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10 school buses, two semi tractors and bus garage were destroyed in blaze late Friday night.
Joe Schieffert, owner of the Superior Transportation bus service, was awakened by a ringing telephone at 11:30 Friday night and told that his bus garage was on fire. “I was thinking it can’t be true,” Schieffert recalled, but within minutes was on his way from his home in Sleepy Eye to Springfield...
Arlene Hartwick enjoys living at Riverview Homestead Cooperative Housing.  During warm spring days, she enjoys being chauffeured around town by her caregiver in a sporty Mustang convertible.
“I can’t believe that I’m 100,” says Arlene Hartwick, who is observing her 100th birthday today! She is enjoying visits with her daughters, Judy Essen of North Mankato and Sharon Antonios from Kent, Connecticut, the birthday wishes arriving in the mail, by telephone and in person, and she looks...
Springfield Rotary Club Community Auction Tuesday, May 12  ~  Springfield Community Center  ~ Auction starts at 5:00 p.m. New items 4 Gal. Air Compressor from Sanborn Manufacturing Co.; 64-pc. Socket Set valued at $69 from Clements Lumber; Basket filled with Summer Fun Supplies — napkins, plates,...
Two members of the Springfield FFA won high honors at the Region 6 FFA Banquet and Awards Ceremony at the Westbrook Community Center the evening of Monday, April 20. Contest and Proficiency Awards were handed out at the banquet. Kaelyn Platz earned three of the 35 Proficiency Awards in Fruit...
Lauren Generous Springfield Public Schools Instrumental Music Teacher is Teacher of the Year
“I get to make music every day.  It’s a blessing and I am so grateful,” says Lauren Generous, instrumental music instructor at Springfield Public Schools, who is Springfield’s Teacher of the Year.   “I was very surprised,” said Miss Generous, when she learned that she was chosen Teacher of the Year...
Molly Dunn (left) State Champion Speaker in Storytelling
Katie Schwartz, Runner-up in Humorous Interpretation
Springfield High School senior Molly Dunn was crowned champion in her category of storytelling at Friday’s Minnesota State High School League Class A speech tournament at Lakeville North High School.  This was Molly’s fifth state appearance.  Senior Katie Schwartz was awarded second place runner-up...
Tom Honl is glad Fritz's Place is gathering spot.
During 40 years in the same business, one gets accustomed to peoples’ ways, says Tom Honl, owner and operator of Fritz’ Place in Springfield the past four decades.  “I can set my clock by the time various people come in here,” Tom said during a recent interview. “I don’t ask people what they want....
The Farmers & Merchants Bank has contributed financial support that provides equipment for six different hydroponic systems valued at $2,050, for the Springfield High School Greenhouse.  In recent years, the Farmers & Merchants Bank has sponsored a recycling event as a community service...
Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield is hosting a free women’s health forum on Wednesday, April 29, at the Springfield Area Community Center, 33 Cass Avenue. Lunch will be served free of charge. Mayo Clinic Health System providers Kristina Carlson, nurse practitioner, Kelsey Nylander, D.O.,...
Oh, the wonders of the modern grocery store! We are given more choices than ever before. As a consumer, we want to make wise choices about the food we eat. Obviously, the more we eat natural, whole foods — lean meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains, and low fat dairy — the better it is for our...

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