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Members of the Ashton Fire Department (from left) Steve Winter, John Corbett, Tom Hatting and Sean Prins accept a check from the Osceola Community Foundation Tuesday night at the annual awards banquet. The department will use the money to purchase a reach and rescue pole. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Osceola group gives $82K in grants

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SIBLEY, Iowa -- More than $82,700 in grants were awarded to nonprofit groups in Osceola County Wednesday night during the Community Foundation of Osceola County's special distribution event. This is the eighth time the foundation, established in 2005, has awarded funds.


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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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