Julie Buntjer joined the Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at farmbleat.areavoices.com.
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WORTHINGTON — One month after his initial appearance before the Nobles County Planning Commission, Elk Township resident Jose Vasquez went before the commission Wednesday night to say he’s willing to do whatever they want regarding the 99 vehicles stored on his acreage.
READING — Four years after donning black gowns and matching habits in the original comedy “Drinking Habits,” the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing are back at it again, and you won’t believe what they’re up to now. The Reading Community Players have brought back all eight of the original actors cast in the 2013 play for their 2017 dinner theater production, “Drinking Habits 2: Caught in the Act,” a two-act comedy penned by Tom Smith and locally directed by Sandy Wood.
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners voted Tuesday to handle enforcement of Minnesota’s new water quality buffer law once it takes effect Nov. 1, though — like other counties — it’s still waiting to hear if the state has funding to accompany enforcement.
WORTHINGTON — When Gov. Mark Dayton conducted a press conference late last week announcing the progress Minnesota landowners had made to implement water quality buffers, Nobles County came in at the bottom of the list, with a reported 37 percent compliance.
WORTHINGTON — It was 30 years ago that Don Hensel of Heron Lake read Booten Herndon’s book, “Unlikeliest Hero”, the true story of Private Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who served as a medic in World War II, and returned home a war hero for his efforts to save nearly 100 men stranded atop Hacksaw Ridge during the battle of Okinawa. Last November, Doss’ story reached the big screen in “Hacksaw Ridge,” a Mel Gibson-directed movie that earned two Oscars, as well as the Screen Actors Guild Awards’ outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble in a motion picture.
LUVERNE — A quintet of Luverne women sound as though they’ve been plucked from the south for the latest Green Earth Players production, “Dixie Swim Club,” set to take the stage of the Palace Theatre next week. Perhaps it’s because they’ve had a special speech therapist in Georgia native Mary Carroll assisting them at nightly practices in dialog and dialect to hone their southern drawl.
WORTHINGTON — With the 100th anniversary of the U.S. involvement in World War I just weeks away, the Nobles County Historical Society has announced a new exhibit on the war. The display, located in the lower level of the War Memorial Building in downtown Worthington, honors the 24 Nobles County men who died in the war. NCHS staff members Roger Zarn and Mary Von Holtum created the display with assistance from Nobles County Art Center Director Tricia Mikle.
LUVERNE — In its third meeting this year with members of a Blue Mounds State Park Citizens Advisory Group, representatives of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Parks and Trails division spoke Thursday night about plans to restore a more natural flow to Mound Creek.
ADRIAN — Transportation. It’s a buzz word at every level of government as America’s road system takes a beating in the name of commerce. From the federal, state, county and township level, the challenge is the same — a lack of money to improve roads that weren’t designed and built for today’s needs.
WORTHINGTON — The Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District is working on several projects over the coming months and years in hopes of improving water quality in its trio of lakes, and it may be adding another project to its list.