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Springfield’s newest police officer Vanessa Bellmont was sworn in during the July 20 City Council meeting. She is pictured with Chief John Nicholson, Council members John Ryan, Mike Rothmeier, Nick Klisch and City Manager Joe Stremcha.
Springfield’s City Council swore in new police officer Vanessa Bellmont as part of their July 20 regular City Council meeting. Attending her swearing in was her family and Police Chief John  Nicholson. A community member spoke to council about the immediate need for placing two stop signs at Wilson...
Roger and Julie Prechel planted the new Emerald Arborvitae at the City Cemetery.  The new shrubs were a gift given to the Association’s Tree Fund.
The Springfield City Cemetery, located about one mile southeast of Springfield, recently received a monetary gift to it’s Tree Fund.  The Tree Fund was established in 1996 to raise funds to replace trees within the cemetery as needed.  “We have planted trees around the perimeter of the circle area...
Dan Groebner of the Brown County Historical Society recently brought his display of “Ballrooms of Brown County” to the local museum.
Ballrooms, dance halls and local musicians are being celebrated at the Springfield Museum with a display provided by the Brown County Historical Society.  Relive and share memories of the 1930s to 1990s or enjoy hearing stories about those days with a visit to the Ballrooms of Brown County. The...
Working the 11:00 SANTA food line, from left:  Carlotta Lindeman, Jan Severson, Jonah Pidde, Bev Fults, James Frederickson, Lydia Dauer, Crystal Dauer and Morgan Zapata.
Wet weather didn’t stop the community from supporting and enjoying the Springfield Area Nativity Theatre Association (SANTA) annual summer Burger Blast last Wednesday. Originally scheduled to be held in the   parking lot at Springfield Market, the event was moved to the Springfield Area Community...
Artistic Director Cheryl Neidt has announced the cast the upcoming fall musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  Auditions were held the last week in June. Russell Beers will be cast as Young Joseph and Leo Hovland will be Older Joseph.  Jacob, father of Joseph and the eleven other...
Brandon and Katie Wilhelmi with the 2021 baseball and softball Section Championship trophies.
The excitement level at the Wilhelmi house has dropped slightly now that the 2021 state high school baseball and softball tournaments are over.  More meals and family time is spent at home rather than the ballparks.  Brandon is the Head Coach of the Springfield Tiger varsity boys baseball team and...
Construction continues to be done on the Central St. project. Over the past few weeks one of the challenges that has been uncovered during the construction process is a spring which was found near the intersection of Central and Spring streets.  City Manager, Joe Stremcha explained there are...
Doug and Brigette Brown and their daughters, Amaira and Cadalie.
There’s a new business in town!  Douglas and Brigette Brown have started a tree trimming and removal service in the Springfield area.  Brown Tree Service, LLC, was recently established, fully licensed and insured and offers tree removal, tree trimming, stump removal, storm clean-up, cabling and...
Formed in early 2021, Kickstart Springfield’s core focus is to create a vibrant economy by supporting business start-ups, local entrepreneurs, and existing businesses that want to grow.  The City is a part of the Rural Entrepreneurial Venture (REV) program within the Southern Minnesota Initiative...
Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be held on Tuesday, June 22, from 6:30-8:30 and on Wednesday, June 23 from 4:30-8:30 p.m., in the Springfield Public School Auditorium.  Junior high and high school guys and gals plus adults through senior citizens will have an...

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