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Raymond Ondrejka of Homewood, with his long, well-tended whiskers, topped a field of five contestants in the beard contest on Sunday, July 22, at the ice cream social on Martin Avenue. The event was a celebration of the village's 125th anniversary of incorporation, and the beard contest was one of several old-fashioned activities designed to harken back to the late 19th century.Ondrejka's experience as a competitive whisker-man paid off. He said he grows his beard anew each year and shaves it in late fall as part of a fundraiser. Joining him in . . .

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