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Callie Wersal and Andrea Erickson give blood at the blood drive hosted by Springfield High School Honor Society.
Bloodmobile coming here Aug. 29, Sept. 11 The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage. In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully...
The Springfield American Legion Post 257 will advance to the State Legion playoffs after their 4 to 1 victory over Wabasso.  The last time the Springfield  American Legion Baseball team participated in the State Legion playoffs was in 1999.   Springfield will play two games on Friday.  The first...
R&E Enterprises of Mankato is doing the milling (removing) four inches of asphalt for the reconstruction project.
Highway 14 is being resurfaced, and this time it is being resurfaced with concrete. U.S. 14 is one of the original United States highways of 1926. An east and west route, was known as the “Black and Yellow Trail,” so named as it connected Minnesota with the Black Hills and Yellowstone National Park...
Baily and Kalista Hacker and their mother, Charlie Hacker, were returning the Bikes with Stripes to the bike rack when they were seen by the Advance-Press Editor who stopped for a brief interview and picture.
Springfield’s new Bike Share Program is getting good use and is appreciated by those who use the bikes. The free Bike Share Program is for people who would like to ride a bike for exercise, for fun, and maybe for shopping within Springfield. Charlie and Jonathon Hacker and daughters, Kalista, 13,...
Imagine 15 million volts of electricity hitting a tree. The most likely result? The heat travels through the tree, vaporizing its sap and creating steam that causes the trunk to explode. Erika Wells stands by the tree that was struck by lightning.
Bam Kaboom!  Those sounds late Sunday alerted local residents of approaching thunderstorms. Of course, when you hear thunder, you automatically anticipate and look for lightning.  Depending upon how close a storm is, a rumble of thunder will usually be followed rather quickly by a flash of...
David KelseyBassett displays a T-Shirt and screen printer in his Screening Eagle mobile studio.
David KelseyBassett learned various printing techniques as a high school student in graphic art classes at the Cottonwood River Technical Center in Springfield.  He is using that knowledge along with his creative and artistic talents to develop a screen printing business.  “My favorite part of high...
U.S. Army Veteran enjoys his freedom traveling around the world.
A tall, dark and handsome stranger rode into town on his motorcycle one recent evening and stopped at the Springfield Legion Club where he received a warm welcome. “I always try to stop in small towns — especially in middle America where there is care and respect for veterans,” said Sterling Deck,...
Pictured from left: Dan Portner, second vice commander; Matt Solmonson, first vice commander; Delbert Dalsgaard, commander; and Gene Veerkamp, past commander.  Third Vice Commander Monica Platz was unavailable for picture.
*/ John Watson Post 257 American Legion installed new officers during their June 21 meeting at the local Legion Club. 
Springfield celebrated Riverside Days in grand style over the weekend despite weather that was more like September than June.  Although clouds threatened rain several times from Thursday throughout Sunday, it didn’t rain on our parades nor any of the many outdoor activities, most which were held in...
Springfield will celebrate Riverside Days — Thursday through Sunday, June 22-25.  Riverside Days offer opportunities to celebrate life in a small rural community. Community celebrations and festivals are modeled after festivals in Europe that were  started for religious purpose.  Immigrants brought...

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