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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...
Mayor Lowell Helget and Councilors Chett Bisel and John Mueller took their oath of office the evening of January 17.  City Attorney Paul Muske, at left, administered the oath.  City Clerk Amy Vogel looks on.
The Springfield City Council conducted a variety of business from a long agenda during their first meeting of year 2017 the evening of January 17. */ That business included the purchase of a waterslide and other improvements for the municipal swimming pool and bath house in Riverside Park...
Cole Hayden
The diagnosis of cancer in a child can be a devastating blow to parents and other family members who love the child.  “I never thought I would be in that situation to hear those words,” said Jenny Hayden during a recent interview. It seemed as though her world was turned upside down.   Cole Hayden...
Patty Wetterling spoke to a full crowd in the Springfield High School Gymnasium the evening of January 11.
Patty Wetterling, nationally recognized advocate of children’s safety and current chair of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, spoke to a large audience in Springfield the evening of January  11 — her first community presentation since the remains of her son, Jacob, were...
Springfield Board of Education — seated, from left: Megan Quesenberry, Charles Tews, Superintendent Keith Kottke, and Amanda Rasset.  Back: Eric Schwarzrock, Mike Vogel, Jeff Kretsch and Justin Roiger.
The annual reorganization of Springfield School District 85 Board of Education was conducted during their first meeting of year 2017 on the evening of January 9. All officers were re-elected. Charles Tews is chairman of the board.  Jeff Kretsch is clerk, Megan Quesenberry is treasurer, and...

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