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 The Farm Bleat.
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WORTHINGTON — For the second time in the 63-year history of the Worthington-Crailsheim student exchange, a second generation exchange student is in this community’s midst. Liss Huss arrived in Worthington Aug. 9 and will spend the next year integrating into the community that, 71 years ago, adopted Crailsheim and helped its residents after the German city was devastated near the end of World War II.
WORTHINGTON — Was someone in your family an obsessive picture taker? Do you have old scrapbooks and albums filled with photographs of family life and happenings passed on to you from previous generations? If so, the Nobles County Historical Society is asking you to share them. Beginning Saturday and continuing through mid-November, the NCHS is sponsoring a photo contest, looking specifically for images depicting Nobles County life between 1930 and 1970.
After the death of my dear, sweet lovable pooch, Molly, in May, the farm became a rather dreary place to visit. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve caught myself before saying, “Wanna go for a walk, Molly?”, or how often I’ve looked at the spot her pet pillow once occupied, expecting to see her watching me. I’m sure it’s been just as, if not more, difficult for my parents, who were her caretakers to the end.
BREWSTER — A Chicago-based renewable energy company is finalizing landowner leases to construct a 125-megawatt solar farm on 900 acres in western Jackson County.
WORTHINGTON — Members of Minnesota’s Board of Water and Soil Resources, staff, partners and legislators visited Nobles and Rock counties on Wednesday to see first-hand some of the projects they’ve helped support to the benefit of clean water.
WORTHINGTON — Southwest Crisis Center Executive Director Sara Wahl and Youth Outreach Coordinator Seth Quam presented an annual update to Nobles County commissioners Tuesday, speaking about a new three-year grant the agency received to assist labor-trafficked youths, as well as highlights of its growing youth program.
WORTHINGTON — After 15 hours of classroom training and testing, a group of Nobles County youths spent their Saturday morning at the Worthington Gun Club for the range portion of firearms safety class. From the pop of .22-caliber rifles to the boom of 20-gauge shotguns, the youths — ages 11 to 18 — were taking the final step in their licensing process by shooting at both stationary and moving targets.
WORTHINGTON — Worthington’s Pioneer Village has a significant birthday approaching, and though there won’t be black streamers or “Over the Hill” signs placed about the grounds, this “gem on the prairie” is showing its age. The approaching 50th birthday of the village — home to numerous buildings closer to the century mark — has a newly established facilities committee rolling up its sleeves and getting to work. They could use some extra hands.
WORTHINGTON — Since the closure of Northland Cinema 5 in Worthington nearly three years ago, the public has made it known it wants another theater in the community. It’s something Worthington City Council members hear time and again, and after putting out a call for proposals in May, they’ve received two options for consideration.
WORTHINGTON — Since the closure of Northland Cinema 5 in Worthington nearly three years ago, the public has made it known they want another theater in the community. It’s something Worthington City Council members hear time and again, and after putting out a call for proposals in May, two options have been received for consideration.