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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-...
Springfield Area Food Shelf volunteer John Sagan is following new precautionary measures and takes groceries out to a clients vehicle.
The Springfield Area Food Shelf is continuing to serve the community. There are however a few changes. Springfield Area Food Shelf is concerned about the health and safety of their clients and volunteers and following with the Government, MHD & CDC new guidelines. Therefore, they are taking new...
Springfield Public School
On Sunday March 15, Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Keith Kottke sent out a letter to parents in response to the Governor’s announcement of the shutdown of schools.  “Governor Tim Walz and Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker announced that all Minnesota public schools will close to...
Springfield Election judges from left, Mary Schmitz, Paul Tauer, Darlene Fretham and Cheryl Diede.
Super Tuesday Presidential Primary results in Springfield mirrored those of Brown County, the state of Minnesota and much of the rest of the country.  Though voter turnout was very low, with just 132 votes cast out of 1,104 registered voters (12 percent), Joe Biden was the Democratic choice. ...
After 35 years serving the community Fire Chief Chuck Baumann is retiring in March.
For over three decades Charlie “Chuck” Baumann has served and helped keep the community safe as a member of the Springfield Fire Department. In March, Baumann, is retiring from the fire department after 35 years of service.  Looking back over his long tenure Baumann stated, “It’s been a honor to...

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