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Springfield Fire Department — Front from left: Paul Simonson, Gabe Salonek, Jeff Weisensel, Kyle Veenstra, Dale Knutson, Josh Gramentz, Nick Klisch, Doug Walton, Nick Kratz, Dan Christensen, Brian Fuhrman, Steve Hornick and Victor Thatcher. Back: Brian Veenstra, Joel Pingeon, Scott Johnson, Chris Gartner, Tim Gramentz, Chuck Baumann, Dan Domeier, Nick Fast, Travis Wendt, Cody Groebner, Randy Wendt, Todd Windschitl,  Brandon Marks and Shane Rasset.
The Springfield Volunteer Fire Department has been busy this week, educating and promoting this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep...
Old Springfield Farmers Elevators
The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has approved a loan for the demolition of the old grain elevators located in Springfield. The City of Springfield and the Economic Development Authority (EDA) made application in July for a Demolition Loan from DEED to remove the...
A mock crash was staged near the campus at Springfield High School the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 18 — during Homecoming Week — and it looked like the real thing. The simulated crash was staged to remind students of dangers and consequences of unsafe driving  behaviors, and used real crashed...
America’s farmers provide us with an abundant food supply. But farmers are exposed to a unique, sometimes hazardous workplace. Agriculture continues to rank as one of the most dangerous occupations in North America and across the globe. Look for stories and advertisements focusing on farm safety...
The Springfield Public Library will be holding their 19th Annual Juried Art Show this fall funded by a generous grant from the Pieschel Foundation.  The show will be held in the Altermatt Gallery of the Springfield Public Library, from Wednesday, Oct. 16, through Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019.  A...
Springfield Public School —looking at Media Center and entrance to the District Offices
The Springfield School District Facility Task Force considered educational programming needs as they examined data following a series of meetings and a tour of the school building earlier this year.  The impetus for the meetings was the result of a comprehensive site and facility evaluation...
MLA Architects drawing for Concessions and Restrooms project in Riverside Park sports complex
The Springfield City Council, during their regular monthly meeting the evening of August 20, accepted the proposal of Salonek, Inc. to construct a concessions and restrooms building in the Riverside Park sports complex area. The Council, during their July 23 meeting, reviewed the only bid received...
Springfield Public Schools Music Department recently acquired a new grand piano. It is “slightly used,” but new to the department and replaces the piano that was “greatly used.”   The piano was purchased with grants from the Springfield Area Foundation and the Pieschel Foundation, and a...
The 2019-‘20 school year is about to begin.  Students in Springfield Public and St. Raphael Schools will go back to class on Monday, August 19.  Welcome to new kindergarten students who are beginning their formal learning years. Welcome back to those who will be seniors about to complete their last...
Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield
by Scott Thoreson, Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield administrator Area students might not want to hear this, but their parents are eagerly awaiting the start of the new school year, with getting back to routines and less free time for the kids. We, along with the rest of our service area,...

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