2019 Honors Ceremony Tickets Now on Sale

Honor the Class of 2019

Join us as we honor the 2019 Class of Inductees at the South Dakota Hall of Fame’s 42nd Annual Honors Ceremony on Friday, September 13 & Saturday, September 14 in Chamberlain and Oacoma, SD.

This year’s representatives embody the culture of excellence in South Dakota. Inductees for the 2019 class are Reuben Bareis of Rapid City, Tony Bour of Sioux Falls, Dick Brown of Custer, John Calvin of Watertown, Helen Duhamel (1904-1991), Clyde Fredrickson of Britton, Bill Groethe of Rapid City, Tim Johnson of Sioux Falls, Lyndell Petersen of Hermosa, and James Scull of Rapid City.


TICKETS NOW ON SALE


SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

SD HALL OF FAME VISITOR & EDUCATION CENTER | CHAMBERLAIN, SD

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Welcome Reception


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

ARROWWOOD CEDAR SHORE RESORT | OACOMA, SD

10:30 am – 12:00 pm | Governor’s Brunch Honoring 2019 Inductees

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Anniversary Reunion at SD Hall of Fame Visitor & Education Center

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Social Hour and Silent Auction

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Inductee Honors Banquet


TICKET PRICES

  • Friday Welcome Reception: Free
  • Saturday Governor’s Brunch: $35 Early Bird | $45 On-Site
  • Saturday Anniversary Reunion: Free
  • Saturday Honors Banquet: $75 Early Bird | $85 On-Site

Purchase by August 23 for reserved seating

SD Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Meet the ten new honorees being inducted into the SD Hall of Fame

The South Dakota Hall of Fame is celebrating its 45th year. Since 1974, over 700 South Dakotans have become members of the South Dakota Hall of Fame, which is designated as the state’s Hall of Fame. There are over 200 living inductees, with the achievements of all inductees continuing to impact our state through the mission to Champion a Culture of Excellence. The inductee accomplishments reach beyond South Dakota in representing and building the future for our great state.

The Honors Ceremony will be held in Chamberlain/Oacoma, SD on September 13 and 14, 2019, and is open to the public. Tickets will go on sale June 1 and can be purchased on the Hall of Fame’s website at sdexcellence.org or by calling 605-234-4216.  

This year’s honorees are:

Reuben Bareis

Rapid City, SD | Medical


Changing the Course for Elderly Caregiving

When Dr. Bareis relocated to Rapid City in 1957, only a single care facility for the elderly existed. Reuben is one of the original board members and helped break ground at Westhills Village Retirement Community. Six more facilities eventually followed, and Dr. Bareis served as medical director of three of them. His work continues to influence South Dakota in this critical care need. Dr. Bareis retired in 1999 after almost 50 years of practicing internal medicine and geriatrics with many accomplishments as a kind and compassionate community leader.


Tony Bour

Sioux Falls, SD | Business


South Dakota King of Cabinetry and Honoring First Responders

Over the course of his career spanning 50 years, Tony Bour has been the guiding influence behind establishing South Dakota as a national leader in the cabinet-making industry. As founder and CEO of Showplace Wood Products, Tony led the company to become the third most nationally distributed cabinet maker. Tony devotes his time to supporting South Dakota communities, and in 2016, he founded South Dakota Salutes to show appreciation for First Responders.


Dick Brown

Custer, SD | Philanthropic

Public Service Leader & Conservationist

A native of Dell Rapids and USD Political Science alumnus, Dick Brown left for Washington, D.C. in 1967 for doctoral studies and to work for U.S. Senator Karl Mundt. He then went on to lead the ten-state Missouri River Basin Commission in Omaha. In 1979, he returned to his beloved South Dakota where his impact has been felt statewide with involvement in the state legislature, charitable organizations, and outdoor recreation.


John Calvin

Watertown, SD | Business

Ambassador of South Dakota Business

John Calvin is a hard-charging, relentless business executive, philanthropist and loyal friend. A Michigan native, the ring-necked pheasant first enticed him to South Dakota in 1962. In 1987, Governor George Mickelson convinced him to move his company from Minnesota to Watertown by offering him the state’s first ‘REDI’ loan. Calvin later created J. Scott Industries and served four governors as an economic advisor, ambassador, and mentor to recruit and nurture new business.


Helen Duhamel (1904-1991)

Rapid City, SD | Business

Trailblazer for Women in Broadcasting

Few people had more impact in the 20th century on women in the South Dakota broadcasting industry than Helen Duhamel. Against daunting financial odds, gender bias, and the relatively small population, Helen blazed a trail in radio and television broadcasting and then cable transmission in the Black Hills. She was not dissuaded putting the signal on the air in the 1950s, bringing entertainment, news, and weather to the people.


Clyde Fredrickson

Britton, SD | Inventor

Homebuilding Industry Revolutionist

Clyde Fredrickson, an inventor, businessman, and community leader, is a pioneer in automation and prefabrication of construction materials. His inventions, which influenced over 80% of the truss manufacturing industry, revolutionized the home building process around the world by saving time and money for every house built with his system. Clyde’s leadership in developing infrastructure as well as the individual skills of rural residents has been critical in helping rural communities survive and thrive.


Bill Groethe

Rapid City, SD | Arts and Entertainment

Preeminent Historical Photographer

Over many decades, beginning in the 1930s, Bill photographed the construction of Mt. Rushmore, the Lakota holy man Nicholas Black Elk, and the last eight survivors of the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn. In 1943, he joined the Army Air Corps where he served in World War II as a photo reconnaissance technician. In addition to his world-renowned historical photography, Bill has operated a commercial photography and wholesale photo finishing business for over four decades since 1956.


Tim Johnson

Sioux Falls, SD | Political

36 Years Serving South Dakota Communities

Senator Tim Johnson has been a prominent elected official in South Dakota for 36 years. Before retiring in 2015, he served terms in the S.D. House of Representatives, the S.D. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate. During his tenure in office, Tim made an impact in virtually every community, county and corner of the state, which will benefit South Dakotans for many years to come.


Lyndell Petersen

Hermosa, SD | Agriculture

Outspoken Agriculture Advocate

Described by Dave Bryant, former Dean of Agriculture as a “man of towering integrity”, Lyndell Petersen has championed agricultural producers over the span of almost 36 years and spoke out on their behalf in the face of bureaucratic inefficiency and government overreach. During his 18 years serving in the South Dakota Senate and six years as a commissioner for Pennington County, Peterson worked to encourage citizens to access and participate in the legislative process.


James Scull

Rapid City, SD | Business

Construction Groundbreaker and Community Builder

Coming from a family of contractors and craftsmen, Jim Scull has extensive experience in the commercial construction industry. He currently serves as the CEO of Scull Construction Service, Inc., and has been involved in multiple real estate and investment ventures during the course of his career. From an early age, Jim has dedicated his life to building stronger communities, helping to transform the lives of children and families across South Dakota through his support and volunteerism.

One Week Left to Nominate

There is still time to nominate a Champion for 2019 induction to the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Nominations are due next Friday by February 1 at midnight CST.

Champions can come from anywhere, and from any walk of life. We want to hear about anyone who has pursued excellence and contributed to the life we enjoy in South Dakota.

We want to hear about your Champion of Excellence

Share Their Story with a Nomination

 

NOMINATION

Anyone may nominate an individual, living or deceased, to be considered for induction into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Self-nomination is not permitted.

ELIGIBILITY

Nominees must have resided in South Dakota for a portion of their life and must have qualifications, attributes, and achievement with a statewide impact. All nominations will be considered for three years.

PROCESS & MATERIALS

  • Summary Biography up to 200 words
  • (3) Letters of Reference
  • (5) Supporting Information (documents, URLs, and video)
  • Three questions with answers up to 200 words each showing the nominee’s statewide impact

Nominations due by February 1 at midnight CST

Still time to nominate a Champion!

There is still time to nominate a Champion for 2019 induction to the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Nominations are due by February 1 at midnight CST.

Champions can come from anywhere, and from any walk of life. We want to hear about anyone who has pursued excellence and contributed to the life we enjoy in South Dakota.

We want to hear about your Champion of Excellence

Share Their Story with a Nomination

 

NOMINATION

Anyone may nominate an individual, living or deceased, to be considered for induction into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Self-nomination is not permitted.

ELIGIBILITY

Nominees must have resided in South Dakota for a portion of their life and must have qualifications, attributes, and achievement with a statewide impact. All nominations will be considered for three years.

PROCESS & MATERIALS

  •  Summary Biography up to 200 words
  • (3) Letters of Reference
  • (5) Supporting Information (documents, URLs and video)
  • Three questions with answers up to 200 words each showing the nominee’s statewide impact

Nominations due by February 1 at midnight CST

Get inspired to nominate your own Champion of Excellence!

Browse the more than 700 inductees to the South Dakota Hall of Fame and get inspired to nominate your own Champion of Excellence! Visit the directory of past inductees here.

Nominations are due by February 1 at midnight CST.

We want to hear about your Champion of Excellence

Share Their Story with a Nomination

Champions can come from anywhere, and from any walk of life. We want to hear about anyone who has pursued excellence and contributed to the life we enjoy in South Dakota.

NOMINATION

Anyone may nominate an individual, living or deceased, to be considered for induction into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Self-nomination is not permitted.

ELIGIBILITY

Nominees must have resided in South Dakota for a portion of their life and must have qualifications, attributes, and achievement with a statewide impact. All nominations will be considered for three years.

PROCESS & MATERIALS

  •  Summary Biography up to 200 words
  • (3) Letters of Reference
  • (5) Supporting Information (documents, URLs and video)
  • Three questions with answers up to 200 words each showing the nominee’s statewide impact

Nominations due by February 1 at midnight CST

Honor excellence with a nomination to the Hall of Fame

Do you know a Champion? Champions can come from anywhere, and from any walk of life. We want to hear about anyone who has pursued excellence and contributed to the life we enjoy in South Dakota.

We want to hear about your Champion of Excellence

Share Their Story with a Nomination

 

NOMINATION

Anyone may nominate an individual, living or deceased, to be considered for induction into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Self-nomination is not permitted.

ELIGIBILITY

Nominees must have resided in South Dakota for a portion of their life and must have qualifications, attributes, and achievement with a statewide impact. All nominations will be considered for three years.

PROCESS & MATERIALS

  •  Summary Biography up to 200 words
  • (3) Letters of Reference
  • (5) Supporting Information (documents, URLs and video)
  • Three questions with answers up to 200 words each showing the nominee’s statewide impact

Nominations due by February 1 at midnight CST

Nominate a Champion!

Do you know a Champion? Champions can come from anywhere, and from any walk of life. We want to hear about anyone who has pursued excellence and contributed to the life we enjoy in South Dakota.

We want to hear about your Champion of Excellence

Share Their Story with a Nomination

 

NOMINATION

Anyone may nominate an individual, living or deceased, to be considered for induction into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Self-nomination is not permitted.

ELIGIBILITY

Nominees must have resided in South Dakota for a portion of their life and must have qualifications, attributes, and achievement with a statewide impact. All nominations will be considered for three years.

PROCESS & MATERIALS

  •  Summary Biography up to 200 words
  • (3) Letters of Reference
  • (5) Supporting Information (documents, URLs and video)
  • Three questions with answers up to 200 words each showing the nominee’s statewide impact

Nominations due by February 1 at midnight CST

SD Civilian Conservation Corps Celebrated for Acts of Excellence

Celebrating Acts of Excellence, One Act at a Time

The Acts of Excellence program connects us with individuals and organizations who are building a culture of excellence in South Dakota, one act at a time.

Please join us and area inductees to celebrate this Act of Excellence on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Suzie Cappa Art Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. See all of the event details here:

Museum Preserves History of Civilian Conservation Corps

CCC_museum

President Franklin D. Roosevelt‘s depression-era inspiration that became the Civilian Conservation Corps put hundreds of thousands to work in one of the most expansive conservation projects ever created. The story of the CCC in South Dakota is told in words, photographs and videos in a museum in the Black Hills community of Hill City. The Civilian Conservation Corps of South Dakota is located in the Hill City Visitors Center along U.S. Highway 385.

The museum’s website colorfully says, “Out of the economic chaos (of the Depression) emerged the Civilian Conservation Corps. The goal was two-fold: conservation of our natural resources and the salvage of our young men. The work of America’s young men dramatically changed the future. More than 30,000 men contributed to the many significant projects in South Dakota and were able to help support their families back home.’’ Nationally, as many as three million men worked for the CCC between 1933 and 1942. They worked in fields and forests, built roads and dams and built or rebuilt infrastructure in state and national parks.

The CCC Museum of South Dakota contains a growing number of photos and artifacts from the program’s operation. It also has a roster of the South Dakotans who worked in the CCC during its lifetime. The roster is updated as more CCC workers are identified. According to a feature in South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s “Images of the Past,’’ South Dakota had 50 CCC camps located across the state, along with an unknown number of what were called side camps. The highest concentration of CCC camps was in the Black Hills, from Hot Springs in the south to as far north as Belle Fourche. More information may be found at: www.southdakotaccc.org.


Submit your own Act of Excellence here

Streeter Shining, M.D. Celebrated for Acts of Excellence

Celebrating Acts of Excellence, One Act at a Time

The Acts of Excellence program connects us with individuals and organizations who are building a culture of excellence in South Dakota, one act at a time.

Please join us and area inductees to celebrate this Act of Excellence on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Suzie Cappa Art Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. See all of the event details here:

From Medicine to Actor: Streeter Shining

Streeter

H. Streeter Shining began practicing internal medicine in Rapid City in 1965 at the Western Dakota Medical Clinic, back when doctors still made house calls. His 30-plus year career in medicine produced some significant milestones, including the first temporary pacemaker procedure in Rapid City, as well as stories of quick-thinking medical improvisation in order to treat a patient with an abnormal heart rhythm.

In 1999, he retired from a fulfilling career of medicine and turned to an entirely different path – acting.

This love of acting has cast Shining in numerous plays, including Black Hills Community Theatre productions of Dearly Departed, A Few Good Men, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. He was most recently cast in spring 2018 as Judge Omar Gaffney in the comedy Harvey, the final main stage show of the BHCT’s 50th season.

His dedication to the craft has involved working on both sides of the curtain – as a member of the acting cast and part of the crew as an assistant director.

Shining continues to show his support of the local theater community, both as an actor and a patron. If you happen to be a regular theatergoer or someone who simply enjoys an enthralling piece of performance art, you might just find yourself in one of the seats named after Shining and his wife Barbara at the Studio Theater in the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City.


Submit your own Act of Excellence here

Rapid City Boy Scout Tyrone Ware Celebrated for Acts of Excellence

Celebrating Acts of Excellence, One Act at a Time

The Acts of Excellence program connects us with individuals and organizations who are building a culture of excellence in South Dakota, one act at a time.

Please join us and area inductees to celebrate this Act of Excellence on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Suzie Cappa Art Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. See all of the event details here:

Scout Creates Mini-Libraries in Rapid City

Tyrone_Ware

A young man from Rapid City combined his work toward an Eagle Scout designation with his love of reading in a project to create miniature libraries in the community. Tyrone Ware said he was raised with a love of reading. His mother used to “read to me all the time when I was growing up, and I truly enjoyed this time with her,’’ Ware told the Rapid City Journal as he described his project. He partnered with United Way of the Black Hills, which has a Grade-Level Reading Initiative to make his dream come true. His first miniature library, a converted newspaper stand, was installed in the lobby of the Community Health Center of the Black Hills.

The re-purposed newspaper stand was painted in bright colors and filled with children’s books obtained through donations. Ware said that reading remains a significant part of his life as he matures. “I believe that by making lending libraries accessible to others, they can enjoy books, too,’’ he said. An official with the United Way Community Impact program said Ware’s project helps get books into the hands of underprivileged children throughout the community. It’s a program to get children to learn to read so they can read to learn, the official said.

Tyrone said he has a very involved Boy Scout Troop, and its members helped a great deal with the project, as did friends and family. All of the planned miniature libraries have been painted and are in the process of being installed. The project is Tyrone’s final step before reaching Eagle Scout rank. A board of review will examine his project when all the libraries have been installed.


Submit your own Act of Excellence here