Chili Cookoff raises thousands for local United Way

Tamie Larez with Meals on Wheels, left, and Sharon Erwin with ComfortCare Homes talk during the Saturday Chili Cookoff in downtown Newton. At right is Ernie, the Meals on Wheels' booth mascot. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now
By Wendy Nugent, Newton Now A total of 248 gallons, 31,744 ounces or 3,968 cups, of chili was up for grabs on Saturday afternoon at the annual Chili Cookoff, which benefits the Harvey County United Way. There was white chili, a red-based chili made from someone’s mother’s recipe and all other kinds, as folks bought tickets to get their tasting kits, going from booth to


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