Murdo Coyote

Photo by Elaine Buxcel
If you have ever doubted the strength of a prairie girl, you need to get acquainted with Elaine Noldner Buxcel. When the dangerous weather warning came the night of June 12, 2022, there was no time to try to outrun it. Having no basement to run to, Elaine dragged a chair into the hallway of her...
Richard (Cody) Lloyd McKenzie, 45, longtime resident of Winner, S.D. passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at the Avera Gregory Hospital in Gregory, S.D. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Winner United Methodist Church in Winner, S.D. Burial will follow...
Photo by Seth T. Schoon
On June 20, 2022 the Prairie Rangers 4-H club assembled to have a meeting. The meeting was called to order at 10:06 a.m. by President Molly Nix. The meeting had 30 4-Hers present with four parents and one advisor also in attendance. Following the call to order, GioGio Mazzocchio, led the Pledge of...
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Area producers and landowners can contact Joe Kierl when faced with predator or wildlife damage issues in Stanley, Jones, western Lyman, and Mellette Counties.  Joe is the new Wildlife Damage Specialist for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) and is based in Murdo. His focus will primarily...
Photo by Mishayla Buchannan
The Jones County community came together yet again. This time to procure new wheels for beloved community member Fred Herbaugh. Fred travels across Murdo on a bicycle as his main transportation and about a month ago, two of his friends discussed purchasing Fred a more stable three-wheel bicycle....
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1. This is your last year as superintendent before retirement. How do you feel about retiring? Mixed emotions, but looking forward to the next chapter. I will miss the staff and students, but know that great things are coming for the district.   2. What is your history with Jones County School...


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