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Mary Weidert, secretary-treasure of the Wilmont Family Recreation Center, which includes a cafe and bowling alley, is hopeful someone will buy the small-town business.

Hard times for Wilmont's cafe

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WILMONT -- With the closure of the Wilmont Liquor store and bar on New Year's Eve, board members of the Wilmont Family Recreation Center (WFRC) are more determined than ever to keep the doors open to the community-owned cafe, four-lane bowling alley and "essentials" grocery store in town. The WFRC stands just half a block down the street from the liquor store on Wilmont's main drag.


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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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