Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - August 26, 2009

August 26, 2009
It’s a big, big night for Jack Jolly. The Springfield Elementary 2nd grade student is singing the National Anthem at the Omaha Royals Baseball Game on Wednesday, August 26th.  Be there to support Jack and his family. The game begins at 7:05pm. For info on tickets & more: http://omaha.royals.milb.com
Ted Riha wins the Library Quilt Raffle
Springfield resident, Ted Riha, is the lucky winner of Springfield Memorial Library Quilt Raffle. Carol Dill won the quilted table runner. The Library's Quilting Group would like to thank all who supported this year's Quilt Raffle. $500 was raised and will be donated to the Library's Building Fund.  
Darlene True needs your help!
I want to make a folder of all the country schools in Sarpy County. If you have any photos please make a copy and send or drop off to the library in Springfield. If you know who the children are or teacher please write there names down.
I am looking for photos of Stender school . I would like the children’s names and the teacher’s name. 1925-1935.
 Darlene True
 3365-160 St.
 Villisca, IA 50864
Springfield Community Blood Drive
Sponsored by the St. Joseph Church Knights of Columbus
Sunday, September 20, 2009
10:00am – 2:00pm
@St. Joseph Catholic Church
To Schedule your life-saving appointment, please contact Ralph Meister, 253-8301
Or sign-up online @ www.givebloodgivelife.org
Sponsor code: 111

Step Ahead Daycare has an immediate opening for a fulltime position for day & evening hours. Please call 253-3083 for more information.





  The Fabulous Dew Drop Inn in Springfield will be opening soon! A Grand Opening celebration is happening on Saturday, September 12.  New owners, Art & Sharon Manzer, will operate the Dew Drop as a Sports Bar and serve pizza. Future plans include adding a kitchen to serve lunch and dinner. Won’t it be fabulous?  
  Platteview High celebrates Homecoming the week of August 31 – September 5 
Congratulations to Homecoming court candidates: Betsy Achenbach, Annie Benson, Erika McColley, Katrina Schlange, Emily Svagera, Alex Swanson, Cole Bidrowsky, Matt Gilleland, Adam Heimes, Zach Krula, Jacob Partusch, Nathan Wulf
The Homecoming Dance will be happening on Saturday, September 5.
August 28, 7pm-Platteview Varsity Football vs. Schuyler @ home
Sept. 3- PHS Volleyball @ Neumann, 5:30 Freshman,
6:30 Jr. Varsity, 7:30 Varsity
Sept. 4, 7PM-Platteview Varsity Football vs.Plattsmouth   Homecoming Game
      Soaring Wings Vineyard

Friday Night Music Series features the Swampboy Blues. Doors open at 6pm and the show will start at 7pm with a $5 cover charge.


Acoustic Sunday: Playing this week from 2-5pm is Chris Saub.  Free admission!


Nebraska Tops Many National Rankings

Nebraska again has topped many national rankings that tout the state and its communities in various categories.

Nebraska ranks:

11th overall on CNBC.com’s America’s Top States for Business ’09, 6th for Business Friendliest, and 7th on the Economy rankings factors
2nd among all states for volunteering, according to the Volunteering in
America Report
Nebraska communities rank:
6th Omaha and 15th Lincoln for Next Cities The 60 U.S. Hotspots for Young, Talented Workers, Midsize Magnets (population 200,000-500,000)
18th Norfolk, 21st Columbus and 24th Kearney on CNNMoney.com’s Best Places to Live in the Commuting category
14th Papillion and 15th Fremont on CNNMoney.com’s Best Places to Live in the Affordable Homes category
14th Lincoln on CNNMoney.com’s Best Places to Live in the Cleanest Air category
  Oh no! The secret's out! We all knew Nebraska is a great place to live!  
August 26, 7pm – Jack Jolly sings the National Anthem @ the Royals game
August 28, 7pm    Platteview Varsity Football home game  vs. Schuyler High
Sept. 1 – Senior Meal @ First United Methodist Church
Sept. 3 – PHS Volleyball @ Neumann-  5:30 Freshman, 6:30 Jr. Varsity, 7:30 Varsity
Sept 4, 7pm - PHS Homecoming Varsity Football game vs. Plattsmouth
Sept. 5 -  PHS Homecoming Dance
Sept. 7 – Labor Day
Sept. 8 – Senior Brown Bag Lunch @ Springfield Memorial Library

Games in Manley:




 From L-R, Mary Ann Stohlmann, Chuck Danskin, Margie Pinkerton and Bob Pinkerton give their smiling nods of approval to their grandson's prospective girlfriend, Allie Nielsen.


"Over The River" Opens at Lofte

 Manley, NE, August 18, 2009 - The Lofte Community Theatre announces that its next season installment,  "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro opens on Friday, August 28th.  The comedy revolves around young Nick and his extended Italian-American family.   


Nick's mom and dad have retired and have moved to Florida, but both sets of grandparents are still very much involved in his life.  Nick gets a chance to pursue his dream job, but threatens to move him far away from New Jersey and his grandparents.  Soon the loving, but meddlesome grannies decide that they must take evasive action.  They decide to find a nice girl for Nick so that he'll settle down and stay on the east coast!   This is a wonderful family comedy filled with laughs and heartfelt situations about growing up, growing older, and the things we lose and gain along the way. 


Performing in their first Lofte production is Jason Weixelman and Chuck Danskin, both of Lincoln.   Both Mr. Weixelman and Mr. Danskin have an extensive history with the Lincoln Community Playhouse.  Also starring in the production are Mary Ann Stohlmann of Murdock, real-life husband and wife Bob and Margie Pinkerton of Weeping Water, and Allie Nielsen of Omaha.


Performances run August 28-30, September 4-6 and 10-13.  Curtain times Thursday-Saturday are 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.  Those interested in tickets, driving directions or other information about the theater may call the Lofte box office at (402) 234-2553 or visit their website, www.Lofte.com.
    Music Fills the Air at the Old School House in Avoca, NE
The Old Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse will be hosting a Beginning Recorder Workshop on Saturday, September 12, from 1 PM - 3 PM, for folks who want to learn to play the soprano recorder.   Deborah Greenblatt, Master Artist with the Nebraska Arts Council, and member of the American Recorder Society, will lead the workshop.  Pre-registration is required, and enrollment is limited.  The $30.00 fee includes an instruction book, and a soprano recorder.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A Sightreading Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009, from 1 PM - 3 PM in the Old Avoca Schoolhouse, in picturesque Avoca, Nebraska.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to play with other music students, and sightread music that you've never seen before, and don't have to ever see again.  During the workshop, musicians will be discussing how to negotiate new compositions with minimum stress, and maximum music.  The beauty of this workshop is that all you have to do is show up.  There is no preparation necessary, although pre-registration is required, and there is a $20.00 fee.  For more information, call 402-275-3221, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

[August, 1939] The annual Sarpy County Fair held at Springfield last Thursday, Friday and Saturday was a huge success in every particular.
-Reference: The Springfield Monitor, Thursday, September 4, 1969 issue , Thirty Years Ago
 ~It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
  -Warren Buffett



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Sun Nov 25 @ 8:00AM - 02:00PM
Nativity Display Celebration @ St. Joseph Church
Fri Dec 07 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Springfield State Bank Christmas Open House
Sat Dec 08 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Breakfast with Santa @ Masonic Lodge
Sat Dec 08 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Christmas Cookie Walk @ the Library
Sat Dec 08 @ 5:00PM - 07:30PM
Springfield Community Dinner @ Methodist Church
Sun Dec 09 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
NHS Craft Fair
Mon Dec 10 @ 7:00PM -
Teen After Hours Xmas Party@the Library
Thu Dec 13 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Library Christmas Cookie Decorating party
Sat Dec 15 @ 6:00PM -
Santa @ the Fire Department
Sun Dec 16 @ 7:30AM - 01:30PM
Community Blood Drive

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