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ans for Springfield’s 2015 Riverside Days will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Springfield Area Community Center.  All organizations that sponsor events during Riverside Days are urged to attend the meeting.   All individuals interested in the celebration and have opinions or ideas to...
Senator Gary Dahms (R – Redwood Falls, left) and Springfield City Manager Matt Skaret testify before a Senate committee on Senator Dahms’ workforce housing bill.
Senator Gary Dahms presents Workforce Housing Bill before Senate Committee On Monday, February 23, State Senator Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) presented his Workforce Housing bill, Senate File 816, to the Senate Jobs, Agriculture, and Rural Development Committee. The legislation is a result of...
Orator, author and artist Eric Samuel Timm will present a lyceum at Springfield Public Schools on Tuesday, March 10. “The Power of Words” is the topic of his program and he will talk about the power of words that build people up or tear them down. All students will have the opportunity to attend...
Marianne Schotzko to retire from SJLH after nearly 40 years
Marianne Schotzko, R.N., is retiring from her work at St. John Lutheran home after nearly four decades.  “I am going to miss her so much, said her colleague, Sue Steffl. “I have worked with Marianne since 1986. We went through a lot together — marriages, divorces, kids, grandkids, births and deaths...
FFA Chapter Members
Springfield FFA celebrated with activities last week in observance of National FFA Week. The celebration commenced with Activity Night for students in grades 7-12 Friday evening, Feb. 13. Volleyball and basketball were played in the gymnasium, there was beanbag toss in the lobby, and, later,  music...
Sara Sorby received a $10,000 check from Shutterfly, and good Samaritan Joseph Stampley received  a $15,000 check from Shutterfly.
Miracles do happen!   Sara Sorby is convinced of it. Looking back on the most frightening experience of her life, Sara says it was a series of miracles that kept her and son Ben safe. On Monday, February 9, Sara was driving 19-month-old Ben to a doctor’s appointment at Gillette Children’s Specialty...
As a part of the Minnesota State High School’s effort to recognize and honor high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in fine arts, Springfield High School instructors have nominated Molly Dunn and Peter Dalsgaard as the school’s two 2015 Triple ‘A’...
Norman Gatzlaff will observe his 101st birthday on Saturday, February 21. Norm had a big birthday bash last year on his one-hundredth birthday, so he expects to celebrate his birthday simply with family.
Vera Renner will observe her 100th birthday on Friday, February 20, and she will be honored at a birthday party Saturday afternoon at the United Methodist Church hosted by her grandson, Clayton Beyer, and his wife, Deb.  Reaching the milestone of 100 years is amazing, Vera said during a recent...
“Everybody talks about the weather,” says Russell Rogotzke, local weather observer, as he talked about his enthusiasm in watching and recording weather data, and a desire to learn more about how weather can affect and impact our lives. The weather is all around us, all the time. It is an important...

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