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JULIE BUNTJER/DAILY GLOBE Keela Wieneke of Leota was recently named Nobles County Dairy Princess. She will compete for one of 12 finalist spots this weekend to vie for Princess Kay of the Milky Way.

New Nobles County Dairy Princess gears up for weekend competition

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LEOTA -- Keela Wieneke realized just how much she missed the farm after she and her family moved into Leota about six years ago. So, she did the one thing that could keep her connected to agriculture -- she went to work on a dairy farm.


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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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