Murdo Coyote

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United Methodist Church Pastor Mark Phillips will be retiring soon. The Coyote reached out to him for a short Q&A about his history as a pastor, his time in Murdo, and his future plans. How long have you been a pastor? How long have you been a pastor in Murdo? I began serving my first church in...
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Lyman High School hosted a boys' All-Star Basketball game featuring high school seniors from around the state of South Dakota on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Lyman Gardens in Presho. Split into Team Red and Team White; this game gave the seniors a great way to cap off their senior year of high school...
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Jones County High School’s  National Honor Society Induction Ceremony for the Blue and Orange Chapter took place on April 6 at the mini gym. Eight students achieved membership this year to make a total of 18! Senior Noah Karg, hosted the ceremony, and speeches were also given by seniors Madelyn...
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The Jones County school staff attended a conference to listen to  a motivational speaker, Damon West, who discusses ways to help create positive changes. The school district also purchased a book for each teacher to read to their class. “The Coffee Bean”, is a book written by Damon West and...
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Jones County student, Savanah Hendricks, performed at the 72nd annual All-State Band Grand Concert at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center at South Dakota State University on March 26. The two-day event kicked off with all of the students and directors attending a Mnozil brass concert on the...
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Savanah Hendricks has made High School All State Band this year. All State is very difficult to make, with the last person to make it from Murdo being Kenneth Beckwith in 1968. Students compete against the best musicians in the state. Tryouts include playing a solo, taking a written test, and doing...


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