Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - June 4, 2008


Surf Into Springfield this weekend for Springfield Days 2008! The fun begins Friday with 82 vendors at the Bugeater Flea Market, the incredible Springfield Idol contest, the “State” Championship BBQ contest and a fabulous Fireworks Show.  Saturday is filled with a variety of activities for the whole family.  Begin your morning at the Pancake Feed, end your evening at the Street Dance and be sure to fill your whole day with all the activities in between. Invite your family and friends to ride the waves into the Springfield!!! 
For a complete schedule of Springfield Days events click on Community Events at:
 www.springfield nebraska.com

Springfield has a new updated website.
Effective June 1st the Springfield community website launched its new format. The new look is amazing. The Home State Bank of Louisville is the principal sponsor of this website.  There’s a lot to explore, so be sure to take look around. (Fun hint: Listen to Shanna Simonsen’s interview concerning the Springfield Idol contest.)

Springfield State Bank president, Michael Hansen is retiring. A reception will be held at the Springfield State Bank, 600 Main Street, in honor of Mike’s service to the bank and the community from 2pm – 4pm on Thursday, June 5th. Everyone is invited.

Girl Scouts Now Forming Troops for 2008-2009 School Year

Girl Scout troops are now forming troops in Springfield for the 2008-09 school year and are looking for adults interested in working together to lead a troop in the following levels of Girl Scouts. 
Daisy Girl Scouts – Kindergarten
Brownie Girl Scouts – Grades 1 – 3
Junior Girl Scouts – Grades 4 – 6
Cadette Girl Scouts – Grades 7 – 9
Senior Girl Scouts – Grades 9 - 12

Now is a great time to organize a troop for the next school year.  Every troop is different.  Some meet once a week while others meet every other week or even once a month.  Some meet for one hour while others meet for two hours.  It is all up to the leaders and parents who devote their time in choosing the whens, wheres and whats of the Girl Scout troop. 

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska provides two free trainings required for all leaders and co-leaders.  Getting Started:  Building Stronger Girls introduces you to Girl Scouts and our council’s policies and procedures.  Beginnings is a class for that specific level that you will be leading.  Both classes can be taken in one of three ways:  at a class at the council office (2121 S. 44 Street, Omaha, NE  68105), online utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint and Blackboard or as a home study (like a take-home test).  Girl Scouts will provide a volunteer guide and one Safety-Wise per troop.  Each leader and co-leader will want to purchase a level handbook and insignia books (or use their daughter’s books) for training and planning purposes.

 To volunteer or learn more about Girl Scouts, contact:  Joanne Savicky at (402)558-8189, ext. 211 or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Submitted by: Joanne Savicky

 Vendors are needed for crafts, food, distribution and more for the upcoming Sarpy County Fair.  Now is your chance to apply for a spot. Vendors interested in participating may email Russ Zeeb at:
 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application.

Springfield SSAP U-12 Boys Soccer team took first place in the league ending tournament.  The Lions out dueled the Papillion Destroyers for the title with a 3 to 1 score at Papillion.  It was an action packed game that ended with a well deserved trophy for everyone! It was a great season and a hard working team.
Submitted by: Rod Suggitt


Garrett Long

Weston Shepard

Tanner Prazen

Ethan Jansen

Ryan Suggitt

Noah Schlange

Dylan Bartley

Colton Bridwell

Coach Rod Suggitt and team:
 Joey Amburgey, Dylan Bartley, Colton Bridwell, Ethan Jansen, Garrett Long, Jacob Marsh, Cameron Miller (not shown), Tanner Prazan, Noah Schlange, Weston Shepard, Lane Sladky, Drew Spangler, Matt Strigenz (not shown), Ryan Suggitt, Stephen Zagurski


  whath35.jpgJune 1-Online registration begins for fall SSAP soccer. Register at: www.ssap.org

June 3, 12pm – Senior Lunch at United Methodist Church. Free will donation is accepted.

June 5, 10:30am – 12:00pm – Springfield Memorial Library “Summer Reading & Crafts Tent”. All ages are welcome to attend every Thursday in June and July.

June 5, 2-4pm -Springfield State Bank “Retirement Reception” honoring Michael Hansen.

June 6 & 7- Springfield Days “Surf Into Springfield” Join us for all the fun!!!

June 6, 7 &8 – Bugeaters Flea Market at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds. Open Friday 5-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm.

June 9 – Springfield Memorial Library Summer Reading Programs begin. Preschool Story Time will start at 9:30am with the Elementary Age program at 1:00pm. Come to the library all summer to “Catch the Reading Bug”.

June 10, 12pm – Senior Brown Bag Lunch at Springfield Memorial Library

whath36.jpg June 12, 6:30pm - Library Garden Club will host its annual program in the meeting room. Edi Pierce presents “English Garden Treasures: Britain’s West Country and Chelsea Flower Show”. Refreshments will be served.

This week at Springfield’s premiere winery, Soaring Wings Vineyard:
Friday Night Music Series, 7pm: The Fabulous Rogues ($5 admission)
Acoustic Sunday, 2-5pm: Chris Saub Indie Artist (free)
For more information: www.soaringwings.com

Events Happening Nearby:

June 22, 3pm – Weeping Water First Christian Church
Gospel Music Concert with Wes Adams, free admission with 1 can food donation. A love offering will be accepted for the ministry of Wes Adams.

Mr. [William] Kieck’s son married Ethel Henrietta Snider on March 30. 1927. She took an active interest in the [grocery] store and was known and knew hundreds of people of Springfield and the surrounding territory.
-Reference: Springfield, Nebraska At It Source 1882-1982.

~It is wise to remember that you are one of those who can be fooled some of the time.
 --Laurence J. Peter

Connie Manzer


Sun Jan 27 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Thu Jan 31 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Springfield Days Meeting
Thu Feb 07 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM
Valentine Making Party @ Library
Sat Feb 09 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
Teen After Hours event @Library
Mon Feb 11 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Valentine Story Time
Wed Feb 20 @ 3:30PM - 05:00PM
Kids Club
Sun Feb 24 @ 8:00AM - 12:00PM
VFW Breakfast
Sun Feb 24 @ 8:00AM - 01:00PM
Community Blood Drive
Tue Feb 26 @ 6:30PM -
Library Chili Cook-Off
Thu Feb 28 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Springfield Days Planning Meeting

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