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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...
Bridge Builder of the Year winner Maxine Meine (second from left), is pictured with Bridging Brown County representatives, Lindsy Ludewig (left) and Bridging Brown County directors Clarice Platz and Ashley Aukes.
Each year Bridging Brown County awards a Brown County resident with the Bridge Builder of the Year Award. This award is given to someone who exemplifies the organization’s mission to strengthen our community by bridging relationships of understanding and communication in Brown County. This year’s...
Brown County Commissioner and Sheriff candidates
Voters went to the polls on Tuesday, August 14, for unusually dramatic Minnesota Primary Elections.  Local contests — Brown County Commissioner District 5 and Brown County Sheriff — no doubt were responsible for the higher-than-usual voter turnout for a Primary Election in Springfield and Brown...
The hallways are dark and empty, but you can see the floors shine from a summertime scrubbing. Light glows from the classrooms where many teachers have been working for weeks. They’re going over every detail, making sure everything will be perfect when the doors open and their students walk through...
Brown County Sheriff Candidates
Four men are candidates for Brown County Sheriff and voters will narrow this race to two candidates in the August 14 Primary Election.  The candidates are: • Jason Fairbairn, who has 18 years of experience serving in Brown County as a deputy; • Jeff Hohensee, who has 27 years of experience in...
Candidates running for Brown County Commissioner Fifth District.
Four men are running for Brown County Commissioner Fifth District, currently represented by Dennis Potter of Springfield who is currently in his twelfth year in the job and is not seeking a fourth term.     We are fortunate to have four candidates interested in the job, willing to serve, and...

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