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[FEB. 23, 2005]  The annual Logan County Spelling Bee was conducted at the Logan County Courthouse on Tuesday. Thirteen school representatives were involved in this year's bee, which lasted six rounds and consisted of 41 words.

Jean Anderson, regional superintendent of schools, and Hannah Sheley, the spelling bee winner

Hannah Sheley, daughter of Brad and Angie Sheley, was this year's winner. Hannah is in the seventh grade at Carroll Catholic School. She won the spelling bee by correctly spelling the word "Soviet."

Raeann Sheley, daughter of Jay and Sheila Sheley and a seventh-grade student at Lincoln Zion Lutheran School, was the first runner-up. Chelsie Landstrom, an eighth-grader at Chester-East Lincoln Elementary, was second runner-up. She is the daughter of Mary Beth Landstrom.

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Jean Anderson, regional superintendent of schools, presented a trophy to the winner and a new dictionary to each of the three finalists.

The Regional Office of Education and the Pantagraph sponsor the spelling bee jointly.

Mary McKeeth from the Normal Public Library was the pronouncer

These three finalists will represent Logan County at the Pantagraph Spelling Bee on April 2 at Central Catholic High School in Bloomington.

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