Friends & Family

Mary Flanagan
Writer and violinist Mary Flanagan grew up in Springfield, the oldest child of the David and Kathleen Goedtke family. Most people know the Goedtkes because of their music, but Mary’s passion has always been shared between writing and her violin, both of which she continues to use today in her work...
See apple recipes on page 4 in this week's issue.
Early season apple varieties like Zestar!, SweeTango, Sweet Sixteen, and McIntosh are now available for picking, while traditional Minnesota favorites like Honeycrisp, Haralson, Regent, and Honeygold will ripen throughout the month. Apple orchards are now open, with limited hours continuing into...
Finish line.
Run. Drive. Sleep? Repeat. This is the slogan of the Ragnar Relay series that occurs in 18 locations throughout the United States and one in Canada. I had the opportunity to join a group from Winona on August 17 and 18 at the Great River event. The Great River event travels from Winona, Minnesota,...
Jan Simonsen, ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) program coordinator and parent educator at Springfield Public School
Jan Simonsen of Fairfax recently received the Angel of Hope Award at the Renville County Walk in the Park: Research, Community and Hope event in Olivia. Simonsen is ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) program coordinator and parent educator at Springfield Public School. The Angel of Hope Award...
Springfield High School Class of 1963 held their 55th anniversary reunion in Springfield the weekend of August 10-12.  Activities started with a hayride provided by Dave Graff at 1 o’clock Friday.  He provided a second hayride on Saturday from their picnic in Brown’s Park. The rides throughout the...
Flower show winners Jake Shiveley and Jeff Krueger.
Two men captured top awards in the Springfield Garden and Hobby Club’s Flower Show held August 1 in the Farmers & Merchants Bank.  This year’s show was judged by visitors who were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite floral arrangement and choice of specimens in the show.  Jeff...
The residents of St. John’s Circle of Care were treated to trolley rides around Springfield given by Jerry Busse.
July 20-26, 2018 The residents and GrandKids enjoyed playing games together Friday morning.  Beanie baby bingo was played Friday afternoon. Chaplain Noel led our Sunday worship service in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. St. John’s Resident Council had their monthly meeting Monday morning.  A...
The Springfield Garden and Hobby Club will hold their 45th Annual Flower Show on Wednesday, August 1, in the lobby at the Farmers & Merchants Bank. Theme of this year’s show is Summer Always in Bloom.  All gardeners are encouraged to participate in the show. Entries will be received at the F...
Stella Forster loads items for auction into a trailer.  He is offering more than 2,000 items from his vintage, handmade and one-of-a-kind products.
 “I never thought I had so much stuff,” Steve “Stella” Forster said as he loaded a trailer with “stuff” on a very warm July day. Stella has sold his auto body repair shop and will be selling his lifetime collections at public auction in the Island Ballroom located along Highway 212 on the east edge...
Leah Larson, Andrew Nachreiner, Anthony Roiger and Dylan Nachreiner posed for a picture with the Duluth drawbridge in the background.
Three young men and a young woman who grew to be good friends at Springfield High School and through participation in cross country and track, recently put their best feet forward in marathons in Duluth on Saturday, June 16. Andrew and Dylan Nachreiner and Anthony Roiger participated in Grandma’s...

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