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  Saddle Up!!
and ride across the river for
Springfield Days 2009
  Bigger and Better our Northern Neighbor Spurs the Fun!
 Are we ready for the fun to begin? Saddle Up for Springfield Days, 2009 will finally be happening this weekend. Invite your family and friends for a fun–filled weekend of events in Springfield this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 12 -14.  Dust off your cowboy hats, and join us for the BBQ dinner, Springfield Idol, Bugeaters Flea Market, Pancake Feed, BBQ Contest, Parades, Fun Run, Children’s activities,  Duck Drop Race, Dance, Fireworks, Farm Toy Show & much more!!! For a copy of the Springfield Days Agenda,


 5:00 - 9:00  p.m  Platteview Boosters BBQ Dinner
  4-H Building
 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Bugeater Flea Market  Fairgrounds
   Decadent Dessert Contest  4-H Building
 6:00 p.m.
 Springfield Idol
 4-H Building
   Sand Volleyball Tourney   Stacks Bar
   Shuffle Board Tournament-sign up by 6pm  Hazy's Bar & Grill
 7:00 p.m.  NE State Championship BBQ contest  Fairgrounds
 Dusk  City of Springfield Fireworks Spectacular  Fairgrounds



7:00 – 11:00 a.m.
SYAA Pancake Feed
 4-H Building
 8:00 a.m.
 Run/Walk5K Fun Run/Walk  4-H Building
   (Registration 7:00-7:45)  
 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Bugeater Flea Market
   BBQ Contest (awards at 2:30 p.m.)  Fairgrounds
 9:00 a.m.  Sand Volleyball (cont.)  Stacks Bar
 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m  Cheerleader Car Wash  TBD
 10:00 a.m.
 Kid’s Parade  Main Street
   *begins at First United Methodist Church  
 10:30 a.m.
 Grand Parade  Main Street
 Following the Parade:  Bubble Gum, Ice Cream Eating,  Springfield Drug
   Hula Hoop Contests  Springfield Drug
   Friends  of the Library Duck Drop  Main Street
 12:00 - 1:00pm  Charlotter Endorf : Riding the Orphan Train  Fairgrounds
   *Nebraska Humanities program  
 12:00 - 2:00pm  Springfield Library Tent  Fairgrounds
 2:00 p.m.  Springfield State Bank Treasure Hunt  Springfield Bank
 7:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.  Dance / Beer Garden  Fairgrounds
            Music provided by Mason County Band Starting at 8:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
 3rd Annual Platte River Valley Farm Toy Show  4-H Building
Food Vendors Will Be Available Throughout Springfield Days!!!
This agenda is subject to change
All Registration Forms Will Soon Be Available
95th Year Birthday 
Happy Birthday, Selma Johnson! Selma will celebrate her 95th birthday on June 12, 2009. 
She retired after many years of teaching in the Springfield-Platteview District 46 Elementary School.
 Selma and her husband, Harry, also owned and operated the Dari Creme in Louisville for over 25 years.
Her family asks that you remember her special day with a card shower.  Cards may be sent to PO Box 433, Louisville NE 68037.
Happy birthday to our Mom and The Cookie Gramma!
 With love from Julie, Jean, Gary, Mark, Jenny, Colton, Baylor, Piper and Finley
50th Anniversary
 Fred and JoAnn (Krulis) Ostransky
Fred and JoAnn (Krulis) Ostransky will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family. They were married on June 13, 1959 at St. Columbkille’s Church in Papillion.
Their children and spouses are Mary and Tom, Mike and Pam, and Marvin and Cathy. They have 6 grandchildren.  JoAnn is a retired teacher and Fred is a farmer. Cards may be mailed to: 11806 Fairview Rd., Springfield, NE 68059 
  Your Louisville Library
Please come visit the Louisville Public Library for our Summer Reading Program.  This years' theme is "Be Creative @ Your Library".  This program is open to readers of all ages.  We start June 1 and end July 1st with a party. 
We will meet at two convenient times: Mondays at 10:30am and Wednesdays at 2:00pm.  Participants in the Summer Reading Program receive incentives for library books that are read. 
All programs are for preschool age through young adults. 
Thank you!

Extremely Cool and Very Well Done
From the Office of 
Senator Dave Pankonin
For Immediate Release: New Driver License Securirty Initiatives

June 5, 2009, Lincoln On June 22nd the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will begin the statewide implementation of the latest changes to its Digital Driver License System. The new changes were authorized by the passage of LB 911 in 2008. I did not vote for LB 911, but it is now the law. I believe that you should be aware of the most recent changes that will be in effect when you apply for or renew a driver license.

Over the past nine years, the DMV has made continuous changes to its driver license system. The DMV has dedicated its efforts to improving the security and integrity of its data, with a focus on reducing opportunities for fraud, identity theft and card counterfeiting.

The following modifications to the system will have the most immediate impact on Nebraska citizens:

  • Applicants will be required to provide two forms of proof of principal residence. (e.g. bank statement, property tax statement, and/or bill statements less than 90 days old.)
  • An applicant for a new driver license or state issued identification card will be required to present one form of U.S. based identification that includes the applicant’s full legal name.
  • Applicants’ photos will be taken at the beginning of the process by DMV examiners, rather than at the end by staff from the county treasurer’s office.
  • Applicants will receive a 30-day temporary driver license, before receiving the permanent license or state identification card in the mail.
  • Centrally issued driver licenses and state identification cards will be produced at a secure facility and mailed to valid cardholders within five to seven business days after the applicant’s identity is verified.
  • A $2.50 security surcharge will be added to the base cost of each license and identification card.

In an effort to inform the public about the changes that are being implemented, the Department of Motor Vehicles prepared and will distribute two documents. The first one is a fact sheet brochure that is being sent to all of the county treasurers, the DMV examining staff, public libraries and the media. The second document will be sent to all license renewal candidates and cardholders as an insert in their 90-day renewal notice. The insert contains specific information about the new changes, a website address that contains more information and helpful advice about how to plan for a visit to a DMV office.

I receive a lot of mail in my legislative office. From time to time I see information that you should have, as well. This certainly applies to the driver license changes produced by LB 911.

If you need to renew a driver license, or obtain a new license or state identification card, be sure to review the insert in your renewal notice or a fact sheet brochure before you begin the application process. If you have questions about the new requirements, you may call the examining office in your county.

I appreciate the opportunity you have given me to represent District 2 in the Nebraska Legislature.

      We welcome your contacts by mail, phone or email.

      State Capitol

      PO Box 94604

      Lincoln, NE 68509

      (402) 471-2613 


  Kathy Crawford

author, will be coming to the First Christian Church in Louisville (Located at 304 Main Streetm Next to Copple's Chevrolet) , on Sunday, June 14, at 7PM.
Kathy will be giving a talk about her experience as being a caretaker while her husband was ill from cancer. He was not expected to live but is cancer free today.

During her talk she will discuss the joys as well as the hardships of being a care taker. She will also be available to give advice on all of the red tape one seems to go through will an ill family member.

All of us will be a caretaker at one time or another. This will be a great opportunity to hear from one who has experience in this area and how she made it through.
She will have her latest book available.
Kathy just finished two book signings for Barnes and Noble book stores.


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From the Editor
A The Nostagia Factor
Remembering the Good Old Dazs


I made a rather simplistic and underdeveloped presentation at this weeks BUILD meeting, for the formal resurrection of Louisville Daz as our main Spring Festival. It was heart-felt, and at times persuausive but the process reminded, and re-educated me on several details I had mentally mis-placed.

As a reminder, Louisville Daz was created and executed for several years by the Louisville Jaycees. This was a remarkable, energetic civic - minded organization that cared after Louisville Community in multiple ways. They still provide the Angel Tree at Christmas time, and had a long history of public service work.

We would still have the Louisville Jaycees, today  except for that fact; they got too old. The Jaycees organization requires a certain compliment of young people. Eventually they just got too old.

 The shortage of young folks, ended the Louisville Jaycees, and it ended Louisville Daz as a result. The BUILD organization which was formed as a group of Business people, committed to become a broader, more inclusive Community organization. Under President Scholtings direction, BUILD stepped up to fill the gap.

 That commitment continues and BUILD is a vital energetic, creative group. OK, Where was I..? Oh, yea.. The fact is, we as an organization have expended tremendous energy, time and treasure to provide the Parade part of our Spring Festival. As important as that is, it represents probably 20 - 25% of the energy and resources required to pull off a Louisville Daz, as a 1, 2 or even 3 day event. The Parade being one 40 minute feature of the larger overall event.


  Wooof Da!!

The reality of the task became apparent to me as I was proposing it. I watched peoples eyes get wider, and wider at the prospect, significant pucker-factor in play, and I realized this is probably just not in the cards.

SIDEBAR: Life out here is wonderful. Partly because there is so much elbow room. Quality of life, peace and parking have a cost: There just are not that many people to help, and that means without an influx of young energy, some things we have enjoyed are probably just not going to work out.

I would say, (you know), make sure and thank, the Dee's and Pauls, Mikes's and Johns, Jerods and  Nancy's, Terri's, Mandi's and Todds that are always quick to pitch in but after a while, a million "pats-on-the-back" don't make it.You can only tell Ken Kratky what a great guy he is just so many times, and he is going pop you one right in the chops.

 I had a converstation after the meeting with a friend, that said "You Need to Widen the Circle, get a bigger compass!" I guess we are invited to Springfield this weekend. We are going to have some BBQ, race some Ducks, and maybe make some friends. I am not giving up on the idea, but it looks like we are gonna need some fresh DNA 

We keep talking about young people. I know there are some out there, not sure I would know one if I spotted one, but they are out there somewhere. Probably means, that I am getting too old for this, I better call Kari.


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