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Senator Gary Dahms and Representative Paul Torkelson met with constituents at a town hall  meeting in Springfield on January 26.
 “It should be an interesting session,” said local legislators, State Senator Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) and State Representative Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska), as they provided an update on 2018 Minnesota politics during a town hall meeting in the Springfield Area Community Center on Jan. 26.  The...
Phyllis Weber and Arden Brand at the Red Cross Bloodmobile held at St. John Lutheran Home, Monday, January 29.
*/ Phyllis Weber gave her 128th unit of blood on Monday, Jan. 29, when the Red Cross Bloodmobile came to St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.  Phyllis doesn’t recall when she gave her first unit of blood, but that she was required to get a signature to verify her young age. And, she’s been...
2018 Farm Family of the Year — Judy and Joe Schwartz, Rosie and John Schwartz, and Anita and Mark Schwartz — chosen by the Minnesota Pork Board.
The Minnesota Pork Board named the families of John, Joe and Mark Schwartz Family of the Year, and honored them during the 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress, the organization’s convention and trade show in Minneapolis during the week of January 15-18. Following is the story that appeared in the...
Doris Weber celebrates 60 years at the Springfield Advance-Press.
January 8, 2018, marked a 60-year milestone for Springfield Advance-Press Editor, Doris Weber, Doris has worn many hats since joining the A-P staff in January 1958 as a Society Editor, gathering all sorts of social mews. Throughout the years just some of her duties have included bookkeeping,...
Steve Renner and daughter, Lara, and their Siberian Husky dogs visited their parents and grandparents, Steve and Marie Renner, at Parkview Place in Springfield before heading north to Alaska.
Lara Renner, 15, of Alton, New Hampshire, has her eyes set on the 2018 Junior Iditarod in Alaska She has a strategy, a passion for mushing and a very supportive family who believes in her, despite the worries of sending out a young girl into the wilderness with a team of dogs.  “Team Snowspeeders...
Barry and Karen Reindl and their family — seated at the left is Christina, and at the right are Italian student Giulia Venturini, Jenny and Andrew.  At back are Julieann, T.J. and Jackie.
Giulia Venturini, 17, of Italy, who is attending Springfield High School, has learned that through student exchange she can do so much more than she ever thought was possible.  “It’s a great experience,” Giulia said during an interview last week. “I really like learning different languages,...
The Springfield Area Community Center was filled with beautifully decorated tables for 2017 Sparkle and Dine.
St. Raphael Council of Catholic Women (CCW) is planning for its second annual Sparkle and Dine, to be held the evening of Monday, Feb. 12, at the Springfield Area Community Center. Sparkle and Dine is an elegant evening for women with beautifully decorated tables, catered meal by Tommy’s Central...
Adam Grant is the new director of Springfield Ambulance Service.
Adam Grant, 33, of Blue Earth, is the new director for the Springfield Ambulance Service.  He began work here on December 27, and is busy organizing his office, getting acquainted with the ambulance crew, health care providers, and the community. “I want to make sure that everything runs smoothly...
Bill Ochs and Springfield Area Historical Society board member Carole Young are pictured with the toys.
Bill Ochs of Casper, Wyoming, has gifted the Springfield Museum with a variety of vintage toys.   “It’s a bunch of treasures no one seems to want,” said Ochs during his visit to the Springfield Museum on New Year’s Day.     He brought a big box filled with toys from the 1920s, 30s and 40s that...
2017— Best or Worse — you decide
*/ At the end of every year, as we review the news, we seem to say that it’s been an unusal year.  But, 2017 truly was more dramatic than many other years in recent memory. 

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