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Springfield native Karen Olson Rafinski  honored by Clark State Community College
Springfield native Karen Olson Rafinski is being recognized by Clark State Community College for her stellar career in the nation’s community colleges by naming the college’s new student center in her honor. The new building in Springfield, Ohio, will be dedicated Wednesday, August 19. Dr. Rafinski...
Anita, Glenn and Amanda Jensen are pictured with JFS Jensens Dream, also known as Dreamer.
“We wish we could farm full time,” says Glenn Jensen, whose family is being honored as a 2015 Farm Family by the University of Minnesota.  However, not being fulltime farmers does not, deter Glenn, wife Anita, and daughter Amanda from living and loving the country life. Glenn and Anita both grew up...
After a month’s visit, Camille Picquart said “Au revoi,” — good-bye until we meet again — to Vicky and Matt Krueger and daughter Sydney. Camille, 17, developed a wonderful friendship with 16-year-old Sydney during the past month when Camille lived with the Kruegers as a participant in the Nacel...
“The technical name for our service is Superior Mobility, LLC,” Schieffert said during a recent interview. The service can simply provide a ride to the local clinic or it can be complex when needing transportation for a medical appointment in the Twin Cities, Mankato or Rochester. However, “that...
Sanborn to host 84th Annual Watermelon Days
The community of Sanborn will celebrate their eighty-fourth annual Watermelon Days on Monday and Tuesday, July 27 and 28. The schedule of events for Melon Days is as follows: Monday, July 27:  Kiddy Tractor Pull at 3:30 p.m. on River Street. The Kiddy Parade will be a 6:00 (with judging beforehand...
`The Springfield High School Agriculture Educa-tion program has been named The 2015 Outstanding Secondary Ag Program in the state of Minnesota. T. J. Brown, Industrial Technology and Agriculture Education instructor, was recognized and presented the awards — a handsome wood and bronze plaque and a...
The Twin Cities Medical Society announces the first Honoring Choices Minnesota “Community Champion Service Award” (2015), a statewide award given to recognize an outstanding volunteer in Minnesota who has provided exemplary advance care planning (ACP) education, community engagement and action on a...
Andy’s Bike Shop business makes the wheels go ’round.   Andy’s business is growing. “It’s a lot of fun,” he says. “I learn something every day.” This summer he is spending about 10 hours a day in his shop.  When he’s not working on a customer’s bike, he might be working on one of 15 bikes owned by...
Four Springfield students at Legionville had a frightening experience late Sunday and early Monday after a line of severe thunderstorms pushed through central Minnesota causing considerable damage. Sunday’s hot, sticky weather gave way to storms that toppled trees and power lines, mangled...
Eleven teams of young girls played ball during 31 games in the two new fields in Sticker Field and a third field in Riverside Park.  All Saturday games were played at Sticker Field. Despite the hot, humid weather, the tournament ran smoothly and attracted goodly numbers of spectators.  “We were...

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