Friends & Family

The Summer Wellness Challenge that took place during the month of June resulted in the winners being the Fitness Friends team.   As the winner of this program the Fitness Friends have received the “Golden Tennis Shoe” traveling trophy until it comes up for grabs again in June 2016.   Fitness...
Dylan Simonson had an exciting day recently when he was picked to be a WCCO Batting Practice Buddy for the Minnesota Twins.  Dylan enjoyed an afternoon on the field with the Twins during batting practice.   He enjoyed meeting players and obtaining their autographs.  He was interviewed by WCCO’s...
Maxine Meine was presented the Paul Harris Fellowship Award by long-time Rotarian Brian O’Leary last week Tuesday during the local club’s weekly meeting.
The Springfield Rotary Club awarded Maxine Meine with their Paul Harris Fellow Award during their July 14 noon lunch meeting at Tommy’s Central Street Steak House.  The award, named after the founder of Rotary International, is given to Rotarians and non-Rotarians every year for their service to...
  Springfield native Jon C. Blue, who is a judge of the Connecticut Superior Court, has written a book, a vivid series of trials from America’s earliest days, that was released and put on sale July 8. The Case of the Piglet’s Paternity assembles 33 of the most significant and intriguing trials from...
Redwood County Fair, Redwood Falls
The Redwood County Fair opens Thursday for four big days, with pre-fair kick-off this evening with Slamabama, a country music duo-group from Birmingham, Alabama, that tours the United States playing major fairs and festivals. The Exhibit Hall opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, and the midway opens at 6 o’...
Brooke and Abigail Jensen are happy to have roles in this season’s Wilder Pageant.
Two Springfield girls have roles in the 2015 Wilder Pageant, the family-oriented outdoor drama based on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Walnut Grove.  It’s a dream come true for Abigail, 8, and Brooke, 12, daughters of Elaine and Lonny Jensen. Abigail is cast as Alice Kennedy in the first act....
Winner arrangement.
Cindy Moe won grand championship honors at the eightieth annual flower show sponsored by the Springfield Garden Study Club held at the Farmers & Merchants Bank Friday. Cindy’s prizewinning arrangement was entered in Section VIII, Lot I that included dining place settings on placemat that...
The Kids Fishing Derby mid-morning Saturday, spon-sored by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, attracted 60 kids and that many or more adults who assisted the kids and watched the fun.  
Jacklynn Reindl, left, wins a trip to the Minnesota Sings competition as a result of here winner Springfield Sings competition Saturday night. Elizabeth Schmitz, right, is runner-up
“I have always liked to sing,” says Jacklynn Reindl, 16, winner of Springfield Sings competition Saturday evening.   Jackie, daughter of Karen and Barry Reindl, sang “Safe and Sound,” a song by Taylor Swift, the princess of country music, to a soundtrack by The Civil Wars.  The song was the choice...
 Local FFA members in front of Stallion Barn at Grant’s Farm — front, from left: Marah Larson, Angie Krebs, Kaelyn Platz, Anna Plotz and Brandi Platz. Back: Andrew Beckman, Tyson Meidl, Devon Sargent, Alex Quesenberry and Dalton Brown.
Last week, 10 Springfield students who are members of the Springfield FFA joined others from Mountain Lake, Sleepy Eye and RTR (Russell-Tyler-Ruthton) on a three-day trip — their Summer Ag Tour — to St. Louis, Missouri. Springfield students included in the group of 42 were Andrew Beckman, Dalton...

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