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John (left) and Judy Schuck, above, stand in front of their family's 103-year-old farm house Tuesday morning in rural Lyon County. The home was to be torn down later that afternoon.

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SIBLEY, Iowa -- Words on a wall inside the kitchen of John and Judy Schuck's rural Sibley home seem to say it all.

"Home is where your story begins."


For John, saying those words aloud Tuesday morning brought a catch to his voice and a hand to his eyes.

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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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