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Emily Wendt’s family held a surprise goodbye party for her on Sunday, May 31. She’s being deployed with the National Guard to the Horn of Africa. Emily (middle) is pictured with her parents Liz Wendt and Randy Wendt.
Emily Wendt was very surprised last Sunday as her family and friends held a surprise goodbye party for her at Riverside Park.  Emily, a 2018 Springfield High school graduate, is being deployed with the 2-135th Infantry Battalion in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Horn of Africa. “Our...
Class President Mitchell Buerkle gave his student address titled Committed to Excellence during May 21 graduation ceremony.
Springfield High School Principal Patrick Moriarty, in his welcome remarks extended a warm, “Socially distant” welcome to the parents, and family during the 2020 commencement exercises Thursday evening, May 21.   “Your presence here not only demonstrates your love for the members of the graduating...
John Watson Post 257 American Legion members Ken Koll, Floyd Rogotzke, Doug Wenisch and John Ryan were seen placing flags on Central Street this past Friday.
Flags were placed for Memorial Day and in honor and mourning of military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the American Legion made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Memorial Day Program.  The John Watson Post 257 will,...
Diane Johnson is pictured with one of her volunteer drivers Fran Schmitz.
Lutheran Social Services Congregate Meals on Wheels program in Springfield has a new coordinator, Diane Johnson. Bright and cheerful Johnson is a senior herself at 72 years old. Born and raised in Dovray, Minn., she spent 35 years as a LPN working in operating rooms. She has two sons, three...
School Lunch Heroes kitchen staff includes the pictured members. Nancy Matter, Sue Rosenstengel and Missy Thorston.
Friday, May 1, 2020, was Annual School Lunch Hero Day. Honoring the dedicated people who feed children at school each day. Even with distance learning, local heroes are working hard to provide a quality meal for kids.  “We have a very dedicated lunch room staff. The quality they have been...
We think these pictures say it all. Every day our staff at the Maples, Cottonwood Ridge and St. John’s take a risk in coming to work. They do this because they are caring, compassionate staff who want to make sure your loved ones are being taken care of.  As of Friday, the state has had 3,185 Covid...
This week, April 19-25, 2020 is National Volunteer Week. It is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the impact of our local volunteers. National Volunteer Week was established in 1974.  Volunteer service helps build a stronger community. We at the Advance-Press would like to take this time to thank...
This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week. Are you ready for severe weather? Each year, Homeland Security and Emergency Management in collaboration with the National Weather Service sponsors Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. The week is designed to refresh, remind and educate everyone...
Pictured from L Ashley Schmitt, Nurse Practitioner, Valerie Folkens, Nurse Practitioner, Linda Carruthers, Dietician, Rhonda Ludewig, Nurse and Brie Taralson, Director of Clinic Operations at Allina Health.
Last Wednesday April 1, Allina Health Springfield Clinic officially opened.   “We’re really excited to be partnering with the community of Springfield,” said  Carisa Buegler, Director of Operations and Support Services at Allina Health.   “We already had relationships here and the community has...
By Tom Goeritz, Administrator As we have previously shared, St. John’s Circle of Care is working closely with the MN Dept of Health, Leading Age MN, Brown County, Allina and numerous other organizations. We receive daily updates and numerous calls and webinars keeping us informed concerning Covid-...

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