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Flowers are a symbol of spring and traditionally used at Easter as gifts, centerpieces and religious decorations. The traditional flower of Easter, lilies are often mentioned in the Bible as a joyous symbol of new life, hope, and spirituality. The glory of snow created stunning white “flowering” shrubs at the United Methodist Church during last week’s snow storm.
At sunrise Wednesday, April 10,  the sky was bright red in the eastern sky and a pinkish-red sky was overhead as far as one could see.  By 6:45 a.m. the red was gone, and by 7:00 snowflakes were falling to the ground. The common phrase “red sky at morning” is a line from an ancient rhyme often...
The Springfield Advance-Press staff — Publisher D.J. Hedstrom, seated; and, from left, Kimberly Hagert, Jeff Krueger, Sally Anderson and Doris Weber.
  We at the Springfield Advance-Press believe the future for small town newspapers is continued success. As each individual has their own identity, their own hopes, dreams and personalities, so does each of the many small communities that dot the landscape of our country. It is the local community...
River Valley Speech Team had a commanding presence in the finals portion during the Minnesota State High School League Sub-Section Speech Tournament at Montevideo on Friday, March 29.
River Valley speakers traveled to Montevideo on Friday, March 29, for the Minnesota State High School League Sub-Section tournament. The speakers arrived and were ready to compete knowing fully that it was make-it or break-it time since only the top four in each category advance to the Section...
Springfield City manager Joe Stremcha, Emergency Management Director Scott Johnson, and City Engineer Bill Helget, of Bolton and Menk, watch as huge chunks of ice and a floe break free on the Big Cottonwood River and move downstream the afternoon of March 20.
 As the raging Big Cottonwood River rose last week, so did the anxiety level of the people of Springfield; and when the river reached its crest and began to slowly recede, the people of Springfield breathed a sigh of relief.  The U.S. National Weather Service on Friday, predicted the river to rise...
There is growing concern about Minnesota’s flood prospects, following a February that brought snowfall four times normal for many river basins. National Weather Service forecasters can look out with some level of confidence and accuracy about 7-10 days. Beyond that it’s virtually impossible to pin...
Larson lake is now open!  But the only thing biting is the wind!” 
says Rod Larson who posed for a picture on Jackson Avenue Sunday.  We can’t do anything about the weather, so a  sense of humor may reduce stress and anxiety, as well as increase coping with the long stretch of cold and snow.
As Minnesota’s snowpack deepens, weather officials are fretting the spring thaw. With lots of snow on the ground and more on the way, Minnesota weather officials are looking with increasing trepidation toward the spring thaw, with better-than-even chances of “major flooding.” When it comes to...
G.M. “Mike” Pieschel
The people of Springfield area and friends and business associates from a broader community are remembering G.M. “Mike” Pieschel, who died February 27, after a brief illness. Mike was a picture of good health for a nonagenarian, so it was a shock when we learned that he was diagnosed with stomach...
The snowfall was intense throughout Minnesota this winter, and February has been a long month for crews who plow highways and streets, and all who have had to shovel snow! With snow falling almost every other day, plowing crews have been having difficult times getting all streets and alleys plowed...
Lang’s Automotive LLC
Jason Lang recently opened Lang’s Automotive LLC, a full-service automotive maintenance and repair service, located at 417 West Rock Street (Highway 14), and is keeping busy in what he does best — auto mechanics and service. Lang’s Automotive offers a wide variety of the most commonly requested...
Springfield Public School
The Facility Task Force organized by the Springfield School District met for the fourth time the evening of February 6, to share ideas regarding the school’s physical plant.  The Task Force is being asked to examine data and information and help guide the school board in decision making regarding...

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