Centerville...where YOU make the difference!

Welcome to the community page for the city of Centerville, South Dakota.  On this page you can find all the information on Centerville news, events, businesses, recreational opportunities and more.  We are proud of our little city on the prairie and we invite you to exlore this website and find out why.  Centerville...where YOU make a difference!

The annual Country Christmas celebration will once again be taking place this year in Centerville! This year’s dates will be November 28th through December 2nd


Country Christmas embraces the essence of the Holiday Season in a small town and has a little something for all ages to take part in and enjoy. 


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Centerville Development Corporation Selected by Bush Foundation as

Member of Second Community Creativity Cohort


(Centerville, SD – 9/19, 2018) – The Centerville Development Corporation has been selected as a member of the Bush Foundation’s second Community Creativity Cohort. “We are excited to support the amazing work of the Centerville Development Corporation to help make our region better for everyone” said Bush Foundation Community Creativity Portfolio Director Erik Takeshita.


The Centerville Development Corporation is one of 40 organizations from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and the 23 Native nations that share the geography selected by the Foundation for its commitment to making art and culture central to problem solving. All participating organizations are either led by and serving people of color or Indigenous people, and/or are led by and serving people from rural communities or non-metropolitan cities or towns with populations of less than 50,000 people.


“We are thrilled to be a part of the Bush Foundation’s second Community Creativity Cohort and this amazing opportunity. We believe this experience will be invaluable and we can’t wait to see the lasting impact and the benefits it will have on both our organization and our town as we work to further integrate the Arts into our community”, said Jared Hybertson, Centerville’s Community & Economic Development Coordinator.


Each member of the cohort will receive a general operating support grant of $100,000 over a three-year period and access to other funds to help them improve their work and strengthen their organizations. Cohort members were selected from a pool of over 100 applicants from across the region. The program will officially kick off in November 2018 in the Twin Cities at the first annual convening of the Cohort. More information on Community Creativity Cohort 2 and its members can be found at

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The Centerville Development Corporation is the main economic development engine for Centerville South Dakota. The Development Corp. is a 501(c)3 non-profit operated by an 8-member executive board and its Executive Director. The Mission of the Centerville Development Corporation is: To create a friendly, family-oriented community built on traditional values, providing youth with a high-quality education, promoting and supporting local businesses and providing a high quality of life in Centerville.


The Bush Foundation was established in 1953 by 3M Executive Archibald Bush and his wife Edyth. Today, the Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the geography. The Foundation works to inspire and support creative problem solving – within and across sectors – to make the region better for everyone. 

Jeff and Janine Nielsen Honored With 2018 South Dakota Retailor of the Year Award


The couple, originally from Viborg and Centerville, operate nine convenience and grocery stores including Total Stop Grocery Store in Centerville. 


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City of Centerville
741 Main Street

Centerville, SD 57014

Phone: 605-563-2302


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