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Standing with the $245,000 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act payment to the Kanaranzi-Little Rock Watershed District are NRCS staff Dawn Madison (from left), Rock County SWCD's Kurt Halfmann, landowners Sandy and Les Henning, Nobles SWCD board chair Lynn Darling, landowner Jim Joens, State Conservationist William Hunt, NRCS staff Brad Harberts, landowner Mark Slater, NRCS Marshall field office conservationist Gary Watson, landowner Connie Frahm and Nobles NRCS district conservationist Stephanie McLain.

Watershed funds arrive

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WORTHINGTON -- USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Services State Conservationist William Hunt was in Worthington Tuesday morning to present a $245,000 check to the Kanaranzi-Little Rock (K-LR) Watershed District Joint Powers Board. The money will be administered by the local NRCS office to help fund landowner improvements that benefit soil and water quality.


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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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