Friends & Family

Maple Syrup Making Time
Hilary Mohr shows children how to tap a tree for maple sap. One container per tap is used to catch the sap. Depending upon the weather conditions, sap will start to flow immediately after tapping the tree. It drips from the spile into the bucket. The collection amount may vary — some days only a...
A tradition of the Springfield Area Historical Society was telling the heartwarming story by Tom Hegg, A Cup of Christmas Tea, during their annual Christmas tea at the local museum Friday afternoon, December 2. The museum was filled with guests who enjoyed flavorful tea, tiny sandwiches and sweet...
Shirley Brand
Shirley Brand enjoys music and has always loved to play the keyboards.  She has played the keyboards — piano, organ and clavinova —  47 years at the Springfield United Methodist Church. The church community will celebrate Brand’s near half-century of service on Sunday, October 23. Shirley began...
Mike and Bev Krueger are pictured with local health care providers, from left: Teresa Hensch, R.N., Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE); Linda Carruthers, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist; and Kelsey Nylander, D.C., family medicine.
Mike Krueger was distressed when diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He was determined, however, to manage the condition without medication.    Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way one’s body metabolizes sugar (glucose), the body’s important source of fuel.  With type 2 diabetes...
Backbone to Health team — from left: Donna Krueger, Nancy Anderson, Bev Krueger, Mike Rogotzke, Crissy Rogotzke and Ashley Rogotzke.  Team members not available for picture are Theresa Beckman, Rachael Beckman and Tammy Kieper.
Jake and Jamie Wenisch and their sons, Brody, 5, and Kasen, 2.
Five - year - old Brody Wenisch loves Monster trucks, Batman and Wonder Woman action figures and cartoons.  He likes to color pictures, ride in the combine with Grandpa Darrell, and play catch with his Daddy.  “Brody pitches to his Daddy. He has a very good arm,” said his mother, Jamie Wenisch,...
The Springfield Public Library Summer Reading Program ended with a big splash on Wednesday, July 27.  The children who finished the program enjoyed a private pool party sponsored by John Watson Post American Legion and the Sons of the American Legion (SAL). They loved it! 
Betty Trudeau with her prize-winning arrangement of lilies in the Garden Study Club’s Flower Show Friday, June 24.
Betty Trudeau won grand championship honors at the eighty-first annual flower show sponsored by the Springfield Garden Study Club held at the Farmers & Merchants Bank last Friday, June 24.  The theme of the show was ‘Hats Off to Flowers.’ Betty’s prizewinning arrangement was entered in Section...
Anne Goedtke, Erin Hauth and Rebecca Goeman are pictured as they prepared for pilgrimage in Spain.
Erin Hauth, Anne Goedtke, and Rebecca Goeman, all three 2011 graduates of Springfield High School, left the U.S. yesterday (May 17) to go on a 500-mile walk in Northern Spain. This pilgrimage is commonly known as the Camino de Santiago, which means ‘The Way of Saint James’ when translated to...

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