Mourners Travel Many Miles To See Janklow
January 17, 2012, 8:54 AM
PIERRE, SD -
Many of the mourners who have been filing past the flag-draped coffin of former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow woke up before dawn to drive 100 miles or more for one last chance to see him.
Sixty-eight-year old Judy Fott and her 70-year-old husband, Joe, drove 100 miles from Hamil, S.D. early Tuesday morning to see Janklow as he lies in state at the Capitol Rotunda in Pierre.
The couple left their home at 4:15 a.m. and was lined up outside the Capitol by 6:50 a.m., 10 minutes before it opened to visitors.
Judy Fott says, "We came because we were friends of Janklow. We respected him. He was a good guy."
Mike Jaspers drove 230 miles from Sioux Falls Monday night to see Janklow, who died Thursday at age 72.
© 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
1/22/2015 9:03 AM
Corey Mitchell was watching his 4-year-old son Carson skate at the Scheel's IcePlex this week when he captured an unexpected crash.
1/21/2015 6:00 PM
Eight people have been charged following a month-long drug investigation in Sioux Falls.
1/25/2015 8:08 AM
A Newcastle, Wyoming man died after an ATV broke through the ice on a lake in northern Perkins County in South Dakota.
1/21/2015 11:26 AM
The warrant was issued after police got a tip in December about possible drug activity at the home located near Cliff Avenue and Interstate 229.
1/21/2015 5:55 PM
At first his teammates thought Nate was just messing around, but his coaches quickly realized something was wrong and jumped to action.