Recognized for their service


As the Moody County Boys and Girls Club works with a variety of local partners to grow its reach and impact, two individuals in particular are being recognized for helping the Club and its members however possible.
Flandreau Mayor Dan Sutton (above on left) this past week was recognized as a “Community Champion” at the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Plains Annual Meeting in Sioux Falls.
The Northern Plains group includes Clubs from across the region.

City Administrator Cohl Turnquist (above right) was also recognized as the “Rising Rockstar” for the Club.
“I was a bit surprised to receive the award from the Boys and Girls Club, but I am appreciative of the award. The City has been working hand in hand with the Boys and Girls Club and our partners to pursue several projects that will have a profound impact on our community. I have had the privilege to serve in a role, where we have been able to help move these projects forward successfully. I am overly grateful for the BGC corporate and Moody County staff, as they have dedicated numerous hours to improve services for youth and childcare in our community. There are several deserving members of the Moody County Advisory Board, which adds to the gratitude I feel for being selected for the award.”
The local Club is in the final stretch of meetings and planning for a broader approach to expanded childcare opportunities throughout the Moody County community. A Community Development Block Grant has been awarded to the Club totaling more than a million dollars for the purpose. The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
How it might be used and what expanded options might look like will be detailed in the grant application due late February.