NO ONE KNOWS CHILI LIKE FIREFIGHTERS—Our judges and chefs did a fine job. This year’s judges were Courtland-Oakfield Fire Chief Micky Davis, John Barnes of Algoma FD, Captain Brian Morris of Cannon FD, Lt. Pat Duvall of Plainfield FD and John Keillor of Grand Rapids FD. At right are two winning chefs of the five winning teams. Ten competed.
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