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Rogotzke Electric / Appli-ance and Refrigeration, operated by the Rogotzke family for three generations, will come to an end on September 1 when Bob Rogotzke closes his tool box. After 60 years, Rogotzke, 77, is at the end of the line in the family business. Emil Rogotzke established Rogotzke...
The Minnesota Gladiolus Society State Show held August 13 and 14 during the Brown County Fair provided flower lovers the opportunity to make exuberant large arrangements with unrestrained beauty of gladiolus, and use their skills to create arrangements to fit a variety of themes in the show. Local...
Former Springfield Advance-Press owner and publisher Martha Almen Peterson, called it “30” last week. “Thirty” in newspaper language used to be typed at the end of copy in the United States to signify the end of the article.  Martha died on Thursday, August 11, 2016 — four days after her ninety-...
The hallways are dark and empty, but you can see the floors shine from a summertime scrubbing. Light glows from classrooms, where many teachers have already been working for weeks. They’re going over every detail, making sure everything will be perfect when the doors open and their students, “their...
The Bicycling Around Minnesota (BAM) Tour is coming to southern Minnesota next week when Springfield will host approximately 300 bicyclists for an overnight visit on Friday, August 19.  BAM is a four-day bicycle tour in which riders start and end at the same location but stay overnight in a...
The Brown County Fair opens today for five days at the Brown County Fairgrounds in New Ulm. The county fair tradition, which began in Brown County in 1867, continues to thrive. The fair brings back memories of an old-fashioned county fair.  This year’s highlights will be the traditional demolition...
Considered one of the funniest musical comedies of all time, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum promises to be a delicious madcap romp from the introductory number to the curtain call.   Springfield Community Theatre’s summer production, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,...
Nick Gatzlaff, 35, is hospitalized at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with serious injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident on Friday, July 22. According to an eye witness, Gatzlaff was found in a ditch with his bike, and it is assumed that he struck a field approach and crashed...
Princess America Vasquez; Queen Cassidy Gode; Little Miss Brenna Pabst
The cast and crew of Springfield Community Theatre’s summer musical are busy putting the final touches on the production.  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will go on stage Thursday, August 4 and Friday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the performing arts...

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