Murdo Coyote

    The 2016 Jones and Mellette 4-H Achievement Days kicked off on Wednesday, August 3 with the small animal and livestock shows. Festivities kicked off with the small animal show held at the Jones County Sportsman’s Club. Judge Jessica Magelky evaluated Madelyn Host’s healthy rabbit entry and gave...
Butch Feddersen presents Bob Totton with the Governor’s Proclamation designating August 4, 2016 as “Bob Totton Day.”
Every small town has its “good guys,” but Murdo knows quite well that it really hit the proverbial “jackpot” when Bob Totton and his wife, Ellen, decided to make the move from Norris to its little community on Interstate 90 during the 1980’s. Bob had just retired from the United States Postal...
The original altar and piano inside of Immanuel Lutheran church.
    Do you hear it? Close your eyes and listen. Listen for the distant sound of hoof beats and wagon wheels echoing down a valley road, the pitter patter of feet shuffling up wooden stairs and the dull ring of a bell signaling that it is time for services to begin. Nearly a century of time cannot...
Ribbon winners Alex Newsam, Bridger Hight, Ty Fuoss, Matthew Birkeland and Savanah Hendricks.
    Jones County 4-H hosted the 2016 Youth in Action Day on July 13 at the Dan Parish Tech Center. During Youth In Action Day, 4-H members gave presentations and demonstrations, participated in consumer decision making, learned about horses in the hippology contest and completed the day with the...
Twenty bicyclists travelling in the Illini 4000 arrived safely at the Murdo Auditorium on Monday, July 4. Murdo served as the near halfway point on the group’s biking journey across America. Students from Ill., Wis.., China and India are currently making a trek across the country to research, raise...
Chess champion Sandor Kustar
I wouldn’t call it an everyday happening to run into a famous person in a small town. Let alone,  share a community with someone internationally famous! Did you know  that Jones County is home to international chess master, Sandor Kustar? In speaking with the local talent, he shared a small...
A letter to the editor: Dear Rylee and Lonna,     Thank you for sending your newspaper. You did a great job on the story. I met many nice folks on the journey. I only got rained on three times. I laughed to myself, what is the thrill in staying dry? The old John Deere used only $405 in fuel. I got...
We hope you enjoy the following weekly articles written by Lonis Wendt in honor of the 100th anniversary of Jones County.      By Lonis WendtThis is an essay written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the creation of Jones County. Jones County, South Dakota’s youngest County, was created by a...
Lilli Moore and Emily Jacobs pose beside New York City’s Statue of Liberty.
In speaking with trip advisor Katie Venard, the recent field trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City sounded like one to remember! The week long itinerary began with a first stop in Webster, S.D. The Murdo group met up with another tourist group and everybody traveled by bus to Minneapolis. From...
Jones County Elementary students learn to care for a pony with hands on experience.
4-H horse project leaders provide a safe, supportive environment for youth to practice important life skills while they explore the world of horses and ponies.  Those skills include planning, organizing, communicating and relating with others along with learning to learn. All of these skills will...

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