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Jones County Superintendent David Colberg received a letter from the Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD) that praises the academic excellence of the students and district during the previous school year. The letter can be read below.   Dear Dave: During the previous school year, your...
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Farmers and brokers who commit organic grain fraud have shown a propensity to spend big money on lavish lifestyles until the authorities catch up with them. When Belle Fourche organic grain broker Kent Duane Anderson turned to fraud, he made millions of dollars and used the ill-gotten gains to...
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Courtesy of the Jones County Ambulance Service Facebook page During the annual Jones County Ambulance Service annual Christmas party, we honored Brett Anderson and Beth Newbold with our Volunteers of the Year award. These two, not only embody the desire to go above and beyond the call of duty to...
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The following photos are the 2023 winners of the Murdo Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas lighting contest. The winners received Murdo Chamber Bucks! First place; $100, Second place, $75, and third place, $50. Congratulations!
Steve Hayes, Dan DeSmet and Murray Thompson were elected to the Board of Directors at the October 3rd meeting of Fidelity Corporation, the sole shareholder of First Fidelity Bank.  Steve Hayes currently serves as Senior Vice President and Branch Manager in Presho. His career in banking started when...
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Cooper Feddersen was named by the South Dakota Football Coaches Association to the 2023 All-State Football Team-Special Teams. In 2005, during the Jones Co./Midland football co-op, Kirk Byrd made the 9B All-State team while Kevin Ball and Henry Ireland were honorable mentions. And in 2009, Kyle...
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Every year the Jones County 4-H Prairie Rangers and members sell 4-H fruit and snacks to people everywhere. These donations to the club will help pay for things that its members need. The fruit and snack sales ended on November 11 with delivery November 30. Thank you everyone who donated to the...
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Jones County high school students performed a comedic play titled “Southern Fried Nuptials” by Osborne & Eppler on Monday, November 20. The play follows Harlene Frye and family through trials which are caused by just a few secrets. 
EDITOR’S NOTE: This commentary is adapted with permission from a speech by Bruce Roseland, South Dakota’s new poet laureate, in September 2023 at the South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood. For the next four years, I am the ambassador for poetry in South Dakota, and I take this seriously. I see...


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