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Adolphson’s, on the corner of Central St. and Marshall Ave., in the early 1970s.
  Fashion trends tend to come and go.  Women are driven more by style trends while men tend to purchase and stick with items that are practical and they are comfortable with.  Women’s styles have changed drastically from what they were fifty to sixty years ago.  Most women of that era were usually...
Maxine Meine, Lindsey Beyer and Jill Vanderwal at the state capitol.
  Over thirty representatives from area long-term care facilities boarded a bus headed to the Minnesota State Capitol Monday, January 9 to discuss with legislators the present worker shortage crisis in senior care.   Senator Gary Dahms and State House Representative Paul Torkelson met with the...
“Snow Courteous”
  There is snow everywhere these days!  Our last two storms have dumped a tremendous amount of everyone’s favorite “white stuff” on Springfield and the surrounding area.  With over a foot last week, there has been a lot of snow removal and clearing taking place.  The city crews and many residential...
  The first day of winter or winter solstice arrived in the Northern Hemisphere at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday, December 21.  It is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight in the whole year, making it the shortest day of the year.  After we reach the winter solstice, the days begin to once again grow...
  Happy Holidays! Found in the Special Edition inserted in this issue are  Christmas greetings and delightful children's stories.  Some will make you smile . . . some will make you laugh and others will make you mindful of the special aspect of the Christmas season.  Sit back, read and enjoy! 
Shepherds during last year’s Springfield Nativity Pageant
  The Christmas story is one of “good news and great joy” and that beautiful story will be retold in a live Nativity Pageant December 9-10 in Springfield.  The pageant will be performed under the stars with one performance at 7:00 p.m. each evening. The Springfield Area Nativity Theatre Association...
  Since August of 2021, a committee comprised of community members, business owners, veterans and Legionnaires has met monthly with a goal of creating a veterans memorial in downtown Springfield.  Since the committee has begun meeting, they have walked the location, visited other memorials, come up...
Southwest Minnesota Men’s Chorus
  The Southwest Minnesota Men’s Chorus will return to Springfield as part of its Christmas concert series on Monday, December 5.  The holiday concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 303 North Cass in Springfield.  Refreshments will be served following the concert. The Southwest...
The cast of Sideways Stories from Wayside School seated, from left:  Paige Schwarzrock, Kali Nachreiner, Russell Beers, Thomas Beers and Aubrey Vogel.  Standing:  Leo Hovland, Christina Reindl, Kiera Lafferty, Aubree Paplow, Kierin Lafferty, Sarah Kottke, Amaira Brown and Kameron Bigelow.  Cast member Erika Wells was not available when the photo was taken.
Wayside School is kind of a strange place.  Thirty stories high, one classroom per story—actually only twenty-nine stories high because Miss Zarves on the 19th floor doesn’t really exist.   There are dead rats in the basement, talking pigtails, tango dancing, disappearing teachers and a cow hiding...
Springfield Tigers
Tiger football celebrates after their Section 3A title win over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton on Friday night at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. The Tigers won 40-28 and will advance to the state tournament.  In the quarterfinals, Springfield (Section 3) will play Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg...

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