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Stark County Relay For Life set for tonight at DHS practice field

The Stark County Relay For Life event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. today at the Dickinson High School practice field, located at the corner of 13th Avenue West and Fairway Street.

The event helps raise money for the American Cancer Society and is a way to remember those who have lost and survived battles with cancer.

Luminaria bags with names of those who battled cancer will be placed around the track. The public is invited to attend and walk the track throughout the night and Saturday morning.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the survivor lap. The bag-lighting ceremony begins at dusk and the closing ceremonies will be at 6 a.m.

Dustin Monke

Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He was a key part of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, and oversaw The Press' Sweepstakes and General Excellence wins in 2014, as well as its national first-place honors for Community Leadership in the Inland Daily Press Association and contributed to the first-place Inland award for Investigative Reporting. As the newspaper's editor, he writes an occasional Sunday column, is a member of The Press' Editorial Board, contributes feature stories and breaking news, designs pages, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and action movies, exercises whenever his schedule allows, and spends every minute he can with his wife and son.

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