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By Andi Bourne

A Tasting Sensation


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

2018 Chili Cook-off Winners with American Legion Post 63 Commander Rick Ferguson (L-R): Ferguson; first place Patricia Maurer (Chili #9), third place Marie Geisler (#10), second place Lisa Bender (#2) and third place Andrew Anderson (#4). Not pictured third place Ronda Feucht (# unknown)

SWAN VALLEY – From chicken to beef, sweet to spicy, the range of tastes in the 15 chilies in the America Legion Post 63 28th Annual Condon Chili Cook-off made choosing the best quite the challenge. With a three-way tie for third, first and second were a clean sweep. The 2018 Chili Champ Patricia Maurer claimed this year's coveted trophy and $150.

Maurer is from Harrisburg, Pa. and is building a home in the Swan Valley. She loves to cook chili for her family and placed second last year in the cook-off.

"I was determined this year to be first," said Maurer.

Maurer's chili was made with elk...

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