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New London pumpkin grower misses world record set by Iowa man

had Revier of New London watches as Lyle Bengtson of rural Spicer hoists one of Revier's giant pumpkins from the garden Friday and puts it on a trailer. Revier will be in competition today at a sanctioned pumpkin weighing contest in Stillwater. He's vying for the "Grower of the Year" in the world. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

NEW LONDON - A giant pumpkin grown in Iowa beat out a New London man's attempt for a world record.

The difference was just 65 pounds.

Chad Revier had hoped the combined weight of the three largest pumpkins he grew in his grandmother's garden would earn him the 2009 "Grower of the Year" title from the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. It's a prize that pumpkin growers from all over the world compete for.

Read more on this story Wednesday in the West Central Tribune.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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