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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...
Springfield High School Class of 2017 top scholars — Salutatorian Kate Quesenberry and Valedictorian Callie Wersal — will deliver the commencement address at graduation exercises Friday evening.
Commencement represents the culmination of a student’s academic achievement. It is a time of celebration and reflection for students, families, friends, faculty and staff. It brings together a community to share in the joy of accomplished goals. Springfield High School will conduct its 2017...
In October 2016, the Springfield Community Wellness Team became aware of several cities in the state of Minnesota that operated a bike share program. These particular communities solicited used bicycles that were in good condition and painted them a unique color to identify them within their...
*/ Students at St. Raphael School, directed by Beth Steffl, are performing Disney’s Lion King Kids this week — Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 3 — with a 1:00 matinee and a 6:00 show each day.  The African Savannah comes to life on the St. Raphael stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable...
Springfield Mayor Lowell Helget signs a proclamation for Poppy Day in Springfield Friday, May 5, 2017, and asks that all citizens pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom by wearing the Memorial Poppy on this day. Observing the signing are Poppy Day Chairpersons Shari Koll and Pat Ryan of the Springfield American Legion Auxiliary.
The American Legion Auxiliary has designated May 5, 2017, as Poppy Day in Springfield.  Auxiliary members will be on the streets offering poppies in remembrance of men and women who have sacrificed their lives in service to United States citizens by defending our country.  Donations received will...
*/ Students at St. Raphael School will perform Disney’s Lion King Kids with four shows next week — Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 3 — with a 1:00 matinee and a 6:00 show each day.  The African Savannah comes to life on the St Raphael stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of...
On April 20, a group of eight women, dubbed “The Amazing Eight” by their advocate, received the Minnesota Coalition against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) prestigious AWARE award. Included in this group are Springfield residents Laura Lee Bast and Clarice Platz, along with sisters Miki Schultz of Morgan,...
Jim Jensen
The Springfield Rotary Club will hold its annual Community Auction Tuesday April 25, starting at 5 o’clock in the Springfield Area Community Center.   The auction offers an extensive variety of new merchandise, gift certificates for merchandise and services, and gift cards for food and...
Springfield School District’s Early Childhood Learning Staff photographed recently during a recent work session as they prepared for an activity — from left:  Whitney Sperry, Mandi Kuehn, Amber Vogel, Melonie Heiling, Courtney Schmidtt, Bianna Jensen, Jan Simonsen, Julie Hoek and Sharon Ferdinandt.
The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.       Springfield School District 085 is planning a celebration of its youngest learners with an Early...
The Springfield Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of the annual Spirit of Springfield volunteer recognition awards. Nominations for the awards were recently received, and recipients of the awards were notified last week. The individual award goes to Jeff Krueger. The Farmers & Merchants...

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