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Another element of local history that has been part of the downtown skyline for over one hundred years was taken down last week.  Demolition of the Springfield Farmers Elevator started last Thursday morning.  A large group of bystanders gathered at the end of Marshall Avenue to watch the demolition...
A rendition of what Martha Anderson Veterans Memorial Park could look like in the future.
During a busy meeting of the Springfield City Council last Tuesday, February 16, the council worked on and considered many items, including the expansion of Martha Anderson Park.  The expansion is an idea from City Street and Parks Department Superintendent, Dale Knutson. The project is still in...
In 1999 you could plunk a coin into one of 2 million phone booths in the United States.   Only 5% of those are left today. About a fifth of America’s 100,000 remaining pay phones are in New York, according to the Federal Communications Commission. The demise of pay phones is an unsurprising result...
The morning of February 3, 2021 demolition began on Ruby’s Café. The demolition project was performed by  L&S Construction, located in Sanborn. L&S specializes in aggregate production and hauling, site work and grading, drainage and underground, and demolition and disposal.  Many in the...
Pictured is a representation of what Springfield Schools new entrance could look like if the February 9, 2021 Bond is approved by voters.
On February 9, the community will have the opportunity to vote on the Springfield School District bond election.  The upcoming election is the culminating of a multi-year process that involved school officials, stake-holders and most importantly, the  community itself.  Since 2016, the school...
As part of last week’s City Council meeting held on Tuesday, January 19, the council approved to purchase the parcels of Ruby’s Heritage House after demolition of the building. The building that formally housed Ruby’s is scheduled to be taken down around the same time as the elevator a few doors...
An artistic rendition of the secure entrance at Springfield Schools if the proposed February election bond is passed.
As the District developed the plan the voters will consider in February, careful considerations of all potential needs were studied, and evaluated.  Since 2016, the school district has been working on developing a long-range facility plan to help us understand how to best address the aging...
Wendy Krier has taken over as publisher of the Springfield Advance-Press. On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Krier - the managing editor of the AP - purchased the paper from Adam Conroy.  Conroy owned the paper since May of 2019. “When I purchased the paper, it was never the plan to own it for under two years,”...
See our 2020 Year in Review special section in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.
The Springfield School Board and District recognized outgoing board members Megan Quesenberry and Eric Schwarzrock (pictured with Board President Jeff Kretsch) for their years of service to the students, district and school community during the December 9, school board meeting.
    The Springfield School Board met inside the Media Center at the school on December 9. The first item on the agenda was the resignation of School Board member, Mandy Rasset. The district had received a resignation letter from Rasset effective November 30, due to her relocating. The board...

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