Friends & Family

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,...
Lara Renner, 15, carried her dad’s old stuffed husky around on her sled as she prepared for the race.
Lara Renner of Alton, New Hampshire,  behind her team of Siberian Huskies, finished in tenth place in the 2018 Junior Iditarod that was finished on February 26. She was one of 11 mushers, ages 14-17, in a field of five veterans and six rookies racing 150 miles, responsible for their dogs, their...
Maria Wilmes was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs) at age two. She would eventually need a heart-lung transplant. Maria’s doctors gave her five to 10 years before she would need a heart/lung transplant.   Growing up, Maria’s activities were limited. She was...
Maple Syrup Making Time
Hilary Mohr shows children how to tap a tree for maple sap. One container per tap is used to catch the sap. Depending upon the weather conditions, sap will start to flow immediately after tapping the tree. It drips from the spile into the bucket. The collection amount may vary — some days only a...
A tradition of the Springfield Area Historical Society was telling the heartwarming story by Tom Hegg, A Cup of Christmas Tea, during their annual Christmas tea at the local museum Friday afternoon, December 2. The museum was filled with guests who enjoyed flavorful tea, tiny sandwiches and sweet...

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