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Photos of the Month: June

Kylie Pauly, a second-grade teacher in Woonsocket, walks head-to-toe on the balance beam during the S.M.A.R.T. workshop Thursday morning at the Mitchell Middle School. There were 30 educators from the region participating in the training, which concluded Thursday afternoon. This is the third year the S.M.A.R.T. workshop was held in Mitchell. (Sara Bertsch / Republic)

Mitchell Junior Legion Post 18’s Brady Hawkins, left, and Hunter Stahle both reach out for a ball hit straight across the second base for a hit by Pierre Junior Legion Post 8 during the first game of a doubleheader on Friday at Drake Field. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Steve Roth with the Mitchell Parks and Rec department plants cattails along the shoreline of Lake Mitchell near N. Ohlman St. and Indian Village Road on Saturday morning. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Fr. Gerald Thury bows at the alter after the processional during Mass on Sunday afternoon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston. Fr. Thury celebrated his 50th anniversary of priesthood with a special Mass held in his honor. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Post 18’s Max Schoenfelder slides safely to home scoring on a wild pitch as Renner pitcher Austin Rhode is unable to field the throw from the catch Trey Rogers during the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mount Vernon’s Seth Cavanaugh juggles the ball transitioning from glove to hand wanting to go for the double play while getting the out on Winner/Colome’s Austin Richey at second base during a game on Sunday evening in Mount Vernon. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell White’s Seth Muth, right, makes a grab in the outfield in front of teammate Lucas Bennett during the first game of a doubleheader against Watertown on Wednesday at Drake Field. (Matt Gade / Republic)

At top right, Beth Locken, with the South Dakota Wheat Growers technical rescue team, leads a class on grain bin entrapment as part of the 2017 South Dakota State Fire School on Friday morning at in the Energy Training Center parking lot at Mitchell Technical Institute. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Tiffany Boehmer is the lone female firefighter/emt with the Mitchell Department of Public Safety. (Matt Gade / Republic)

11-month-old Paisley King, of Letcher, is one of this year’s honorary co-chairs for the annual Heart and Sole Cancer Walk this Friday at Mitchell Middle School. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dr. Patch Adams speaks to a group during the CNA Summit as part of Dakota Wesleyan University’s Rural Nursing Initiative held in DWU’s Sherman Center on Tuesday afternoon. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The clouds from a storm on Tuesday evening make their way Northeast past Alexandria. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Post 18’s Drew Kitchens catches Sheridan (Wyo.) Post 7’s Jeff Shanor trying to steal second during the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday evening at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)

The Emery baseball field has been modified to be a more complete field after having shared duties as a baseball/football field for several years. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Post 18’s Max Schoenfelder bobbles an attempted catch on a pop-up ball by a Winner/Colome batter as teammate Elijah Pommer backs him up on the play during the second game of a doubleheader on Friday at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Winner/Colome’s Kelly O’Bryan fields a hit out to short during the first game of a doubleheader against Post 18 on Friday at Cadwell Park. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Dakota Wesleyan University strength and conditioning coach Kyle Hobbs, center, walks up and down the weight room as members of the football team workout on Wednesday at the DWU weight room in the Christen Family Athletic Center. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Breeley Venosdel (6), left, and Delia Knoll (5), of Springfield, reach out for candy tossed their way from one of the floats taking part in the parade as part of the 69th Annual Czech Days parade on Friday, June 16, 2016 in Tabor. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Leander Vyhlidal, of Norfolk, Neb., and Adrianne Adderley, of Yankton, sit on the stoop in front of St. Wenceslaus Church watching the parade go by during the 69th Annual Czech Days parade on Friday, June 16, 2016 in Tabor. (Matt Gade / Republic)

People line both sides of East Yankton Street in front of St. Wenceslaus Church as the parade runs through the town of Tabor as part of the 69th Annual Czech Days parade on Friday. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Scenes from the 69th Annual Czech Days parade on Friday, June 16, 2016 in Tabor. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Students from Augustana University and the University of Exeter work Monday inside the Thomsen Center Archeodome at the Prehistoric Indian Village in Mitchell. (Jake Shama / Republic)

Two-year-old Peyton Marquardt plays with his digger truck in the sand at the beach on Lake Hanson on Monday afternoon. Steph Marquardt, of Alexandria, brought her boys Peyton, Tyson and Shay out to the lake to enjoy the nice weather on Monday. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Lucie Anderson poses for a portrait in the lap pool at Hitchcock Park in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell’s Christian Stange competes in the boys 9-10 200-meter individual medley race at the Corn Palace Invite on Friday at the Mitchell Aquatic Center. (Eric Mayer / Republic)

Nine-year-old Layton Zoss rides his horse Dixie while going over a set of logs while competing in the Ranch Riding competition during the 2017 Sanborn County 4-H Horse Show on Monday afternoon at the Sanborn County 4-H grounds. A new addition to the Sanborn County 4-H grounds is the crows nest, back right, that was funded through the South Dakota Farm Bureau Centennial Community Initiative. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Mitchell’s Koby Larson, bottom, breaks up a pass intended for Redfield/Doland’s Carsten Mcneil during a wide receiver vs. defensive back drill on Tuesday morning as part of Dakota Wesleyan University’s 11-man team camp at DWU’s practice field in Mitchell. (Matt Gade / Republic)

Tabor pitcher Bryce Scieszinski throws to first base to throw out Corsica-Stickney’s Cordel Menning (foreground) on Tuesday in Tabor. (Ryan Deal/Republic)

Tabor’s Cole Uecker, left, safely slides into third base as Corsica-Stickney’s Clayton Menning, right, can’t make the tag during a Legion baseball game Tuesday in Tabor. (Ryan Deal/Republic)

Kids take turns off the diving board at the Mitchell Aquatic Center on Thursday afternoon. The Aquatic Center will have regular hours of 1 p.m.- 8 p.m. through the weekend and on Monday, but will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday for the holiday. (Matt Gade / Republic)

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