Jones County News
Murdo Coyote • January 24, 2013 •
Murdo Coyote – Murdo, SD
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East Side News
by Janet Louder •
Jeff and Kristi Vlietstra, Willand Walker arrived at the Valburgranch Thursday evening.Theycame home to help celebrateKristi’s dad’s birthday. On Friday,Jeff’s mother, Barb Vlietstra fromStickney, joined them.Saturdaynoon, Bill and Cindy Valburg andChad, and Barry and Missy Val-burg, Mallory and Sunny came forthe big birthday dinner. Saturdayafternoon Barb left for home. The Vlietstra’s went home to RapidCity on Monday.Happy birthday greetings goout to Murdo Coyote reader IreneCaldwell of Pierre, who will beturning 100 on Thursday, January24. We wish her a good day.Tony and Kim Schmidt traveledto Rapid City last Wednesday. OnThursday, they both kept eye doc-tor appointments and then visitedUncle Reuben Schmidt beforereturning home.Nelva and Janet Louder spentlast Wednesday in Pierre. Wewent out for lunch. Bill and Ellen Valburg arrived and joined us. Inthe afternoon the Louders had cof-fee at Parkwood and visits withMona Sharp, Joyce Nielsen andseveral others. Learned that daythat Lillian Severyn wasn't welland was spending some time inthe TCU. Later, we visited Alexand Jean Freier.On Friday, Linda MaGee andDiana Glantz of Rochester, Minn.,arrived at Ken and CarmenMillers. On Saturday, Ken, Car-men, Linda, Diane, ClaytonMiller, and Terry and PennyDowling attended the wedding of their sister, Melanie and TimStampe's son Justin, to BradiPorch at the Assembly of GodChurch in Pierre with the recep-tion following in the church fel-lowship hall. The Miller's daugh-ter, Karissa, and fiance Ben Zim-mer of Sioux Falls arrived. Pennytells me there was a lot of eating,visiting and card playing thattook place at the Millers on Fridayand Saturday. On Sunday, theRochester gals headed home. Ken,Carmen, Clayton, Karissa andBen joined family and friends inSturgis to celebrate Carmen'sdad, Roy Anderson's, 85th birth-day. An open house was held atHeritage Acres with cake and cof-fee being served. While there, Kengot in a good visit with formerDraperite Harriet Miller; herdaughter, Janice and hubby Den-nis Jensen of Sturgis were alsothere. Karissa and Ben returnedto Sioux Falls Sunday evening.Happy birthday, Roy.On Thursday, Helen Louder,Lill Seamans, Lila Mae Christian,Margie Boyle and Janet Louderlistened to the first and secondgraders read to them. After to thecafe for coffee and conversation.Later, Gerald and Wanda Math-ews stopped in for coffee withNelva and Janet Louder.On Friday, Brent and DonnaDowling, Cortney and Justin of Pierre brought a carry in suppercomplete with birthday ice creamcake to Trace and Karen Dowlingsto celebrate their daughter, Cort-ney's, birthday. Helping her cele-brate were Sarah Dowling; Lukeand Sawyer Dowling; Jared andBonnie Dowling and family.Happy birthday, Cortney.David and Lill Seamans spentSunday afternoon in Kennebecwith brother Chet and TeresaHamer, and also had supper withthem before returning home.Dick and Kris Bradley of Pierrespent Sunday with Margaret andGreg Rankin.Friday afternoon Rosa LeeStyles, Janet Louder and EllouiseEllwanger played canasta atMargie Boyles. After, they hadcookies brought by Rosa Lee andcoffee and other treats fromMargie. Alice Horsley joined Greg andDoreen Hauptman and Bud GrossSunday for dinner at a Murdocafe. She enjoyed the visit.Following church Sunday, Pas-tor Rick and Jane Hazen, Ray andJanice Pike, Rosa Lee Styles, Rayand Shirley Vik, Don Volmer,Nelva and Janet Louder had din-ner together at a local cafe. Alsothere but not room at the sametable were Ron Lebeda and Hollyand Eldon and Esther Magnuson.Following dinner, the Magnusonsand Don Volmer sat in the cozycorner near the stove and had along visit. The Louders went tothe home of Dorothy and BradLouders for cards, which wastopped off with pie and coffee.Pat Shinabarger came fromRapid City Thursday evening andstayed the night with her mom,Lila Mae Christian. Friday morn-ing they left for Grand Island,Neb. They met Doug Christianand Ray on highway 281 and con-tinued on to Nebraska for a belat-ed Christmas family gathering.There they met daughter Cheryland Dan and family; Melinda,Tony and family; Joey, Stacy andfamily; Tara, Kevin and girls;daughter Delores, Kevin and girls;Pat's daughter, Shanna, Cody and Amirah at the motel. Son Neal,Kathy and family arrived on Sat-urday. Lila Mae reports everyonewas there except grandson Chris,Christina and boys from Miller asthe boys were having a bout withthe flu. All of the young ones anda few of the older ones went rollerskating Saturday afternoon. Bythe time they exchanged gifts Sat-urday evening, the older onesdecided they weren't as young asthey used to be! They all met forbreakfast Sunday morning andthen departed for their respectivehomes. Everyone had good travel-ing weather. Pat spent the nightwith Lila Mae and returned toRapid City on Monday.The cold night didn't keep any-one home from the Jones County-White River elementary gamesMonday evening. The Draperauditorium was bursting at theseams (I exaggerate), but it washard to find a seat. Just thinkback a "few" years, the Districttourney was held there. It was thebiggest hall around – timechanges. Anyway it was a hungrybunch, too, which the church wasglad about as the Draper UMCruns the concession stand andreally appreciates the business.News was a little short thisweek. Maybe it was too cold!
by Jody Lebeda • 669-2526• firstname.lastname@example.org
Jody Lebeda hosted a coffee onWednesday and while the coffeewas brewing the gals called LindaKessler in Arizona and visitedwith her. She said hello to all herfriends in Murdo. She and Mel arehaving a great time in Arizona.They are looking forward to haveMelinda come for a visit thisweek.Helen McMillan and Corrinaand Justin Boyle went to Kadokaon Saturday and watched theMurdo Elementary boys basket-ball games.Lola and Orville Anderson flewto Los Angeles to visit Dee, Ryeand Charlei over Christmas.While there they hopped on an Amtrak and went to San Diego,which goes the scenic route alongthe ocean, very lovely ride. In SanDiego they met Lola’s sister andseveral other family members fora time of sharing and getting reac-quainted. The trip back was quitean experience as they spent twodays in the Denver airport, due tooverbooking. They did get tospend one night in a motel buthad to be back very early as theywere on stand-by for the firstplane going to Rapid City.Chuck Lebeda had his kidshome over the weekend. Lacycame with her boyfriend and histwo sons to go ice fishing. Theydidn’t have much luck fishing buthad a good time being togetherand doing outdoor stuff.The flu is making its rounds soI want to caution everyone to beespecially careful so as to avoidthis cruddy stuff. To those whohave it, I wish a speedy recovery.Cecelia Newsam visited atDixie Warner’s Sunday afternoon.Cecelia was reminiscing about thegood ole days in Van Metre; theyhad some rollicking good times atthe dance hall there. Violet and John Sichmiller cele-brated their anniversary on Sun-day, with guest “Punk” Strum andDennis Heuhl from Vivian. Punkshared a story about him winninga waltz contest that he didn’t evenknow he had entered.Wanda and Roger Larsonrecently spent two weeks in Over-brook, Okla.,with Rowdy and AmyLarson. They had rain the firsttwo days but then the weatherstraightened up and was about 60degrees most days. While there,they were able to attend a coupleof horse cutting competitions andwatch Rowdy ride on two differentdays. He took sixth place out of forty or so entries. They alsohelped put new siding on Rowdyand Amy’s home, which was quitea project. They returned homelate Monday night.
J.C. Sheriff’s Report
The Sheriff’s report is printedas received by Jones County Sher-iff’s Office. It may or may not con-tain every call received by thedepartment.Sheriff and Deputy calls:
Sheriff Weber responded to the
Pilot parking lot to a report of a two semi accident
.Bothtrucks received minor damage.
Deputy Sylva responded to areport of
two vehicles in themedian on I-90 at mm 200 andmm 196 due to icy roads
.Thevehicles had gone into the medianthe night before.Owners werelocated and vehicles were pulledout.Deputy Sylva responded to I-90,westbound,
mm 178 to a reportof a vehicle broke down
.Owner fixed problem and droveaway.
from the Lyman Co.line to the Jackson Co. line.
Deputy Sylva investigated the