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Steve Renner and daughter, Lara, and their Siberian Husky dogs visited their parents and grandparents, Steve and Marie Renner, at Parkview Place in Springfield before heading north to Alaska.
Lara Renner, 15, of Alton, New Hampshire, has her eyes set on the 2018 Junior Iditarod in Alaska She has a strategy, a passion for mushing and a very supportive family who believes in her, despite the worries of sending out a young girl into the wilderness with a team of dogs.  “Team Snowspeeders...
Barry and Karen Reindl and their family — seated at the left is Christina, and at the right are Italian student Giulia Venturini, Jenny and Andrew.  At back are Julieann, T.J. and Jackie.
Giulia Venturini, 17, of Italy, who is attending Springfield High School, has learned that through student exchange she can do so much more than she ever thought was possible.  “It’s a great experience,” Giulia said during an interview last week. “I really like learning different languages,...
The Springfield Area Community Center was filled with beautifully decorated tables for 2017 Sparkle and Dine.
St. Raphael Council of Catholic Women (CCW) is planning for its second annual Sparkle and Dine, to be held the evening of Monday, Feb. 12, at the Springfield Area Community Center. Sparkle and Dine is an elegant evening for women with beautifully decorated tables, catered meal by Tommy’s Central...
Adam Grant is the new director of Springfield Ambulance Service.
Adam Grant, 33, of Blue Earth, is the new director for the Springfield Ambulance Service.  He began work here on December 27, and is busy organizing his office, getting acquainted with the ambulance crew, health care providers, and the community. “I want to make sure that everything runs smoothly...
Bill Ochs and Springfield Area Historical Society board member Carole Young are pictured with the toys.
Bill Ochs of Casper, Wyoming, has gifted the Springfield Museum with a variety of vintage toys.   “It’s a bunch of treasures no one seems to want,” said Ochs during his visit to the Springfield Museum on New Year’s Day.     He brought a big box filled with toys from the 1920s, 30s and 40s that...
2017— Best or Worse — you decide
*/ At the end of every year, as we review the news, we seem to say that it’s been an unusal year.  But, 2017 truly was more dramatic than many other years in recent memory. 
*/ Winter Solstice — On this planet earth we travel on our journey round the sun; another year we’ve seen unravel and a new season just begun.    Winter officially arrived at 10:28 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, in our part of the country.   This picture was taken at that time as school children enjoyed...
FEW HOLIDAYS COMPARE with 
the splendor and magic of Christmas.
  FEW HOLIDAYS COMPARE with  the splendor and magic of Christmas. Mention Christmas and most people  begin mentally reminiscing about  things that make Christmas special — family gatherings, children’s  programs in school and church, fun and games with children,  holly, greeting cards and gift...
Verna Mude at 100 years
Verna Mude, who will get 100 candles on her cake Saturday, joins an elite group who have lived and worked here for an eventful 100 years.  These centenarians represent a generation who have experienced and shaped the most amazing century. They grew up in years of deprivation, served their country...
Nick Dauer, right, technical director of the Springfield Nativity Pageant, points out set and scene locations to WCCO’s Joe Berglove, who visited Springfield and filmed the presentation Friday evening.  Grady Meendering is at the left.
WCCO viewers’ choice of Springfield for the Best of Minnesota’s Live Nativity is a huge tribute to the Springfield Area Nativity Theatre Association and the community of Springfield that presented the pageant for the thirty-second season over the weekend.  WCCO photojournalist Joe Berglove visited...

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