Oles win library spelling bee

The first Northfield Public Library Spelling Bee is over and a team from St. Olaf College claimed the championship. 

Griff Wigley who was at the event, reports that Maggie Odell, Roz Eaton-Neeb and Paul Zorn showed their Ole spirit -- and a mastery of Webster's -- as they beat some tough competition from all over town. Those are all the details I have, so if you were there, please feel free to add more info in the comments field below.

We've got a photo gallery of the event and as usual, Griff had camera in hand, so you can see his take on the evening just by clicking here.

More inside, including a listing of teams...

The three-member teams met Thursday evening at The Grand Event Center.  The Bee was a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Northfield Public Library, the Grand Event Center and the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation and the proceeds will go toward the purchase of a new "used" Booker Bus. 


Teams included:

The Mighty Quacks of Allina NDDC
Team Faribault Neuger Communications Group
Northfield Rotary St. Olaf College
Carleton's Ultraviolet Catastrophe Grandpa's Farm
Countryside Animal Hospital Coldwell Banker
Cannon Valley Lions Club City Management Team
St. Olaf Avenue Spellers AAUW
Healthy Community Initiative Digs
Contented Cow