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Larry Boomgaarden and his wife, Susan Kallander, pose with their children's book, "Up in Smoke," which details a Boomgaarden family steam-threshing experience. They will host a book-signing at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Ellsworth High School library.

Couple to host book signing Thursday

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ELLSWORTH -- In the 10 years they've been married, Ellsworth native Larry Boomgaarden and his bride -- Massachusetts native Susan Kallander -- had long talked about writing a children's book detailing the Boomgaarden family threshing tradition.


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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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