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Despite being thrown a significant curveball by the COVID-19 pandemic, Allina’s newest clinics in Springfield and Lamberton are open and thriving.  The clinics, owned and run since April 1,  by New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC), part of Allina Health, are fully operational and provide primary,...
Trevor and Erin Wittwer be taking over the Anytime Fitness Clubs in both Springfield and Sleepy Eye. The Wittwer’s are pictured with former owner Colleen Braun and new manager Sara Schwarzrock.
Colleen Braun has sold both of her Anytime Fitness branches in Springfield and Sleepy Eye to husband and wife team, Trevor and Erin Wittwer.  Braun has owned the businesses for approximately 15 years. Selling to someone who is as invested in the businesses as she has been is very important to her...
The Active Aging Programs, of Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota, is now offering a Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshop series.  Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free six-week wellness program for those who provide care for a loved one.  Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an interactive...
The graduating senior class of 2020 at Springfield High School features three sets of twins: Ivan and Nolan Hovland, Samantha and Noah Richert and Sylvan and Curtis Tauer.  According to the U. S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “in 2009, one in every 30 babies born in the United States...
Nick Dauer has been the dedicated “Taps” player with the Springfield American Legion Honor Guard for over ten years.  When the Legion is part of a veteran’s memorial service at the cemetery, Dauer is part of the group. He started playing “Taps” when he was in the eighth grade at Springfield Public...
Pictured from left are Springfield students Sydney Hauger, Kendall Kelly and Maddie McCone with their accompanist Morgan Windsperger.
On Friday, May 1, members of the Springfield Band and Choir performed outside St. John’s Circle of Care to the delight of the residents who were able to listen to the music inside their rooms. It was a great way to start the month of May.  
Deb Rasset was presented the third highest honor in Lionism. She is pictured with Lions Clubs International Director Larry L. Edwards and 5M3 District Governor Don Kuehl.
Past Springfield Lions President Deb Rasset was presented the Lions Club International Leadership Award during the Lions 5M3 District 2020 Mid Winter Convention held at the end of February.  The International President’s Leadership award is the third highest honor in Lionism and is given to those...
Peggy Bredvold received birthday gifts with the help of nursing staff members Beki Gewerth and Jennifer Guetter in the lobby entrance of The Maples. On Saturday, Peggy was honored with a “car parade” by her “Coffee Ladies” group.
Social distancing is the new norm these days.  Six feet away from the normal world we once had and with what we have grown accustom to for the time being. In spite of the pandemic that is taking its toll on millions of people around the world, it was a great day when Alma “Peggy” Bredvold...
Tammy Kieper, on the left, is pictured with Char Frank of Springfield Floral with some of the bouquets that were delivered last Thursday and Friday.
With an act of generosity, Tammy Kieper brought smiles to many local residents last week. Kieper purchased 128 Spring bouquets filled with carnations and snapdragons from Springfield Floral. She asked that the bouquets be delivered to residents and tenants at  St. John’s Home, Cottonwood Ridge, The...
Members of Comfrey School’s Business Professionals of America team from L-Dylan Haugen, Amber Dauer, Ariel Peterson, Katelynne Kratz, Hailey Curry and Allison Jensen.
Comfrey School’s BPA (Business Professionals of America) team competed at regions in January and advanced all twelve of its members to the State Conference. The team had a very successful State Conference in March advancing six members to nationals. Comfrey had to compete with 67 other schools...

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