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Pepper Fest is a family affair for the Merchaks even if they don't get to spend a lot of time together. They managed this photo with two of their four children at last year's event. From left are Ken, Leah, Kollon and Kenny. Submitted photo

Pepper Fest Good Neighbors: Merchaks fit the bill


Ken Merchak doesn't look exactly comfortable with all the attention, but he and wife Leah definitely have earned the title of "Good Neighbors" at this year's North Hudson Pepper Fest.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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