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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...
Dr. F.J. Boyle
One of Springfield’s best advocates left us on Wednesday, Dec, 6, when Dr. Francis J. Boyle died.  “I always liked to promote Springfield because I have had a good life here — the people have been good to me, and we’ve built a lot of friendships,” Dr. Boyle said as he spoke to the Springfield...
Two long-time members of the Springfield Area Nativity Theatre Association — Dennis Potter as the shepherd, and Ed Meidl, the king — meet the newest member, eight-week-old Cain Larson and his mother, Abby (Mrs. John) Larson, who will portray Mary and Baby Jesus in 2017 Springfield Nativity Pageant.
The Springfield Area Nativity Theatre Association will present the Springfield Nativity Pageant for the thirty–second season this weekend with one performance under the stars in Riverside Park at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9. The “Little Town of Bethlehem” was set in the football...
The Springfield High School YES team invites you to go “green” this holiday season by recycling your non-functioning lights. The YES team is again collecting strands of holiday lights for recycling.  As you upgrade your holiday lights to LED, or are replacing holiday lights for other reasons,...

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