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 — Though no official action has been taken toward a collaboration between Nobles County, the city of Worthington and District 518 regarding creation of a shared multi-purpose facility, there appears to be a consensus among all three entities — during separate work sessions — to support the idea.
LUVERNE — Rock County is recognizing its 150th birthday this year, so in the grand scheme of things, its 33 years of Buffalo Days celebrations seems rather brief. Yet as the annual kick-off to the region’s summertime celebrations, Buffalo Days is steeped in tradition, from its Arts in the Park festival and Buffalo Days parade, to the always popular spectacle of the buffalo chip throwing contest.
LUVERNE — A trio of siblings with Adrian roots are taking the tragic loss of their babies due to stillbirths and a miscarriage and turning their pain into a source of comfort for other parents experiencing the same unimaginable loss.
WORTHINGTON — “It ain’t over til it’s over,” Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain said Friday morning — hours after the Minnesota Legislature passed a bonding bill that includes $3.5 million to finance the final 16.8 miles of water pipeline from Adrian to Worthington. While Gov. Mark Dayton has yet to sign the bill — action Hain anticipates could be done by the end of next week — the contents of the legislation have bipartisan support.
WORTHINGTON — A financial literacy specialist with the University of Minnesota Extension Service in Nobles County has been honored as one of four recipients of the 2017 Dean’s Distinguished Award. Jose Lamas accepted the award honoring an off-campus program staff member last week from U of M Extension Dean Bev Durgan. Other awards were presented to the distinguished program coordinator, distinguished nutrition educator and on-campus program staff member.
WORTHINGTON — Last year, Worthington’s Pioneer Village welcomed visitors from 38 states and five countries. Often referred to as the Gem on the Prairie, the village is ready for the 2017 travel season with its weekend opening. The village will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Memorial Day, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, with regular hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through Labor Day.
WORTHINGTON — A trio of attorneys weighing in on a resolution before Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday made it seem like the board room had transformed into a courtroom. The scene was the result of a request from Rinke-Noonan law firm seeking the county’s signature on a waiver of conflict of interest. The waiver was requested because Rinke Noonan attorney Kurt Deter is contracted by Nobles County to serve as counsel on public drainage issues.
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday gave final approval to the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed District to expand ponds and add a water filtering system on the former Prairie View Golf Links property, but not without first seeking assurances a farmer’s tile lines will be maintained if problems arise.
WORTHINGTON — A collection of more than 200 photographs from Nobles County’s earliest years, from its inception in 1872 to 1940, are included in a newly released book available today at the Nobles County Historical Society Museum in Worthington.
WORTHINGTON — Each year since 1988, the month of May has drawn attention to the nation’s foster care programs — from the people who give of their time to parent a child in need to the continued need for people willing to open their home and help.