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Julie buntjer/Daily Globe Jane and David Lorch of rural Ocheyedan stand in front of the 19th Century Mennonite barn on property they own in Osceola County. The unique barn is one of three in the county to be open to the public this weekend for the Iowa Barn Tour.

Historical barn featured on weekend tour

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HARRIS, Iowa -- A large, freshly painted red barn just a couple of miles east of May City, Iowa, has been in the Lorch family for more than 80 years, but just how long ago the barn was built remains somewhat of a mystery.

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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 www.farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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