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Published September 11, 2012, 12:00 AM

David Starner of Hoffman grew this 1,029 pound pumpkin


David Starner of Hoffman grew this pumpkin that, as of September 4,

weighed 1,029 pounds. Throughout the month of July, the pumpkin grew

anywhere from 20 to 30 pounds a day. The weight is estimated by taking

three measurements - circumference, and height from ground to ground from

both front to back and side to side. (Echo Press photo by Jo Colvin)

Read the article: The Great Pumpkin has arrived