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Monday, October 9th, 2006
Photo by Margie Wuebker/The Daily Standard

Kris Black of Rockford watches intently as judge John Gardner samples her chili during a Saturday afternoon contest at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. Black used her husband's recipe but added novel ingredients like cocoa and Coca-Cola. Her efforts earned third-place honors in the mild class.

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