Pictured, from left, are the winners of the Linn County Spelling Bee held last night at Father McCarten Memorial School. They are, from left, Ethan Sims (Brookfield R-3/4th Grade/Runner-Up); Sam Clarkson (Brookfield R-3/5th Grade/2nd Grade/Runner-Up); Nikki Bell (Linn R-1/6th Grade/1st Place, Grand Champion); Kelsee Corbin (Bucklin R-2/5th Grade/1st Place); Rhéa Krumpelman (Father McCarten/4th Grade/1st Place and Runner Up, Championship Round). Bell won the Championship round after Krumpelman misspelled ‘pedestrian’ and Bell spelled it correctly, followed by a correct spelling of ‘democratic.’

Pictured, from left, are the winners of the Linn County Spelling Bee held last night at Father McCarten Memorial School. They are, from left, Ethan Sims (Brookfield R-3/4th Grade/Runner-Up); Sam Clarkson (Brookfield R-3/5th Grade/2nd Grade/Runner-Up); Nikki Bell (Linn R-1/6th Grade/1st Place, Grand Champion); Kelsee Corbin (Bucklin R-2/5th Grade/1st Place); Rhéa Krumpelman (Father McCarten/4th Grade/1st Place and Runner Up, Championship Round). Bell won the Championship round after Krumpelman misspelled ‘pedestrian’ and Bell spelled it correctly, followed by a correct spelling of ‘democratic.’