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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...
Jackie Roiger holds her recognition plaque from Runnings.  Former store manager Craig Valentin is pictured left, and the new store manager, John Aanenson, is at the right.
Runnings in Springfield served cake and coffee Thursday, Dec. 6, to celebrate a milestone for employee Jackie Roiger, to welcome new store manager John Aanenson, and bid farewell to the former manager, Craig Valentin.    Jackie Roiger recognized for 35 years of service Jackie Roiger started work at...
Michelle Adrian shows the painting, “Following a Father’s Footsteps in the Flames.”
Michelle Adrian painted the picture that received the People’s Choice Award in the 2018 Juried Art Show at the Springfield Public Library.  Mrs. Adrian, who teaches art at Springfield High School, was commissioned by Shane Neperman, third-grade teacher in Springfield Elementary School, to make the...
 Jim Nelsen is pictured with his daughter, Colleen Hayes of Lakeville.
Einar James “Jim” Nelsen, along with Loren Sogaard, Alfred Thompson and one other man, took the train from Springfield to Minneapolis in October 1942, after the corn was picked, for the purpose of enlisting in the U.S. Navy. They chose the Navy because they didn’t want to be drafted into the Army....
Memory Makers Quilt Club members Laura Lee Bast and Arliss Petersen decorated a Christmas tree at the Springfield Museum, Christina Van Batavia and Michelle Farmer decorated a Christmas tree to represent the Red Rock Bank.
Memory Makers Quilt Club members Laura Lee Bast and Arliss Petersen decorated a Christmas tree at the Springfield Museum for the Springfield’s Area Historical Society’s annual Festival of Trees.  The quilters made the ornaments from fabrics, quilting supplies and notions.  More than two dozen trees...
Maxine Meine and Bridging Brown County board member Erin Meine.
Bridging Brown County, a non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen Brown County by bridging relationships of understanding and communication, held its fifteenth annual networking dinner  at the Springfield Area Community Center the evening of November 1. During the fundraising dinner,...
by Roxann Jelinek,  University of Minnesota  Master Gardener, Brown County We had a beautiful summer, adequate moisture, and excellent yields in our gardens. But all good things must come to an end - heavy frost.   With that said, I am looking forward to next year’s challenges and what I want to...

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