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*/ 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...
*/ Six Springfield High School Students who are members of the River Valley Speech Team have qualified for the Minnesota State High School League Class A Speech Tournament at Apple Valley on April 22 from left: Ross VanDerWal, Anna Plotz, Colton Jensen, Jessica Moe, Sarah Dunn and Grace Pingeon...
Brent and Kelly Weber and their children — son, Blake, at left, and daughters,    Morgan, Mallory and Abby.
Family and friends of Brent Weber are making a pitch for the Walk to Defeat ALS Mankato on Saturday, April 29. More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something they care...

The River Valley Speech Team claimed the Subsection Championship at the Subsection speech tournament on Friday, March 31, at Montevideo High School.  River Valley Speech Team earned 79 points to take the top spot. Second place was awarded to TMB (Tracy-Milroy-Balaton), and third place to...
Springfield High School Tiger boys varsity basketball team had an impressive season with exciting tournament play that took them all the way to the Minnesota State High School League Class A State Tournament last week. Springfield won the battle of the Tigers — Springfield and Nevis — 73-65, in...
Curtis McMurtry, an up-and-coming musician, is coming to Springfield to present a concert at LeBon Entertainment and Event Center on Monday evening, April 3. McMurtry’s been playing guitar since he was seven and wrote his first song about Godzilla and King Kong renouncing their evil ways. The 26...

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