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Chili and pies make the grade in contest

Susan Karnes of Orrick (left) and Jean Stonner of Camden were winners in the CASI chili cook-off and baking contest Saturday, hosted at Richmond Shrine Club. Karnes won fourth in CASI-style chili and Stonner won second and third for her pies. (Photo by JoEllen Black/Richmond News)

Susan Karnes of Orrick (left) and Jean Stonner of Camden were winners in the CASI chili cook-off and baking contest Saturday, hosted at Richmond Shrine Club. Karnes won fourth in CASI-style chili and Stonner won second and third for her pies. (Photo by JoEllen Black/Richmond News)

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News

Jean Stonner had a good feeling when she was rolling out her pie crust the night before a pie-baking contest. She thought she might have a winner.

Stonner, of Camden, didn’t get top honors, but her pecan pie won second and her Amazing Coconut Pie received third among vote-getters at the Chili Appreciation Society International’s (CASI) chili cook-off and pie contest Saturday at Richmond Shrine Club. Darlene Kallenberger of Richmond received first among 15 entries for her German chocolate cream pie.

Pie-tasting was equally as popular as chili-tasting among the crowd, which paid $5 for pie and $3 for tasting 15 types of chili made that morning.

“Yes, I think there’s a lot more people tasting this year,” said Jerri Dowdy of Kansas City, secretary/treasurer of Sho-Me Pod, Missouri local chapter of CASI. “That’s what makes it fun for us.”

CHILI COOK-OFF RESULTS

CASI-STYLE

1. Shelly Kroencke, Lenexa, Kan.

2. Ryan Reynolds, Kansas City

3. Lee Kroencke, Lenexa

4. Susan Karnes, Orrick

5. Steve Dowdy, Kansas City

6. Jerri Dowdy, Kansas City

7. Mike Shea, Moberly

8. Larry King, Lexington

9. Alvin Kallenberger, Richmond

HOMESTYLE

1. Larry King, Lexington

2. Mike Graff, Richmond

3. Delmar Dothage, Lexington

PIE BAKE-OFF

1. Darlene Kallenberger, Richmond

2. Jean Stonner, Camden

3. Jean Stonner, Camden

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