McLaughlin officials inducted into Municipal Hall of Fame

January 4, 2016

Congratulations to McLaughlin Finance Officer Della Hauck and Utility Manager Lornie Hach for their recent inductions into the South Dakota Municipal League Hall of Fame. The SDML Hall of Fame honors elected and appointed officials and employees who have served municipalities in South Dakota for 20 or more years. Hauck and Hach were recognized as inductees at SDML’s Annual Conference in October.

Della Hauck, McLaughlin, 31 Years
Della Hauck 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.

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.

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 at the 2016 Annual conference in Rapid City. Nomination forms will be available with conference information in 2016 at

The South Dakota Municipal League (SDML) was organized in 1934 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit association of incorporated municipalities in South Dakota. The League’s mission is the cooperative improvement of municipal government in South Dakota.