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Springfield Legion Firing Squad during the 2021 ceremonies.
  Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, will be observed Monday, May 30 this year. Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day and had its origins during the Civil War.  General John Logan,...
  Last Friday, May 13, students and staff from both Springfield Elementary and Springfield High School gathered together to break ground on the new school addition.  To highlight the importance of the community’s investment in the school, seven shovel ceremonies were performed. The ceremonies...
Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre
  Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre is returning to Springfield June 6-11 after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. Auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of Pinocchio will be held on Monday, June 6 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Auditorium at...
73rd Annual POP Concert
  The Springfield High School Music Department will present it’s 73rd Annual Pop Concert Friday evening, May 13.  The concert, featuring the concert band and concert choir, will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Auditorium at the school. Tickets are $5.00 each and are now being sold through...
Doris Weber
   We were all saddened by the loss of a good friend and strong community supporter on April 18.  Doris Weber passed away at 7:15 a.m. that day at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Rochester, Minnesota. When I think of Doris Weber, three distinct words come to mind—NEWSPAPER, COMMUNITY and FRIEND...
Hwy 14 detour
  The upcoming Highway 14 project is currently scheduled to begin within the first few weeks of May.  The project includes resurfacing over eight miles of the highway from the west side of Sanborn Four Corners intersection to the eastern city limits of Springfield.  Springfield City Manager Joe...
  St. John’s Circle of Care Foundation and GrandKids/VIK Club is sponsoring a Community Easter Egg Hunt for children on Saturday, April 16.  The activity is free and open to all children through age 12.  The egg hunt will take place on the campus at St. John’s Circle of Care at the southeast edge...
Springfield Ambulance
  The Community Ambulance Service is a vital asset for the City of Springfield and the surrounding area.  They respond in a moment’s notice to all emergency medical calls and respond to 300+ 911 calls per year. The Community Ambulance Service is operated by the City of Springfield and staffed with...
Riverside Days
  Members from the community and various Springfield groups met last Wednesday for the upcoming 2022 Riverside Days celebration.  Riverside Days will begin on Wednesday, June 22 and run through Sunday, June 26.  The Riverside Days celebration is unique in that it’s not run by one organization or...
An artistic rendering of the proposed storm
 shelter at Riverside Park
In the mid 70’s the community came together to build a softball field at Riverside Park. The project was led by the Jaycees (Junior Chamber) who built the field in 1976 with play starting in 1977.  For 45 years the field has supported and trained area youth on the field. It is also the home to our...

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