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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...
A proud young hunter shown with her harvested deer from the 2016 South Dakota Game Fish and Park Youth Hunt and Camp.
Have you been searching for an opportunity to get your child involved in the hunting world? Well, look no further! The following opportunity sponsored by South Dakota Game Fish and Parks is your perfect connection.    Every year the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks offers an opportunity for 10...
Members of the 4-H 22 Rifle Team were among 27 South Dakota 4-H members who competed at the 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships held in Grand Island, Nebraska June 25-30, 2017. Team members pictured include Cody Amidon, Tripp County; Tye Davis, Butte County; Darian Roghair, Jones County; Cole Thompson, Pennington County and coach, Tim Pravecek, Tripp County.
The 2017 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships were held in Grand Island, Nebraska June 25-30, 2017.   Twenty-seven South Dakota 4-H members were among the more than 700 to compete in the national event which attracted youth from across the country.   South Dakota youth competed in the  ...
Pastor Mark Phillips
So, maybe I didn’t play fair when I interviewed the new pastor of the United Methodist Church of Murdo and Draper. I found out Pastor Mark Phillips has a wife named Ginger and she’s on Facebook.  Since it was too hot to drive to Murdo and take some photos, I started looking at Ginger’s facebook...
Welcome, Campbell family!
If there is any one thing a man can do that will quickly win the respect of other men in Jones County, it is the getting down and dirty while wrestling calves during brandings. I actually had to ask my son Marty who the new cowboy was. Bearded, red headed and blue jeaned: now this was someone I’m...
Photo by Ashley Geigle
Jones County local Melaynee Geigle was diagnosed with Low Grade Neuroblastoma at 10 months old. The Make a Wish foundation requires children to be at least two and half years old before being eligible for a wish. Since Melaynee was seeing a doctor every three months at that young age her doctor...
It was time to go back home.  Following rainbows to the once familiar towns of Kankakee and Bradley, Illinois wasn’t the same. The old days remembered were gone. Perhaps that old saying’s true after all – “You can’t go home again.”    So Michael, the perennial hippie, and his 17-year-old son,...

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