Ricky Hu, a Marysville fifth grader, won the Marshall County Spelling Bee, held Saturday at the Marysville Elementary School. He misspelled 5 of the 40 words on the written exam. Second Place went to Patrick Linck, a Marysville seventh grader, third place went to Maddy Kuckelmann, an Axtell eighth grader, and fourth place went to Jarrett Gros, a Frankfort sixth grader. Kuckelmann and Gros will represent Marshall County at the State Spelling Bee in Topeka March 2nd. Normally the first and second place winners would compete, however Marysville Elementary did not sign up and pay the the fee for the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s regional competition in Topeka, due to budget cuts.
About Kevin Rippe
Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.