April 11, 2012

The joy of reading
Linda Daugaard, wife of Gov. Dennis Daugaard, reads to the third grade class at Menno Public School Wednesday morning, April 4. Daugaard visited the school as part of the reading initiatives she plans to focus on during her time as First Lady of South Dakota. Daugaard plans to visit third, fourth and fifth grade classrooms around the state to read to students. She also plans to use the visits to help recycle gently-used books by collecting them and dropping off donated books with each classroom. She is also promoting the Read Out And Read programs, which is administered by the state department of social services. The program provides age-appropriate books to infants through 5-year-old children during child well-checks.

Menno Relays postponed until May 7

The Menno Relays have been postponed from Thursday, April 12 to Monday, May 7 due forecasts of cold, windy and rainy weather.

Jacque Liebl, activities director for the Menno School District, said school officials and volunteers will attempt to use the same schedule and run both high school and junior high events on the rescheduled date.

Teams that plan to participate in the May 7 event include Menno, McCrossan Boys Ranch, Marion and Hanson. Parker and Mitchell Christian will participate with their high school teams only, Liebl said. More teams are being sought to attend the track and field meet.

The event will replace the Menno Junior High Relays, which were originally scheduled for May 7.

The event was rescheduled after the April 11 edition of the Hutchinson Herald had been sent to press. Watch the Herald print edition for further updates on the Menno Relays.

Menno Invite Set for April 17

Menno High School will host the Menno Invite track meet Tuesday afternoon, April 17 at the Menno Athletic Field.

Teams participating in the event include Menno, Bridgewater-Emery, Marion, Freeman, Canistota, Centerville and Avon.

The meet will kick off with field events, which begin at 4 p.m. Running events will begin at 4:30 p.m. The schedule of events follows below.

4 p.m. - girls high jump, girls shot put, girls triple jump, boys long jump, boys discus and boys pole vault.
4:30 p.m. - girls 100 meter hurdles
4:40 p.m. - boys 110 meter hurdles
4:50 p.m. - 3,200 meter relay
5:15 p.m. - 100 meter dash, boys high jump, boys shot put, boys triple jump, girls long jump, girls discus and girls pole vault
5:30 p.m. - 800 meter relay
5:45 p.m. - 1,600 meter run
6:10 p.m. - 400 meter relay
6:20 p.m. - 400 meter dash
6:35 p.m. - 300 meter hurdles
6:45 p.m. - medley relay
7 p.m. - 800 meter run
7:15 p.m. - 200 meter dash
7:30 p.m. - 400 meter weight relay
7:40 p.m. - 1,600 meter relay