Friends & Family

  Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s 33 million small businesses, calls on Americans to “Shop Small” throughout this holiday season and on Small Business Saturday, which falls on...
On Thursday, October 6, neighbors of Jim and Donna Krueger came out in force to help harvest their soybeans.  Due to medical issues, Jim is unable to do the harvesting this year.  Those helping combine soybeans were Pat Sturm, John Reiner, Ted Anderson, Kevin Schwartz, Greg Scholtz, Bob Reiner,...
  With the events of the last few years, many people have discovered, or rediscovered, the pleasure and comfort that greeting cards and hand-written notes can bring as a way of keeping in touch with friends and family.  Scientists have studied people’s brains as they open a piece of hand-written...
Laura Bast displays pillowcases to be given to Children’s Cancer Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
   The Springfield Area Lions Club is again sponsoring a fleece blanket drive for childhood cancer patients this year.  In addition, they’re also making pillow cases for the young patients. These handmade items can help ease hospital stays and treatment visits.   The Lions need your help! They’re...
Celsie and Joe Piehl recently opened Fowl Mouth Breeding and Boarding
  Joe and Celsie Piehl have opened a new business in the Springfield area.  Fowl Mouth Breeding and Boarding is a fully licensed dog breeding and boarding business that opened in June at 42901 160th Avenue—five miles northeast of Springfield (the former Ken Richert farmsite).  It has become a very...
The Springfield Area Food Shelf recently received two gifts from Central Region Cooperative:  $500 with a matching grant of $500 from Land O’Lakes for the weekend backpack program and $1200 with a matching grant of $1200 from Land O’Lakes for the Food Shelf.  Pictured presenting the gifts, from...
  Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota is bringing a new exercise class to Springfield as part of it’s Active Aging Program.  The Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) program will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. at the Springfield Area Community Center beginning Monday,...
MaryAnn Tauer at left and Dotty deLambert.
The Springfield Area Historical Society held its annual open house and membership drive June 17. MaryAnn Tauer at left, helped host the event and Dotty deLambert, at right, visited the museum viewing the new summer displays during the open house. The museum is able to provide a sense of community...
Ten sixth graders graduated at St. Raphael Catholic School.
Ten sixth graders at St. Raphael Catholic School graduated during a special Mass Tuesday, May 17.  Members of the class and their teachers are pictured, front, from left:  Stan Heiling, Jaylin Brown, Noelle Reese, Kallen Riederer, Zander Knutson and Mr. James Herzog.  Back row:  Mrs. Mariah...
Third-Sixth Graders presented Pirates! The Musical in St. Raphael’s Spring Program.
  St. Raphael Catholic School students performed their spring program last Wednesday, May 11.  It was the first spring program they had performed since spring 2019, due to the COVID pandemic. The Little Panthers Preschool program (3-year-old students) sang a few of their favorite classroom songs...

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