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Local merchants are busily preparing for the upcoming Holiday Open House. Early in the planning stages, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce sent out a survey to area businesses to see how they would like to celebrate the annual kickoff  of the holiday shopping season.  The majority of the...
Daylight Saving Time will end this coming Sunday morning, November 7 at 2:00 a.m.  Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday evening or you will be an hour early for everything on Sunday! Daylight Saving Time in the United States starts on the second Sunday in...
Chris Rothmeier of CR Consulting and Design
Taking a construction design from a piece of paper to a finished product is very rewarding for Chris Rothmeier.   He recently started his own business incorporating that concept.  CR Consulting and Design is a new business in Springfield.  The business is set up in his home at 520 West Central and...
Springfield artist Caitlin Lang, along with her mother Jill Lang, were spotted at the 2021 Juried Art Show on opening day last Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
The winners for the 2021 Juried Art Show have been announced.  The show was judged by Professor Liz Miller, MSU Mankato. Liz Miller received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the University of Minnesota. Miller’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions...
The Springfield Rotary Club sold 586 dozen roses, an all-time high, during its annual Rotary Rose Sale this year.  The flowers arrived at Springfield Floral early Monday morning and are being delivered by club members this week.  Proceeds will go to local community and Rotary projects. Jeff Krueger...
This week is the annual National Fire Prevention Week. Each year the campaign focuses on educating people about the simple, yet important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.  Representing Springfield Fire Department is Back row left to right, Randy Wendt, Brian...
Springfield Elementary 2nd grader Tanner Petersen smiles with classmates Lincoln McCone and Sierra Medelez during last Friday’s Tiger Trek Color Run.
It was a colorful afternoon as Springfield Elementary School students, teachers and staff ran through bursts of color for Tiger Trek. This year was the first time Tiger Trek hosted a Color Run in place of their usual bike/walk. This new event was a hit with the runners and walkers! Tiger Trek is an...
This past Friday, Range Road/ County Road 4 closed for work to be done. Look for detour signs and local business signs for access to your destination.  With school underway traffic has increased around the Central Street area. Springfield Public Schools have released an updated Safe Route around...
Drone footage of the final right turn Joel Pingeon made at the Center St. O'Connell Ave. intersection.
Around 30 business owners, community members, city workers and officials gathered at the intersection of Central St. and O’Connell Ave late Thursday morning to watch the semi-tractor road test. At a recent city council meeting a few community members were concerned about the size of the new...
Springfield artist, Neil Neidt, shares the painting he’s submitting to the Art Show to Sharon Pieschel, Springfield Public Library Board President; Wendy Krier, Springfield Public Library board member; and Linda Roiger, Head Librarian.
It’s time once again for the Juried Art Show at the Springfield Public Library.  Those interested in submitting art pieces for the show can pick up or request an entry form and criteria by stopping at the library or call 723-3510.  Drop-off dates for art submission are September 30-October 4 at the...

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