Springfield Wednesday Newsletter: June 3, 2020

Restrictions are easing up on social gatherings and some businesses in Nebraska. Please be mindful of social distancing guidelines established by our local health department and local officials to keep our community safe.  

The Springfield newsletter will continue to bring you news of announcements, important updates, fun tips, and maybe a joke or two just to lighten your day.

Check in for current information of up-to-the minute news. We will do what we can to make it through these times. Take care and hang in there everyone!


Our local Covid-19 information resource provides up-to-minute updates:

Sarpy Cass Health Department



Sarpy County Offices Open by Appointment

Appointments are available from 8:00a.m. – 4:45p.m. Monday – Friday

Appointments from 8:00a.m. – 9:00a.m. are reserved for seniors only.

Facemasks or homemade cloth coverings are required. Please social distance and keep at least six feet away from others.

Visit Sarpy.com to find out if the service you need is available online and to “Make an Appointment” located at the top of the page. You can also call the Sarpy County Helpline at: (402) 593-1593


Nebraska Phase 2 Health Guidelines started June 1, 2020

Senator Robert Clements

I want to thank everyone for their cooperation during this difficult time with Coronavirus in our state and nation.  On May 21st, Governor Ricketts outlined relaxed restrictions starting June 1st for most of Nebraska.  The exceptions are the counties of Hall, Hamilton, Merrick, and Dakota.  A summary of the high points follows:

Limited contact team sports, including baseball, softball, volleyball, and rodeo may begin practices on June 1st, and begin competitions on June 18, 2020.

Bars and Restaurants may open at 50% of rated capacity, with appropriate group size and group spacing.

General gatherings are limited to the greater of 25 people or 25% of rated capacity, with larger venues submitting reopening plans to local health departments for approval.  Our local health department is Sarpy/Cass Health, at 701 Olson Dr #101, Papillion, NE 68046, 402-339-4334.

Gyms, Fitness Centers, Salons, Barber Shops, Massage Therapy, Tattoo Parlors, Wedding and Funeral Reception venues may hold the greater of 25 people or 50% of their rated capacity.  Six-foot social distancing and other specific requirements apply to each of these venues.

Summer is the season for parades in Cass and Sarpy County.  Unfortunately, parades where the public line the streets are prohibited through at least June 30th, and perhaps longer.  Parades where patrons remain in vehicles and the public does not line the streets are allowed.

State park camping season has begun.  However, through June 30th, the largest state parks, including Louisville SRA, allow RV-only camping by reservation only.  Other state parks will allow first-come-first-serve tent camping with groups of no larger than 8 spaced 25 feet apart.  Beaches and park showers will be closed.  For more specific information, please visit outdoornebraska.gov.

To learn more about these Phase 2 restrictions as they apply to your specific interest, please visit dhhs.ne.gov click on the “LEARN” link and then “Directed Health Measures” to access Phase 2 Outline of Changes. The Directed Health Measure (DHM) documents for each county are also available on this page.  Visit nema.nebraska.gov/news for broader statewide information and updates.

If you think you need a COVID-19 test or just want to participate, go to TestNebraska.com for a survey.  Health officials will contact you if testing needs to occur.  The survey only takes a couple of minutes and is used for test site planning purposes.

Please consider helping area food pantries that are under pressure to provide food for those in need.  The number one item in demand is milk but some pantries do not have the needed refrigeration capacity for perishables.  The Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN) created a fund that will give $4,000 to a local pantry for the purchase of additional refrigeration space.  If you are interested in contributing or know a local food pantry who would like to apply, please visit www.becomefan.org or call 402-421-4472 for more information.

I know this is a tough time in Nebraska, but I am encouraged to see some “light at the end of the tunnel” as restrictions are loosened around the state, and life begins to slowly return to normal.  I would like to express my deepest sympathy for those who have been affected by this crisis. May God bless you and your families during this time.

Should you need assistance or have questions, feel free to contact my office at 402­471­2613 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



The Sarpy County Sheriff's Office along with Sarpy County Human Services has established a help line for the citizens of Sarpy County during the COVID-19 pandemic event. Starting today, people who are sick, elderly, or caretakers of this demographic in Sarpy County may call the Sarpy County Sheriff Helpline at 402-593-1593 for needs such as picking up prescriptions, groceries, or other necessities. A uniformed Sarpy County Sheriff's Deputy will pick up and deliver these items in a marked police cruiser. This helpline may also be utilized by the general public to make non-emergency police reports via telephone that do not require a police officer present in their home.

The following providers are participating in this program:

Walmart in Papillion
Target in Papillion (Groceries Only)
Bakers at 36th St & Twin Creek Dr
Bakers at 801 Galvin Rd (Pharmacy Only)
Springfield Drug (Pharmacy Only)

Please check the Sheriff's Office website and Facebook Page for any new updates to this program.





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Pick up a packet in front of the library for children, teens, and adults with fun activities and info about this summer's program.

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Please remember to support Springfield’s local businesses during this difficult time.

Black Sheep Coffee House: Drive thru

Sweet Rice Thai Food: (402) 714-4516

Runza Restaurant

Trojan Tavern: (402) 253-2333

Valentino’s Pizza: (402) 253-2491

Wicked Hen Farmhouse Café breakfast, lunch & some evenings: (513 )721-6877

Springfield Drug & Soda Fountain

Ace Hardware

Soaring Wings Vineyard

B&D Pit Stop

These and all Springfield businesses need your support to survive these difficult times.



Legion Baseball 1957


Baseball has been popular in Springfield since 1887 when a Sarpy County baseball league was formed with four teams participating. In 1892, the Springfield team reigned as the “big league” with a team that played all over Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. Pitcher, Oscar Harlan, was considered one of the best amateur pitchers in Nebraska. Pictured above is the 1957 American Legion high school baseball team with players names listed. 

Funny Story

My wife is so negative. I remembered the car seat, the stroller, AND the diaper bag. Yet all she can talk about is how I forgot the baby.

*Reference: Reader’s Digest

Joke of the Week

 Did you hear about the claustrophobic astronaut?

He just needed a little space.

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Anyone wishing to set up a booth for a month or more can contact Trisha.

Stop by the market or look for our Facebook page or postings on Eagle Echo.

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou

Thanks to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers. 

Connie Manzer


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