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 -- Nobles County Commissioners will spend more than nine hours today in a strategic planning session, meeting with all eight department heads before lunch and then spending the afternoon recapping the presentations and further discussing county issues. Among the items reviewed was the Nobles County War Memorial Building in Worthington, which currently houses the public library, the Nobles County Art Center and the Nobles County Historical Society. "There's no active plans to do anything in a hurry," said Commissioner David Benson, adding that a lot of the county's funding decisio
WILMONT -- Jenna Slater, daughter of Kent and Coreen Slater of rural Rushmore, was named the 2010 Rock-Nobles Cattlemen's Association Beef Ambassador earlier this week at the association's annual banquet in Luverne. Slater, 15, is a freshman at Adrian High School, where she is active in volleyball, basketball and choir. The Slater family operates a 1,000-head beef feeder operation with Kent's two brothers, Gary and Mark Slater, on farms in the Wilmont area. Jenna Slater received her crown and sash Monday night from outgoing beef ambassador Katelyn Gravenhof, of rural Worthington. Slater s
SLAYTON -- The year was 1943. Jim Meaden was in his senior year of high school at Slayton and working alongside his dad, Otto, in the family-owned Meaden Machine Works, when his draft notice arrived in the mail. He was told he would need to report for duty soon after graduation, but it wasn't until he was interviewed by specialists at boot camp that he was assigned to the U.S. Navy. "I preferred the Navy, and they let me go that way," said Meaden, who completed boot camp in Farragut, Idaho. "I feel the Army, you never know when you're going to get something to eat.
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday heard a presentation from Lynn Olson, CEO of Sanford Regional Hospital Worthington, regarding progress made since he was hired by the facility a year and a half ago. Olson said the hospital is now feeling the impact of the economy, with job losses and layoffs at some of the larger employers in the region.
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ATLANTA, Ga. - For many of the participants in the Minnesota Soybean Growers Research and Promotion Council's See For Yourself (SFY) program, the highlight of the week-long mission trip was meeting international buyers of U.S.
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Dr. Wes Jamison has spent the past 20 years studying animal rights and animal welfare, along with organizations like the Humane Society of the United States.
WORTHINGTON -- When Kenneth "Jack" Griffith graduated from Worthington High School in the spring of 1941, he was filled with hopes and dreams not unlike any other high school graduate. He enrolled in the aviation class at then-Worthington Junior College and was a student there when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. As the months dragged on, it was evident to Griffith that he would likely be drafted into the Army.
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LUVERNE -- Gilbert Ketterling still has the scars on his legs and a few marks on his back to show where shrapnel scattered and pierced his body 66 years ago. "I didn't get hurt that bad," said the now-90-year-old World War II veteran from Luverne. "It was just small pieces of shrapnel." Still, the injuries landed Ketterling in a hospital and were enough to earn him one of the military's most esteemed medals, the Purple Heart. That Ketterling talks in slang about the Japanese enemies he fought during four years, four months and 10 days of service to the U.S.