The current issue of South Dakota Magazine features an outstanding story on August Klindt, also known as "The Gann Valley Giant," and his days in the circus and his retirement in Wessington Springs. 

The magazine's Editor-at-Large, Bernie Hunhoff, enlisted former True Dakotan editor/publisher Craig Wenzel to help with the piece. 

Shown above, five-year-old Jace Kolousek happily tries on the Giant's ten gallon hat, which is on display at the Jerauld County Heritage Museum in Wessington Springs. Jace is the son of Jennifer and Brian Kolousek.