Someone You Should Know

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…

Sioux Falls Roofer Refuses to Retire

Technology Helps 80 Year Old Elmer Biteler Thrive

The roofing industry is very competitive .The top dog in this part of the state may be a senior dynamo by the name of Elmer Biteler. He might not know who Mark Zuckerburg or Elon Musk are, but Elmer has nailed down a top spot in the roofing business thanks to science and technology. When the crew at E &…

Someone You Should Know: Mom, Business Owner & ‘Professional Encourager’

Meet a super mom in Sioux Falls

One Sioux Falls mom has a way of doing it all.  She runs businesses, raises kids and relishes the chance to help others.  She’s a bonafide super-mom who’s always taking on new adventures. “I just want to leave this world a better place than when I got here,” says Melissa Johnson. Melissa Johnson does just that in a lot of ways. …

Someone You Should Know: Twin Brothers In Television

KDLT's Jack Eble and WCBI's Tom Eble growing through brotherly bond

Over the last year and a half, KDLT viewers have gotten to know one of our reporters, Jack Eble. He’s shared stories of growing up in Florida and made his love of basketball very well known. But here’s what you might not know – Jack has a twin named Tom. And Tom just so happens to also be a television…

Someone You Should Know: Experiencing, But Not Remembering

Epileptic episode causes memory loss for a 21-year-old Dell Rapids woman

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A University of Sioux Falls student is getting back on her feet after an epileptic episode changed her life forever. “I don’t really recall everything that happened, but I was really sick,” says Savannah Green. The incident happened nearly two years ago. “When we walked in and found her, she was pretty much delirious,” says her…

Sioux Falls Business Seeks Out Immigrant Workers

Grand Prairie Foods Finds Success

All the rumblings out of Washington DC, about building a wall and banning certain people from entering the country has one Sioux Falls couple concerned. Kurt and Valerie Loudenback own a food processing company that sends products all over the country and they hire people from all over the world. Immigrants make up the vast majority of the workforce at…

Someone You Should Know: A Positive Outlook On A Difficult Diagnosis

One Sioux Falls Family Is Embracing The Best Despite Alzheimer's Diagnosis

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Tom and Lee Raines were best friends at Dell Rapids high school. After their high school days, they went separate ways. “I went to South Dakota State and she turned to a life of sin at the university,” said Tom, with a laugh. Following the passing of their previous spouses, a high school reunion brought them together forever….

Life Lessons from a Martial Arts Master

Larry Hoover teaches more than martial arts, he shapes character, integrity and respect in our youth.

For as long as he can remember, Larry Hoover has accepted invitations into classrooms to talk to students about the importance of making good choices. Larry is a member of “Character Counts” or “Character on Track,” a program created some years back to get into the schools and gives teachers and the staff a few more tools to work with….

Sioux Falls Woman Adopts Toddler With Special Needs

"She never slows down, ever. She's always going.”

“She never slows down, ever.  She’s always going.” That’s how Brittany Lux describes her daughter, Kaymbria.  Plenty of moms would say the same thing about their 3-year-old child.  But, it took a lot for Kaymbria to become the happy and energetic toddler she is today. She suffered a traumatic brain injury when she was just three months old.  Because of…

Someone You Should Know: Sioux Falls Mom’s Homemade Healing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When it comes to cosmetics and beauty products, for Marnie Scott it’s not about vanity or glamour; it’s about healing. She works out of her kitchen to make each product by hand for her line of body care products, Marnie’s Naturals. Though it’s a lot of hard work, it’s Marnie’s clients, many of whom are new parents,…

Someone You Should Know: Sioux Falls Man Finds Purpose Through Sorting Sports Cards

For many, collecting sports cards was a hobby as a kid. But one Sioux Falls man looks at thousands of them each and every day. You could even say they’ve given him more purpose in life. KDLT’s Jill Johnson tells us why Matt Jacobson is ‘Someone You Should Know’. One pile at a time, cards are transferred left to right,…