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Voters in School District 85 will have the opportunity to choose four directors for the Springfield Board of Education during the November 8, 2016, election.   The terms are for four years. School board directors whose terms expire December 31, 2016, are Scott Jones, Megan Quesenberry, Doug...
Voters in the City of Springfield will be asked to fill three seats on the Springfield City Council during the November 8, 2016, General Election. Springfield residents will vote for Mayor/Councilor at Large, and two councilors — one to represent Ward I and the other to represent Ward II.  All...
Five young ladies will be vying for the 2016 title of Sanborn Watermelon Queen, from left: America Vasquez, daughter of Joel and Maria; Kyiah Kastner, daughter of Troy and Alicia; Cassidy Gode, daughter of Curt and Angie; Autumn Prechel, daughter of Trever and Ashley; and Stacey Teicher, daughter of Mike and Cheryl. The pageant will be on Monday, July 25, 8 p.m. at the Sanborn Ballroom.
The community of Sanborn will celebrate the eighty-fifth annual Watermelon Days July 23 —  26.  The schedule of events for Melon Days is as follows: Saturday, July 23 —Firemen’s Dance at the golf course with music by Relentless. Sunday, July 24 — 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk; car show 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; bean...
Redwood Electric Cooperative’s 448 panel solar array located outside of Lamberton brings community solar option to its members.  The 134.4 kW solar array should produce about 224,000 kWh’s per year—enough electricity to power about 23 homes.
Redwood Electric Cooperative members can participate in a new community solar program offered from their member-owned electric cooperative.  Redwood Electric Cooperative constructed a 134.4 kW community solar array next to its Highwater substation next to Highwater Ethanol plant outside of...
Mike Gauvin and Sydney Jennings are driving the Model T from their homes in Payson, Arizona through the Midwest and out to the west coast to raise funds for research to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.  After losing three dear friends to pancreatic cancer, the two decided to “Drive for the Cure...
Jennifer White, M.D., at left,
and Dawn Buddensiek, Administrative Assistant, Mayo Clinic Health System Springfield, pictured at the FEMA 
training site in Anniston, Alabama.
Jennifer White, M.D., and Dawn Buddensiek, Administrative Assistant at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield recently participated in a Disaster Training for Healthcare Leadership at the FEMA training site in Anniston, Alabama. 
During the last week of June, twenty-nine area youth and chaperones traveled to Springfield, Illinois to attend Catholic Heart Work Camp.  The group spent the week serving others, deepening their faith and growing as a community.   Each day started and ended with all youth sharing experiences,...
Something familiar, Something peculiar, Something for everybody: Comedy tonight!   Something that’s gaudy, Something that’s bawdy— Something for everybawdy Comedy tonight!   No royal curse, no Trojan horse, And a happy ending, of course! Goodness and badness, Panic is madness— This time it all...
Springfield celebrated  Riverside Days over the weekend.  Despite hot, humid conditions with threats of storms on Saturday evening, all scheduled events were successful and went on with no summer weather interruptions.
Riverside Days June 23-26 in Springfield
Plans for Springfield’s Riverside Days are shaping up for next week’s celebration with some new events as well as the all-time favorites. The celebration will get underway Thursday evening, June 23, with an ice cream social in Brown’s Park.  Springfield Community Theatre is bringing the Minnesota...

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