Rotarians Amy Vogel, Deb Beyer, Kay Pingeon Maxine Meine and Amanda Frank pose for a picture as they packed toys and gifts for distribution in the local Operation Christmas Joy program.
The Springfield Rotary Club last week distributed gifts to 55 families in the Springfield community — thanks to generous donations from businesses, agencies, clubs and individuals. The distribution was made possible through the local Operation Christmas Joy program that is a community effort to...
Ken Moe presents Andrew Hoffmann with his Eagle Scout medal during the Eagle Court of Honor Sunday afternoon. Andrew’s parents, Mary Beth and Lynn Hoffmann, are pictured with them.
Andrew Hoffmann earns Eagle Scout Award Andrew Hoffmann, 15, received the Eagle Scout Award Sunday during a ceremony in the gathering area at St. Raphael Catholic Church.  Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. A Scout who attains this...
Braun and Borth Sanitation will switch hands Jan. 1, 2015. Pictured from left, current owner Barney Borth, new owner Brent Kucera, current owner Mike Braun and new owner Chad Mathiowetz.
Barney Borth and Mike Braun have sold their waste management business to Brent Kucera and Chad Mathiowetz.  The change of ownership will take effect Jan. 1, 2015. Headquartered  in Sleepy Eye, Braun and Borth Sanitation collects trash from Sleepy Eye, Cobden, Evan and Springfield. Kucera and...
Fire station bell is from the old Dotson District 82 School
  Fire station bell is from the old Dotson District 82 School The bell is an iconic symbol of the fire station. In the past, as firefighters began their tour of duty, it was the bell that signaled the beginning of that day’s shift. Throughout the day and night, each alarm was sounded by a bell,...
First graders used "Glow Gel" to see the germs left behind.
  Hand washing: a simple, effective way to prevent diseases   Hand washing is, basically, the simplest and most effective way to stay healthy during the influenza season, says Ashley Schmitt, Nurse Practitioner at Mayo Clinic Health System in Springfield. Speaking to students in kindergarten,...
Betsy Saffert's Pink Swan Creations, located at 41132 180th Street, is a multifaceted business making soaps and lotions from goats' milk as well as unique, one-of-a-kind repurposed items from discards, and now offers some new items. 
Stacey Watje celebrated the grand opening of her LeBon Boutiques, 6 East Central Street, on Nov. 12
Marlene and Jack Hartjes opened the Only House Downtown in Tauer's Square on November 12. 


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