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The Minnesota School Boards Association has set February 20-24 as Minnesota School Board Recognition Week in Minnesota as a time to build awareness and understanding of the vital function an elected board of education plays in our society. Springfield School District 085 joins all public school...
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February. During the winter months, inclement winter weather and seasonal illnesses can keep regular donors from giving blood.  Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to...
  National FFA Week February 18-25 this year, is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and sponsors to advocate for agricultural education and FFA. It’s a time to share with local, state and national audiences what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. */ There are a variety of...
*/ River Valley Speakers did very well at the PAS Arrows Tournament at Pipestone Saturday. The group was first-place team in the small school division, and placed second overall out of all 21 teams and more than 300 students in attendance.   Local award winners are pictured, front from left:...


River Valley Speakers at Worthington Tournament on February 4 —front from left: Julieanna Reindl, Emily Scheitel, Anna Plotz, Kaitlyn Vogel, and Libby Tonn. 

Back: Meriah Kirscshtein, Kendra Parks, Skyler Kottke, Laura Sternberg, John Ombaye and Lauren Nystrom.
*/ The River Valley Speech team started their tournament season with a small group attending Saturday’s Worthington Trojan tournament on Saturday, February 4.
Members of Springfield Chamber of Commerce
*/ The Springfield Chamber of Commerce during its annual meeting the evening of January 30 elected directors.  Seated from left are C of C Executive Director Katie Mueller, Maxine Meine and Rachelle Halvorson. Back: Jill Riederer, City of Springfield liaison to the board, Matt Muske, John Fank...
Chaplain Noel Wetter and Claire Meyers, foundation and marketing director at St. John’s Circle of Care, are pictured with a couple of the many photos on canvas that decorate the lobby and reception area, main corridor and dining room at St. John Lutheran Home. More art pieces will be added in other areas of the facility in the near future, and the public is encouraged to take The Art Walk. For more information and pictures turn to feature in the Family & Friends section of this newspaper.
The lobby, the corridor and the dining room in St. John Lutheran Home bursts with light even though there’s nary a window in sight.  Instead, large art pieces bring the outside inside to residents, staff and visitors. Art makes a home intimate, creates an environment of calm and enhances its beauty...
Suzanne Silva, Holly Simonsen, Mary Hesse, Debbie Feser, Dawn Hagert and Sharon Ferdinandt.  Back: Krystal Plaster, Judy Walter, Rachel Ahlness, Samantha Shoen, Pat Dauer, Melanie Danielson, Melonie Heiling, Dana Larson and Alyssa Sorenson. Paraprofessionals Barb Jones and Randee Krueger were unavailable for picture.
The support and services provided by paraprofessionals are integral to student achievement, resulting in more effective Minnesota schools. The State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Education are committed to excellence in education and recognize the important role that...
Dr. Frank J. Boyle is presented a sweatshirt with Rotary insignia from the Springfield Rotary Club.  Rotary President Amy Vogel makes the presentation.
The Springfield Rotary Club honored Dr. Frank J. Boyle on Tuesday, Jan. 24, during their weekly lunch meeting at Tommy’s Central Street Steak House.  Dr. Boyle has retired from the club after more than 50 years.   “Rotary is a great club,” said Dr. Boyle, who retired from the club after more than...
Michelle Adrian, Springfield High School teacher of art for grades 7-12, made an acrylic painting of her son, Caden, at six months, that won the People’s Choice award at the 2016 Juried Art Show at Springfield Public Library.
For Michelle Adrian, life is good!  She enjoys her work — teaching art and coaching volleyball at Springfield High School and rural life with her husband, Matthew, and their 17-month-old son, Caden.  “When I was very young I really liked art and won art competitions in elementary school, said...

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