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Contributed photo Knights of Columbus members met with Linda Roles (center), director of the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties, at the club's garden. They included (left to right) Jim Korkowski, Bernie Thoennes, Lowell Anderson and Bernie Korkowski, along with dog, "Lucky."

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Members of the Chesterton Council of the Knights of Columbus teamed up with the United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties this summer to give those in need garden-fresh vegetables.


It all began when the members of the Knights of Columbus responded to an offer from Bernie Thoennes, a local farmer, who had land available if anyone wanted to put in a garden - at no cost.

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