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Local motel collecting donations for U.S. troops

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WORTHINGTON -- As part of the nationwide AmericInn Cares program, the AmericInn Lodge and Suites of Worthington has begun collecting donations of essential items for soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.


More than 85 motels in the AmericInn chain are taking part in the troop support program, with the hope of bringing communities together to assemble the care packages.

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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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