A Marysville boy, Ricky Hu, was runner up in the Kansas State Spelling Bee, held Saturday in Topeka. The field was narrowed to two spellers in round 20, when Hu misspelled passel. Defined as a large number or group, passel is P-A-S-S-E-L. He had spelled pastle. Ricky Hu is a 6th grade student at Marysville Elementary. Ethan Perrins, an 8th grade student from Douglas County won the spelling bee.