2015 Hall of Fame Inductees
The SDML Hall of Fame honors those elected and appointed officials and employees
who have served municipalities in South Dakota for 20 or more years.
The SDML Hall of Fame is ongoing, if 20 years of service is completed by September 30, 2016 you are eligible to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016 at the SDML Annual Conference in Rapid City. Nomination forms will be available with other conference information in 2016.
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E.W. “Ed” Atyeo, Clear Lake, 23 Years
Ed Atyeo worked as a part-time rubble site attendant for the City of Clear Lake from May, 1991 until February, 2015. Ed experienced many changes over the years, going from the basic dump ground where City residents could get rid of just about anything, to a Restricted Use Rubble Site with lots of stringent rules and regulations governing it. Ed was a very dedicated and loyal employee for many years. He can now enjoy spending more time with his bride of 70 years, Delores.
Carol Moyer, Colome, 23 Years
Carol Moyer has been the Finance Officer in Colome for 23 years. She performs her duties cheerfully and is the best ambassador a City could ever ask for. Carol always has a smile on her face and is always willing to assist the residents. A lifelong resident of Colome and a graduate of Colome High School, Carol is married to Larry Moyer and they have three children and six grandchildren. She’s a long time member of the Thayer Waters American Legion Auxiliary having served in all offices. Carol has volunteered for years at the weekly steak night held at the American Legion and still continues today. She is a member of St Isidore Catholic Church and is a member of the Catholic Daughters.
Keith Umenthum, Deadwood, 25 Years
Keith Umenthum began his employment with the City of Deadwood as the Building Inspector on February 12, 1990 and retired on January 2, 2015. When asked of his plans for retirement, he said “Whatever Carol (wife) tells me to do!” Keith also plans on picking up his hammer and saw to do what he enjoys doing, tinkering in his shop. After his retirement Keith went on a trip of a life time and accompanied his granddaughter on a two week high school band trip to Europe. Keith is an avid trombone player and a member of the Northern Hills Community Band, so he took his trombone with him and played in his granddaughter’s band.
Jamie Gogolin, Huron, 20 Years
Jamie Gogolin was a police officer from 1995 to 2001 and then was promoted to Sergeant in 2001 through 2006 when he was promoted to Detective. He was a member of the SD National Guard. He is married with two sons.
Foster Knudson, Huron, 20 Years
Foster Knudson has worked for the Huron Fire Department since 1995. He was a volunteer fire fighter from 1990 to 1995 before joining the City on a full time basis. Foster is an EMT and also works for the Huron Ambulance Service. He is married and has two daughters.
Ardelia Reno, Huron, 20 Years
Ardelia Reno has worked for the City of Huron for 20 years as an Account Clerk in the Finance Department. Some of her responsibilities are performing pre-billing duties for meter readings, processing and printing utility bills, receipting in money for the different city departments, setting up and updating ACH utility bill payments, waiting on customers, and issuing service orders. Ardelia and her husband Bill have three married sons, Jammie, Jody, and Jared. She enjoys camping, fishing, taking long walks, and spending time with her family especially their eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Dan Schlader, Huron, 20 Years
Dan Schlader was a police officer from 1995 to 2001 when he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant. He has been a volunteer fire fighter for the City since 1994. He is married with two sons.
Shanna Sterrett, Huron, 20 Years
Shanna Sterrett began her employment with the City of Huron in January 1995 as the Executive Secretary for the Mayor, City Commissioners and Finance Director. Her job duties grew along with her interest in technology, and in 2009 she became the IT Coordinator in addition to her duties as Executive Secretary. Over the years she has had the pleasure to work with four Mayors, fourteen City Commissioners, and two Finance Directors. She has seen many co-workers retire and numerous new hires. When she first started working for the city she couldn’t believe how many employees had worked for 20 or 30 years….and now she’s “one of them.” What amazes her the most is that after twenty years there’s still something new to learn or new experiences, just when you think you’ve seen it all! Shanna and her husband Cory enjoy spending time with their three children Chris, Kortny and Tyler. Shanna also enjoys camping, fishing, reading, playing cards, being a hockey mom and spending time with family and friends.
Susie Tschetter, Huron, 20 Years
Susie Tschetter has been a 911 Telecommunicator (Dispatch Operator) for 20 years. She is married with one daughter, two sons and five grandkids. She has four grandsons and one granddaughter that she spoils dearly.
David Wegener, Madison, 20 Years
Dave Wegener grew up in Canton, graduated from Canton High School in 1983, and attended South Dakota State University. Dave obtained his EMT-A certificate and became a member of the Canton-Inwood Volunteer Ambulance Association, and later, a Dispatcher for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office in Canton. These duties sparked an interest in Law Enforcement. In December of 1985, Dave joined the staff at the South Dakota State Penitentiary-Springfield, working as a Correctional Officer & Senior Correctional Officer until 1988, when he was hired by the Tyndall Police Department and successfully completed Basic Law Enforcement Training. In July 1988 Dave was hired as a Deputy Sheriff for the Moody County Sheriff’s Office, and left to work as a Patrolman for the Madison Police Department in the summer of 1995. Dave was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in February of 2004, and currently holds this position.
Lornie Hach, McLaughlin, 36 Years
Lornie Hach is the Utility Manager for the City of McLaughlin. He started working for the City in 1979 and has been involved with most aspects of the water, sewer, street, electrical, and airport projects since then. Lornie has been a journeyman lineman for over 20 years and is a certified Class I in water and sewer. He has served as an EMT, Jaycee member, and school board member. He has been a member of the Fire Department since 1979.
Della Hauck, McLaughlin, 31 Years
Della Houck started with the City of McLaughlin in 1984 as the Assistant Finance Officer. In 1995 she became the Finance Officer and still holds this position. Della has served as the President of the McLaughlin Fun Day Committee and secretary and treasurer for the Centennial Celebration in 2009. She is a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church where she is known for her cheese buttons. Della enjoys decorating and has decorated for church dinners, celebration dinners, weddings and yes, even funerals.