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 — Myra Palmer was scrolling through Pinterest, an online idea-sharing program, one night when she discovered Dude Dolls, cute and cuddly kids made by knitting or crocheting colorful yarns. The more she looked, the more ideas she found, and the more she realized there had to be a local agency who could benefit from them.
LUVERNE — Rock County is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year, and while the main event will be in July, the Luverne Convention and Visitors Bureau has planned a variety of activities throughout the summer to share in the history on the prairie.
WORTHINGTON — During a Nobles County Board of Commissioners work session earlier this week, Public Works Director Stephen Schnieder said a Bolton & Menk study on the Oxford Street and Diagonal Road intersection shows the need for additional traffic control.
WORTHINGTON — A recently completed traffic study near the Worthington Middle School on North Crailsheim Drive (CSAH 10) and Oxford Street (CSAH 35) proves the need for an established school speed zone on both streets. Nobles County Commissioners reviewed the study, completed by Bolton & Menk, with Public Works Director Stephen Schnieder in a board work session Wednesday.
WORTHINGTON — Five years after being put on notice by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency of its non-compliant sewer system, the residents of Reading appear ready to move forward with the creation of a sewer district.
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.