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Alfred, (from left) Norma and Leonard Eigenberg pose in the yard of their Jackson County Century farm. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Eigenbergs find land of opportunity on the prairie

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By Julie Buntjer and Alex Purdy

Daily Globe

HERON LAKE — Cousins who grew up side by side in Section 30, Springfield Township, Cottonwood County — one in the southwest quarter and one in the northwest quarter — are celebrating this year after both farms earned recognition for being in the Eigenberg family for 100 years.


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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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