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Council members Samantha Hesse and John Mueller.
During the July 21 regular City Council meeting both Samantha Hesse and John Mueller announced that they would not seek re-election to the council. They both thanked the council and the community for being a part of the council.  For Springfield City Council, there are three seats up for election,...
On Friday, July 24, the New Ulm City Council unanimously voted to rescind their July 7 decision to host the 2020 State Tournament.  While there were several factors that prompted the council to change their decision, they’re all related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  New Ulm Council President Charlie...
Approximately 20 volunteer firemen worked on a LP burn last Wednesday evening as part of their training with the Springfield Fire Department.
On the evening of July 15, the Springfield Fire Department had a practice LP burn in a vacant lot across from Muske, Suhrhoff & Pidde.  The Springfield Fire Department practices twice a month. They do numerous types of practices like, equipment practices, ladder practices, hook-up practices,...
Take a look inside Springfield’s Medical Center with a 3D Virtual Tour.    https://www.springfieldmn.org/index.asp?SEC=AC50936C-0ABF-4F67-8FFB-C8FA94621591
Gospel Express entertained residents at The Mapels last Tuesday evening. Pictured L- Bruce Beussman, Jeff Krueger, Jo Schwartz, Susie Winkelmann and Megan Quesenberry.
Springfield’s Gospel Express music group delivers Christian music for all sorts of occasions in all sorts of settings. The group began about seventeen years ago by singing special music for religious services, were soon singing at family gatherings such as birthday parties, wedding anniversary...
Springfield American Legion members Dan Skarp, Floyd Rogotzke and Tom Anderson share a laugh as they load up flags to be placed at the Avenue of Flags on the morning of July 4.
Local American Legion members came out bright and early this past Saturday morning to raise flags in honor of the 4th of July.   Tom Anderson, Dan Skarp, Floyd Rogotzke and J.D. Davidson from Springfield’s John Watson Post 257 American Legion, placed 26 flags at the Avenue of Flags located at the...
Elton and his wife Nadine recently celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on June 19.  This Thursday he will celebrate his 100th birthday.
Elton Ahlness can easily be described as both hard working and happy. He is also a part of the “Greatest Generation” He will celebrate his 100th birthday this Thursday, July 2.  Elton was born near Hanska, in Linden Township to Hans and Ida Ahlness.  He grew up on the family farm, with his three...
Lavonne Hauth received her 10 gallon pin during last Monday’s blood drive.
On Monday, June 15 the American Red Cross hosted a blood drive at the Springfield Area Community Center. During the drive many community members received pins. It was also a time for some new people who donated for the first time.  One of the first time donors is Springfield resident, Sara Bast.  “...
After 43 years, Father Phil Schotzko is retiring.
 “It’s like coming to an end of a journey”, said Father Phil Schotzko. Father Phil will be retiring on July 1, 2020.  “I’m retiring from being an administrator of an area faith community,” said Father Phil during an interview last week.  He’ll still be working from his home in St. Peter. Father...
On Friday, June 5, Governor Tim Walz announced Phase III of the Stay Safe MN plan, including a gradual turn of the dial to allow cautious and safe re-opening of indoor dining, gyms, and entertainment venues beginning Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Customers and employees will be either strongly...

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