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*/ Winter Solstice — On this planet earth we travel on our journey round the sun; another year we’ve seen unravel and a new season just begun.    Winter officially arrived at 10:28 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, in our part of the country.   This picture was taken at that time as school children enjoyed...
FEW HOLIDAYS COMPARE with 
the splendor and magic of Christmas.
  FEW HOLIDAYS COMPARE with  the splendor and magic of Christmas. Mention Christmas and most people  begin mentally reminiscing about  things that make Christmas special — family gatherings, children’s  programs in school and church, fun and games with children,  holly, greeting cards and gift...
Verna Mude at 100 years
Verna Mude, who will get 100 candles on her cake Saturday, joins an elite group who have lived and worked here for an eventful 100 years.  These centenarians represent a generation who have experienced and shaped the most amazing century. They grew up in years of deprivation, served their country...
Nick Dauer, right, technical director of the Springfield Nativity Pageant, points out set and scene locations to WCCO’s Joe Berglove, who visited Springfield and filmed the presentation Friday evening.  Grady Meendering is at the left.
WCCO viewers’ choice of Springfield for the Best of Minnesota’s Live Nativity is a huge tribute to the Springfield Area Nativity Theatre Association and the community of Springfield that presented the pageant for the thirty-second season over the weekend.  WCCO photojournalist Joe Berglove visited...
Dr. F.J. Boyle
One of Springfield’s best advocates left us on Wednesday, Dec, 6, when Dr. Francis J. Boyle died.  “I always liked to promote Springfield because I have had a good life here — the people have been good to me, and we’ve built a lot of friendships,” Dr. Boyle said as he spoke to the Springfield...
Two long-time members of the Springfield Area Nativity Theatre Association — Dennis Potter as the shepherd, and Ed Meidl, the king — meet the newest member, eight-week-old Cain Larson and his mother, Abby (Mrs. John) Larson, who will portray Mary and Baby Jesus in 2017 Springfield Nativity Pageant.
The Springfield Area Nativity Theatre Association will present the Springfield Nativity Pageant for the thirty–second season this weekend with one performance under the stars in Riverside Park at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9. The “Little Town of Bethlehem” was set in the football...
The Springfield High School YES team invites you to go “green” this holiday season by recycling your non-functioning lights. The YES team is again collecting strands of holiday lights for recycling.  As you upgrade your holiday lights to LED, or are replacing holiday lights for other reasons,...
*/ Gina Windschitl of Sleepy Eye won the People’s Choice Award with her oil painting, titled “Painted Lady,” in the 2017 Juried Art Show at the Springfield Public Library.  The painted lady is a butterfly which resembles a monarch butterfly with orange/brown wings and black and white spots. The...
The Hayden family — Jeff and Jenny, daughter Kylie, and son Cole are grateful this Thanksgiving for Cole’s recent good health report.
 At Thanksgiving, our thoughts turn to the things that matter most — faith, family, country and all the blessings we have received this past year and through the years. Thanksgiving this year has a special meaning for the family of Jeff and Jenny Hayden, whose son, Cole, 14, recently completed 11...
Representing the student council are Kate Vogel, Ellie Coffland and Colton Jensen.
The Student Council at Springfield Public school challenged high school students to give to the local food shelf  this thanksgiving season.  On Monday, students loaded up 214.5 pounds of food and a $951.00 cash donation and delivered it to the Springfield Area Food Shelf.    */ The Springfield...

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