Murdo Coyote

Mayor David Geisler has proclaimed February 16 to be Julia Broecher day in Murdo. Julia was presented with a cake at the final evening of bingo held by the Murdo Lions Club on Monday, February 8, and congratulated on her upcoming 100th birthday.
Murdo's Turner Youth
Karen Royer of the Jones County Community Foundation is shown giving a $5,000 check to Zach Hespe, president of the Jones County Turner Youth group, to go towards the purchase of a new movie projector. Back row (L-R): Austin Venard, Calli Glaze, Dennis Moore, Lori Waldron, Heather Whitney and Jim...
New store owners Mike and Kim Musch.
Mike Musch, his wife Kim and their children Nick, 16 and Abby, 11 are from Rapid City, where Mike worked as the assistant store manager at Lowes. Before moving to Rapid City, they lived in the community of Lennox where Mike’s dad, Virg, built a grocery store that Mike bought and managed for close...
The 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle rally didn’t officially start until Monday, August 3, but what many refer to as opening weekend of Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2, made Interstate 90 and old Highway 16 in Jones County congested with bumper-to-bumper traffic. Seventeen miles of westbound...
L-R: Jim Butt, Terry Van Dam, Travis Van Dam and Nick Van Dam.
Terry Van Dam just celebrated 10 years of ownership of the Murdo Ford with a customer appreciation day on Wednesday, July 22.  Ten years ago Van Dam partnered up with Jim Butt, who had been the owner of Murdo Ford since 1979. Van Dam has since became the sole owner. Butt remains on staff selling...
The North Dam picnic shelter with the fence poles.
The Murdo City Council met in regular session on Monday, July 6. All board members were present including Matt Kinsley who after serving over 12 years on the council attended his last city council meeting as a member. The council approved the minutes for last month and building permits for Jim...
Ray Erikson was presented a plaque at the annual “Ladies Night” in honor of his 34 plus years of serving on the Murdo Fire Department. Pictured from left to right include current Murdo Fire Department Chief Travis Saunders, Keith Hespe and Erikson.
C.O.R.E.’s Freshman Impact: “Caught in the Moment” program was again held in Murdo on April 29. This is the second year that Jones County has hosted the program. Schools participating in this year’s event included; Jones Co., Philip, Lyman Co., Stanley Co. and White River.    The program was split...
Jo Manke-Rodgers receives Postmaster of the Year Award presented by Steve Lenoir, theVice President of South Dakota's National League of Postmasters.
    Jo Manke-Rodgers has definitely put in the time and hard work that it takes to be successful at her job for the United States Postal Service. On April 17, all of her hard work was recognized as she was honored as South Dakota’s Postmaster of the Year at the Postmasters’ annual convention in...


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