Springfield Elementary School is making change, beating Cancer
Students at Springfield Elementary in Springfield collected Pennies for Patients to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the months of January and February. Students teamed together, each contributing to the fundraiser and the total was an amazing $913.16!!! First Savings Bank counted all the coins. The top fundraising class was the combined kindergarten and first grade classroom. The students and staff of Springfield Elementary worked hard to read the designated goal of $500 so they could have a pizza party for everyone. "I am so proud of our students," said Mr. Michael Duffek, elementary school principal at Bon Homme School District. "One student or one penny acting alone doesn't accomplish much, but when we all team together, anything is possible. Our students and staff did a great job of giving selflessly to help children and others battling blood cancer."
"These students serve as an example to all of us through their commitment to helping others." said Kelly Fegley, campaign manager for the Minnesota Chapter. "Their efforts will help local patients and their families along with funding blood cancer research at the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic. Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and adults less than 20 years old. An estimated 957,902 Americans are living with a blood cancer, and every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed. Since 1992, $6.7 million has been raised locally by thousands of pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, high school and college students. For information regarding local programs and services of the Minnesota Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, call 888-220-4440 or visit www.LLS.org/mn.
Road Work to Begin Monday on SD Highway 25
A South Dakota Department of Transportation contractor will begin work Monday, April 23, in Bon Homme and Hutchinson Counties on an asphalt overlay and structure-replacement project on South Dakota Highway 25 from Highway 50 north to Highway 18. During construction, three quarters of a mile of Highway 25, from Hwy 18 south, will be closed for about three months while crews replace the box culvert located 1000 feet north of 287th Street. Traffic will be detoured to U.S. Highway 81 and South Dakota Highway 46 during the closure. Once the box culvert work is completed and the asphalt overlay portion of the project begins, traffic will be maintained through the project with a pilot car and flaggers. Motorists should expect delays, slow traffic, construction equipment and workers, and may want to consider an alternate route. Fines are double in work-zone areas. All work is scheduled to be completed by November 21. The prime contractor is McLaughlin & Schulz Inc - Marshall, MN. For more information, contact Ronald Peterson, Rodney Gall or Joseph Sestak at 605-668-2929.
What you need to know to get your Driver's License
New Requirements for all driver license and ID card applicants
Make your visit to the Driver Exam station a successful one. Learn about the new identification requirements so you'll be prepared when making application for a drivers license or ID card. Federal regulations require anyone applying for a new, renewal or duplicate drivers license or identification card to provide the documents listed below ( photo copies are not acceptable)
One of the following to prove identity, date of birth, and lawful status:
*Certified U.S. birth certificate issued by county or state
*Valid unexpired U.S. passport
*Certificate of Naturalization
*Certificate of Citizenship
*Valid unexpired permanent resident card
*Valid unexpired employment authorization document
*Foreign passport with valid unexpired U.S. Visa with 1-94
If your name is different than the name on your identity document, you will need to bring additional proof of your legal name. Acceptable documents for proof of legal name change are a certified marriage certificate ( issued by a state vital records agency), a certified adoption document, or a certified court order authorizing a name change (such as a divorce decree).
If you have had multiple marriages, you will need to bring similar documents providing legal proof of each name change.
One document to prove Social Security number. The documents below serve as proof of Social Security number (document must include your full social security number). The regulations do not allow us to accept any other document as proof of Social Security number.
*Social Security Card
*SSA 1099 form
*Non-SSA 1099 Form
*Pay stub (must include name and social security number)
Two documents to prove your residential address. A parent's proof of address is acceptable for a minor child. Please bring two of the documents listed below (each must contain you current address):
*Credit card statement
*Pay stub or earnings statement
*Transcript or report card from accredited school
* Mortgage document
*Homeowners/renters insurance policy
*Other items will be reviewed by licensing personnel
* If you are unable to provide proof of residency please call or see our website for exceptions.
*PO Box addresses are acceptable in areas not assigned street or 911 addresses.
These new rules will help to establish a more secure drivers license and will help address our shared concerns about national security, identity theft, and highway safety. If you have questions, please check out our website at www.dps.sd.gov or call the Drivers License Program office at 1-800-952-3696.
Library Hours Change:
Springfield Library hours have changed to be open on:
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 4:15pm-5:00pm
April is Safe Digging Month
As South Dakotans gear up for spring construction and planting projects, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission and the South Dakota One Call Board remind all residents to always call 811 a few days before any digging project to have underground utilities marked. When calling 811, homeowners and contractors are connected to the South Dakota One Call center which notifies the appropriate utility companies of their intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to mark the approximate locations of underground lines with flags, paint or both. The 811 call and subsequent marking of utilities are free to the homeowner or contractor.
Fishing on the River is EXCELLENT!!!
The Missouri River in South Dakota is one of the best places to fish in North America. Its time to get out on the River!!! Lie us on Facebook - for up - to - date reports from businesses and the area.