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Members of the Brunk family include Gene (from left) and Cathy Brunk, Lela Haller, and Jennifer and William Brunk. They are standing in front of the granary, one of the older remaining buildings on the farm site. (Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe)

Through tragedy and triumph, Brunks at home on rural Brewster land

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BREWSTER -- When seven siblings share the same farm house, do chores together and arrange their own football games in the farmyard, there are bound to be lots of memories of farm life.


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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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