are for your reading pleasure! Dylan Iwan, Valedictorian Well, despite the world’s best efforts, we’re all still here. I find it...
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Petersony
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting fears over the stability of the American large-scale food production industry have pushed more consumers toward locally grown and raised meats and vegetables, and so far, South Dakota producers of homegrown foods have been unable to keep up. Demand for locally...
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Chief of Police Heath Harter:   “Lee and I graduated from Riggs High School together. My brother-in-law was a close friend of his and the two joined the military together and did two tours overseas together. When I became a police officer, Lee gave me advice while at the academy and after.   Lee’s...

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