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Tyler Marz offensive lineman for University of Wisconsin Badgers
“I hope to get drafted,” said University of Wisconsin Badgers’ offensive lineman Tyler Marz, who spent several days in his hometown Springfield last week. “What I got to experience in Wisconsin was a great opportunity — an unbelievable experience,” said Marz, who participated in two Rose Bowl...
Tauer's Super Valu, in Springfield. A family tradition for 75 years
Tauer’s Super Valu was started January 12, 1941, by Edward A. Tauer.  It was first located at 8 West Central Street, in the Swanbeck Building, now occupied by Tommy’s Central Street Steakhouse.  In the beginning the grocery business was known as Tauer’s Food Store.   In 1942, the wholesale firm...
Riverside Days - June 23-26
Springfield Riverside Days will be celebrated June 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2016. During a meeting last Wednesday evening, volunteers proceeded with plans for the celebration. There will be no carnival at this year’s celebration.  The Springfield Chamber of Commerce has developed a committee that is...
Sign-Up Sunday!
Sunday, February 28 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Springfield American Legion.
Mark Brown and Mike Vogel recognize the importance of agriculture in the trucking business.
Two Southwest Minnesota industries —  manufacturing and agriculture —  have been growing in recent years and have outperformed national and industry expectations and provide a strong platform for continued growth. Agriculture is the industry with the highest share of employment in the region (15...
 “I like Teddy Bears,” says Loren Groff, who has 138 little stuffed animals in his home at Cottonwood Ridge Apartments. “It’s an addiction,” he says.   He goes to garage sales and buys all the Teddy Bears that he finds. Then he gives them away.  He likes to make children happy. “It started when I...
The Streets Department had a lot of snow to plow last week.  Haas figures Springfield received about 9 inches of snow February 2 and 3
Springfield Public Works / Streets Departments used its “new” grader to move snow following last week’s blizzard. The City of Springfield recently traded in a 1974 Caterpillar grader for the 2009 John Deere 670G grader.  Streets Department Superintendent Gene Haas said the grader “runs like a...
Area residents have been the target of aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating Internal Revenue Service Agents, who tell them to pay for owed taxes The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and...
Justin ‘Hoover’ Hillesheim gives a “thumbs up” for his experience at Sanders’ Rally at RiverCenter, St. Paul.
Springfield’s Justin “Hoover” Hillesheim, 33, and his sister, Brittany Hillesheim, 23, were among a crowd of more than 14,000 people who last Tuesday evening heard Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders fire up a crowd at St. Paul’s RiverCenter with populist appeals on issues ranging...
Springfield Area Food Shelf board —  Front, from left: Jan Schwanke, director; Jan Krieg, chairman; Mary Glaeseman, secretary; and Loren Groff, stocker.  Back: Darlene Fretham, treasurer; Lewis Larson, Bruce Stresemann, Dick Gransee, Marg Weber and Judy Walter, all directors.   Vice Chairman David Fretham was unavailable for photo.
Springfield Area Food Shelf had a successful third year, distributing 71,911 pounds of food and fresh produce, an average of 36.2 pounds of food per individual served.  The Board of Directors of the Springfield Area Food Shelf met at its regular meeting January 25 to review the past 12 months.  The...

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