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St. John's Circle of Care GrandKids program
It’s a dilemma many Minnesota parents face — trying to find affordable child care.  There is a growing gap between the number of children that need child care and the number of spaces available at both child care centers and in-home providers.  The problem of child care accessibility is growing in...
“We have a small herd of reindeer that we keep, and pamper, as pets. We absolutely adore these animals,” said the Bluestem Reindeer Ranch team.
With visions of Santa and his reindeer and sleigh on their Christmas Eve visit in the minds of children  around the world, local children had the opportunity to see a pair of  real, live reindeer at the Holiday Cheer Event hosted by St. John’s Circle of Care Thursday afternoon.  The reindeer weren’...
Samantha and Adam Hesse and their four-month-old daughter, Rowyn, will portray Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus in this year’s Nativity Pageant.
Adam and Samantha Hesse and their four-month-old daughter, Rowyn, will portray Joseph, Mary and the Baby Jesus in the 2018 Springfield Nativity Pageant. The Hesses are “excited”  to play the role.   The Nativity Pageant “is something our community really likes and we wanted to help,” Adam said.   ...
Brent and Rachel Kucera, their children, Caidence, Nathan (in the trash can), Nolan and Leah and their dog, Tito, are pictured with one of the trash cans that soon will be put into service in Springfield.
Garbage disposal service in the City of Springfield is being upgraded to a cart-based system.  River View Sanitation supplied garbage cans will be delivered to residences in Springfield the week of December 3-7.   Approximately 1,000 garbage cans will be delivered to residences; but, because of the...
Tim and Jodi Dittes visited Springfield during Holiday Open House last Wednesday evening and took advantage of a good opportunity to meet people and get acquainted with the community. They are pictured with their daughter, Jourdan Erickson, at the left; grandsons, Mason, 8, and Jax, 4; and at the right are their nephew, Dylan Dittes,  and his fiancée, Jessica Meyer.
Tim and Jodi Dittes and their family visited Springfield last Wednesday evening during our community’s annual holiday open house, and they spent several hours meeting people and getting better acquainted with their newest store and the Springfield community. It was a good feeling to see all the...
The Springfield High School Tigers’ football team is headed to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis Saturday, Nov. 17, as a result of their Class A State Football quarterfinal win in Shakopee Saturday, Nov. 10.  The Tigers will play Mahnomen/Waubun in semi-final game at 11:30 a.m. Tigers pictured in...
Springfield FFA was recognized as a Three-Star Chapter at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 24-26. Three stars is the highest rating for a chapter to receive. Chapters that receive a gold rating by their state FFA associations are eligible to compete for...
We’ve all seen it — on the front pages, in online news feeds, on big screens and on pocket-sized screens — the brutal attacks, allegations, name-calling, speeches and negative political advertisements are taking a toll on Americans.  The good news is that the 2018 mid-term election cycle is nearing...
Voters in Springfield School District 85 will elect three members to the Springfield Board of Education during the November 6 General Election.  Three seats for four-year terms are up for election this year for the Board of Education. They are presently held by Jeff Kretsch, Mandy Rasset and...
Library Director Linda Roiger puts out the “welcome sign” 
to the Juried Art Show. Everyone welcome.
The Springfield Public Library will hold open house this evening (Wednesday, October 17) to celebrate the opening of the annual Juried Art Show. The reception will be in the Altermatt Gallery from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to view the art and meet the artists. Awards will be announce...

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