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 -- Whether you're looking to be informed or entertained, the annual Nobles County Spring Fling for Seniors promises to offer a fun day for the area's retirement-age and retired residents. This year's event begins with 8 a.m. registration Thursday at American Reformed Church, 1720 N.
WORTHINGTON -- If attendance at the public forums were any indication, people throughout the area are no longer concerned about the threat of the H1N1 novel influenza virus. Nobles-Rock Community Health Services Administrator Brad Meyer said just one person attended the public forums conducted Wednesday night in Worthington and Thursday night in Luverne -- and he wasn't too optimistic about attendance at Friday night's repeat forum in Worthington. The public interest in H1N1 is waning, and health agencies have shifted gears slightly as it appears the outbreak is on the decline. "We think th
WORTHINGTON -- With anywhere from one to two inches dousing the Worthington area in the last couple of days, area crop producers are at a standstill. Tractors and planters are parked and, with the weather forecast calling for more rain today, it could be a while before farmers get back to their job of getting this year's corn and soybean crops in the field. Ron Obermoller of rural Brewster said planting has been going slow in his area. "We got a couple inches of rain in the last two days," Obermoller said.
WORTHINGTON -- The Nobles County Library in Worthington has been in need of space for a long time, and the need will only continue to increase in the years to come, according to George Lawson, an Ames, Iowa-based library building consultant who was hired by Nobles County earlier this year to conduct a needs assessment on the facility. With just 9,600 square feet of space -- including storage -- the library "suffers to provide service to the community ...
SIBLEY, Iowa -- They huddled close together on their sides, backs and bellies in a shallow cardboard box lined with a pink towel.
WORTHINGTON -- Public health agencies across Minnesota continue to receive updates several times a day on the H1N1 novel influenza virus after a second probable case was discovered Friday in Isanti County, north of the Twin Cities. Nobles-Rock Community Health Services Administrator Brad Meyer said based on the number and location of confirmed H1N1 flu cases, the local agency anticipates it will only be a matter of time before cases are discovered in southwest Minnesota.
WORTHINGTON -- With summer just a month away and the promise of kids hanging around the house, the Nobles County Community Concerns committee is working to organize a summer feeding program for children ages 1 to 18 in Worthington. During a meeting on Thursday, Manna Food Pantry Coordinator Gene Foth said 95 percent of students at the Worthington Area Language Academy -- and 65 percent of students at Worthington's Prairie Elementary -- are eligible for free or reduced lunches.
ST. PAUL -- The Southwest Star Concept FFA Chapter's floriculture team took first place of 38 teams during the Minnesota FFA Convention's Career Development Event contests Monday and Tuesday on the University of Minnesota Campus in St.
WORTHINGTON -- Worthington's Early Risers Kiwanis group and the Lake Okabena Improvement Association are calling on all volunteers to help beautify the community's parks and clean up trash around Lake Okabena and Whiskey Ditch on Saturday morning. The Kiwanians are hosting the third annual Kiwanis One Day event to encourage volunteers to clean up the trash and pick up the sticks that have collected in parks throughout Worthington. Jacoba Nagel, an Early Risers Kiwanis member, said trash bags will be provided for volunteers and a list of the local parks will be available for people to choose
WORTHINGTON -- Three Worthington High School juniors will travel to Indianapolis, Ind., in October to compete in the National FFA Convention's Market Plan contest after taking first place in the state convention on Tuesday. Allison Jaycox, Maggie Fornoff and Amy Schutte wowed the trio of judges during their 10-minute presentation at the Minnesota FFA Convention Tuesday morning and were called to the stage by mid-afternoon to accept their first-place plaques.