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Minnesota Tornado Drill Day
  Each year, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (in partnership with the National Weather Service and other state and local government agencies) sponsors Severe Weather Awareness Week. Each day of the week focuses on a different topic. The highlight are two statewide tornado drills on...
Springfield High School Concert Choir
  The Springfield High School Concert Choir, directed by Mr. Bailey Cords, performed at South Dakota State University February 10 as part of the In-Service Music Conference of the 86th Annual South Dakota Bandmasters Association Clinic.  The choir was honored to be one of four choirs and the only...
Tom Goeritz
  Tom Goeritz  describes himself as a pilot, poet, preacher and teacher. He can now add published author to the list.  Tom’s new  book is called A Bucket of Frogs. The book features over 70 true short stories about the places and people that have touched his life.  See complete story in this week's...
  This time of year, you start to see citrus sales in the grocery store. Oranges are the most popular of the citrus fruits and in the 1900’s were considered exotic, but now are one of the biggest commercial fruit crops in the world. A medium orange contains only 60 calories, but 116% of your daily...
Director Bailey Cords and the Chamber Choir from Springfield High School.
  The Springfield Rotary Club had its annual Christmas party last Tuesday, December 21 at the Springfield Area Community Center.  Guests included spouses and friends of Rotary members.  The 2021 Rotary Scholarship recipients, Mikayla Opatz and Dylan Batzlaff, were also present telling of their...
 If the holidays are such a time of joy for children, why is it that the older one is sulking and the younger one sobbing?  It could be a case of overload.  There is so much expectation and stimulation during the holidays that their little brains short-circuit.  Here is how to make sure this time...
Central St. Ribbon cutting was held as part of Holiday Open House. Pictured from L- Mike Granda-Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Joe Stremcha City Manager & Director of Economic Development, Bill Helget, Springfield City Engineer, Sharon Pieschel-Welcoming Community and Denise Gicker-...
Springfield’s Welcoming Community, Springfield Economic Development Authority (EDA), Kickstart Springfield, and the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated Springfield’s Golf Course project completion and 65th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  The Springfield Golf Course...
Scott Hesse is retiring from his duties at the local post office on October 22.  He has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for fourteen years— since 2007—and at the Springfield location since 2008. Hesse was working as a mail truck driver in 2002 when he was offered a position at the Willmar,...
Approximately forty walkers participated in this year’s Alzheimer’s Memory Walk sponsored by St. John’s Home.  The one and two mile routes took walkers around the St. John’s neighborhood, through Riverside Park and around the community center.  Proceeds of the walk will go to Riverhaven equipment...

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