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This is National Volunteer week, an annual celebration observed to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism. The Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield recognizes and appreciates volunteers who provided 800 hours to benefit the local hospital, clinic and its services in 2018. Volunteers...
Kris and Abby Moe with a couple of their goats.
Kristopher and Abby Moe have 22 does, two bucks, three wethers, and 14 babies in their tribe of goats, and are  preparing for many more kids.   No kidding!   “The does are about half done kidding,” Kris said during an interview last week. “We’ve  got a ways to go.” “It all started last summer when...
CenterPoint Energy would like to remind the public of important safety tips, which also help to prevent service interruption and ensure proper meter operation. Snow and ice accumulation on or near the natural gas meter set and/ or on the roof above a meter can lead to potentially dangerous...
The Springfield Area Food Shelf will again be participating in the 37th annual Minnesota Food Share March Campaign.  The campaign began Feb. 25 and runs through April 7.   Springfield’s service area for the food shelf is Springfield, Comfrey, Cobden, Clements and Sanborn. The food shelf needs have...
Keep your heart healthy.
by Gail Gilman, Family Life  Consultant, M.Ed., C.F.C.S.  and Prof. Emeritus, University of Minnesota Just like an engine makes a car go, your heart keeps your body running.  As you grow older, some changes in the heart and blood vessels are normal, but others are caused by disease. Choices you...
Volunteers leading the Leave A Legacy Southwest Minnesota initiative are Paul Pieschel of Springfield, Nancy Hansen of Redwood Falls, Chuck Robasse of Wabasso, Greg Carlson of Tracy, and Scott Thoreson, Springfield.
The future of Southwest Minnesota — that’s what a group of volunteers are working to secure through the Leave A Legacy Southwest Minnesota project, which advocates for philanthropy and educates potential donors about how to give locally to help sustain  their communities.   The group itself is not...
Springfield Market
New signs for the grocery store and gas station now named Springfield Market went up on a cold day — Wednesday, January 16. The change in ownership and management of the store took place on Nov. 26, 2018, when Tim and Jodi Dittes purchased Jim’s Market from Paul Huber.  Signs for the Springfield...
The Ladies of Downtown Estates — from left: Alice Trebesch, Mary Lou Lang, Eleanor Teicher, Sylvia Saffert, Joann McMullen, Mary Quinlan, Jane Irlbeck, Ann Meisner, Elaine Miesen, Virginia Stoering, Rosella Groebner and Donna Evans.
 Moving out of the family home into an apartment isn’t always the first choice for older adults. Many seniors and their family members try to stay at home for as long as they can, even while fighting with everyday tasks such as home maintenance, mowing lawn and moving snow.  Often when people...
Celery is a great addition to casseroles and soups.
by Linda Carruthers, registered dietitian nutritionist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield  Celery, which belongs to the parsley family, was used medicinally in ancient Rome, China and Egypt to treat indigestion, arthritis and insomnia. In ancient Egypt and Greece, celery leaves were used...
by Gail Gilman,  Family Life Consultant,  M.Ed., C.F.C.S. and Prof. Emeritus,  University of Minnesota                                                   If you don’t live near your aging parents, holiday visits are a great time to observe your parents’ behaviors and physical capabilities to see if...

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