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Scott Hesse is retiring from his duties at the local post office on October 22.  He has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for fourteen years— since 2007—and at the Springfield location since 2008. Hesse was working as a mail truck driver in 2002 when he was offered a position at the Willmar,...
Approximately forty walkers participated in this year’s Alzheimer’s Memory Walk sponsored by St. John’s Home.  The one and two mile routes took walkers around the St. John’s neighborhood, through Riverside Park and around the community center.  Proceeds of the walk will go to Riverhaven equipment...
 The Springfield Rotary Club is conducting its annual Rotary Rose Sale again this year. It is your opportunity to create a double-dose of happiness.  Make someone happy with a dozen (or more) beautiful roses and help the local Rotary Club spread more happiness through the  worthwhile causes the...
Pictured are KayLynn Sanderville, Kyler Zihlke, and Kiera Lafferty with two state officers.
On July 14 through the 16, Springfield FFA Members attended State FFA Leadership Camp at Deep Portage Learning Center in Hackensack, MN. The three members were KayLynn Sanderville, Kyler Zihlke, and Kiera Lafferty. At the camp, they developed leadership skills, team building skills, met other FFA...
A To Zinnia Floral & Gifts, Teleflora, and Miss Sleepy Eye Princesses McKenna Dockter and McKenna Strong delivered “Make Some One Smile” bouquets to area nursing home residents and many others.  Gloria Platz was one of the lucky recipients of the generous day brighteners.
The Springfield Senior Citizens enjoy card games every Thursday afternoon at the Springfield Area Community Center.  Pictured playing 500 last week, front and clockwise around the table are:  Elaine Polzin, Gertie Roseanu, Doris Bierman and Helen Landkammer. 
Legion Auxiliary members with the sewing project the Unit completed for the Luverne Veteran’s Home.  From left:  Rosie Potter, Vicki Roiger, Maureen Miesen and Alicia Sturm.
by Jeff Krueger The Springfield American Legion Auxiliary Unit 257 recently completed a project for the veterans at the Veteran’s Home in Luverne, Minnesota.  The group was looking for a hands-on project that would directly benefit the veterans in the Second American Legion District. The Veteran’s...
The Springfield Public Library hosted a kid’s bingo party June 15 as part of their Summer Reading Program.  A nice group of youngsters enjoyed playing bingo at the Springfield Area Community Center.  Floyd and Sue Rogotzke volunteered to help with the event.
The Springfield American Legion Auxiliary celebrated its 100th birthday on Memorial Day.  Auxiliary members pictured with the birthday cake are, from left:  Alicia Sturm, Darlene Trapp, Arliss Petersen, Cindy Schnobrich and Linda Hayden. 
Regan Schwanke holds a 6 month old joey for people to see and pet.
Well over 100 people came out to the Wild Things Zoo held last Tuesday at the Springfield Area Community Center. It was a wonderful opportunity for young and old alike to learn about exotic animals.  The fun event was put on as a part of the Springfield Public Library’s Tails and Tales Summer...

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