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Lyson named Volunteer of the Year for N.D. National Guard

FARGO — Stephanie Lyson was named the Volunteer of the Year at the North Dakota National Guard’s Volunteer Symposium Sunday, March 9.

Lyson, of Dickinson, earned the award for her support of the Dickinson-based 816th Engineer Company (Horizontal).

The award is given to a volunteer who shows outstanding and exceptional service to the Guard’s Family Program.

Lyson is the family readiness group leader for the unit, according to a press release. She organizes multiple unit family activities and coordinated fundraising efforts for the family readiness group.

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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