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Best liar comes from Oconto Falls

The Burlington Liars' Club has finally announced its World Champion Lie for 2008.

The winning fib is normally unveiled before the start of the New Year - and the club didn't even try to lie about why it was late.

Anyway, the winner is Garth Seehawer, 71, of Oconto Falls.

His yarn was about a grandson who could be a con man. Seehawer said "My grandson is the most persuasive lair I have ever met. By the time he was two-years-old, he could dirty his diaper, and make his mother believe someone else had done it."

Seehawer's entry was among 160 in this year's contest. He's a retired business lawyer and he jokes that his background gave him an advantage.

The Burlington Liars' Club was started in 1929, when reporters Mannel Hahn and Otis Hulett fibbed about a lying contest between the local police and fire departments.

The police chief won after he claimed he never told a lie.

Today, the club has about 2,000 members from around the world.

It costs $1 to get in and you get to submit an endless number of fibs every year.