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Norma Von Holtum, Worthington, holds a casserole dish in the kitchen at her home recently after helping prepare meals for homeless people through St. Mary's Catholic Church in Worthington.

A community responds

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WORTHINGTON -- When children and their parents were living in motel rooms, people in the community stepped up to offer a hot meal. When parents couldn't find a place to rent, agencies gave of their time to help in the search. When the homeless had nowhere else to turn, a church opened its doors.


And when a community realizes there's a problem, they work together to find a solution.

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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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