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A bake sale fundraiser for the gymnastics program was held during the home games Saturday, February 10.
“Gymnastics is something that I knew I loved from the very start. It’s my goal to make it available to everyone here in Jones County,” shares local gymnastics instructor Abby Martinez.    In early 2017 Abby, her husband Chris and their three children Avery, Mason and Sawyer moved to Jones ...
Vanessa Hight plays patient to Lacie Campbell and Chris Letellier as they practice spinal immobilization and backboarding skills.
Shouts of joy could be heard from the Jones County High School on Saturday, February 3 as five EMT students received passing grades on their practical exams!   As part of the certification process students are required to complete and pass seven hands on skill stations. The testing ranges from...
Ash Wednesday in Murdo
Courtesy photo   Pictured above are several local youth who received their ashes at the Ash Wednesday Service at the Murdo Methodist Church on February 14. Pastor Mark Philips shared, “We are grateful to have seen so many kids come to the service and receive their ashes as Lent begins preparing us...
Birkeland issues a $5,000 check to Aberdeen Pheasant Coalition
Pictured left, Jones County NYLC member Jacob Birkeland issues a $5,000 check to Aberdeen Pheasant Coalition. Birkeland presented this donation while attending the S.D. State Habitat Meeting at Pheasant Fest in Sioux Falls February 16-18. Young and ambitious; Birkeland serves as the Public...
Buzz Donnenwirth, age 89
Buzz Donnenwirth, age 89, Rapid City, died Friday, January 05, 2018 at Westhills Healthcare in Rapid City.   A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00pm on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Kirk Funeral Home.   Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at First...
Members of the MRC board, (L-R): Kim Halverson, Attorney Ken Cotton, Monte Anker and Tim Greenway, face the audience gathered for the rail authority meeting held Thursday, December 14 at Chamberlain.
The Mitchell Rapid City (MRC) Regional Railroad Authority board issued a strong warning to the Dakota Southern Railroad (DSR) to resolve operational issues, including a three-year old dispute with a landowner over damages caused by a fire, hazardous materials car violation, non-payment of out-...
Photo by Cristen Roghair. Local friends and family gathered for a benefit auction and dinner held in honor of the Brad and Shawna Roghair family on Saturday, November 25 at the Harold Thune Auditorium. Monies raised at the event were directed to help the Roghair family cover medical expenses following Brad’s horse accident earlier this year. Pictured above are Bill Eckert and Jacob Lolley, volunteer auctioneers who donated their time and services to the event.
Brad Roghair benefit deemed successful! Friends and family of Brad and Shawna Roghair came from near and far to honor the family with their presence and gifts last Saturday evening at the Harold Thune Auditorium in Murdo, S.D.   The event began with the delightful singing of Molly Dowling who...
Santa needs your help!
 The sound of pagers alerting a structure fire awakened the Murdo Volunteer Fire Department in the early morning hours of Friday, November 10.   “As soon as the address was received, we knew that it had to be Santa Claus’ (Dale Buxcel’s) home.” Says Murdo Fire Chief Patrick Barnes. “We arrived on...
Pictured back row left to right is Larry Ball, Tyler Rankin, Bruce Venard, Andy Rankin, Seth Geigle, Denny Moore. Front Row left to right is Justice Morrison, Doug LaHaye, Tom Cameron, Chris Iversen, Steve Reed and Josh Krogman.
The 14th annual Ryder Cup Golf Tournament was Saturday, August 26, at the Murdo Golf Course. The Ryder Cup is three groups of 12 golfers from Philip, Murdo and new team Presho, (which took the place of Wall), playing against each other in a format similar to the real Ryder Cup. There are three...
Several of the faces behind the Jones County Ambulance Service are pictured above (L-R): LaTonya Erikson, Brett Anderson, Becca Miller, Greg Boyles, Beth Newbold, Jerry Hatheway, Teresa Hatheway, Kayla O’Dell, Kari Harter, Heath Harter and Tammy Van Dam.
840,669 is the number of volunteer and career EMTs currently registered in the United States. 240 million is 70 percent of the United States’ population and also the number of 911 calls dialed in 2016. If you do the math you will quickly find that the ratio of 911 calls to EMT personnel is 285 to...

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