Emily Wendt’s family held a surprise goodbye party for her on Sunday, May 31. She’s being deployed with the National Guard to the Horn of Africa. Emily (middle) is pictured with her parents Liz Wendt and Randy Wendt.
Emily Wendt was very surprised last Sunday as her family and friends held a surprise goodbye party for her at Riverside Park.  Emily, a 2018 Springfield High school graduate, is being deployed with the 2-135th Infantry Battalion in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Horn of Africa. “Our...
Class President Mitchell Buerkle gave his student address titled Committed to Excellence during May 21 graduation ceremony.
Springfield High School Principal Patrick Moriarty, in his welcome remarks extended a warm, “Socially distant” welcome to the parents, and family during the 2020 commencement exercises Thursday evening, May 21.   “Your presence here not only demonstrates your love for the members of the graduating...
John Watson Post 257 American Legion members Ken Koll, Floyd Rogotzke, Doug Wenisch and John Ryan were seen placing flags on Central Street this past Friday.
Flags were placed for Memorial Day and in honor and mourning of military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the American Legion made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Memorial Day Program.  The John Watson Post 257 will,...
Diane Johnson is pictured with one of her volunteer drivers Fran Schmitz.
Lutheran Social Services Congregate Meals on Wheels program in Springfield has a new coordinator, Diane Johnson. Bright and cheerful Johnson is a senior herself at 72 years old. Born and raised in Dovray, Minn., she spent 35 years as a LPN working in operating rooms. She has two sons, three...

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Season hinges on Gov. Walz decisionby Adam Conroy There is one last hope for those who want to see baseball played on local diamonds.  But unless the state of Minnesota gives the go-ahead,...

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