Murdo Coyote

Photo courtesy Murdo Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page
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...
 Photo by Krisanna Thomas
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!!!
 Photo by Krisanna Thomas
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...
Photo by Barb Hockenbary Photography
The first track meet of the season, the Harry Weller invitational, was on Tuesday, April 11.
Photo by Krisanna Thomas
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...
Photo courtesy Vanessa Hight
Bridger Hight will be heading to Basic Military Training for the Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on March 28. Basic Training will last seven and a half weeks. After graduation he will be attending tech school for Aircraft Maintenance at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita...
Photo by Barb Hockenbary Photography
Jim Hockenbary was recognized for 50 years of volunteer firefighter service at the Murdo Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Ladies Night on Saturday, March 11.  Jim started as a volunteer firefighter in 1973 and served as fire chief from 1981-1994. He was also inducted into the Badlands Fire...


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