–Area residents turned out in droves for the 20th annual Whittemore Chili Cook-Off Saturday evening, with winners selected in four separate categories.
The “Golden Ladle” award went to the team of Ashley Frideres and Melinda Zimmerman, as the duo also won “Best in Show” and finished in a tie for 3rd in the “People’s Choice” category.
In the “Judge’s Choice” competition, the team of Keith, Cindy and Breanna Lowe took top honors, while Traci Schuver came in 2nd and the team of Brian Thul and the Hot Peppers finished 3rd.
In the “People’s Choice” category, the team of Andrew, Alex and Kevin Elbert took home 1st place. Jessica and Mike Hatland finished 2nd, while the team of Zimmerman and Frideres tied with Keith, Cindy and Breanna low for 3rd.
The event was hosted by the Whittemore Community Betterment Committee and held at Whittemore American Legion Hall.