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!

Police Officer Opening

The City of Centerville is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Certified officers preferred, but would also consider people with law enforcement reserve, criminal justice, military police, or security backgrounds. We can offer regular hours weekly. Candidates need to be at least 21 years old, have graduated from high school or have a G.E.D., and have a valid driver’s license. Starting pay will be based on experience and certification.


You may apply in person at City Hall located at 741 Main Street, or print the application from the cities website at and mail to PO Box C. Any further questions about this position, you can contact Chief Kaven Swearingen at 605-653-0123.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Job Application
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“I look forward to spending the day in Centerville and becoming better acquainted with those who call the area home and the issues affecting them,” Gov. Daugaard said.


The Governor’s activities for the day will include a Main Street walk, business toursaround town, and a community social and coffee hour. The Governor will also hold aroundtable for community leaders to meet and discuss the needs of the city.


“We are proud and delighted to host the Honorable Gov. Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard for the day. The citizens of Centerville will be given a unique opportunity to show off their town, their businesses, the amenities we have and the revitalization efforts we are working on,” Mayor Terry Clayton said. “Centerville is honored by this selection and looking forward to the day.”  




Centerville Featured Business - Fort Randall Telephone

Featured Business in Centerville: Fort Randall Telephone

One of the staple businesses for the past 20 years in Centerville has been Fort Randall Telephone. The company formed when US West Communications, Inc. (now CenturyLink) chose to sell several telephone exchanges to rural providers in South Dakota. The Hanson family formed a new company, Fort Randall Telephone, to be the owner of some of those exchanges. Fort Randall’s parent company, Hanson Communications is one of the top 100 telephone companies in the United States and provides service to around 30,000 customers in several, rural Midwest communities.

Currently, Ft. Randall Telephone provides telephone, internet and video to several communities in the south-central part of the state. Ft. Randall Telephone’s mission is to provide our valued customers with superior service, ongoing business relationships by maintaining the highest standards of quality customer service.

Fort Randall value’s their customers and tries in every way to make them happy by solving their problems in a timely, accurate & professional manner.

Fort Randall is very active in the communities it serves and Centerville is no exception. Whether it’s showing support of local ball teams by sponsoring jerseys or hats, or assisting in economic development projects such as housing, Fort Randall is a dynamic partner to all their communities. Most recently in Centerville, Fort Randall was a key player in bringing a new digital community sign to our downtown. The sign doubles as Fort Randall’s office sign while allowing the town to promote community events.

Centerville is glad to have this local presence for phone and internet in our area.

If you haven’t already, check them out at- or (605) 563-2863

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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