Murdo Coyote

Photo courtesy of Schwan’s Home Service
    Back in the late 1960’s, a new business came to Murdo. Some folks didn’t like it, saying the Minnesota-based frozen food factory would harm the grocery business in town. But for country folks like us, Schwan’s was a blessing. Otherwise, we just did not buy ice cream or other frozen products...
Photo Courtesy of Nathanial Putney
    Realtors in South Dakota have seen a steady influx of people seeking more affordable housing and more personal freedoms by moving to South Dakota amid the pandemic, even as the state has seen a sharp rise in the number of active COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.    Many new home...
Krisanna Thomas
    The Jones County Fun Run took place on Tuesday, September 29 at the Murdo Golf Course. Grades 1-5 participated and Cross Country students Chastin Tollakson, Jolie Dugan, and Mallory Valburg assisted by running with the kids and guiding them back to the finish line. The results are listed below!...
Courtesy photo
    The annual Ryder Cup was held in Murdo on August 29, 2020, at the Murdo Golf Course. This event features 12 golfers from Philip, Murdo, and Presho, competing in a team competition. There are three events in this 27 hole tournament.    Best Ball (also known as fourball in the Ryder Cup) involves...
I wanted to take this opportunity to share information concerning the upcoming general election, which will be held Nov. 3. South Dakota voters have the choice of voting in-person on Election Day or by casting an absentee ballot.   South Dakota’s absentee voting processes have long been in place...
Paul Thomas
Crews have been working hard on the construction of a new bridge over the Big White on Highway 83 12 miles south of Murdo. Check out the progress!1. Cofferdam (from the Oxford dictionary): A cofferdam is a watertight enclosure pumped dry to permit construction work below the waterline, as when...
Photo by Creative Juices Productions, Albuquerque, N.M.
With his unique facial hair, kind blue eyes, and approachable personality, Rob Louder is well known in Jones County. He and his wife, Penny have a ranch northeast of Draper, S.D., and like so many others in the area, they enjoy living on the prairie and running about 50 head of cattle. Rob is also...


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