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Little Miss/Junior Miss Riverside candidates
Seventeen little girls enjoyed  a pageant experience during the Little Miss/Junior Miss Riverside Pageant the evening of Wednesday, June 26, in the Springfield Public Schools Performing Arts Auditorium.  Little Miss/Junior Miss Riverside candidates are pictured — front, from left: Alivia Halter,...
After months of preparation, the celebration of Riverside Days  with its usual excitement and activities, begins today (Wednesday, June 26) with a Medallion Hunt.  Clues are posted at City Hall, on the City Website and Facebook.  Five hundred dollars in Chamber Bucks is being offered as prizes with...
The 64th Annual Convention of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society  — District 4 was hosted by the Springfield Garden and Hobby Club in the Springfield Area Community Center Tuesday, June 11.
The 64th Annual Convention of Minnesota State Horticultural Society  — District 4 was hosted by the Springfield Garden and Hobby Club in the Springfield Area Community Center Tuesday, June 11.    “Bouquets from the Heart” was the theme of the convention that included a business meeting, awards...
A view from the  teeing grounds looking down the No. 1 fairway at Springfield Golf Course.
The Springfield Golf Course is open for play.   “It’s playable,” Club House Manager Jennifer Schultz said during an interview last week.  “It not up to the standard that Jeff (groundskeeper Jeff Kretsch) likes to keep it, or to the standards we were accustomed to, but it’s playable,” she said.  The...
Pastor David Fretham and wife Darlene
The Rev. David Fretham will soon retire after serving 40 years as a Lutheran pastor, and having served the local Zion Lutheran Church the past seven years. Pastor Dave considers retirement as moving on to other things. Retirement is specifically mentioned only once in the Bible.  It applied to the...
Brynne Mielke,
2019 Springfield Teacher of the Year
A great teacher makes learning fun — as stimulating, engaging lessons are pivotal to a student’s academic success, says Brynne Mielke, Springfield’s Teacher of the Year. Keeping students engaged and motivated can be a challenge, even for the best teachers. It’s easy to teach the same lessons year...
Master Sgt. Jeffrey R. Vogel, former Springfield man who is the noncommissioned officer in charge for the U.S. Army National Guard Personnel Policy Mobilization and Readiness Branch, will be speaker at this year’s Memorial Day Service that starts at 5 p.m. Monday, May 27, in the Springfield Public...
Valedictorian Elijah Kirschstein and Salutatorian Sarah Dunn — will lead their classmates into the school gymnasium for 2019 Commencement Friday evening.
Springfield High School will conduct its 2019 commencement Friday evening, May 17, starting at 7:00 in the school gymnasium. Thirty-four graduates will walk through the school corridors one last time as students, march into the gymnasium to the music of Pomp and Circumstance to receive their...
St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield
St. John’s Circle of Care will celebrate National Skilled Nursing Care Week May 12-18, 2019. This year’s theme, “Living Soulfully,” will celebrate skilled nursing centers, their residents and staff, by showcasing how they achieve happy minds and healthy souls. Every day, skilled nursing care...
Ken Groebner and son, Joe Groebner, in their dairy barn, on the last dairy farm in North Star Township.
Small dairy farms are rapidly disappearing.  Groebners’ Dairy Farm is going out of business after four generations.  “We’re the last dairy farm in North Star Township, Ken Groebner said during a recent interview.   At one time there were 17 dairy farms in North Star. The Groebners  began dispersing...

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