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Darin Rehnelt will serve as the 2014 Nobles County Relay for Life Honorary Chairperson during the Relay next Friday evening at the fairgrounds in Worthington. (JULIE BUNTJER/DAILY GLOBE)

Cancer survivor blessed with life

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WORTHINGTON — Darin Rehnelt looks at every day as though it is a gift. He’s generous with his smiles and laughter, quick to share a joke and finds humor in some of the greatest struggles life has dealt him.


It took an almost terminal bout with cancer 16 years ago for him to improve upon what had already been a jovial outlook on life.

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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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