The 11th annual Women in Blue Jeans Conference is underway in Mitchell.
Tracy Pardy, foundation director for Avera Queen of Peace in Mitchell, talks to children Wednesday afternoon at John Paul II Elementary School. Pardy and Charlene Berke, director of Avera’s Cancer Center, visited John Paul II to receive a donation of $1,194.92 to the Cancer Center from the students. The students used a modified calendar to collect coins during the Christmas holiday, said Principal Robin Cahoy.
"People recognize me, and then you get the ones always coming by and they honk.”
Middle school wrestling coach Dustin Wheeler said 222 wrestlers competed in a tournament Saturday at Mitchell High School.
Kevin Baltzer, of Huron, won the 2014 Corn Palace Regional Spelling Bee Saturday at Dakota Wesleyan University by spelling the word guineas. Baltzer, an eighth-grader at Huron Middle School, defeated Carolyn Blaha, an eight-grader at Wagner Middle School.