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Sam Gross
As part of the work of transitioning from “Augsburg College” to “Augsburg University,” staff worked with professional designers — some of them, Augsburg alumni — to create an Augsburg University logo and a restored seal. The Augsburg University logo was designed by Springfield’s Samuel Gross ’99,...
Springfield Volunteer Fire Department
*/ This week is Fire Prevention Week and the theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”  Firefighters help keep our community safe with fire safety education. The department suggests households develop a plan and practice together.  Springfield firefighters are pictured — front, from left:...
The Engine Doctor Roger Steinke to close business and retire.
The Engine Doctor, Roger Steinke, has closed shop and is retiring.  He will sell his business inventory at public auction Saturday. “I’ve had a good run,” Steinke said during a recent interview.  “I have enjoyed my work, but it’s time” to retire. Steinke studied mechanics and engine repair for two...
Farmward Cooperative’s new grain receiving facility provides capacity for storing 840,000 bushels of grain in three different storage bins. The site provides ground pile storage for 1.5 million bushels of grain; facility also has a corn dryer with capacity of 4,000 bushels per hour.
Farmward Cooperative (formerly Harvest Land Cooperative, recently merged with Co-Op County Farmers Elevator of Renville) received the first grain in its new grain storage facility Wednesday, Sept. 27.  The new facility is located along U.S. Highway 71 between Redwood Falls and Sanborn by the...
*/ A Christmas Carol: The Musical will be presented on stage by Springfield Community Theatre and Springfield Public School Community Education next month.  A Christmas Carol: The Music is based on Charles Dickens 1843 novella of the same name. While the group has been working on the set, scenery...
Springfield Rotary Club — front, from left: Amanda Frank, Michelle Tauer, Maxine Meine, Amy Vogel, Sharon Pieschel, Kay Pingeon and Doris Weber.   Back: Ken Koll, Matt Skaret, Dave Milbrath, Ramsey Beyer, Clayton Beyer, Paul Muske, Keith Kottke, Jim Miesen, Jeff Krueger and Angie Gode. Members of the club unavailable for picture include Dan Lassegard, Don Wilstermann, Ron Sturm, John Fank, Deb Beyer, Kahla Petersen, Anna Petersen, John Nicholson and Josh Jensen.
The Springfield Rotary Club planted 26 trees in the local Sticker Field, one of our community’s wonderful playgrounds, last week — one for each of its 26 members. Thirteen Black Hills Spruce evergreens were planted along the southeastern border of Sticker Field in the foreground of the railroad...
Richard and Fred Berg are partners in farming for seven decades.
Fred Berg, 80, and Richard Berg, 78, love the land, agriculture and rural living. After seven decades in farming, the Berg brothers show no signs of slowing down.  Both were born and lived their entire lifetime in Willow Lake Township, Redwood County, on land their grandfather, Henry Berg,...
Homecoming Candidates
*/ Springfield High School students elected candidates for Homecoming King and Queen last week. Queen candidates are, from left: Kate Vogel, Mikayla Parker, Casandra Graff, Hailey Hovland and Anna Plotz. King candidates are Tyler Rummel, Devin Johnson, Andrew Beckman, Tanner Vogel and Tyson Meidl...
Residents at St. John’s Circle of Care had a special visitor again last week. Toby, a miniature horse, pranced to the door, and was welcomed with bright smiles as he moved throughout the building with his owner, Shirlene Hvinden, stopping to allow residents the opportunity to stroke his shoulder or...
Gary Schmidt has begun a bike tour adventure that will take him coursing along America’s second longest river, the Mississippi River Trail that winds its way from the headwaters near Itasca, Minnesota, to the Gulf of Mexico. Schmidt, a 1965 graduate of Springfield High School now living in Dunkirk...

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