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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...
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...

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