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 — The new metering house constructed to accept water from the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System will carry the names of the two men who fought hard to see the project completed.
WINDOM — A four-lane highway more than 50 years in the making was celebrated Friday as people gathered to recognize those who helped make it happen. With the opening of the last Minnesota 60 construction project in late November — an eight-mile stretch between Windom and Mountain Lake — it marked the completion of a four-lane divided highway that extends from Sioux City, Iowa, to Mankato.
WORTHINGTON — Rural Worthington farmer Bill Gordon was elected vice president of the American Soybean Association (ASA) last week during the organization’s business meeting in St. Louis, Mo. The election, which pitted Gordon against Valley Springs, S.D., farmer Kevin Scott for the seat, will result in a three-year leadership role for Gordon. He will move from vice president to president of the ASA in 2020, and then follow a year-long presidency with a one-year term as board chairman.
WORTHINGTON — When Nobles County Recorder Lynn Wilson officially wraps up her career at the end of this year, she’ll take with her a plaque presented to her at last week’s Nobles County Board of Commissioners meeting, and the satisfaction that she brought technological advancements to the office in which she’s led for the past 16 years. Wilson, of rural Round Lake, celebrated a birthday on Tuesday — the kind that puts her into the retirement bracket.
WORTHINGTON — Two projects to significantly impact Worthington and the entire region are being celebrated this week — a water expansion project that took 29 years to see to fruition and the development of a four-lane highway envisioned by city leaders and businessmen more than 50 years ago.
WORTHINGTON — Uncooperative weather had caused delays in repairs to the water filtration project at the former Prairie View Golf Links this fall, but contractors have been on scene in the past week. The project sustained damage following late June flooding, and determining who was responsible for the cost of repairs took some time.
WORTHINGTON — At the mention of Thanksgiving, people envision roast turkey and stuffing, baked sweet potatoes, cranberry salad and family gathered around the dining room table. With the holiday just days away, several Worthington organizations have planned a community-wide Intercultural Thanksgiving. The Sunday evening event at Westminster Presbyterian Church is open to everyone, and is a time to share in giving thanks for all that we have, for our friends, neighbors and our community.
MAGNOLIA — A Minneapolis-based renewable energy development company continues to work with landowners in Rock County on what could be the state’s largest solar farm. Geronimo Energy is proposing a 150- to 200-megawatt solar farm in Magnolia and Vienna townships in far eastern Rock County. The largest solar farm currently in operation in the state is 150 megawatts.
ADRIAN — Teenage brothers from Adrian have organized a sock drive to help spread a little warmth this holiday season. Austin and Jacob Henning, ages 15 and 13, respectively, are taking collections of new socks during the month of November. Collection sites include Adrian Hardware, the Adrian branch library, Zion Lutheran Church and the Nobles County Review.
WORTHINGTON — United Way of Nobles County has kicked off its 2019 fundraiser with the hopes of reaching a campaign goal of $196,000. The amount represents an increase of $1,000 over the 2018 goal. Cindy Elsing, a United Way of Nobles County board member, said the goal is representative of the needs of agencies who applied for financial assistance. “As our community grows, the need grows,” she said.