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John Barenie of Griffth's 2nd Place Pumpkin in Contest at 2013 Indiana State Fair

John Barenie of Griffth's 2nd Place Pumpkin in Contest at 2013 Indiana State Fair

John Barenie of Griffth won second place with his pumpkin entry in the Giant Pumpkin Contest at 2013 Indiana State Fair.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Griffith grower tips scales with state fair second place pumpkin

OFFBEAT: Griffith grower tips scales with state fair second place pumpkin

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

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Griffith man continues reign as Indiana's pumpkin king

Griffith man continues reign as Indiana's pumpkin king

INDIANAPOLIS | The man Northwest Indiana thinks of when it thinks of pumpkins is once again best in the state.

August 13, 2012 7:15 pm
Griffith man continues reign as Indiana's pumpkin king

Griffith man continues reign as Indiana's pumpkin king

John Barenie, of Griffith, holds the trophy he received as winner of the 2012 Giant Pumpkin Contest at the Indiana State Fair. Barenie's 1,293-pound  pumpkin beat the second-place finisher by 208 pounds. The win is Barenie's second in a row and third since 2002.

August 13, 2012 10:36 am
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