Springfield Wednesday Newsletter: January 22, 2020



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VFW Breakfast

VFW Community Breakfast will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 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.



Springfield Days 2020 Planning Meeting

Thursday January 30

 7:00 – 8:00pm

Springfield Memorial Library

Volunteers Welcome


Mark the Date

Springfield Days

June 12 & 13, 2020





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 ESU 3 Driver Education Safety Class (Spring 2020)

Classroom      Feb. 22, 23, 29, March 1, March 7 (3 weekends) 

                        Saturday class time (8:00am – 12:00pm), Sunday class time (1:00pm – 5:00pm)

Driving           Feb 22 – March 30 (arranged by instructors during class)

Cost                   $350.00 make check out to your high school i.e. Gretna or Platteview by 2/14/2020

Classes held at:        Education Service Unit 3

6949 So. 110th St

La Vista, NE 68128

 Requirements for Driver Education registration:

 1. Must be 15 years of age by the start of class (2/22/2020)

2. Must have a permit to drive from the DMV of Nebraska.  Most students will have a Learners Permit or School Permit.

3. All students must have an email account for online testing. 

4. All students must attend 20 hours of classroom instruction. 

5. Students are expected to have some experience driving and will be required to pass a DMV certified road test.  The road test will be administered after students are given lessons covering a variety of driving situations including residential, city and highway driving, parking, and basic safety maneuvers.          

Questions please contact Rachel Brinkman at 402-597-4809 or Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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





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The First Congregational Church held their first services on August 20, 1882. with Rev. Gilbert officiating. Before this time services were held upstairs in the Otto Joern Store, known as Perkins Hall. The bell in the church tower had an unusually beautiful tone which could be heard as far as five miles away.

When church services were no longer held in the building it was used for school and social affairs. Later it was sold to the Royal Neighbors of America. Their meetings were held there for several years. In the 1970's, the building was sold again and remodeled into a home.



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Fortenberry Announces His 2020 State of the Union Guest of Honor:

University of Nebraska President Walter “Ted” Carter

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) announced today that new University of Nebraska President Walter “Ted” Carter will be his guest of honor at the State of the Union Address, Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

“I work intimately with the University of Nebraska and state leadership on public policies for the well-being of our students, rural communities, and businesses.  In this exciting time for Nebraska, as we lead innovation in agriculture, security, and health care, I am honored that this highly decorated Naval commander and education leader will be my guest of honor at this year’s State of the Union,” Fortenberry added.

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.






Registration is open for Heat the Streets

Run & Walk for Warmth, set for March 7


For many, one unexpected financial setback can make the difference when it comes to being able to afford their utility payments. These families and individuals may have to choose between buying groceries or prescriptions, or keeping the lights and heat on in their homes.

The Heat the Streets Run & Walk for Warmth, now in its 13th year, raises money for those struggling to pay their utility bills. Registration is open for the event, set for Saturday, March 7, 2020. The race will start and finish at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village, 67th & Center St., in Omaha. The run starts at 9 a.m., followed immediately by the walk.

By participating in the timed 5K race or family-friendly one-mile walk, participants are raising much-needed funding and awareness. The course is flat and fast, good for competitive and non-competitive runners, with a one-mile route available for walkers, as well.

Online registration is open now at www.heatthestreetsomaha.org. The cost to participate follows.

  • For registration by Jan. 31,

5K runners: $25

One-mile walkers: $15

  • For registration between Feb. 1 and March 4,

5K runners: $35

One-mile walkers: $25

  • For registration on the day of the event:

5K runners: $45

One-mile walkers: $35

Last year, the event raised $81,000. This year, organizers Omaha Public Power District and Metropolitan Utilities District have set a higher goal of $100,000.

Anne McGuire, chair of the OPPD Board of Directors, and her husband, Dr. Michael McGuire, are serving as co-chairs for the event.

“We set the fundraising bar higher because we are expanding our coverage this year to more rural and metro communities within OPPD’s and M.U.D.’s service territories,” Ms. McGuire said. “We know that many of our customers are facing economic hardships, and we want to help lessen their burdens.”

Children 12 and under may participate in the walk for free, with a registered adult.

“We encourage participants to bring children to help support the cause,” McGuire added. “This is a family-friendly event with lots of great vendors.”

For those unable to attend but still interested in supporting the event, there is an option to register as a virtual runner. Day-of registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Volunteer opportunities will also be available, with sign-ups starting soon.

In addition to co-sponsors OPPD and M.U.D., Lozier Foundation is a proud presenting sponsor of this event.

For a full list of sponsors and event information, or to register, visit heatthestreetsomaha.org. You can also follow Heat the Streets on Facebook at facebook.com/heatthestreetsomaha.


Distribution of funding

The funds raised by Heat the Streets in 2020 will be distributed by the Common Fund of the Heartland, a 501(c) 3 tax-deductible organization. Common Fund administers funds through 11 agencies: Christian Outreach Program Elkhorn, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties, Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership, Family Housing Advisory Services, Heartland Family Service, Heart Ministry Center, The Salvation Army, Together Inc., Southeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, and United Way 211.

OPPD’s Mission: 

Provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers

 M.U.D.’s Mission:

Provide safe, reliable and cost-effective natural gas and water services to our community





 The Sarpy/Cass 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 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.




NEST 529 Supports “Big Dreams” With $40K Giveaway

Eight Young Winners to Each Receive a $5,000 NEST 529 Account Contribution

 Lincoln, Neb. (January 2, 2020)— Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante and First National Bank of Omaha today announced the NEST 529 Big Dreams $40K Giveaway. Open nationwide to children 10 years old or younger, eight randomly-selected winners will each receive a $5,000 NEST 529 College Savings Plan account contribution. Entries can be submitted online or by mail from January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020.

 “As families across the country save for their dreams of higher education, it is with great pride that we provide the tools, resources and support to help turn those dreams into a reality,” said Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante. “Among these resources, scholarships such as the Big Dreams $40K Giveaway are the perfect opportunity to bolster winners’ savings while encouraging all who enter to envision and nurture their loved ones’ bright academic future.”

 An annual contest, this year NEST 529 has doubled the Big Dreams giveaway prize to a total of $40,000. Since 2015, NEST 529 has awarded more than $100,000 in Big Dreams scholarship contributions.

 “At NEST 529, we are driven and inspired by our Account Owners’ dreams for their loved ones’ higher education goals. We work diligently to be the best possible partner on their savings journey, and we are delighted to continue raising the bar with the Big Dreams $40K Giveaway,” said Deborah Goodkin, Managing Director, Savings Plans, First National Bank of Omaha. “It is our great pleasure to supplement our Account Owners’ contributions and to help inspire dialogue surrounding college savings for families nationwide.”

 For full details and to enter the giveaway, visit NEST529.com/BigDreamsGiveaway. More information is also available at NEST529.com or treasurer.nebraska.gov.

About NEST 529
NEST 529 is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan and provides four plans to help make saving for college simple and affordable: NEST Direct College Savings Plan, NEST Advisor College Savings Plan, TD Ameritrade 529 College Savings Plan, and State Farm 529 Savings Plan. The Nebraska State Treasurer serves as Program Trustee. First National Bank of Omaha serves as Program Manager, and all investments are approved by the Nebraska Investment Council. Families nationwide are saving for college using Nebraska’s 529 College Savings Plans, which have more than 275,000 accounts, including over 89,000 in Nebraska. Visit NEST529.com and treasurer.nebraska.gov for more information.


About First National Bank of Omaha
First National Bank is a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska. First National and its affiliates have more than $23 billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.

Investments Are Not FDIC Insured* · No Bank, State or Federal Guarantee · May Lose Value
*Except the Bank Savings Investment Option





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Sunday Acoustic Afternoon!

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

January 26: Robert Matters

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

See You at the Winery!



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Cornhusker Country Music Theater, a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization, is in Louisville, NE at 211 Main St.

SUPPORT SMALL TOWNS' EVENTS and bring the family for an affordable, fun night of LIVE music!  
You can try out our new dance floor or just sit back and enjoy the music in vintage theater seating!

Coming up:

Saturday, January 25 ~ Country/Rockabilly/Bluegrass band, the Midnight Wanderers, take the stage at 7:30!  

Sunday, February 2nd, 2 pm ~ Down Home Band

Saturday, February 8th, 7:30 pm ~ Kali Indiana Band

Sunday, February 9th, 1 pm, JAM SESSION ~ Bring your instruments, your voice or both and join us for some old-time fun!


Admission to shows is only $4 for those over 13 years old.  Younger kids admitted FREE!

Check back often for more updates!  

Call, 1-800-480-8797, ext. 211, to hear schedule or email 
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Like us on Facebook @ Cornhusker Country Music Theater!






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-Mother Teresa

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