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Storied history in smoky contest

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The Hogeye Festival’s pork cook-off is named after Gordon Swenson.

The City of Elgin is hosting a yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration in honor of the community’s founding in 1872. This week's Sesquicentennial Story is from Sue Brashar. 2022 is a year for the entire community to commemorate, educate and celebrate the rich history and highlight the cultural fabric of the last 150 years. The Elgin Courier is generously sharing a weekly “Sesquicentennial Story,” intended to provide new perspectives, pay tribute to the past, and help the community join together throughout the year and beyond.Three men enjoying a cold beverage together with the love of barbecue but even more love and pride for our town, Elgin, hatched ...

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