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Former Springfield businessman and artist David Gross, now retired and residing with wife Mary in Starbuck, captured the top award in the 2016 Juried Art Show at the Springfield Public Library. Gross’ prize-winning acrylic / air brush painting is titled, On a Night Like This. The subject of the art...
Rotarians pictured as they  prepared for flower delivery are Kahla Petersen, John Fank and Sharon Pieschel.
The Springfield Rotary Club is delivering roses — 470 dozen — this week as they wind up the club’s annual Rotary Rose Sale. The sale continues to grow every year and is supported by many people who are glad to support the sale that benefits local projects as well as contributes to several...
National Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15
They are your neighbors. The men willing to leave their jobs, or the comfort of their homes at a moment’s notice and put their lives on the line to ensure the safety of their own community. When there is a fire, they respond. Without hesitation.  The service provided by volunteer fire departments...
The Springfield Public Library will hold open house this evening (Wednesday, October 12)  to celebrate the opening of the annual Juried Art Show. The reception will be in the Altermatt Gallery from 7:00 to 9:00. All participating artists and the public are invited. Awards will be announced at...
It’s been a wet fall and an early harvest was delayed because of the abundance of rain and soggy fields. During recent golden autumn days, local farmers took to the fields in earnest to harvest as many acres of soybeans and corn as possible while the sun shines.  More rain is forecast this week. It...
 “I appreciate the opportunity to serve the community of Springfield once again,” says Katie Mueller, the new Executive Director for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. 
 “I’ll have time to do more fishing,” says Gene Haas, who is retiring September 30 after 31 years and five months with the Springfield Streets and Parks Department — the past several years as its supervisor.  “I’ll be doing less fishing,” responded Dale Knutson, who will assume the responsibilities...
The School Patrol is on duty every school day — morning and afternoon — rain or shine, cold and snow.   Carter Asmus and Shane Burden were on duty when this picture was taken in the rain on September 15.
Back to school means increased traffic, and school administrators and law enforcement officers remind motorists to drive with care and with extra caution near schools. Motorists sometimes get comfortable in their daily drives and don’t always realize how fast they are traveling. Although there’s a...
The Springfield Public Library will be host its Fifteenth Annual Juried Art Show this fall with a generous grant from the Pieschel Foundation.  The show will be held in the Altermatt Gallery of the Springfield Public Library, from Wednesday, October 12, through Wednesday, November 23, 2016.  A...
The Springfield Rotary Club is conducting its annual Rotary Rose sale for the twenty-third consecutive year. Roses are one of the most enduring symbols of love and appreciation. A gift of roses helps brighten the days for many people in our area, and the sale helps local charities, too. All...

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