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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CRAILSHEIM, Germany — Built in the 1400s and once used as living quarters for the poor, the Spitalle Museum in Crailsheim is filled with fascinating items showing the town’s history. What people may not expect to see, however, is a well-preserved bun dating back to 1817.
WOLPERTSHAUSEN, Germany — Seen as an example of farmer’s resistance, the Schwäbisch Hällischen Landschwein pig has been resurrected from the brink of extinction in southern Germany, thanks to the efforts of Rudolf Bühler, a farmer and leader of the Schwäbisch Hällischen pig breeders association.
CRAILSHEIM, Germany — For 61 years, the cities of Worthington and Crailsheim, Germany, have conducted a student exchange. It began when two 16-year-old boys from Worthington — Ed Blair and Gene Janssen — traveled to Germany in the summer of 1956 to spend a year in Crailsheim. At the time, it was thought it would be better to send two students because of the long distance from home, but it was soon realized immersing the students into German life and culture kept homesickness at bay.
RUDOLFSBERG, Germany — In the fall of 1947, just months after the city of Worthington selected Crailsheim, Germany, as its sister city, local residents organized a donation drive to help those who lost nearly everything when American troops bombed Crailsheim 10 days before the end of World War II.
CRAILSHEIM, Germany — Outside St. John the Baptist church (St. Johanneskirche) in Crailsheim’s city center Saturday morning, the sounds of music interspersed with the chattering of birds. Inside, Worthington native Gene Janssen was seated at the 1709 Baroque-style organ in the west gallery.
CRAILSHEIM, Germany — It was standing room only inside the Crailsheim Parliament room of the Rathaus (town hall) Friday afternoon as citizens from Worthington and Crailsheim gathered to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the two communities’ sister city relationship.
CRAILSHEIM, Germany — Two busloads carrying members of the “Amazing” Worthington City Band and others from the Worthington area arrived in Crailsheim shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Welcomed by a large gathering of friends and host families, and rousing music by the Stadtkapelle (city band), the Worthingtonians are in Crailsheim to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of the sister-city relationship.
ADRIAN — Surrounded by fields of corn, soybeans and pasture land, the Tom and Trish Bullerman farm east of Adrian is home to friendly black Labradors, pigs that grunt and squeal and a black Angus cow-calf herd that can be seen dining on distant pasture land.
WORTHINGTON — While the new graduates of Minnesota West Community and Technical College are paving their career paths, the college is celebrating its own share of success stories in recent months. In a presentation to members of the Nobles Economic Opportunities Network (NEON) Thursday evening, Minnesota West President Terry Gaalswyk provided an update on the multi-campus college and its strategic plan.
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Berkland family has been synonymous with Osceola County 4-H for more than 30 years, so when the youngest of Drs. Dan and Loretta’s four children, Jill, competes for her last time in the show ring this week, there may be a few tears shed.