Good morningDaily digest: Things to know for the day ahead, from a basketball tournament to a blood drive to winning lottery numbers.
Things to do
• Mike Miller Classic, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Corn Palace, Mitchell.
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Things to remember
BLOOD DRIVE SET IN JANUARY: LifeServe Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, in the Community Room, Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell.
Mega Millions: Winning numbers drawn Tuesday: 2-3-18-34-48; Megaball: 36; Megaplier: 4; Estimated jackpot: $18 million.
Today is Boxing Day, which is celebrated primarily in Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. There are a number of theories about its origin, which was likely during the Middle Ages in England. Some historians say the day started because servants received gifts from their employers on the day after Christmas. Another theory is that church officials opened the boxes where parishioners dropped coins and distributed the contents to the poor on Dec. 26.
Today in local history
On this date in 2009, it was reported that three days of wind and snow had left Mitchell with more than a foot of snow on Christmas Day, causing temporary power outages and the cancellation of Christmas events across the area.
Ken Schlimgen, of Central Electric Cooperative, said power was temporarily unavailable to approximately 100 customers in the Forestburg area on Christmas Day. Other outages were reportedly scattered across at least some of the counties covered by Central Electric, including Sanborn, Miner, Hanson, Jerauld, Davison, Buffalo, Aurora and Brule.