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County hears request to create book program

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WORTHINGTON -- When Bob and Phyllis Pederson recently visited their grandson, they were amazed at the 2-year-old's book collection and the knowledge he'd gained from having the books read to him.


At Tuesday's meeting of the Nobles County Board, the Pedersons explained the program that put the books in their grandson's hands and asked for support to establish one locally.

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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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