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Julie buntjer/Daily Globe Loren Hubner holds the scrapbook he purchased in Cairo, Egypt. The book is filled with photos Hubner took during his World War II service.

Pipestone man served in Africa during World War II

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PIPESTONE -- With the exception of his 42 months in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, 90-year-old Loren Hubner has spent his entire life within a quarter-mile stretch of farmland on the northwest side of Pipestone.


It was the Air Force, he said, that allowed him to see the world, alongside the good and bad of a war between nations.

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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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