Springfield Wednesday Newsletter: November 27, 2019

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Director of Public & Community Relations Springfield Platteview Community Schools O: 402-592-1300 C: 402-659-6901 nbaugh@springfieldplatteview.org

Springfield Platteview Community Schools Receives $200,000 from Facebook for Technology Upgrades and STEM Curriculum

Springfield, Neb. (November 20, 2019) - Springfield Platteview students, staff, and community members will soon see digital media projects, STEM experiments and video presentations on larger-than-life displays in the Platteview High School gymnasium. A $200,000 grant from Facebook was announced today to support tech upgrades and related technical skill-building opportunities including a video display system in the high school gymnasium, as well as STEM programming throughout the school district.

“This grant allows us to enhance our digital media courses and STEM curriculum, technology club opportunities, internships and events,” said Brett Richards, superintendent of Springfield Platteview Community Schools. “The investment continues our district’s journey toward excellence in a world where technical skills are required, and helps us continue to meet our district’s mission to ensure all students have the college and career skills necessary for their future.”

The announcement was made at a 5:30 p.m. news conference today, putting the new video display system to use for the first time with the public. Following the announcement, Facebook presented the Digital Families Community Event, a freeworkshop that provided online safety information. Senator Robert Clements and Springfield Mayor Robert Roseland were on hand for the announcement, and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts weighed in on the grant.

“We’re thrilled that Facebook now has a home on the Silicon Prairie in Nebraska,” said Governor Pete Ricketts. “Today’s generous grant shows that Facebook is deeply invested in the future of our state. The grant will give the rising generation of students at Platteview High School amazing opportunities to learn digitally and to acquire tech skills.”

Springfield Platteview Community Schools serves 1,150 students in Sarpy County from preschool through 12th grade. While the district rolled out a 1:1 technology program for K-12 several years ago, this grant gives students more opportunities to engage in the application of digital media and STEM learning.

Facebook is committed to playing a positive role and investing in the long-term vitality of the communities in which we operate,” said Matt Sexton, community development regional manager for Facebook. “Our Papillion Data Center location here in Sarpy County benefits from community connections like this, and we hope to continue to make a difference in the communities in which we live and work.”

Facebook Community Action Grants Now Open

The $200,000 grant to Springfield Platteview Community Schools is just one way Facebook intends to be a positive force in the area. The Facebook Community Action Grants program is available for the first time to nonprofits in Sarpy County for 2020. The program supports projects that address critical community needs by putting the power of technology to use for community benefit, connecting people online or off, or improving local STEM education. The application is open until December 3. Qualified schools and nonprofits can find out more here. The terms and conditions for the Community Action Grants program are here.

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VFW Breakfast

VFW Community Breakfast will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 8:00 am to noon at the Legion Hall, 166 S. 2nd Street in Springfield.  Dine on pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, ham and sausage.  Milk, juice and coffee will round out the meal.  Cost is $7.00 for adults, which includes a $1.50 donation and $3.50 for the youngsters under 12.  Breakfasts will be held on the last Sunday of each month, now through April.

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Friends of the Springfield Memorial Library - Sale!

Available at the Library

1) Nebraska Life Magazine subscriptions (The Friends receive $10 for a new subscription and $5 for a renewal)

2) Discount Marcus Theater Movie Tickets and Gift Cards.  (Gift Cards can be used on Fandango) There are no expiration dates. We are taking orders for our November 1st order --this will include buy a $25 gift card get the promotion offered (I think it is either a $5 snack card or $5 gift card to Marcus Theater)

3) Village Inn Pie Gift Cards (cost is $11) Perfect for your holiday meals or for gifts!

If you have someone hard to shop for and want to donate to a good cause while buying a few gifts, we have a good variety.


Springfield Cemetery is asking for donations to pave the cemetery streets. Every other year it costs $9000 to resurface the asphalt. Winter is coming soon. Roads will be tricky to navigate. Please help raise $100,000 to install pavement. A Go Fund Me page is set up. Please help: https://www.gofundme.com/springfield-cemetary-association

Donations can also be sent to:

Springfield Cemetery Association

c/o Rod Nielsen

15484 So. 108th Street

Springfield, NE 68059




This photo shows one of the buildings that was moved to Springfield from Sarpy Centre. When in Sarpy Centre, it was used by the Brass Band for practice. After moving to Springfield, the first Congregational Church held regular services for a while in the building. It was also used for dances and political meetings. At the time this picture was taken it housed a restaurant. Later it became the O.W. Joern General Store. In 1926, Mr. Joern offered a room upstairs to the Woman's Club to house the first Library.

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Programs offered:

Sixers Campus Life club for 6th grade students at Westmont

Campus Life club at Platteview Junior High

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For more info: Platteview Campus Life





The Sarpy/Cass Baby Café is opening soon!  Baby Cafés are licensed sites run by trained staff that provide a high-quality standard of care for breastfeeding families.  Please join us every Tuesday, starting October 1st, from 10am-noon, at the Sarpy/Cass Health Department for pregnancy and breastfeeding support.  Learn more on our website at sarpycasshealthdepartment.org/maternal-and-child-health


The Sarpy/Cass Health Department offers free transportation assistance to women with a mammogram appointment. The service includes home pick up, hospital/clinic drop off, and return home drop off. Eligibility includes women aged 40-75 years living in Sarpy or Cass counties. Please call the Health Department at 402-537-6968 for more information.


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(Nebraska Law stipulates that no outside alcohol can be brought onto the premise.)

Sunday Acoustic Afternoon!

December 1 – John Stokely

No cover charge – music from 2:00 -5:00pm.

Check out upcoming performers and events at www.soaringwingswine.com

See You at the Winery!

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In order to help remember the bliss of Christmas as a Kid - and to introduce to concept of "Story Telling" to the Cass County area. Turn Off the TV & Listen to a Story!
Here is a welcome note from John Click Here to listen >>
Please Leave a Message / Comments at 402-968-0821

Announcing to "Night Before Christmas" Podcast Contest!
Winners: 1st Place ($100, 2nd Place $50, 3rd Place $25)
Details here: www.CassPod.com

We need 3 more judges, please register Here >>

Participants: Cass County Resident
Submissions - Audio ( MP3 preferred ) Family Friendly, No Politics or Questionable Comment ( Judges will have the final say ) Permission to Share Unlimited

Judges Free Services - Permission to Share Name - a person generally known as trustworthy to the community.
Sponsors: a person/company generally known as trustworthy to the community Leave a Message w/Name/Number at 402-968-0821
Hosted by www.CassPod.com a division of www.NCWP.org a division of www.WireBuilt.com

Lots of Questions, clock is ticking - please leave a message at 402-968-0821 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will reply!
Lets have Fun with this! 

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 We are proud and thankful for the Triple B 4-H Club who cares about the beautification of Cass County.  They did a roadside clean-up community service project on November 10th. They keep the stretch of road along the Cass County Fairgrounds looking beautiful .... thank you 4-H members!  You are doing a good thing!


Triple B Litter Cleanup

Pictured above are three of the many members of the Triple B club: Jeremiah Lubben, Courtney Bockman, and Anna Stackpole. KUDOS to all the kids who participated, and KUDOS to the adults who organized this event.  Leaders of the Triple B 4-H club are:  Dr. Scott Lubben and Kevin Albert.

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Christmas Home Tour

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Cornhusker Country Music Theater in Louisville is located at 211 Main St.

Call, 1-800-480-8797, ext 211, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

You can try out our new dance floor or just sit back and enjoy the music!

We're a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization.

Like us on Facebook @ Cornhusker Country Music Theater!

Coming events:

7:oo, Saturday, December 7th ~ Annual Children's Xmas Show.  Ask your child, 16 years and younger,  if he or she would like to be in the show.  They are welcomed to bring friends to join them on stage!


Lofte Community Theatre

2019 Season Productions


In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People
(That Should be Shot)
By Steve Franco
Performances: December 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22

Details at www.lofte.com




 Louisville Care

 Care center

LOUISVILLE CARE CENTER is seeking highly motivated, flexible, and dedicated individuals to join our family! We offer an excellent benefit package, flexible scheduling to meet your needs, competitive wages and shift bonus’s!

 We are currently seeking individuals for the following positions:

·         PT/FT LPN

  • FT/PT Certified Nursing Assistants
  • FT/PT Medication Aide
  • PT/FT Dietary
  • PT/FT Housekeeping

 To apply, visit us at 410 W 5th St., Louisville, NE 68037 or apply online at www.louisvillecarecenter.com. For questions, please call 402-234-2125, EOE.  Applicants must pass drug test and background check and is contingent upon hire.

~ Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.

-Nigel Hamilton

Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers. 

Connie Manzer


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