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Springfield FFA was recognized as a Three-Star Chapter at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 24-26. Three stars is the highest rating for a chapter to receive. Chapters that receive a gold rating by their state FFA associations are eligible to compete for...
We’ve all seen it — on the front pages, in online news feeds, on big screens and on pocket-sized screens — the brutal attacks, allegations, name-calling, speeches and negative political advertisements are taking a toll on Americans.  The good news is that the 2018 mid-term election cycle is nearing...
Voters in Springfield School District 85 will elect three members to the Springfield Board of Education during the November 6 General Election.  Three seats for four-year terms are up for election this year for the Board of Education. They are presently held by Jeff Kretsch, Mandy Rasset and...
Library Director Linda Roiger puts out the “welcome sign” 
to the Juried Art Show. Everyone welcome.
The Springfield Public Library will hold open house this evening (Wednesday, October 17) to celebrate the opening of the annual Juried Art Show. The reception will be in the Altermatt Gallery from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to view the art and meet the artists. Awards will be announce...
Joe Stremcha is Springfield’s new City Manager.
“I’m excited for the leadership opportunity to work with the community,” says Springfield’s new city manager, Joe Stremcha, who began work here on October 1. A rookie in public administration, Stremcha can lean on his coaching skills in public administration where teamwork and goal setting are...
Springfield  Ambulance Service Director Paula Thomas
“I’m glad to be here. I feel very welcomed,” said Paula Thomas, the new director of Springfield Ambulance Service. “I have always wanted to work the medical field since a child,” she said during an recent interview.   She grew up in New Ulm, graduated from New Ulm Public High School in 1991 and...
Gigi Bliss and her children — Grace, Kolten, Lily, Jozie, Kelsey and Emma
During Spring 2017, Gigi Bliss was feeling lethargic, became ill with influenza, and then developed breathing problems that led to pneumonia.  “Through the summer months I never got better and then I started going downhill,” she said during a recent interview. “At first, I attributed that to...
The Senior Class at Springfield High School elected candidates for 2018 Homecoming King and Queen last week. Queen candidates are pictured, from left: Chassidy Vanderwerf, daughter of Layne and Jennie Vanderwerf; Madisyn Kuehn, daughter of Ron Kuehn and Suzie Meyer;  Brittany Rogotzke, daughter of...
Capture the moment is the theme for National Assisted Living Week being observed this week. The Advance-Press photographer captured a moment from the loft at The Maples at St. John as tenants enjoyed a meal in the dining room.  “Good people, good food, feeling comfortable, safe and secure” were some of the best of life at The Maples, according to tenants interviewed for a special story in this newspaper. Read about it on page page 2 in this issue.
National Assisted Living Week is being observed this week, Sept. 9-15, 2018. “Capture the Moment” hopes to inspire residents to realize their dreams and seize the day. Simultaneously, the theme also supports reflection, as residents may look back on the pivotal moments in their lives. With the...
Springfield Sportsmans Club new clubhouse.  At right is the barn, the only remaining building on the former farmsite — now the site of the trapshooting ranges located one-half mile west of the Springfield Industrial Park on US Highway 14.
Springfield Sportsman’s Club will open the gate to their range and the doors to their new clubhouse on Sunday, September 9, and invites visitors to come and see the new building, the three trap ranges, skeet range and archery range, and explore shooting sports and what it offers.  “It is one of the...

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