Friends & Family

Pictured from L: Mike Rogotzke, Amy Baier, Deb Miesen and Sharon Pieschel.
The Springfield Sons of the American Legion recently donated $3000 to the Martha Anderson Veterans Memorial Park project.  The money will be used for landscaping the park. 
Peggy Bredvold's 103rd Birthday.
  Peggy Bredvold celebrated her 103rd birthday April 4 but has been celebrating all month long.  A group of friends, Fern Arnold, Mae Wenner and Marti Wilson, surprised her on April 15.  They brought treats to spend a fun afternoon at The Maples where Peggy resides.
Myron “Whitey” Helget
  The early bouts of warm weather has made it wonderful to take a car ride. Myron “Whitey” Helget was spotted driving through town with the top down in his 2007 Mustang. He stated that it’s the earliest that he’s ever gotten his cars (he also owns a green 2006 Mustang) out. The weather looks to be...
Julie Fanet with host Heidi Wersal
Julie Fanet is a foreign exchange student from France who is attending Springfield High School during this 2023-2024 school year.  She arrived in the Springfield area on September 2 and is living with Steve and Heidi Wersal in Sanborn.  She has two organizations that she works with to make the...
Donation to the Springfield Area Food Shelf.
  The Fides Lodge Foundation recently donated $2,000 to the Springfield Area Food Shelf.  Pictured during the presentation, from left:  Deb Rasset, Dave Carruthers, Dick Gransee (representing Fides) and Helen Rogotzke. 
Business of the Year and Spirit of Springfield
The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce has named Floyd and Sue Rogotzke as the Spirit of Springfield and St. John’s Circle of Care as the Business of the Year Award winners.  See complete story in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.
The graduates of the first local EMR class.
  The graduates of the first local EMR class to complete the course.  Kneeling, from left:  Jaden Hornick and Andy Renner.  Back row:  Amanda Gartner, Beth Osland, Aubrey Ruhr, Morgan Matter and Samantha Richert.
Caitlin Lang holds two of her print blocks she created at The Grand during her stay in the Artist-In-Residence program.
  For The Grand’s current artist-in-residence Caitlin Lang, being an artist has always been the goal. “I’ve always been super artsy my entire life,” she said. “I got into printmaking in college. It was a requirement for my degree, and I fell in love with it from there. I’m continuing it by using...
Keith Olson at the rural Springfield, Illinois finish line earlier this year.
  There is a club called Marathon Maniacs that I am a member. They track all the races its members have completed. There are rules to follow on what qualifies as a countable marathon in their bylaws. For instance, for it to count as a legitimate marathon, it must have at least 10 finishers. The...
  The Red Cross Bloodmobile held at the Springfield Area Community Center December 14 was a huge success.  The Bloodmobile’s goal was 51 units and 55 units were actually collected that day. “Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered their time to help us out.  Special thanks to the American...