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Glowing for a cause: Students to support Eli Jansma in his cancer battle

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SIBLEY, Iowa — The Sibley-Ocheyedan High School student body is hoping to light up the night tonight in a Glowing for a Cause event to support Eli Jansma, a local 9-year-old boy who is fighting his second battle with brain cancer.


Jansma, the son of Chad and Connie Jansma of Sibley, just completed the third grade at Sibley-Ocheyedan Elementary.

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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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