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Robyn Sand Anderson’s contemporary painting in acrylics titled, In God’s Image, won the first-place award in the Juried Art Show.
Two New Ulm artists won top awards at the Springfield Juried Art Show that opened with an reception the evening of October 21. Ruth Lindemann’s art piece, Bean Fields Near Courtland, painted in watercolors on rice paper, earned her the grand prize award and $500 cash.  Robyn Sand Anderson earned...
The mural of a turn-of-the-century street scene was painted in 1981 to celebrate the Springfield Centennial.
An old street scene in Springfield, bit the dust last week. Spanning half a city block, and including three separate walls, it was the painting of a main street scene of a typical country village in the early 1900s, that was painted on the south wall of the State Bank of Springfield (now First...
The bins are filling at Harvest Land’s Springfield site with 9.5 million bushels stored upright; 4.5 million bushels in bunkers; and $1.7 million bushels in a circle pile on the ground.
The 2015 harvest is in the home stretch in the Springfield area and most farmers are saying this year’s crops are the best on record.  Harvest is about 85% complete in the Springfield area. The soybean harvest is done for the most part, and many farmers have finished harvesting corn. See the...
Library board members Mary Glaeseman and Dotty deLambert hang a piece of art as they prepare for the Juried Art Show that opens this evening and will be ongoing at the Springfield Public Library through November 25.
The Springfield Public Library will hold open house this evening to celebrate the opening of the annual Juried Art Show. The reception will be in the Altermatt Gallery from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  All participating artists and the public are invited. Awards will be announced at approximately 7:30 p.m....
Springfield’s Hiking and biking trail has been extended 1,610 feet with a new addition to the trail being built atop the levee along the north side of the Big Cottonwood River from the Springfield Area Community Center to CSAH 5.   That section, which was paved Monday, along with the current 15,840...
Community Center parking lot extended
  The parking lot at the Springfield Area Community Center has been extended to the east of the building.  A crew from M.R. Paving is pictured doing the groundwork last week. The asphalt paving was done Monday.  The  new addition to the parking lot will accommodate about 50 vehicles.  The project...
Roger and Diane Hauth and daughter Katelyn are hosting German student, Saskia Schaub (second from right), who is attending Springfield High School in the Nacel Open Door Program for International Understanding.
When Saskia Schaub, 16, told her friends in Germany that she would be coming to Springfield to attend school and live as a foreign exchange student, her friends laughed and provided good-natured teasing. “They thought it was very funny,” said a smiling Saskia, because they had heard of Springfield...
Springfield Fire Department
Have you ever been through a fire? Do you have a first aid kit and first aid skills? This article will discuss different types of home fires and how to prevent or extinguish them.   Many of the fires in homes are caused by: Wildfires outside of the homes, Unattended cooking, Chimneys coated with...
Simone Rasmussen, left, is happy to be a part of the Springfield community as a student from Denmark and living with the Martin and Mary Larson family.  Simone is pictured with Marah and Mary Larson on the patio at the Larson farm.
Life on the farm and in small town America is interesting for Simone Rasmussen 16, from Denmark, who is attending Springfield High School as a participant in the Education First program for foreign students, and is living with Mary and Martin Larson and daughter Marah in Sundown Township.   “I was...
Discussing concerns for pedestrian/biker safety at the intersection of  Highway 14 and Cass Avenue
Look up!  Look down!   Look all around when you’re out and about town . . . . and look at things from a pedestrian’s view.  At the invitation of the Springfield Community Wellness Team, a group of community leaders went for a walk in Springfield the morning of September 23 to assess walking /...

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