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Springfield, Minnesota — Chris Stark, Director of St John’s Grandkids and V.I.K. programming and Chaplin Noel Wetter were awarded a mini grant of $5,194.00 this summer to purchase wheelchair accessible garden beds and gardening equipment for the campus of St John’s. Prior to this grant St John’s...
At left, Cindy Moe and her blue-ribbon interpretive arrangement  — trapeze artists. At right, Margaret Moe with her wall pocket arrangement that won a blue ribbon
Gladiolus lovers became budding floral designers at the Minnesota Gladiolus Society State Show held August 15 and 16 during the Brown County Fair. Two local women, Margaret Moe and Cindy Moe, who are gardeners and members of the Springfield Garden Club were among those who participated in the...
Photos of local 4H Trophy and ribbon winners from the Brown County Fair  are found on pages 10 & 11 in this week's Springfield Advance-Press
Rose Lee cares for the garden at Riverview Homestead Housing.
 “I always had a garden,” says Rose Lee, who carefully tends and nurtures the garden at Riverview Homestead Cooperative — something she’s done since moving there in 2011.  Her parents were gardeners. “They instilled in me the love of gardening,” Rose said during a recent interview. Her husband,...
Jan Krieg and her grand championship floral arrangement
Jan Krieg claimed both the grand championship and sweepstakes awards at the Springfield Garden and Hobby Club’s forty-second annual flower show held at the Farmers & Merchants Bank Friday, August 7. She received blue ribbons on all six of her entries in the show and it was her arrangement of...
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’...

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