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Over fifty years ago, Herb Scheffler bought his first road grader for $1,200 that he used to grade the roads of Charlestown Township.  That was the start of a very successful construction business.  The Scheffler family has made a name for itself in the business in the Sanborn, Lamberton,...
At the start of a beautiful Easter weekend, staff children of St. John’s Circle of Care hunted for eggs. The care facility set up three different sections for the egg hunt spread throughout the campus . The children were separated by age groups for the Easter egg hunt. Residents enjoyed watching...
Kahla Petersen and Dale (Lumber) Lindmeier were honored on Saturday, March 27, 2021, by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.   Dale Lindmeier was presented with the 2020 Spirit of Springfield Award.  Kahla Peterson owner of Deluxe Print was presented with the 2020 Business of the Year award. ...
Local artist Neil Neidt is pictured holding a banner with one of his popular pieces of art work on it.
Last year, the Springfield Area Convention and Visitors Bureau asked for the community’s help for a project.  The group asked the community for photos and artwork which highlighted Springfield. The photos were to be placed on banners which will be hung on Highway 14, Cass Ave and eventually...
Market Manager Dan Anderson and crew were busy resetting counters this past week as they worked on remodeling Springfield Market.
Changes are taking place at Springfield Market!  The market began its construction and reset project in the store last week.  The finished product will be a fresh, new, up-to-date look that will be pleasing for all local and area shoppers. The remodel project will be done in phases.  Phase One has...
Deb Rasset organizes items at the food shelf’s new location.
This past week was a busy time for the Springfield Area Food Shelf. In just a few days a group of dedicated volunteers finished packing and moving the food shelf from their old location in the Schwanke building to their new location at 625 North Jackson, Suite F. They are now located at the...
Another element of local history that has been part of the downtown skyline for over one hundred years was taken down last week.  Demolition of the Springfield Farmers Elevator started last Thursday morning.  A large group of bystanders gathered at the end of Marshall Avenue to watch the demolition...
A rendition of what Martha Anderson Veterans Memorial Park could look like in the future.
During a busy meeting of the Springfield City Council last Tuesday, February 16, the council worked on and considered many items, including the expansion of Martha Anderson Park.  The expansion is an idea from City Street and Parks Department Superintendent, Dale Knutson. The project is still in...
In 1999 you could plunk a coin into one of 2 million phone booths in the United States.   Only 5% of those are left today. About a fifth of America’s 100,000 remaining pay phones are in New York, according to the Federal Communications Commission. The demise of pay phones is an unsurprising result...
The morning of February 3, 2021 demolition began on Ruby’s Café. The demolition project was performed by  L&S Construction, located in Sanborn. L&S specializes in aggregate production and hauling, site work and grading, drainage and underground, and demolition and disposal.  Many in the...

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