Good morningDaily digest: Things to know for the day ahead, from spelling bees to a pitch party to a square dance meeting.
• Empty Bowl, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy, Mitchell.
• Mitchell Area Local Spelling Bee, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dakota Wesleyan University Rollins Campus Center, Mitchell.
• Corn Palace Regional Spelling Bee, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., DWU Rollins Campus Center, Mitchell.
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Things to remember
GEDDES HOSTS PITCH PARTY: A progressive pitch card party will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Community Building.
Cost is $5 to play and prizes will be awarded for high and low scores. Free will offering lunch will follow.
The event is sponsored by the Geddes Historical Society.
SQUARE DANCE CLUB TO MEET: Palace Promenaders Square Dance Club will dance at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at James Valley Community Center, Mitchell. Don Nugent will be the caller and Wahl is the host.
Powerball: Wednesday’s winning numbers: 3-17-19-25-32; Powerball: 17; No winner reported; Estimated jackpot: $80 million
Wild Card 2: Wednesday’s winning numbers: 5-24-26-29-32; Wild Card: King of Clubs; No winner reported; Estimated jackpot: $210,000.
Dakota Cash: Wednesday’s winning numbers: 7-10-11-28-33; No winner reported; Estimated jackpot: $53,000
Hot Lotto: Wednesday’s winning numbers: 3-5-7-29-33; Hot Ball: 2; No winner reported; Estimated jackpot: $1.92 million.
A story on page A1 of Thursday’s edition incorrectly stated the anticipated cost of Bella’s Butterfly Garden. The approximate cost is $20,000.
The percent of public school dropouts in South Dakota for the 2011-12 school year was 2.0 percent. The rate had stayed in that range since the 2007-2008 school year, which had a 3.4 dropout rate, the highest since the 2005-06 school year.
— Source; S.D. Kids
Today in local history
On this date in 2010, the S.D. Legislature was to consider a bill which would seek to clarify which government committees were required to open their meetings to the public. Tentative language distinguished between committees that have decision-making authority and those that are merely advisory, with decision-making groups required to hold open meetings.