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Brian Korthals/Daily Globe Worthington Area Foundation board members and representatives of the organizations receiving the grants include (from left) Jason Vote, Bill Keitel, Bryan Hagen, Beverly Vajgrt, Connie Schmidt, Jim Nickel, Shelly Piper, Carol Scherff, Jacoba Nagel, Marcia Anton, Robert Demuth, Mark Shepherd, Gordon Orde, Chelsea DeRuyter, Sharon Johnson and Jane Turpin Moore.

Foundation awards local grants

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WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Area Foundation presented checks Wednesday afternoon to seven local non-profits to help fund special projects in the community.


In all, $5,000 was awarded from the foundation's general endowment fund, according to board member Beve Vajgrt.

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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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