News

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...
The Kaseforth family spent Thanksgiving Day with Johnny at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.  Pictured with Johnny are his sister and brother-in-law, Allison and Josh Nachreiner, and their son, Ian, at the left; and his parents, John and Roseanne Kaseforth, and his brother, Joseph, at the right.
 “I never gave up,” said Johnny Kaseforth, 20, as he talked about his recent bout with infective endocarditis, a stroke and heart valve surgery.   */ “When they told me what had happened to me and when I started going to therapy, I made up my mind that I would not stop until I get back to normal...
This past Oct. 22 marked the 27th anniversary of the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling. For the past 27 years Patty Wetterling, Jacob’s mom, has served as an advocate for her son believing one day he would be found alive, and along the way she also became a champion for all children.  Speaking to...
T.J. Brown, Springfield High School Industrial Technology and Agriculture instructor, was recognized at the recent national conference of the Association of Career and Technical Educators (ACTE) awards banquet.  Brown was one of four finalists for the Carl Perkins Community Service Award.  The...
Santa was in good spirits as he returned home on Christmas Day. He had enjoyed his first season as a professional Santa in Portland, Oregon.   He had spent seven weeks working in the Washington Square Mall, listening to thousands of children tell him what they wanted for Christmas, and sharing the...
 In lieu of a gift exchange, the first-grade at Springfield Public School, in classes taught by Andrea Erickson and Brandon Wilhelmi contributed pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars for a total of $212.50 that they contributed to the Salvation Army to help people in need. “We talked about...
“I look at what we have in Springfield — it’s exceptional,” said Mayor Mark Brown as he wrapped up business on the Springfield City Council agenda the evening of December 20 and retired after 19 years  — 16 years as mayor.   “It’s been interesting and educational,” he remarked as he expressed his...
   Betsy Rogotzke is retiring after some 40 years as organist at St. Paul Lutheran Church. */ She will be honored at a reception following the 9:00 a.m. service Sunday, Jan. 8. All are welcome to attend, offer congratulations to Betsy, and enjoy cake and coffee.
Special to the Advance-Press
by Joseph Goedtke
The seasons are shifting again! From the long lit strands of evergreen above Central Street, to the inflatable snowmen and the illuminated trees outside of many of Springfield’s houses, decor all over town is changing. The recent snow and sudden chilling temperatures that we all knew were coming...

Pages

Springfield Advance-Press

13 S. Marshall Avenue PO Box 78 Springfield, MN 56087

507-723-4225