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ALYSON BUSCHENA/DAILY GLOBE Diane Dick (from left), Arlene Orloske, George Pankonin and Bruce Pankonin pose on what used to be a horse tank and is now used as a garden.

Pankonin farm reaches century status

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SANBORN -- When the Pankonin family built a new barn in 1941, George Pankonin remembers the carpenters looked to the east -- over the land that frequently flooded -- and asked, "Do you think you'll ever make a living on this farm?"


"Well, I didn't know," George reflected, "but I was going to try."

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Alyson Buschena
Alyson joined the Daily Globe newsroom staff after spending a year in Latin America. A native of Fulda and graduate of the University of Northwestern, she has a bachelor's degree in English with a dual concentration in Literature and Writing and a minor in Spanish. At the Daily Globe, Alyson covers the crime beat as well as Pipestone and Murray counties, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking. More of Alyson's writing can be found at
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