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!

Centerville Swimming Lessons 2018 Sign-up


Click on the link to get your child signed up.


Please fill out the information to enroll your child in the appropriate level for swimming lessons for 2018 ONLY if you know the level your child will be going into.

You must fill out a separate form for each child that you wish to enroll in lessons. Classes are held M-Th, July 9-19, and will be limited to 20 students.

Please PM Sylvia Kroger on her FB page if you need to know which level to place your child in or if you have any questions.

You may also call City Hall and they can get you pointed in the right direction.


2018 Centerville

Tornado Days Celebration

Make plans to join again this year for Centerville's annual Tornado Days 4th of July Celebration! This year the event will take place July 5th - 8th.


As always there will be a wide variety of events and fun for all ages to enjoy. Hope to see you in Centerville this July for a celebration of friends, family and freedom!!

CLICK HERE for full schedule of events!

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. 


Read the full story from by clicking here

New Construction Available In Centerville. 


The Centerville Development Corporation invites you to take a look at their latest spec home project.


This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch style home is 1680 sq ft on the main level. There is plenty of room to grow your family and your equity with this spacious unfinished basement that has 3 egress windows and is plumbed for a 3rd bathroom.


Click Here To See More

Centerville opens doors for a local entrepreneur

By Paula Jensen - Dakota Resources

Armed with community feedback, business surveys, business planning assistance from the Centerville Development Corporation, and a desire for more dining options in Centerville, a core team of people in the community were able to identify, approach and encourage a local entrepreneur to open a restaurant in the town’s recently vacated cafe.

Maria Martinez had moved to Centerville with her husband Juan after he took a position at a local dairy operation, and a lot of people knew about her culinary talents and restaurant experience. Maria opened “Maria’s Restaurant” on September 28, 2017, to a packed house and rave reviews.

Some of Centerville’s local business men and women were among the first able to try the food. Chamber of Commerce and Rotary members, volunteer firemen, along with a City Council member all joined other various local employees from businesses in Centerville for the noon buffet that featured a variety of items to sample.

The feedback was pretty unanimous — “It’s authentic and its delicious!” Many were excited to try the food they had been hearing so much about for so long. And the wait was worth it. Maria’s did not disappoint!

Maria Martinez, owner and head cook, along with her husband Juan, came to this area of South Dakota when Dakota Plains Dairy opened outside of Centerville. Juan works out at the large milking operation northeast of town while Maria had been working at a cleaning company in Tea until things started to fall into place for her to give the restaurant idea a try in Centerville. Maria has experience working at other restaurants in various states, but this is her first time owning and managing one on her own. She is very excited about the opportunity!

“Centerville is very excited too! With the authenticity of Maria’s, the restaurant should be a draw for people in surrounding communities as well,” says Jared Hybertson, Executive Director of Centerville Economic Development Corporation. “We hope Maria’s becomes a staple on Broadway Avenue for years to come.”

If you are traveling near Centerville, be sure to treat yourself to some authentic Mexican cuisine while supporting another great rural entrepreneur success story.

Provecho! (translated “Bon appétit!”)

What's Happening in the Community.

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Where to find us!

Contact Us:

City of Centerville
741 Main Street

Centerville, SD 57014

Phone: 605-563-2302


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