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The great pumpkin?

Joe Ailts of rural New Richmond grew this whopper of a pumpkin in his garden. Ailts is pictured with his son, Evan, sitting atop the pumpkin. It placed 12th at 903 pounds in the Nekoosa, Wis. Pumpkin Fest weigh-off this past weekend. First-place entry of 1,325 pounds went to Glen and Margaret Martin of Cobined Locks, Wis. Ailts took first in the longest gourd category with an 86.5 inch entry. Photo by Jeff Holmquist