Murdo Coyote

Photo by Rob Louder
    At 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 29, the fire siren began to blare in Murdo. A prairie fire had started a little ways north of Okaton. Combined with high winds and dry conditions, Jones County Sheriff Rich Sylva knew it was going to be bad. They immediately called for mutual aid.    Responding...
Photo by Clarice Roghair
    Trying to sleep in a strange bed while visions of the day just gone by is as good a time as any to throw together some parts of the effects of raging wind. So this news story is going to be a bit per    Monday, March 29, about 12:30, maybe closer to 1 p.m. arrived, and I decided it was time to...
Photo courtesy News Watch file
South Dakota tourism officials and operators are happy to see a tough 2020 in the rearview mirror, and even happier to look forward to what could be a banner year for visitors and spending in 2021.    Aside from some pockets of unexpected prosperity in 2020 — in tourist activities focused on the...
The 2021 Preschool-6th grade Spring Concert took place on Thursday, March 11. Performers in chorus and band participated in the event themed “Emotions”.
Courtesy photos
    The South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame, located in Sioux Falls, S.D., recently added a local gem of a gym to the Pentagon at the Sanford Sports Complex.    Photographs featuring the Okaton school gym and the 1950 Okaton basketball team will join a display of other South Dakota...
Kittie was welcomed warmly when she returned to South Dakota.    She’s the stagecoach now displayed in the museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.    “The Governor (George S. Mickelson) unveiled the stagecoach in January at his third annual...
Photos by Barb Hockenbary Photography
Parents’ Night took place on Tuesday, January 26, in a game against the Lyman Raiders.
Photo by Bart Pfankuch, South Dakota News Watch
    South Dakota health officials and medical providers have been near the top of the nation in administering COVID-19 vaccines as they become available, but a significant new challenge awaits as the state moves into a much larger, more difficult-to-define population of people who may qualify for a...


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