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T.J.Brown’s horticulture class at Springfield High School harvested the first crop from the school’s greenhouse last week.  The class took the first cutting of several varieties of lettuce, and delivered it to the school lunch department.  The class also pinched blossoms from the flowering plants....
Springfield FFA visited at the Minnesota State Capitol during National FFA Week and had the opportunity to speak with legislators about the importance of agriculture, agricultural education, and FFA. Pictured from left: Gerritt Meidl, Issai Ramirez, Keyen Gardner,  Brandi Platz,  Kaelyn Platz, Cole Christensen and Madison Neperman. This picture was taken by Springfield FFA Advisor T.J. Brown, who accompanied them.
Editor’s note:  The following article was written by Jonathan Mohr for Session Daily, a nonpartisan online publication of Minnesota House Public Information Services.  Springfield High School Agricultural Education Teacher T.J. Brown testified before the House Ag Committee regarding the ag teacher...
Ben Luense earns prestigious 'Spirit of Springfield' Award
Being a volunteer is “Heartwarming” and “Inter-. esting,” says Ben Luense, recipient of the 2015 Spirit of Springfield award given by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Ben received the award at the Chamber’s annual meeting Monday evening. Ben has always considered it important to give time...
St. Patrick's Day Blizzard, 50 years ago
A blinding blizzard struck this area at about 2 a.m. Monday, March 1, 1965, and continued for about 48 hours. It dropped 12 inches of snow on the Springfield community that day, and topped that with six inches on Tuesday, March 2, according to a story in the Springfield Advance-Press Thursday,...
Claire Meyers of Morgan and Dennis Groebner of Clements were the top two vote-getters in the March 3 primary election in Redwood County’s third commissioner district. They will face off in the May 5 election for a seat on the Redwood County Board of Commissioners. Voter turnout was low for the...
ans for Springfield’s 2015 Riverside Days will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Springfield Area Community Center.  All organizations that sponsor events during Riverside Days are urged to attend the meeting.   All individuals interested in the celebration and have opinions or ideas to...
Senator Gary Dahms (R – Redwood Falls, left) and Springfield City Manager Matt Skaret testify before a Senate committee on Senator Dahms’ workforce housing bill.
Senator Gary Dahms presents Workforce Housing Bill before Senate Committee On Monday, February 23, State Senator Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) presented his Workforce Housing bill, Senate File 816, to the Senate Jobs, Agriculture, and Rural Development Committee. The legislation is a result of...
Orator, author and artist Eric Samuel Timm will present a lyceum at Springfield Public Schools on Tuesday, March 10. “The Power of Words” is the topic of his program and he will talk about the power of words that build people up or tear them down. All students will have the opportunity to attend...
Marianne Schotzko to retire from SJLH after nearly 40 years
Marianne Schotzko, R.N., is retiring from her work at St. John Lutheran home after nearly four decades.  “I am going to miss her so much, said her colleague, Sue Steffl. “I have worked with Marianne since 1986. We went through a lot together — marriages, divorces, kids, grandkids, births and deaths...
FFA Chapter Members
Springfield FFA celebrated with activities last week in observance of National FFA Week. The celebration commenced with Activity Night for students in grades 7-12 Friday evening, Feb. 13. Volleyball and basketball were played in the gymnasium, there was beanbag toss in the lobby, and, later,  music...

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