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Diane Jauert stands in the sitting room of the Hinkly House where extensive multi-step wallpapering was done. (BRIAN KORTHALS/DAILY GLOBE)

Hinkly House renovations complete

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LUVERNE -- More than a decade after volunteers with the Rock County Historical Society began restoring the Hinkly House Museum to the Queen Anne stylings of the late 1800s, the finishing touches are finally completed.


With paintbrush in hand on a recent afternoon, Diane Jauert was busily adding a second coat of paint to a cabinet in the kitchen -- the final room to get a makeover.

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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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