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Winners of the Discovery Middle School Geography Bee, from left: Coltan Koehn (third), Sam Wicken (first) and Wyatt Odland (second). (Contributed)1 / 2
Nine students competed in the Discovery Middle School Geography Bee. (Contributed)2 / 2

Geography Bee

Sam Wicken won first place in the Discovery Middle School Geography Bee on Wednesday, Jan. 24 and will take a qualifying test to see if he gets to go to the State Geography Bee in April. Nine students competed. Wyatt Odland placed second and Coltan Koehn placed third. Others who competed were: Joaquim Ramos, Dekker Olson, Myles Sansted, Isaac Carns, Peter Sansted and Jacob Fleming.

Color the tooth fairy

Children who enter a coloring contest through The West Central Minnesota Early Childhood Dental Network can win an electric toothbrush.

It's part of an effort to promote good oral health during February, which is National Children's Dental Health Month.

All entries are eligible to win an electric toothbrush, and two names will be drawn. For contest rules and to download the coloring page, visit, or the Early Childhood Dental Network page on Facebook. Colored pages must be received by Monday, Feb. 26.

The network covers nine nine counties, including Douglas County. It is designed to improve oral health for children, particularly those age 0-5.