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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LUVERNE -- One day after Nobles County Commissioners agreed to release Rock County from a joint powers agreement for shared public health services, commissioners from both counties had an open dialogue about the changes coming forth for Nobles-Rock Community Health Services.
ADRIAN -- For the past 15 years, Nobles County Farm Bureau leaders have been visiting classrooms and teaching students the importance of being safe -- whether it's on the farm or in the home. On Wednesday morning, Farm Bureau members and guest speakers took their message to students at Adrian Elementary School.
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County commissioners voted Tuesday to release Rock County from the joint powers agreement for public health, but not until Dec. 31, 2011. The joint powers requires a minimum one-year notice to exit, but the counties could have parted ways had they both decided to merge with Lincoln-Lyon-Murray-Pipestone (LLMP) Public Health at the beginning of 2011.
WORTHINGTON -- After 38 years in business, Paul and Lois Woll will pass the torch on to the new owners of Prairie Decorating in downtown Worthington on Wednesday.
ROUND LAKE -- At just six years old, little Parker Murphy of Round Lake certainly has a big heart. For the past two weeks, the first grader and 4-H Cloverbud member has been selling Parker's Produce at a makeshift stand outside his mom's hair salon in Round Lake, and at the Amoco station in Brewster, to raise money for Benjamin Cunningham. The Round Lake teen was seriously injured in a car crash on his way home from the Nobles County Fair on Aug.
WORTHINGTON -- Three young livestock producers went before the Nobles County Planning Commission Wednesday night seeking conditional use permits to establish new or expand existing cattle operations in the county. All three requests were approved, and will now go before Nobles County Commissioners at their Sept.
LUVERNE -- The eighth annual Remember Rally is just around the corner and, for the second time since Sept. 11, 2001, the motorcycle run and fundraiser will be on the actual anniversary of the terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. Diane Sherwood of Luverne founded the Remember Rally in 2002. Each year, the motorcycle ride takes place on the Saturday closest to Sept. 11. This year, in addition to the ride, the Rally will include an auction of sorts for a 4- by 6-foot American flag imprinted with the names of all those who have died as a result of the terrorist attacks.
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday took a definitive step in pursuit of a new library in Worthington.
WORTHINGTON -- After a nearly two-hour meeting Tuesday afternoon with representatives of Lincoln-Lyon-Murray-Pipestone Public Health, Nobles County Commissioners ultimately decided to seek more information on a system that would allow the county to maintain local control of its public health agency. For the past several weeks, commissioners have discussed the option of eliminating a joint powers agreement with Rock County and joining the LLMP agency in a combined Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) agency.
STORDEN -- A Storden man and member of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 41, The Frozen Chosin of Mankato, received the first Korean Defense Service license plates during a presentation Monday afternoon in Worthington. Paul Steen, who served in an ammunition unit near the demilitarized zone in Korea from 1961 to 1962, led the campaign in Minnesota to make the plates available to veterans who served during post-war Korea from July 28, 1954, to present. Steen received the first two sets of plates made, and others may now apply for them through their county's license center. Sen.