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Ariel ponders life above the sea in Disney’s The Little Mermaid going on stage November 22-24.  Grace Pingeon is cast as Ariel in the  musical production in the Performing Arts Center at Springfield Public School.
Disney comes to the local stage this weekend when the Springfield Community Theatre and Springfield Community Education present Disney’s The Little Mermaid.  Based on an 1836 story originally written by Hans Christian Andersen, the musical goes on stage at Springfield Public School this Friday,...
Pictured are Floyd Rogotzke, Richard Sturm and Dan Miesen at Springfield Public School.
Springfield American Legion-John Watson Post 257 Color Guard, was busy on Veterans Day. The active group attended both Springfield Public School and St. Raphael School to perform a formal presentation of colors, a Three-Volley Salute and a rendition of "Taps" played by Nick Dauer. Check out next...
Springfield’s Holiday Open House is on Wednesday, November 13 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. There will be lots of activities including free horse-drawn carriage rides, beginning at Martha Anderson Park from 5-8.
Get into the holiday spirit at Springfield’s Holiday Open House, Wednesday, November 13 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. There’s a wonderful evening planned and you can help Springfield businesses kickoff the holiday season. This is an excellent opportunity to see the many products and services available to...
Pictured from the left Paul Arnoldi, Lowell Helget, Joe Stremcha, Floyd Rogotzke-Sons of the American Legion,Steve Helget, Dawn Buddensiek-Mayo Foundation,  Dale Knutson, Lori Milbrath- Roland Boettger Trust, Ramsey Beyer, Jodi Pieschel-The Pieschel Foundation, Dale Lindmeier, J.D. Davidson-American Legion, Judy Rubey, Ryan Breisch and Keith Kottke.
Community members plus City and School officials were all smiles as they broke ground on the new concession stand and restrooms at Riverside Park on Wednesday Oct. 23. The new building was a collaboration between the city and school in a joint powers agreement. Each entity donated $25,000. to the...
Pictured is Mike Vanderwerf working the fields just west of Springfield.
This past Friday area farmers took advantage of the break in the weather to bring in the soybean harvest. According to the weekly USDA crop report, harvest is about two weeks behind average. The lastest crop report shows the soybean harvest is 16 days behind average. Corn is dented or beyond is 2...
Rotary members Doris Weber and Jeff Krueger are pictured with Char Frank owner of  Springfield Floral with some of the many dozens of roses that were delivered and picked up on Monday.
500 dozen roses filled the shelves of Springfield Floral on Monday. That’s a total of 6,000 roses that the Springfield Rotary Club sold for its annual Rotary Rose Sale for the twenty-sixth consecutive year. This is one of their main fundraisers for the year. With 500 dozen bouquets sold, it shows...
Springfield Fire Department — Front from left: Paul Simonson, Gabe Salonek, Jeff Weisensel, Kyle Veenstra, Dale Knutson, Josh Gramentz, Nick Klisch, Doug Walton, Nick Kratz, Dan Christensen, Brian Fuhrman, Steve Hornick and Victor Thatcher. Back: Brian Veenstra, Joel Pingeon, Scott Johnson, Chris Gartner, Tim Gramentz, Chuck Baumann, Dan Domeier, Nick Fast, Travis Wendt, Cody Groebner, Randy Wendt, Todd Windschitl,  Brandon Marks and Shane Rasset.
The Springfield Volunteer Fire Department has been busy this week, educating and promoting this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep...
Old Springfield Farmers Elevators
The Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has approved a loan for the demolition of the old grain elevators located in Springfield. The City of Springfield and the Economic Development Authority (EDA) made application in July for a Demolition Loan from DEED to remove the...
A mock crash was staged near the campus at Springfield High School the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 18 — during Homecoming Week — and it looked like the real thing. The simulated crash was staged to remind students of dangers and consequences of unsafe driving  behaviors, and used real crashed...
America’s farmers provide us with an abundant food supply. But farmers are exposed to a unique, sometimes hazardous workplace. Agriculture continues to rank as one of the most dangerous occupations in North America and across the globe. Look for stories and advertisements focusing on farm safety...

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