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Sanborn to host 84th Annual Watermelon Days
The community of Sanborn will celebrate their eighty-fourth annual Watermelon Days on Monday and Tuesday, July 27 and 28. The schedule of events for Melon Days is as follows: Monday, July 27:  Kiddy Tractor Pull at 3:30 p.m. on River Street. The Kiddy Parade will be a 6:00 (with judging beforehand...
`The Springfield High School Agriculture Educa-tion program has been named The 2015 Outstanding Secondary Ag Program in the state of Minnesota. T. J. Brown, Industrial Technology and Agriculture Education instructor, was recognized and presented the awards — a handsome wood and bronze plaque and a...
The Twin Cities Medical Society announces the first Honoring Choices Minnesota “Community Champion Service Award” (2015), a statewide award given to recognize an outstanding volunteer in Minnesota who has provided exemplary advance care planning (ACP) education, community engagement and action on a...
Andy’s Bike Shop business makes the wheels go ’round.   Andy’s business is growing. “It’s a lot of fun,” he says. “I learn something every day.” This summer he is spending about 10 hours a day in his shop.  When he’s not working on a customer’s bike, he might be working on one of 15 bikes owned by...
Four Springfield students at Legionville had a frightening experience late Sunday and early Monday after a line of severe thunderstorms pushed through central Minnesota causing considerable damage. Sunday’s hot, sticky weather gave way to storms that toppled trees and power lines, mangled...
Eleven teams of young girls played ball during 31 games in the two new fields in Sticker Field and a third field in Riverside Park.  All Saturday games were played at Sticker Field. Despite the hot, humid weather, the tournament ran smoothly and attracted goodly numbers of spectators.  “We were...
Citizen call to police leads to meth catch and arrest
 An alert Springfield citizen who called police regarding a suspicious vehicle the evening of July 1, led to the arrest of a man and woman in possession of methamphetamine. William J. Roalson, 29, 425 Mount Avenue, Mankato, was charged in Brown County District Court July 2 with felony third degree...
Lorie Frederiksen is pictured with Red Cross phlebotomist Jessica Arntzen as she prepares to give blood.
Lorie Frederiksen gave her ninetieth unit of blood on June 29 when the Red Cross Bloodmobile was in Springfield. Yes, that qualified her for her 11-Gallon Blood Donor pin two units ago — and Lorie is working on her twelfth gallon. She feels good about giving blood and that’s the reason she is a...
The rail crossing on Brown County State Highway 5
The rail crossing on Brown County State Highway 5 on the east edge of Springfield has had lights, gates and bells installed in recent days.  The project was managed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Canadian Pacific  Railroad and was totally financed with federal funding...
Derek Krebs and his brother, Bryant Krebs, whom he describes as his “right hand man,” are working together in construction.
After working for Chuck Roiger Construction, Derek Krebs recently purchased the business and equipment after Roiger retired several months ago.  Krebs likes carpentry. Seeing construction projects progress is satisfying, he says, and customer satisfaction is his goal. A 2005 graduate of Springfield...

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