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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Saturday morning for the new Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial near the community building in Lake Park. The featured rock is shown in the background, at left. (Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe)

Lake Park breaks ground on Freedom Rock Veteran's Memorial

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LAKE PARK, Iowa -- Dozens of people gathered in Lake Park Saturday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for a Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial. Construction will begin in earnest this week, with nationally-known Freedom Rock painter, Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II, of Greenville, Iowa, slated to be in the community to paint the feature rock in early September.


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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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