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Jody Pautzke, R.N.
 “I am excited and ready for a new challenge,” says Jody Pautzke, R.N., the new director of nursing at St. John Lutheran Home.   Pautzke has been employed at St. John Home the past 17 years and comes to her new position of leadership with an abundance of experience and time dedicated to nursing....
Springfield Public Library, 120 North Cass Avenue,  will hold Open House on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9:00 to noon in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the building. Join the celebration and take a look at what the library offers to our community.
The Springfield Public Library is celebrating with gratitude and joy the twenty-fifth anniversary of the library building —  a wonderful gift to our community from a woman who might have been considered a stranger in Springfield.    The history of the library building is an amazing story of...
Char Frank and employees of Springfield Floral and Décor by Char — Denise Wellner, Linda Haak, Cheryl Lang, Kevin Schwartz, and Barb Jones.
Char Frank, owner and operator of Springfield Floral and Décor by Char, announces the opening of Emporium II, where she will show the building and decorating supplies during Springfield’s Holiday Open House Wednesday, November 8, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.      Emporium II is located in the former...
Thomas Goeritz of St. James has been hired interim administrator at St. John’s Circle of Care. Goeritz, who has extensive experience in the nursing home industry, assumes the responsibilities of leadership following the recent resignation of Josh Jensen, who served as CEO during the past 10 years...
*/ Neil Neidt, retired after teaching art 35 years at Springfield High School, claimed first prize with his painting of Zinnia, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in the 2017 Juried Art Show at Springfield Public Library.  It was during a recent visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum that he saw a...
Tucker Loomis, a volunteer who helped hang the art in the Altermatt Gallery, Springfield Public Library, and librarian Rebecca Triplett are pictured with a few of the pieces being exhibited in the Juried Art Show.
The Springfield Public Library will hold open house this evening (Wednesday, October 18) to celebrate the opening of the annual Juried Art Show.   The reception will be in the Altermatt Gallery from 7:00 to 9:00. All participating artists and the public are invited. Awards will be announced at...
Sam Gross
As part of the work of transitioning from “Augsburg College” to “Augsburg University,” staff worked with professional designers — some of them, Augsburg alumni — to create an Augsburg University logo and a restored seal. The Augsburg University logo was designed by Springfield’s Samuel Gross ’99,...
Springfield Volunteer Fire Department
*/ This week is Fire Prevention Week and the theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”  Firefighters help keep our community safe with fire safety education. The department suggests households develop a plan and practice together.  Springfield firefighters are pictured — front, from left:...
The Engine Doctor Roger Steinke to close business and retire.
The Engine Doctor, Roger Steinke, has closed shop and is retiring.  He will sell his business inventory at public auction Saturday. “I’ve had a good run,” Steinke said during a recent interview.  “I have enjoyed my work, but it’s time” to retire. Steinke studied mechanics and engine repair for two...
Farmward Cooperative’s new grain receiving facility provides capacity for storing 840,000 bushels of grain in three different storage bins. The site provides ground pile storage for 1.5 million bushels of grain; facility also has a corn dryer with capacity of 4,000 bushels per hour.
Farmward Cooperative (formerly Harvest Land Cooperative, recently merged with Co-Op County Farmers Elevator of Renville) received the first grain in its new grain storage facility Wednesday, Sept. 27.  The new facility is located along U.S. Highway 71 between Redwood Falls and Sanborn by the...

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