Someone You Should Know

Someone You Should Know: Bowdle Couple Raising Santa’s Backup Reindeer

BOWDLE. S.D. – With the holidays nearing, many are out doing last minute preparations. That may include buying presents or cooking up a big meal. For one couple in Bowdle, this means making sure their reindeer are ready, just in case they’re needed on Christmas Eve. “What we have now are mostly the girls that were born here, and they…

Someone You Should Know: Sioux Empire’s Golf Guru

SIOUX FALLS, SD – It’s a cold November afternoon.  But, the temperature outside doesn’t matter at the Todd Kolb Golf Academy.  Inside a heated facility at Willow Run, golfers can keep their game hot in South Dakota’s colder months. “This is the time of year, like in January and February, where we can actually make some changes in the kids’…

Someone You Should Know: The Voice Behind La Voz Radio Show

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Around 145 languages are spoken in Sioux Falls alone, with English and Spanish being the most widely spoken. With this rich diversity, a Sioux Falls man wants to bring different cultures together despite the language barrier. “I’m trying to think, Hola,” says Sheila Anderson, as she tries her best to say something in Spanish. Sheila Anderson is…

Someone You Should Know: Surviving and Thriving with Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month; time that has always been a busy one for breast cancer advocate, Colleen Schurrer. She’s been involved with Susan G. Komen events  for years. “It was so easy because it was never anything for us,” said Schurrer. “It was always something for someone else.” Colleen’s other passion is teaching yoga at Revolution Yoga and…

Someone You Should Know: The Main Man of Badger, South Dakota

BADGER, S.D. – Badger, South Dakota is a small town just north of Arlington. It’s not much bigger than a square mile– with a population of just 130. And for everyone who lives there, Myron Andersen is a name they know quite well. “Well, it’s my birthday today, 80 years old,” said Andersen, South Dakota’s longest-serving mayor. “Young, I guess…

The “Pumpkin Man” of Tea: Someone You Should Know

TEA, S.D. — This time each year, the number of places to pick out a fall pumpkin are nearly endless — grocery stores, street-side stands, and of course, family farms. However, one unique produce stand in Tea draws hundreds of pumpkin connoisseurs each year. Not only for their wide variety of pumpkins, but also in part because of the interesting…

Someone You Should Know: SD Barrel Racer Headed To Vegas For 11th National Finals Rodeo

She just finished competing at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center for the Sioux Falls PREMIER Rodeo. For many, the event was their last chance to qualify for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo or the Superbowl of their sport. But one South Dakota resident had nothing to lose. For the 11th consecutive year, the Professional Barrel Racer had already earned her…

Someone You Should Know: A Day In The Life Of Sen. John Thune

WASHINGTON, D.C. – South Dakota senator John Thune is no stranger to the national spotlight. The Murdo native can be seen on the frontlines of major legislation coming down from Capitol Hill. An office in the Dirksen Senate building in our nation’s capitol is the central hub for the third-ranking Republican. But for Thune, it’s still missing something. “This is…

Someone You Should Know: The Veterinarian Who Never Sleeps, Or Stops Treating Patients

SIOUX FALLS – For many of us, 40 hours a week is long enough. But not for one local Veterinarian who works 80 to 100 hours a week. When he’s not at the clinic or taking care of his cattle, he’s traveling, sometimes treating animals overseas. “I get bored sleeping. I like being up. I like doing things,” said McIntyre….

Someone You Should Know: Local ‘Professor Of Country Music Radio’ Signs Off After 50+ Years

Hank Williams Sr. made him fall in love with country music, and not long after he began introducing his songs on country music radio. After more than five decades on the air, a local legend signed off for the last time Thursday. KDLT’s Jill Johnson gives us a taste of why Joe Morrison is ‘Someone You Should Know’. At just…

Someone You Should Know: SD Native Has Long History Of Calling History At Sioux Empire Fair

The Sioux Empire Fair turned 78-years-old this year, and there’s one man who has only missed 20 of them. Not only has the Huron native attended the fair every year, he has a rich history of calling history at the W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds. KDLT’s Jill Johnson shows us why Denny Oviatt is ‘Someone You Should Know’. “You always have to…

Someone You Should Know: Eyes In The Sky

20-Year Old Brandon Valley Grad Is Youngest Mission Pilot In SD Civil Air Patrol

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The South Dakota Civil Air Patrol is made up solely of volunteers who give up their time to keep an eye on others. One of their pilots, Brandon West, 20, is a Brandon Valley High School graduate who is the youngest mission pilot in their fleet. Despite his age, flying has already become a huge part…

Someone You Should Know: Brookings to the Big Leagues

Brookings native Kelli Quist is Twins' first full-time massage therapist

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – It’s 162 games in 181 days. That’s how a regular season stacks up for the Minnesota Twins. And now, it’s the same for Brookings native Kelli Quist. “It’s crazy. It’s the first real full-time job I’ve had in a long time,” said Quist, the organization’s first full-time massage therapist. “This has been a lot of years in…

Someone You Should Know: Jake Wampler Continuing to Beat the Odds

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- He’s a familiar face to the residents and staff at Good Samaritan Society’s Luther Manor nursing home. Every Tuesday, Jake Wampler helps the clients with bingo. However, before he started volunteering, he had to overcome some challenges. “From that day, our lives changed forever and Jake’s,” says Jake’s mother Jeanine Perez, as she recalls a memory. April 2005…

SF Man Competing On American Ninja Warrior

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Competition has been part of Jason Steinberg’s life for as long as he can remember. “I ran track all through high school and then I also went to USD and competed as a decathlete, which is someone who competes in 10 different events from running and jumping and throwing events,” says Jason. After graduation, Jason switched…

Someone You Should Know: From One Service To Another

Army National Guard Veteran Has A New Service

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Lawn care can be a gritty, dirt-on-your-knees business. This time of year, the demand for service grows as fast as the grass does. Adam Burnison, owner of Yard Dogs, said they’re feeling the heat. “We’re speeding up. It’s getting to be a busy summer,” said Burnison. Burnison is now full time in the lawn care and…