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Non Smokin Kid, a third generation horse raised by Marv and Pearl Wieneke of Lismore won the AQHA World Champion 2-year-old gelding Nov. 23, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Shown with the horse are trainer Brian Ellsworth and his wife Patty, Marv and Pearl Wieneke and showman Tim Finkenbinder. (SUBMITTED PHOTO/MONTGOMERY PHOTOGRAPHICS)

Lismore couple celebrates champion horse

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LISMORE — After 13 years of showing quarter horses and nearly 30 years in the horse business, Marv and Pearl Wieneke of Lismore are celebrating their first American Quarter Horse Association World Champion.


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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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