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As we watch with sadness this week as Alex Trebek's final Jeopardy episodes hit the air, we're celebrating some local folks who have appeared on the iconic game show over the years.

One contestant, originally from Grand Blanc, is even responsible for breaking all sorts of Jeopardy records, and creating a strategical move that is used by players to this day.

Trebek lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in November of last year. His final Jeopardy episodes, recorded just days before his death, air this week (1/4) locally on WNEM-TV 5.

These Flint Natives Have Competed on Jeopardy

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