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New Pepper Festival Queen Jordan Loken, second from left, and princesses Julia Pettee, Emma Thole and Hunter Thompson, from left, laugh with joy shortly after receiving their crowns.

2015 Pepper Festival royalty crowned in North Hudson

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The 60th-annual coronation of North Hudson Pepper Festival royalty took place before a large crowd on the festival grounds late Sunday afternoon.


Ken Merchak was introduced as the 2015 king and Jordan Loken was chosen by the judges to serve as queen for the coming year.

The 2015 princesses are Hunter Thompson, Emma Thole and Julia Pettee.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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