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Rick and Renae Stohr with two of the biggest pumpkins they grew this year, and a green squash. They named the 642-pounder Big Al. Photo by Jason Schulte

Elmwood resident springs a 642-pound pumpkin

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ELMWOOD -- Rick Stohr was seeking a stress reliever, something he could do when his day as a salesman is done.

The Elmwood native, thanks to friends and family, found growing pumpkins, especially big ones, to his liking.

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"I grew up on a farm and the trials and tribulations of farming are the same things you experience with pumpkins," he said.

It's safe to say the 2008 season was a good one for Stohr in his three years of competitively growing pumpkins.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
(715) 273-4334
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