Murdo Coyote

Rows of farm machinery and vehicles surrounded the Dowling shop. Cars lined the dirt roads from the shop leading all the way to Draper.
There is something about a farm auction that draws people from miles around, but they come for various reasons: most to buy at least a few items, a few just to visit neighbors and maybe make a new friend or two, and others just because they like auctions. For whatever reason there were more...
Ashley Geigle helps daughter Melaynee Geigle sign her name on the Avera beam. Melaynee was diagnosed with low grade neuroblastoma at 10 months old in August of 2014. When Melaynee was 15 months old she had the tumor removed and was declared in remission in November of 2015. Melaynee now has scans every six months and thing are looking great! Ashley Geigle quotes, “When you hear that your child has cancer, the pain is unexplainable. When Melaynee was declared in remission, we shouted for joy! We would like t
The Murdo Lion’s Club welcomed Avera Oncologist Dr. Sreekanth Donepudi and Avera Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mikel Holland to the annual chili feed on March 18. Dr. Donepudi and Dr. Holland provided the Jones County community with a presentation regarding awareness of the Helmsley Center and Avera...
Front row (L-R): Matthew Birkeland and Dylan Fuoss. Back row (L-R): Brianna Smith, Representative James Schaefer and Ty Fuoss.
Members of the Jones County 4-H Junior Leaders traveled to Pierre on a legislative visit. Four 4-H members, Matthew Birkeland, Ty Fuoss, Dylan Fuoss and Brianna Smith along with 4-H Advisor Kaycee Jones enjoyed a day gleaning insight into how our state’s government, particularly the legislative...
Ray & Janice Pike wedding photo
After celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary, Ray and Janice Pike share that the two most important words in a marriage have proven to be...“Yes” and “Dear!”    “The road has been long but we sure have had some fun along the way,” Ray beamed.    61 years or the blink of an eye? According to the...
Reprinted with permission from Dakota Wesleyan University.  Like many Dakota Wesleyan students, Betty Oldenkamp ’82 came to DWU from a small South Dakota town.  Today, her work as the president and CEO of Lutheran Social Services (LSS) touches the lives of fellow South Dakotans across the state.  ...
From what began at local talent shows and campfire jams all to The Deadwood Mountain Grand and beyond, local songwriter and performer Cody Henson Hullinger shares that “If it wasn’t for my friends and family I would not have been able to accomplish what I have in the music world.”   It takes a...
Mom was 35 that winter. She had taught school for only one year before she got married and moved to the farm.  But like any elementary teacher, she was always prepared to entertain us children when we were cooped up in the house for long hours, or even days. I particularly remember cutting out...
James E Roghair, son of the late Ed and Margaret Roghair, lived near Okaton on their farm his first 14 years (1943-57) and still has many relatives in the area.  He writes from Santa Fe, New Mexico.   The blizzard of 1952 is legendary in western South Dakota.  Everyone who lived through it has a...
Local resident Dale Buxcel, a/k/a Santa Claus, received a leather jacket as a thank you gift for his outstanding service and contributions.
With just few hours left before Christmas, you may start to hear the sleigh bells ringing. Santa Claus is known to spread holiday cheer all around world, only two KELOLAND store managers are making it their mission to fill his heart with joy.   Taking lap photos with children at the Empire Mall is...
Harold Thune
Ninety-six-year-old Harold Thune's basketball story finally came full circle.   From his time in Murdo to the University of Minnesota and back to South Dakota, Thune was found in the Gophers locker room again for the first time in 75 years.   The opportunity was possible when the Gophers honored...

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