Murdo Coyote

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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 (...
Photo Courtesy Nick Lowrey, South Dakota News Watch
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...
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Meighen
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...
Photo courtesy of the National Fire Protection Association
The cooler weather and approach of fall means turning back the clocks on November 3, 2019 for daylight saving time and turning on the furnace or using a space heater to knock off the chill on these cool mornings and evenings. Now, it is also time to consider the safety of you and your loved ones in...
    by Holly Jo Butt Local leather craftsman, Tim Hochhalter, has received recognition from the White House for the custom belt buckle he made for the President.  Within a month of sending the special piece, Hochalter received this letter from the White House: Dear Mr. Hochhalter,Thank you for the...
The Lions would not be the success they are without the membership of Murdo’s elite. Here, a group of volunteers assist with scooping the final layer of sand over the 54’ BBQ pit.
Wikipedia defines tradition as a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. A cherished ritual in Jones County is the Annual Murdo Business Appreciation/4-H Achievement Days Dinner sponsored by the Lions Club and...


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