Friends & Family

The American family and friends of Kylie, Chris, Ben and Sophie Warner of Melbourne, Australia, gathered in a warm garage at the home of Kevin Wendt on a cold day, January 10, to honor the Aussies.  Kylie Fuller Warner was an international student at Springfield High School during the 1982-83...
John Watson Post 257 American Legion provided Christmas presents to veterans at The Maples and St. John Lutheran Home recently. Twenty-two men received royal blue blankets with gold lettering identifying the local post. Legionnaires Floyd Rogotzke and Jocko Meyers, who are pictured with Arnold...
The Springfield Rotary Club, the organization carrying out the work for the Operation Christmas Jo.  Rotarians Jeff Krueger, Maxine Meine and Amanda Frank show some of the gifts before they were delivered on December 11.
The Springfield Rotary Club, the organization carrying out the work for the Operation Christmas Joy, a program that provides food and a few other essentials to families with special needs, has sent gift cards for food to 102 families/individuals in the Springfield community, and 28 gifts of food,...
Monday, Dec. 21 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  Give a meaningful gift this holiday season.  Donate blood when the Red Cross Bloodmobile comes to town on December 21. The Red Cross Bloodmobile is coming to Springfield on Monday, December 21, and will be accepting blood donations at the Springfield Area Community Center from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m...
Harvest Fun Night Costume Contest Winners announced 
Children dressed in Halloween costumes of all types for the annual contest held during Harvest Fun Night at the Springfield Area Community Center.  Winners from  left Tiago Linan, age 5-8; Kendal Beyer, age 0-4; Gabby Anderson, age 9-12; Evan Moody, age 0-4; Jack Scheitel, age 9-12; and Jaylin Brown, age 5-8.
Winners of the Harvest Fun Night costume contest.
Dancing ghosts for Halloween
Little ghosts dancing around a witch’s cauldron is the focal point of a delightful Halloween scene in the front yard at the home of Jason and Kelly Fenger and family on Central Street. Mrs. Fenger  and her day care children pose for a picture with the decorations — from left: Left to right: Jacob...
Pearl Ziegenhagen created the poster for this year’s Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival. The 78-year-old from Clements has traveled much of the world with fellow artists, building an extensive portfolio of landscape pieces, using her favored watercolors.  — PHOTOS BY DAN BURDETT ~ WEST  CENTRAL TRIBUNE, WILLMAR
Local artist Pearl Ziegenhagen of Clements created the poster for this year’s Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival at Willmar.  She received the award for Best 2-Dimensional Art, and Peoples Choice Award overall.  The following story and photos produced by Dan Burdette, community content...
Gen Moe at 104 years
“I can hardly believe it,” said Gen Moe as she reflected on her 104th birthday that she’ll observe  tomorrow. Gen resides at St. John Lutheran Home. She spends her days listening to audio books, keeping up with current events by television news, and enjoys visiting with residents and staff at the...
For thirty-five years, a group of women in the St. Raphael Catholic Parish have been creating fancywork and craft items. Their work has been a ministry in itself. While it gathered women of the parish together for fellowship, they created a variety of beautiful handcrafted items that raised money...
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...

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