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DeTasha Place (left) and Susan Vileta will work to implement Statewide Health Improvement Plan initiatives in Nobles, Cottonwood and Jackson counties. (Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe)

SHIP grant leads to new educator, initiatives

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WORTHINGTON — A partnership between Cottonwood, Jackson and Nobles County public health agencies has resulted in a new local health educator position focusing on the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) initiatives.


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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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