Flandreau Renames Community Center After Janklow
FLANDREAU, S.D. (AP) – The community center in Flandreau has been renamed in honor of former South Dakota governor and U.S. Representative Bill Janklow.
The re-naming became official during a dedication ceremony Friday morning. Janklow died in January 2012 after a months-long battle with brain cancer.
Flandreau officials proposed a name change soon after, and chose Friday as the dedication date after consulting with Janklow’s family. Janklow had a hand in other Flandreau centers as well; the city’s aquatic center was funded in part by a grant approved by Janklow.
Janklow was born in Chicago but moved to his mother’s hometown of Flandreau when he was young.