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Hilda Anderson will observe her 100th birthday on June 26.  “I can hardly believe it,” she said during a recent interview.  “I feel better now than when I was young. I have lots of energy.”  Centenarians are an elite group.  Most people born in 1900 did not live past 50. But chances of survival to...
The new waterslide at Springfield Municipal Pool is near completion and scheduled for use this weekend.
Children invited to register for first trip down new waterslide. A construction crew is putting the final touches on the new waterslide at Springfield Municipal pool, and the waterslide is expected to be operational Friday, provided that it passes final inspection and favorable weather. The first...
Sanborn American Legion Post 286 Commander Cleve Simonson presents 70-year member citation to his father, R.P. ‘Bob’ Simonson.
R.P. “Bob” Simonson was recently recognized for 70 years as a member of the American Legion Post 286 in Sanborn.  It was with great pride that Bob received his Certificate of Recognition from his son, Cleve Simonson, the current Commander of that post.   Following is the message on the certificate...
Elli Götz and Marie O’Leary are pictured with Shelly Frantz and Marie’s mother, Colleen O’Leary,” during their visit at Fritz’ Café.
An Austrian woman was charmed during her recent visit to Springfield.  Elli Götz, of Vienna, accompanied Marie O’Leary to her hometown, Springfield, during a two and a half-week road trip. During previous trips to the United States, Elli visited New York, Chicago and Washington, DC. “This time I...
Delmar Nelson receives thanks and appreciation for his many years driving school bus from bus service owner Joe Schieffert.
Delmar Nelson has retired for the third time; but this time, he says, it is permanent. Nelson worked 24 years for 3M in New Ulm and took early retirement at age 55.  However, after awhile, he became bored and decided to seek a part-time job.  He learned that the local bus service was in need of...
Springfield High School Supermileage Challenge team — from left: Andi Hoffmann, Shayla Sprenger, Kaylie Windschitl, Dan Sargent, Justin Haugo, Chris Longsdorf, Tanner Weisensel, Luke Wenisch and Andrew Beckman.
Springfield High School Supermileage team finished second in the Stock division in the 29th Annual Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association Chall-enge in Brainerd May 15-16.  The Tigers built a car that averaged 519.70 mpg and was runner-up to Alden-Conger that averaged 827.69 mpg...
John Watson Post 257 American Legion will conduct the annual Memorial Day service at 5 p.m. Monday, May 29, in the performing arts auditorium at Springfield Public School. An invitation is extended to all to join in remembering the veterans of all wars. The American Legion Color Guard, Sons of the...
Springfield 2017 Teacher of the Year Mark  Buerkle
“Kids deserve the show every day,” said 2017 Springfield Teacher of the Year Mark Buerkle during a recent interview.  “We can’t just come in and teach,” Mr. Buerkle continued. “They deserve our enthusiasm. They deserve our attention. It’s important to listen to them. I think I do a pretty good job...

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