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Riverside Days is June 25 - 28
Plans for Springfield’s Riverside Days are shaping up for next week’s celebration with some new events as well as some scheduling changes for a few of the traditional events. The celebration will get underway Thursday evening with a kiddy parade, band concert and an ice cream social in Brown’s Park...
Story Stones, a Minnesota Military Family Tribute, will be dedicated Saturday, June 13, at the Minnesota State Capitol Mall.  Minnesota soldiers hail from each of the state’s 87 counties. Eighty-seven Story Stones will be arranged into clusters of nine northern hemisphere constellations. These...
Speakers at Springfield’s Memorial Day program made it clear that freedom isn’t free.  Men and women have given their lives and paid in many other ways for this country’s freedom since it began. Brown County Veterans Service Officer Greg Peterson, who was stationed at Charleston, S.C., during his...
This week is National Hospital Week — a week in which the country celebrates the health care institutions that care for patients and community members.
by Scott Thoreson, Administrator, Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield   This week is National Hospital Week — a week in which the country celebrates the health care institutions that care for patients and community members. I want to reflect on some themes and highlight actions that showcase...
Dennis Groebner of Clements was elected Redwood County’s Third District Commissioner during the May 5 special election. Groebner received 264 votes, and Claire Meyers of Morgan received 241 votes. Groebner is filling an open seat that was left vacant following the general election this past...
Curt and Lorie Frederiksen, left, and Vangie and David Gisvold are pictured with Jordan Milbrath.
While wintering in the warmth and sunshine of the Arizona Valley, Curt and Lorie Frederiksen took advantage of an opportunity to visit Springfield’s Jordan Milbrath, who is with the Cleveland Indians minor-league team  the Lake County Captains in Goodyear, Arizona. The Frederikens obtained Jordan’s...
10 school buses, two semi tractors and bus garage were destroyed in blaze late Friday night.
Joe Schieffert, owner of the Superior Transportation bus service, was awakened by a ringing telephone at 11:30 Friday night and told that his bus garage was on fire. “I was thinking it can’t be true,” Schieffert recalled, but within minutes was on his way from his home in Sleepy Eye to Springfield...
Arlene Hartwick enjoys living at Riverview Homestead Cooperative Housing.  During warm spring days, she enjoys being chauffeured around town by her caregiver in a sporty Mustang convertible.
“I can’t believe that I’m 100,” says Arlene Hartwick, who is observing her 100th birthday today! She is enjoying visits with her daughters, Judy Essen of North Mankato and Sharon Antonios from Kent, Connecticut, the birthday wishes arriving in the mail, by telephone and in person, and she looks...
Springfield Rotary Club Community Auction Tuesday, May 12  ~  Springfield Community Center  ~ Auction starts at 5:00 p.m. New items 4 Gal. Air Compressor from Sanborn Manufacturing Co.; 64-pc. Socket Set valued at $69 from Clements Lumber; Basket filled with Summer Fun Supplies — napkins, plates,...
Two members of the Springfield FFA won high honors at the Region 6 FFA Banquet and Awards Ceremony at the Westbrook Community Center the evening of Monday, April 20. Contest and Proficiency Awards were handed out at the banquet. Kaelyn Platz earned three of the 35 Proficiency Awards in Fruit...

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