Someone You Should Know

Someone You Should Know: Mother-Daughter Duo Support Local Artists

SIOUX FALLS It’s the most wonderful time of the year for mother-daughter duo Pennie Ogden and Chantel Olson. However, it’s also the busiest time of their year. The two are owners of Art Moms. “We are two artists that do greeting cards and painted artwork and just travel like gypsies and sale our wares,” said Olson. For 16 years, the…

Someone You Should Know: Angels in Adoption Award Recipients

SIOUX FALLS – November is National Adoption Month. It’s a time set aside to praise those who’ve opened their hearts, and their homes, to children in need of a loving family. There’s one family that’s done just that, and that’s why we think they’re “Someone You Should Know”. “When Mike and I first got married we always said we wanted…

Someone You Should Know: Thanksgiving Dinner for All

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- It’s the season of giving, so that means Feeding South Dakota’s annual Thanksgiving meal drive is underway. This year, they’ve set a pretty ambitious goal, and one Sioux Falls business owner has found a big way to give back and help them reach it. Greg Sands, owner, and CEO of Sands Drywall has been a long-time supporter…

Someone You Should Know: ‘Delivering Hope’ to Chemotherapy Patients

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – One employee at Rosa Parks Elementary School goes above and beyond to help others. She thought of a way to help people going through chemo therapy, and that’s why we think she is “Someone You Should Know.” Rachel Schuldt was close with her grandmother. “My grandma loved the chicken soup crossword,” Rachel says. But disaster struck…

Someone You Should Know: Protect, Serve, and Connect

HARRISBURG, S.D. – At Harrisburg High School, there’s a fixture in the hallways who’s there to protect and serve. But, this school resource officer isn’t afraid to have a little fun while on duty. When Officer Johns walks down the halls of Harrisburg High School, it doesn’t take long for him to attract a herd of excited students. “Always has…

Someone You Should Know: Dueling with Dementia

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “I’m happy and honored to be a part of that,” said Alzheimer’s Association South Dakota’s State Executive Director Leslie Morrow. Happy to help. That’s the attitude of Alzheimer’s Association South Dakota’s Leslie Morrow. Morrow is the State Executive Director, and with a title like that it’s clear, she loves what she does. “I believe that it is…

SYSK: “We’re Here, “Signal 88 Security

SIOUX FALLS, SD— “We’re Here,” two words that carry a lot of meaning for the men and women with “Signal 88 Security.” “We basically do roving patrols through the time that,” said Troy Mergen, Signal 88 Security armed guard. Signal 88 is an Omaha-based private security company. They reach as far away as New Zealand but have been serving clients in…

Someone You Should Know: Man Behind Emergency Management

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – Emergency managers in counties and cities all over the region have been earning their paychecks this year. They’ve been dealing with everything from flooding to damaging winds to tornadoes. In Sioux Falls, the man managing the city’s safety says the key to his job is surrounding himself with good people. That’s why we think he’s someone…

Sioux Falls Restaurants Help Storm First Responders

SIOUX FALLS, S.D – The past day in Sioux Falls has been filled with chaos. One thing that sticks out during a time of need, however, is a sense of community. Today’s “Someone You Should Know” includes a group of people looking to extend a helping hand. Papa Woody’s owner Lisa Esser knows her business wouldn’t be able to thrive…

Someone You Should Know: South Dakota Purple Heart Recipient Honored

Purple Heart recipients from all over the country met in new Windsor, New York for a special gathering. It’s called the Purple Heart Patriot Mission #1. It’s a lot like the honor flights, only this one focuses on those who were wounded in battle and received a Purple Heart Medal. A South Dakota man is among those in New York…

Someone You Should Know: Wrestling From the Heart

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When you think about professional wrestling, Sioux Falls might not be the first place that comes to mind but a former fan favorite now calls the city home. Nick Dinsmore made a career playing his sentimental character. “I first saw professional wrestling when I was eight or nine-years-old and I told my mother ‘that’s what I’m…

Someone You Should Know: South Dakota’s First Presidential Leadership Scholar

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – She’s been a television reporter, advertising company owner, candidate for mayor and mom to a two-year-old. Now, she’s a Presidential Leadership Scholar. No one would ever accuse Jolene Loetscher of sitting still. The last six months have been a blur for Loetscher and husband, Nate Burdine, who has been holding down the fort, so to…

Someone You Should Know: South Dakota’s Miss Amazing Teen 2019

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Every year, around 150 girls and women with disabilities and their families come together for Miss Amazing’s national summit. Each year, families bond over shared experiences and establish lasting friendships. This year, six of those girls will be from South Dakota. Taylor Putnam is South Dakota’s Miss Amazing Teen 2019 and we think she’s Someone…