Someone You Should Know

Someone You Should Know: Turner Co. Deputy Helps Deliver Baby

PARKER, S.D. – Law enforcement officers are trained to be prepared for any kind of situation, but it’s not often they’re asked to deliver a baby. “I never anticipated it, but I’m happy to have the experience,” said Deputy Colter Hendirx. Saturday morning started out like any other for the Turner County Deputy. “I was patrolling in Parker and about…

Someone You Should Know: Watertown Couple Celebrates 90th Birthdays

WATERTOWN, S.D. – Verlyn and Bud Drayer have 11 great-grand children and plenty of stories to tell, and now they have something more to smile about. The couple is celebrating their 90th birthdays. It’s hard to believe there was a time when these two weren’t one. Verlyn and Bud were freshmen classmates in high school, but they didn’t become anything…

Someone You Should Know: Never Far from the Big Screen

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. – “I just love movies, I can’t say that enough.” There’s plenty of movie fanatics out there, but Brian Anderson might just top the list. “Riding our bikes around town going to the video store, renting movies, and that’s kind of where I got my affinity or love for movies. Just always renting movies, always going to…

Someone You Should Know: Homegrown Help at World Series

 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Major League Baseball World Series was played in Boston and Los Angeles, but a student who goes to school in Sioux Falls played an important role at the historic Fenway Park. KDLT’s Nicole Griffith introduces us to this week’s Someone You Should Know. “It was great. Such a great experience, and once in a lifetime…

Someone You Should Know: Brandon 11-Year-Old Turns Bicycle Accident into Activism

Ryley McKeown was hit by a car in a crosswalk earlier this month. He's now working to make them safer for everyone else.

BRANDON, S.D. – An 11-year-old Brandon boy is turning a scary bicycle accident into a chance to promote change. “I’ve been riding without training wheels since I was four years old. Three years old actually.” McKeown has been riding the streets of Brandon for some time now. He’s pretty well versed in all aspects of bicycle safety. “The brakes, the…

Someone You Should Know: Former WHS Coach Facing His Toughest Opponent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When someone is sick or hurt, their family usually rallies around them for support. And when your family includes more than 1,800 high school students, you’re sure to feel a lot of that support. One former Washington High School coach can attest to that as he’s facing one of his biggest opponents yet. Nate Malchow’s approach…

Someone You Should Know: Miss South Dakota USA

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An SDSU student is taking home a big win. Over the weekend, Abby Merschman was crowned Miss South Dakota USA. The 22-year-old conquered the swimsuit, evening wear, and interview portions of the fierce competition. However, she’s had to tackle much bigger hurdles on her way to the competition. When you ask Abby what makes her happy,…

Someone You Should Know: The Champion Behind The Scenes

Meet the man who's working hard to make the Sanford International a success

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Running the biggest golf tournament in South Dakota has become one man’s full-time job.  He’s made sacrifices for the Sanford International, but you rarely see him without a smile and positive attitude. “It’s just like how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time,” says Sanford International Tournament Director Greg Conrad. If that’s the…

Someone You Should Know: Heroes Who Step Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A firefighter’s job isn’t easy. It involves interacting with people on what’s often their hardest day. And sometimes, those firefighters have the ability to go above and beyond to help make those tough days a little easier. Everyday, firefighters respond, it’s their jobs. Sunday, August 26th, was no different. “The call was for a structure fire…

Someone You Should Know: High School Student Helps Color the Gap

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls High School Junior is proving that even something as small as a crayon can make a big impact. However, she’s doing more than just adding color to the community. She’s inspiring others her age to get involved. KDLT’s Miranda Paige tells us why Abby Neff is someone you should know. 16-year-old Abby Neff is…

Someone You Should Know: Tea’s Tiny Triathlete Wins National Title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meet Evelyn DeGeest. She’s not even in the first grade, but Evelyn has competed in 24 youth triathlons. The impressive feat starts with a swim. “It’s really fun because you’re doing something really hard that you didn’t do before,” said Evelyn. Both of Evelyn’s older brothers compete in youth triathlons. One day, Evelyn decided she wanted…

Someone You Should Know: Two SD Turkeys to Meet President Trump On Thanksgiving Day

HURON, S.D. – Every Thanksgiving, the President of the United States is gifted a turkey – and usually pardons it as a Thanksgiving tradition. This year, for the first time, that special turkey will come from right here in South Dakota. At just around six weeks old, nearly 50 turkeys on a turkey farm in Riverside Colony near Huron are…

Someone You Should Know: Miracle Man

MADISON, S.D.-Each year the dairy queen in Madison has one of the biggest turnouts in the country for Miracle Treat Day. The annual event sees one dollar from each blizzard sold donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. For the store’s owner this is more than just a fundraiser.  KDLT’s Miranda Paige tells us why he’s someone you should know. DeLon…