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Bigelow Fire Department member Terry Neugebauer stands next to the new 3,200-gallon tanker the department purchased with a $175,000 grant from FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters program.

Bigelow Fire Department gets new grant

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BIGELOW -- For the first time in the history of the Bigelow Fire Department, a brand new truck has been added to its firefighting fleet.


The 2011 Kenworth tanker was officially put into service on Sept. 11 and, though it has been used in some practice drills, has yet to be put into action in a true fire situation.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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