PLEASE SIGN UP TO JOIN THE GRAND PARADE:
IT HAPPENED IN SPRINGFIELD HISTORY
Pictured in the middle: Town Marshall, Otto Beyer
Springfield’s chief law enforcement officer in 1931 was Marshall Otto Beyer. He was born on in Germany on June 16, 1885 arriving in Springfield on May 25, 1901 with his mother and sister. . After becoming town Marshall, he was known for his record of capturing offenders of the law. During his time as Springfield's law enforcement officer he was also the water commissioner and street commissioner. Each month Beyer read all the water meters in town. It was reported in the Springfield Monitor newspaper that he "was a real busy man from the first of month to the first of the next month.”
Sarpy Cass Health Department
Currently vaccinating people aged 12 years and older
Any Sarpy or Cass County resident aged 12 years and older is eligible to receive a vaccine.
In Nebraska, the age of majority is 19 years of age. Anyone under the age of 19 who wishes to receive a COVID-19 vaccine must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the time of the vaccination appointment.
Information about Pfizer vaccine eligibility:
- Must be at least 12 years of age at the time of the vaccination appointment because of the emergency use authorization age requirement of the Pfizer vaccine.
Information about Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine eligibility:
- Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the vaccination appointment because of the emergency use authorization age requirement of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
When can I get the vaccine?
We are currently vaccinating residents aged 12 and older. Anyone, regardless of age, interested in receiving the vaccine should register for eligibility notifications at vaccinate.ne.gov.
SARPY COUNTY HELP LINE
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.
SARPY COUNTY SHERIFF WEBSITE
We are open for IN-PERSON worship! We will continue to stream LIVE on Facebook. We are asking for pre-registration for attendance. Please contact the office 402-253-2270 to get your reservation!
Sunday Services at 9:30am
Tune into our Facebook page for live streaming Sunday Services at 9:30am.
The 2021 Legislative session is about over, and I want to describe a few more bills of interest.
Casino Gaming – LB 561 implements the rules for casino gaming passed by voters in 2020. The State Racing and Gaming Commission will be the regulator. The legal age for gaming is 21, and the age for horse racing wagers increases from 19 to 21. Wagers on sporting events may be placed at racetracks, but no betting is allowed on high school sports, youth sports, or Nebraska college teams when they are playing in Nebraska. It allows casinos to offer keno games under the same rules as at other keno locations. It prohibits the use of credit cards to place bets. The penalty for manipulating a game of chance is $1,000 and one year in jail. LB 561 advanced to the final round with a 39-3 vote.
Tax Policy - LB 432 reduces the top corporate income tax rate over the next four years from 7.81 to 6.84 percent. This will match the rate used for S-Corporations, LLC’s, and individuals. We will still be above the rate of most neighboring states. LB 432 also creates a $2,000 one-time income tax credit for the parent of a child that is stillborn after the 20th week of gestation. This makes up for the loss of the child tax credit and helps with funeral and medical bills.
Social Security - LB 64 begins phasing out the income tax on Social Security benefits starting in 2021. The reduction is 5% in 2021, 20% in 2022, and increasing 10% yearly to 100% in 2030. This will help us be competitive with many other states that do not tax Social Security income and keep retirees in Nebraska.
Gun bill – LB 236 would have allowed counties to authorize permitless concealed carry within the county for those legally able to possess a firearm. An Attorney General opinion determined that the bill may be unconstitutional as written. The county option was removed, and three other provisions were added. LB 236 now provides concealed handgun permit holders with a renewal reminder before expiration, and adds a 30-day grace period to renew the permit after it expires. It also clarifies what is considered a concealed weapon, after a Nebraska court case created uncertainty. A firearm carried out of a store in original packaging will not be considered a concealed weapon.
Feel free to contact me or my staff for assistance, information, or questions on issues. You may reach me at: Senator Robert Clements, State Capitol Room 1120, Lincoln, NE 68509.
M.U.D. & OPPD want to remind customers to apply for
new state rental and utility assistance program
Renters and landlords who are struggling financially because of COVID-19 can now apply for assistance with rent and utilities under the state’s new Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The program, which recently launched, is funded through the U.S. Treasury as part of a federal coronavirus relief package.
Omaha Public Power District and Metropolitan Utilities District want to encourage customers who qualify for the program to apply. Customers within Douglas County, the City of Omaha, Lancaster County, and the City of Lincoln do not qualify for the state’s program because those areas are receiving federal funds directly. They will operate rental and utility assistance programs separately from the State.
To learn more about the state’s program, customers should visit coronavirus.nebraska.gov. They can also call 1-833-500-8810 to reach the state’s contact center for more information, including eligibility guidelines, documentation requirements, and additional utility assistance programs.
To apply, visit: https://mcrcares.servicenowservices.com/nebraska_rental_assistance
Customers may reach utilities directly to find out what other financial help may be available:
- For information on M.U.D.’s assistance program, customers may visit mudomaha.com/covid19relief or call 502-554-6666 in the Omaha area, or toll-free outside of the area at 1-800-732-5864.
- OPPD customers may visit oppd.com/EAP for more information. Those within the Omaha area can also call 402-536-4131 or 1-800-536-4131 toll-free, outside of the Omaha calling area.
TEXT Marketing in 2021
Anyone that watches TV has noticed a flood of New Ads that offer something great, if you TEXT a special word to 72727 of a similar 5 digit number.
Once a rare method, it is now common. Try it now TEXT WEBKID to 72727 and you will receive an instant response. As instantly as you receive the response, the company that created the ad, is alerted to your interest and can reach out to help you. It is that "Instant" element that creates a wonderful effect. After you are happy, simply reply to the text response and write STOP in the subject - again instantly, you are removed from a temporary database and will never receive another TEXT from this company. This guarantees that no Mobile User is sent unwanted messages. - That is why the popularity is growing, instant VIP service, and no regrets. Learn more, by leaving a Message at 402-968-0821 - Also, Emergency Storm, Water, Missing Child Municipal Messaging - for as little as $29 month - Watch https://youtu.be/zM8t5cpi2UI - and leave a message at 402-968-0821
2021 Weeping Water Alumni Banquet Cancelled
The Weeping Water Alumni Banquet will not be held May 2021. Please share this information with other alums. Hopefully, we will be able to gather again in 2022. For questions, contact Carol Thomassen at (402) 267-5327.
It has been many years since we had an all inclusive family gathering. We have lost touch and some roots have disappeared. If you want to reconnect here’s when. Please share!!!!
Sunday May 30 2021
Noon to 8 PM
1. Bring your lawn chairs and cameras.
2. Bring one pack hot dogs or brats and 1 pack hot dog and hamburger buns- Plattsmouth band parent yumburgers will be provided.
3. Bring a side dish-
4. Bring your family drinks, plates, silverware etc.
5. Bring yard games, ball gloves etc.
6. It will all be served family style. Bring a serving spoon.
HIGHWAY ONE CONSTRUCTION
Demolition of the old railroad bridge on Highway 1 in Murray started March 1st. One lane traffic is being electronically controlled, so please be patient at the lights when waiting, then driving through. Work is expected to continue through the summer months, so plan your travel accordingly. Be careful, watch for workers and machinery and make safety the priority.
“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”
Thank you to all Springfield E-Newsletter readers.
PLEASE HELP THE EDITOR!
2021 Community Sustaining Sponsor
2021 Community Sustaining Sponsor
2021 Community Sustaining Sponsor