Friends & Family

Glenna Boyle and her son, Frank Boyle, speak to attendees at the program dedicating a garden to their late husband and father, Dr. Francis J. Boyle, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield Friday afternoon. Hospital Administrator Scott Thoreson is at the right.
The family and friends of the late Dr. Francis J. Boyle gathered at the Mayo Clinic Health System facility in Springfield the afternoon of Friday, May 11, to remember him and dedicate a memorial garden. The garden is located on the east side of the south wing of the hospital/clinic building. The...
St. John Lutheran Home at St. John’s Circle of Care
The people at St. John Lutheran Home are excited to celebrate National Nursing Home Week May 13-19. This year’s theme, “Celebrating Life’s Stories,” serves as a tribute to life’s most significant events, relationships and experiences that shape the unique perspectives of residents, families, staff...
Linda Carruthers, RDN
Kale is not a new vegetable, but you may have just started hearing more about it. It’s very popular in northern Europe and now throughout the United States. During the Middle Ages, kale was planted and used to feed humans and livestock. History books state that Thomas Jefferson experimented with...
Looking over the collection of Little Golden Books for sale from Radel’s collection — from left: Joan Carruthers, Ardis Nielsen, Roger Nielsen, Cheryl Diede, Tim Tauer and Kathy Pederson.
 As a parent, and a teacher by profession, Ellen Radel of Willmar spoke with passion and enthusiasm about her hobby of collecting children’s books during the annual meeting of the Springfield Area Historical Society the evening of April 16.  Ellen Radel, semi-retired college professor,  remembers...
Springfield Public Library will be offering morning movies monthly — on the last Saturday of the month—  starting at 9:30.  The movies will be offered free and, generally, will be children’s movies.   The first movie to be shown will be “Ferdinand” on Saturday, April 28. “Ferdinand” is a 2017...
School Class of District 79
School photo taken in School District 79, Cottonwood County in 1934. Front, from left: Warren Johnson, Nathan Johnson, Agnes Neeb, Lorraine Pabst, ____Johnson, Julian Johnson and Addy  Brown.  Middle Row: Albert Pabst, Marvin Brown, Delaine Essig, Alice Kastner, Peggy Pabst, Ivan Brown and Esther...
On National Winnie the Pooh Day, Jan. 18, Julie Smith, Shelly Anderson, Cindy Hillesheim, Kathy Hillesheim and Laurie Gewerth presented games and books for the pediatric department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield. The bankers are pictured with Hospital Administrator Scott Thoreson. Another #rakbyFMB!
The staff at the Farmers & Merchants Bank has been performing  ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ during the past year leading up to the celebration of the bank’s centennial next month.   The bankers hope to brighten peoples’ lives, build relationships, and make a difference one Random Act of Kindness...
Deb Janni
After working nearly 44 years in banking, Deb Janni will soon retire. The First National Bank will hold open house on Tuesday, April 3, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  to celebrate Janni’s  years in banking. All are welcome.  Deb began working at the State Bank of Springfield following her graduation from...
Ruth Schneider turns 100
Ruth Schneider is about to join an elite group — centenarians — those who live to and past age 100.  One in every 10,000 individuals in the U.S. reaches the age of 100; there are currently an estimated 60,000 centenarians in the U.S.   For the past decade, researchers have marveled at these folks...
Organ donors honored on March 8 with Heroes in the Heartland award from American Red Cross at Nebraska Medicine, Omaha — pictured from left: Ben Little, Kelly Mogler, Sue Venteicher; Vicki Hunter, kidney/pancreas transplant manager; Gina Rau, transplant coordinator; Jennifer Baer, Nikki Quakenbush, Derek Beisner, and David Hansen.
One year after completing the largest internal living-donor kidney transplant chain in Nebraska history, the Nebraska Medicine Kidney Transplant Team was presented with the Gift of Life Heroes award at the 2018 Heroes in the Heartland luncheon, put on by the American Red Cross on March 8 in Omaha,...

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