Springfield Wednesday Newsletter - July 16, 2008


July 16, 2008 


 The Sarpy County Fair will soon  be coming to Springfield and the town is sprucing up. With just two more weeks to get ready for the big event, city workers painted new lines for Main Street parking.  It’s also time to prepare your entries for the fair in 4-H Class or for the Open Class events. So finish up those sewing and crafts projects, bake those goodies, and ready the garden plants for a blue ribbon at the fair. 

Our local UPS delivery man, Larry Peters is retiring August 7. Larry and his wife, Karen, are moving to Texas soon after. To show our appreciation for Larry's dedication to his customers and his outstanding service for nearly 32 years to this area in Sarpy and Cass counties, a party will be held to honor Larry and Karen. Everyone is invited to attend Saturday, July 26 from 4:30-7:30pm at the Springfield American Legion Hall, 166 So. 2nd St. Gifts and donations may also be dropped off at Springfield Drug.

Catch the Wave and go"Surfin’ through the Scriptures" at this year’s Vacation Bible School being held First United Methodist Church, July 21-July24 from 6:30-8:00pm. Register now for all the fun. The cost is $5.00 for children ages 4 & up.   

Folk Musician, Chris Sayre will be appearing at Springfield Memorial Library on July 21 at 1:00pm.  A native of Lincoln, Chris has devoted thirty years to performing and promoting traditional and contemporary folk music.  All are invited to attend this free performance and help celebrate the end of a successful Summer Reading Program season. A grant from the Nebraska Humanities Council makes this program possible.

UNL Herpetologist, Dennis Ferraro brought NE snakes to the Springfield Memorial Library for the Summer Reading Program on July 14.  His informative presentation left the audience with an appreciation for the snakes in our area.  We found out that snakes are actually more afraid of us than we are of them!!!  





July 21, 1pm – Folk musician Chris Sayre performs at Springfield Memorial Library. This program is free.  The Nebraska Humanities Council has provided a grant for this performance.  Refreshments will be served.

July 21-5:30-8pm- Youth Football Camp at Platteview High School for grades 3-8.    

July 21-July 24, 6:00-8:30pm- Vacation Bible School at Springfield First United Methodist Church for all children ages 4 &up. Register now for Surfin’ through the Scriptures. The cost is $5.00 per child.

July 21 -25, 6pm -8:30pm – SSAP Soccer Camp with College of St. Mary coaches and players instructing players at this camp.

July 25-28, 6pm -8:30pm – SSAP Soccer Camp with Creighton coaches and players providing instruction.For more information on both camps log onto: www.ssap.org

July 24 10:30am-12pm - Watermelon Feed & Papermaking Activity at Springfield Memorial Library. Library Assistant & Artist, Nancy Davis, will teach us how to make paper. Children and adults are invited for this special event.

 July 26, 4:30-7:30pm - Party for Larry and Karen Peters at Springfield Legion Hall.

July 30- August 3 – Sarpy County Fair in Springfield.  For a list of events and happenings, log onto: www.sarpyfair.com

T his week at Springfield’s premiere winery, Soaring Wings Vineyard:Friday Night Music Series, 7pm: Kim Eames ($5 admission)Acoustic Sunday, 2-5pm: Matt Whipkey Indie Artist (free admission)For more information: www.soaringwingswine.com

To inquire about the new Daycare, A Step Ahead, soon to locate at the strip mall being built on Hwy 50 & Platteview Rd. please call this temporary phone number, 402-296-5357 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

 "The Sound of Music" Revisits the Lofte Theatre in Manley, NEPerformance dates are July 18-20, 24-27, 31, and August 1-3.  Curtain times are at 7:30pm except for Sundays which are 2pm matinees.  All tickets are $15 and reservations can be made by calling the Lofte box office at (402)234-2553 or visiting the Lofte website, www.Lofte.com.  Several dates are very nearly sold out already so early reservations are strongly encouraged.  

  SPRINGFIELD HISTORICAL TIDBIT:In the year 1882, Dr. John B. Lichtenwallner and Dr. Robert S. Anglen hung out their shingle, announcing their eagerness to attend to the physical and medical needs of the community, under the name of Lichtenwallner and Anglen, Physicians and Surgeons. Their office was in the John Perkins drug store building, just west of the Spearman Bank building. They also took up bachelor quarters in the back room of the building. -Reference: Springfield At Its Source, 1882-1982        


 ~Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work."

- Robert Orben      



 Connie Manzer 

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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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