Senior Spelling Bee held in Red Bud, IL - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Senior Spelling Bee held in Red Bud, IL

L to R: Red Bud Mayor Tim Lowry who was the pronouncer, Senior Spelling Bee first place winner Eilleen Wuertz of Red Bud and State Rep. Jerry Costello II, D-Smithton, pose for a photo after the Senior Spelling Bee on Tuesday, April 22. L to R: Red Bud Mayor Tim Lowry who was the pronouncer, Senior Spelling Bee first place winner Eilleen Wuertz of Red Bud and State Rep. Jerry Costello II, D-Smithton, pose for a photo after the Senior Spelling Bee on Tuesday, April 22.
RED BUD, IL (KFVS) -

State Rep. Jerry Costello II, D-Smithton, hosted a spelling bee for the senior members of the Red Bud Senior Circle on Tuesday, April 24.

The nine contestants came from Randolph and St. Clair Counties to test their spelling abilities. The winner and runner up have the opportunity to advance to regionals which is later followed by the state championship at the State Fair in Springfield this summer.

“Senior spelling bees are a great way for seniors and community members to get together for a light-hearted and fun event while testing their spelling skills,” Costello said. “Red Bud Senior Circle truly does a fantastic job with creating fun and engaging programs for seniors in the area and I am excited to be a part of this. I would like to thank the Senior Circle Director Julie Hudson, the spelling bee volunteers and the contestants for participating in this successful event. I would also like to congratulate Eileen Wuertz of Red Bud on winning first place and Albert Lawson of Belleville who placed second. Both Eileen and Albert have the opportunity to advance to regionals.”

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Former Bardwell police chief sworn in as Murray, KY officer

    Former Bardwell police chief sworn in as Murray, KY officer

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:50:07 GMT
    Chief Jeff Liles, Officer Brandon Marbry, and Mayor Jack Rose (Source: Murray Police Department)Chief Jeff Liles, Officer Brandon Marbry, and Mayor Jack Rose (Source: Murray Police Department)
    Chief Jeff Liles, Officer Brandon Marbry, and Mayor Jack Rose (Source: Murray Police Department)Chief Jeff Liles, Officer Brandon Marbry, and Mayor Jack Rose (Source: Murray Police Department)

    Officer Brandon Marbry has been sworn in as an officer with the City of Murray, Kentucky. According to the department, Marbry is the former police chief of Bardwell, Ky. 

    Officer Brandon Marbry has been sworn in as an officer with the City of Murray, Kentucky. According to the department, Marbry is the former police chief of Bardwell, Ky. 

  • Ag. Business Bachelor's degree added at UT Martin

    Ag. Business Bachelor's degree added at UT Martin

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:34:23 GMT
    This program is the 18th bachelor’s degree program offered at UT Martin. (Source: UT Martin)This program is the 18th bachelor’s degree program offered at UT Martin. (Source: UT Martin)
    This program is the 18th bachelor’s degree program offered at UT Martin. (Source: UT Martin)This program is the 18th bachelor’s degree program offered at UT Martin. (Source: UT Martin)

    A new bachelor’s degree in agricultural business has been approved for the University of Tennessee at Martin by the UT Board of Trustees. 

    A new bachelor’s degree in agricultural business has been approved for the University of Tennessee at Martin by the UT Board of Trustees. 

  • Ferry operators, officials to meet on future of Cave-In-Rock Ferry

    Ferry operators, officials to meet on future of Cave-In-Rock Ferry

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:03:02 GMT
    Ferry operators and officials will meet on Monday to discuss the future of the Cave-In-Rock Ferry. (Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)Ferry operators and officials will meet on Monday to discuss the future of the Cave-In-Rock Ferry. (Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

    Ferry operators will meet with state and local officials on Monday, June 25 to discuss the future of the Cave-In-Rock Ferry.

    Ferry operators will meet with state and local officials on Monday, June 25 to discuss the future of the Cave-In-Rock Ferry.

Powered by Frankly