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Library board members Mary Glaeseman and Dotty deLambert hang a piece of art as they prepare for the Juried Art Show that opens this evening and will be ongoing at the Springfield Public Library through November 25.
The Springfield Public Library will hold open house this evening to celebrate the opening of the annual Juried Art Show. The reception will be in the Altermatt Gallery from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  All participating artists and the public are invited. Awards will be announced at approximately 7:30 p.m....
Springfield’s Hiking and biking trail has been extended 1,610 feet with a new addition to the trail being built atop the levee along the north side of the Big Cottonwood River from the Springfield Area Community Center to CSAH 5.   That section, which was paved Monday, along with the current 15,840...
Community Center parking lot extended
  The parking lot at the Springfield Area Community Center has been extended to the east of the building.  A crew from M.R. Paving is pictured doing the groundwork last week. The asphalt paving was done Monday.  The  new addition to the parking lot will accommodate about 50 vehicles.  The project...
Roger and Diane Hauth and daughter Katelyn are hosting German student, Saskia Schaub (second from right), who is attending Springfield High School in the Nacel Open Door Program for International Understanding.
When Saskia Schaub, 16, told her friends in Germany that she would be coming to Springfield to attend school and live as a foreign exchange student, her friends laughed and provided good-natured teasing. “They thought it was very funny,” said a smiling Saskia, because they had heard of Springfield...
Springfield Fire Department
Have you ever been through a fire? Do you have a first aid kit and first aid skills? This article will discuss different types of home fires and how to prevent or extinguish them.   Many of the fires in homes are caused by: Wildfires outside of the homes, Unattended cooking, Chimneys coated with...
Simone Rasmussen, left, is happy to be a part of the Springfield community as a student from Denmark and living with the Martin and Mary Larson family.  Simone is pictured with Marah and Mary Larson on the patio at the Larson farm.
Life on the farm and in small town America is interesting for Simone Rasmussen 16, from Denmark, who is attending Springfield High School as a participant in the Education First program for foreign students, and is living with Mary and Martin Larson and daughter Marah in Sundown Township.   “I was...
Discussing concerns for pedestrian/biker safety at the intersection of  Highway 14 and Cass Avenue
Look up!  Look down!   Look all around when you’re out and about town . . . . and look at things from a pedestrian’s view.  At the invitation of the Springfield Community Wellness Team, a group of community leaders went for a walk in Springfield the morning of September 23 to assess walking /...
School spirit is soaring as students at Springfield High School prepare for Homecoming — a week of activities for students and alumni next week. Classes chose candidates for Homecoming King and Queen and attendants last week. Candidates for Homecoming Queen are Kalley Hoffmann, Hannah Johnson,...
Tax season may be over, but criminals posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents continue to call Minnesotans and attempt to intimidate them into paying money. These criminals use a variety of ploys to lure victims, including using fake names, false IRS badge numbers, and even reciting the...
One hundred-eighteen men, women, boys and girls of all ages participated in the Steele Chase 5F Fun run/Walk sponsored by St. Raphael School on Saturday, September 12. The route took participants past all local churches and utilized portions of the biking/hiking trail.  Awards were given to the top...

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