The 2014 county spelling bee brought 14 of the county’s top spellers together to determine who would represent the region during the 2014 Regional Spelling Bee March 8, at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Center. Hayden Mildward, seventh grade and Hunter Johnson, fifth grade, both from Maryville Middle School won first and second, respectively. The two will advance to regionals. Taking third as the first alternative is Kobe Hendrix, fifth grader from Nodaway-Holt and the fourth place and second alternate is Ryan Riley, sixth grade North Nodaway student. With their medals and certificates are Mildward, Johnson, Hendrix and Riley.