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Photos of the Month: April

Mitchell’s Maria Krall competes in the girls long jump at the 69th Corn Palace Relays on Thursday at Joe Quintal Field. (Eric Mayer / Republic)

Mitchell’s Baley Miller returns a shot during his match at No. 4 singles Friday against Huron at Hitchcock Park. (Marcus Traxler / Republic)

Dancers perform during the El Riad Shrine Circus on Monday night at the Corn Palace. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Ethan/Parkston’s Alex Scott, left, tags out Wagner/Avon’s Ryan Cournoyer, right, at second base during a high school baseball game on Thursday at The Pond in Parkston. (Eric Mayer / Republic)

Mitchell’s Elijah Pommer catches the ball as Watertown’s John Day (22) slides into second base on Saturday at Drake Field. (Ryan Deal/Republic)

Cousin Grumpy reacts as one of his piglets relieves itself during his pork chop review as part of the El Riad Shrine Circus on Monday night at the Corn Palace. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Student Zach Vifquain, left, laughs after shoving a pie into the face of Mitchell Technical Institute instructor Linda McEntee, right, on Tuesday at MTI in Mitchell. McEntee and fellow MTI instructor Todd Braun were nominated during the recent Snack Pack fundraiser, with nominations being $1. Vifquain and student Alex Musson nominated McEntee and Braun respectively, and were chosen by a drawing to be the ones to throw the pies. The Snack Pack fundraiser raised over $2,500, and was used to buy the groceries for the Snack Pack program. (Sarah Barclay / Republic)

Glynn Bartels, left, Judy Lofgren, center, and Lynn Huebner, right, work on a quilt on Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. They are part of the Piecemakers, a group that sews blankets, quilts and baby clothing for the area and around the world. (Sarah Barclay / Republic)

Members of the Letcher Fire Department with assistance from the Mitchell Fire Department responded to a grass fire north of 249th Street between 405th and 406th Avenue on Friday afternoon just south of Loomis. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Madeline Isaacson, a human services student from Jackson, Minn., stacks bags filled with food into boxes as 40 volunteers of students and staff took part in Mitchell Technical Institute’s annual service project of donating snack packs for the Weekend Snack Pack program over spring break for Mitchell Public School students. MTI worked with the snack pack program to provide larger packs than usual because of the school break. Items include Macaroni and Cheese, can of spaghetti, can of fruit, fruit snacks, fruit juice, granola bars, bags of cereals and treats provided by the MTI students. Due to weather on Monday, the snack packs will be given out on Tuesday to schools in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Gregory’s Blake Boes competes in the high jump during the Jaguar Invitational on Tuesday in Corsica. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Corsica-Stickney’s Joshua Moser competes in the 110 high hurdles during the Jaguar Invitational on Tuesday in Corsica. (Matt Gade / Republic)

McCook Central/Montrose’s Jacy Pulse clears the final hurdle en route to winning the 100 meter hurdles during the Flyer invitational on Wednesday afternoon in Freeman. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Canistota’s Xavier Ward unleashes a throw in the shotput during the Flyer invitational on Wednesday afternoon in Freeman. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Joe Hutmacher, the Chamberlain Police Chief, does the farmer’s walk carrying 605 pounds as his son Nash looks on in the Chamberlain school’s weight room. Hutmacher has gotten back into competitive lifting after a 15 year hiatus and is also a volunteer strength and conditioning coach for Chamberlain athletics. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Makayla Strong, a second grader in Bonnie Attema’s class at Mitchell Christian, along with her fellow classmates pick up trash in a lot as part of the Mitchell Christian School clean-a-thon on Friday morning. Kids from all grade levels at MCS spent part of Friday morning cleaning fields, ditches and parks all over Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The gun goes off and runners leave the starting line for the very first race, the girls 3200 meter relay, of the first annual Greenway Relays track meet on Friday at Mount Vernon. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Air Trio acrobatic act performs as part of the El Riad Shrine Circus on Monday night at the Corn Palace. (Matt Gade / Republic)

South Dakota State’s Wes Genant, second from left, drops back in his pass protection at the right guard spot during SDSU’s spring game on Saturday at Dana J. Dykhouse in Brookings. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell’s Koby Larson delivers a pitch during a game against Sioux Falls O’Gorman on Thursday night at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell resident and current Miss South Dakota Tessa Dee will be leaving for Las Vegas on May 1 as she will be competing for the title of Miss USA on May 14. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Attendees of the Scout O’Rama event Saturday afternoon at the Davison County Fairgrounds launch inflatables from a 10-foot-tall slingshot. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

Mitchell first baseman Bryce Geraets records the tag on Sioux Falls O’Gorman’s Grady Gulbranson on a throw back play to first to record the final out of a game on Thursday night at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Andes Central/Dakota Christian’s Beulah Black Cloud competes in the high jump during the Jaguar Invitational on Tuesday in Corsica. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Wagner’s Maesa Dvorak, left, and Bon Homme’s Ciera Himes, center, go over a set of hurdles in the 300-meter hurdles Tuesday at the Wagner Relays in Wagner. Also pictured is Andes Central/Dakota Christian’s Erie Deurmier, right. (Marcus Traxler / Republic)

Mitchell’s Cassie Hohrman, right, Hanson’s Isabelle Riggs, center, and Winner’s Elisabeth Duff, left, run in the girls 100-meter hurdles at the 69th Corn Palace Relays on Thursday at Joe Quintal Field. (Eric Mayer / Republic)

Regan Muller, 12, of Tea, right, talks to her brother, Alex Muller, 7, left, after her father purchased a ewe bighorn sheep skull at Game, Fish and Parks’ antler auction Saturday at the Goeman Auction Pavilion in Lennox. (Jake Shama / Republic)

Tony Toliver and 1-year-old Hendrix wait for the start of Bella’s Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday afternoon at Bella’s Butterfly Garden in Mitchell. The event was in remembrance of Iszabella Morgan, a 9-year-old girl who was killed in March 2012 by a drunken driver. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

Officials work the scene of a fire at the Open Door Cafe Monday morning in Menno. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

Mel Olson, right, follows along in his script during a dress rehearsal for the spring play “The panic Broadcast of 1938” on Tuesday afternoon at the Performing Arts Center. The play will be Olson’s 50th production piece at Mitchell High School. (Matt Gade / Republic)

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