Schmidtke takes ‘Golden Ladel’ at annual chili cook off

Charles City, Iowa – The coveted Golden Ladle Award for the 23rd year in a row came up for grabs Friday afternoon during the Annual Great Chili Cook off.

Seven local celebrities were selected from the automotive industry.  Brian Schmidtke of Scmidtke Auto Body takes home bragging rights after dropping the competition by at least nine votes or more. Glen Putney of Arnold Motor Supply came in second and Steve Robel of Quality Auto Service captured third.

The proceeds go to Community Revitalization.