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  This time of year, you start to see citrus sales in the grocery store. Oranges are the most popular of the citrus fruits and in the 1900’s were considered exotic, but now are one of the biggest commercial fruit crops in the world. A medium orange contains only 60 calories, but 116% of your daily...
Director Bailey Cords and the Chamber Choir from Springfield High School.
  The Springfield Rotary Club had its annual Christmas party last Tuesday, December 21 at the Springfield Area Community Center.  Guests included spouses and friends of Rotary members.  The 2021 Rotary Scholarship recipients, Mikayla Opatz and Dylan Batzlaff, were also present telling of their...
 If the holidays are such a time of joy for children, why is it that the older one is sulking and the younger one sobbing?  It could be a case of overload.  There is so much expectation and stimulation during the holidays that their little brains short-circuit.  Here is how to make sure this time...
Central St. Ribbon cutting was held as part of Holiday Open House. Pictured from L- Mike Granda-Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Joe Stremcha City Manager & Director of Economic Development, Bill Helget, Springfield City Engineer, Sharon Pieschel-Welcoming Community and Denise Gicker-...
Springfield’s Welcoming Community, Springfield Economic Development Authority (EDA), Kickstart Springfield, and the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated Springfield’s Golf Course project completion and 65th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  The Springfield Golf Course...
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.

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