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School Board moves forward with FLY initiative
Springfield School District held three public hearings on December 2, 7 and 10, to offer to the people of the district the most recent information the district has collected regarding the Flexible Learning Year (FLY) and to seek public opinion.  The Springfield Board of Education is considering...
Large audiences watched and heard a retelling of The Christmas Story for the thirtieth season in Springfield the evenings of December 11 and 12.
Springfield Area Nativity Theatre Association ended its thirtieth season with its 100th and 101st performances of our community’s Christmas Pageant Friday and Saturday evenings, December 11 and 12. The pageant performed in the mildest December weather ever during the past three decades and played...
Dan Weber to retire from Wanda State Bank
During the summer of 1971, Dan Weber helped with end-of-the month statements and provided incidental labor at the Wanda State Bank, and two days before heading back to class to study accounting and business, he was offered a banking job.  He was pleased to receive the offer, and started work on...
Ellen Meyers spent six weeks this past summer learning, studying and exploring the country of Turkey. She is picture above in front of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. She and the four other St. Olaf College students traveled together and  visited several famous sites; the students of sociology / anthropology explored an early Christian site.  I spent six weeks, from July 10 to August 17, learning, studying, and exploring the lovely country that is Turkey.
  Ellen Meyers spent six weeks this past summer learning, studying and exploring the country of Turkey.  She and the four other St. Olaf College students traveled together and  visited several famous sites; the students of sociology / anthropology explored an earlly Christian site.  I spent six...
Crystal and Nick Dauer and son Jace are cast as Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in 2015 Springfield Nativity Pageant.
The Springfield Area Nativity Theatre Association will present the Springfield Nativity Pageant for the thirtieth season this weekend with one performance under the stars in Riverside Park at 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 11, and Saturday, December 12. For   30 years, the community of Springfield has...
Springfield’s central business and highway district are decorated festively for the holidays. Springfield Public Works employees finished stringing the lights and evergreen garlands across streets, hanging wreaths on lamp posts, and decorating the tall pine tree in Martha Anderson Park last week...
The Springfield Nativity Pageant is an amazing accomplishment of a diverse group of local people, and it is with a strong commitment and community spirit and supported by all the churches in our community that makes it successful.   Now in its thirtieth season, the Springfield Nativity Pageant is...
This is a busy week for the Springfield Area Nativity Theatre Association as they prepare for the thirtieth season of the Springfield Nativity Pageant next week. The “Little Town of Bethlehem” will be set up at the football field in Riverside Park Saturday, December 5, starting at 9 a.m.   The...
Plans have been set and fundraising has begun to bring an off-leash dog park to the City of Springfield in 2016. 
Belgian student Lore Buchée, center front, is pictured with her American  host family, Mike and Denise Reiner and daughter Anna.
“I really love it here,” says Lore Buchét, 17, of Belgium, who is attending Springfield High School as a participant in the Nacel Open Door student program dedicated to international understanding and language education. She is living with Mike and Denise Reiner and their daughter, Anna, on Central...

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