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Brian Korthals/Daily Globe Arla Engelkes was honored Saturday night with the Sapphire Clover award during the Nobles County 4-H Achievement Banquet. The Sapphire Clover represents 35 years of adult leadership.

Dedicated volunteer: Engelkes honored for 35 years as 4-H leader

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RUSHMORE -- During the Nobles County 4-H Achievement Banquet Saturday night in Worthington, Arla Engelkes was presented the Sapphire Clover -- an honor bestowed on those who have served 35 years of adult leadership in the 4-H program. Engelkes is the first Nobles County 4-H volunteer to receive the high honor.


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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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