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Haas couple win weight loss contest


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KELLY ROEHM, center, manager of the Aspirus Ontonagon Fitness Center, presents a plaque and prizes to the winners of the fitness center’s annual meltdown, Joe and Linda Haas. The couple lost 58.5 pounds and 23.6 percent of their body weight during the three-month competition.

ONTONAGON — More than a quarter of a ton of weight was lost by competitors in the seventh annual Aspirus Ontonagon Fitness Center Meltdown in Ontonagon.

The three-month contest saw two-person teams competing for the largest percentage of weight loss.

The top team award was garnered by Joe and Linda Haas. They lost 58.5 pounds, or 23.6 percent of their body weight. Coming in second with a loss of 60.5 pounds or 21.6 percent of body weight was the team of Todd Penegor and Erik Hartzell. Coming in third were Melissa and Brenda Masucci with 32 pounds and 15.9 percent, followed by Margaret Po...

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