Saturday, July 14, 2018

Fillmore County Relay for Life

Many a snowy day and rainy evening have been spent playing board games, right?  Monopoly, originally known as The Landlord’s Game, has existed since 1902.  The game of Life was originally called The Checkered Game of Life and was produced by Milton Bradley in 1860.  Who can forget their first game of Twister?  It was once appropriately named Pretzel. 

There is soon to be a new game in town called Knocking Cancer Off the Board.  The premiere edition will be Saturday, July 28, and you are all invited to be a part of it.  Come out to the Fairgrounds and watch us do our part to knock cancer off the board at the Fillmore County Relay For Life.  There is still time to get your teams ready. 

The games begin with a meal at 5:00 PM.  Opening ceremony will be at 7:00PM.  Many more activities are being planned – watch for the details. 

If you would like to get a team together and/or buy a luminary please contact Denice Kovanda (, 759-1431) or Kaela Lockhart (, 266-1038).

As Alex Trebek would say, “The answer is, ‘The place to be on July 28th to make a difference in the fight against cancer. ‘ ”  The correct response:  “What is the Fillmore County Relay For Life.”

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Ball Teams Finish Well

 The Exeter-Milligan Pee Wee team finished in second place in their league

 The Exeter-Milligan 14 and under girls finished League Champions!
 The Exeter-Milligan American League Team placed fourth.
The Exeter-Milligan National League Team was League Champions!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Exeter Community Foundation Free Dinner and Movie

Join the Exeter Area Community Foundation Fund for FREE dinner and a movie on Friday, July 27 as part of the Exeter Community Days celebration!

Greg's Market will be serving hot dogs and hamburgers from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; an outdoor screening of The Sandlot will start at sunset on the north side of Speece Chiropractic! Popcorn provided; bring chairs or blankets for seating.

Friday, July 6, 2018


Exeter-Milligan eight and under seated left to right are Hannah Petersen, Mackenzie Jaeger, Landri Johnson, Chezney Kanode and Sydney Engert.  Middle row from the left are Addison Foutch, Natalie Meyer, Brynnley Johnson, Kate Pribyl and Cora Havel.  Back row from the left Scout Grummons, Piper Grummons, Brogan Staskal, Ensley Stahl, and Cheyenne Krupicka.  Coaches from the left are Scott Grummons, Daisy Kanode and Clint Foutch.

2018 Exeter-Milligan girls 12 and under are pictured kneeling from the left: Kiley Oldehoeft, Alexis Saatmann, Savana Krupicka, Kierra Papik, Selah Petersen, Emma Meyer.  Back row from the left are Coach Nathan Staskal, Harley Cunningham, Ayla Kahler, Lilly Jeffries, Malorie Staskal, Taylor Pribyl, Coach Mariah Hedden, Liberty Johnson and Coach Kaitlyn Vavra.

2018 Exeter-Milligan girls 10 and under kneeling from the left are: Emma Meyer, Selah Petersen, Kaylie Schluter, Addison Foutch, Natalie Meyer, Scout Grummons.  Standing from the left are Kaydence Haase, Coach Mariah Hedden, Alexis Saatman, Ayla Kahler, Coach Heather Meyer, Kylie Oldehoeft, Brooklyn Oldehoeft, Coach Kaitlyn Vavra and Aliva Luzum.

2018 Exeter-Milligan girls 14 and under are pictured front row from the left: Camryn Brandt, Vivian Weber,  Jaiden Papik, Maddie Luzum, Jozie Kanode, Kiah Songster.  Back row from the left are Coach Nathan Staskal, Cammie Harrison, Briana Capek, Olivea Swanson, Sarah Vodicka, Avery Krause,  Katelynn Schluter and Coach Darth Kanode.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Baseball

Exeter-Miligan American League kneeling from the left are Jase Luzum, Tucker Svec, Jonah Geiger, Draven Payne, Aidan Vavra and Carter Milton.  Standing from the left are Coach Kyle Svec, Troy Kallhoff, Jayden Capek, Cade Kresak, Andrew Vavra, Tyler Due and Coach Alan Vavra.

Exeter-Milligan Peewee baseball kneeling from the left are Gavin Mueller, Boden Graham, Clayton Pribyl, Wil Kallhoff, Titus Petersen, Maddux Milton, Levi Jurgensen, Richard Hickman and Joel Vossler.  Back row from the left are Braxton Saatman, Jase Luzum, Truman Milton, Brett Kallhoff, Adrian Mueller, Cohen Harre, Deacon Erdkamp and Avery Nichols.  Coaches in the back are T.J. Mueller, Dan Kallhoff, and Adam Erdkamp.

Exeter-Milligan National Team kneeling from the left are Aidan Vavra, Cade Kresak, Peyton Pribyl, Carter Milton, Tyler Due, Andrew Vavra.  Standing from the left are Kyle Svec, Braden Capek, Nick Hayek, Jackson Beethe, Casey Underwood, Kole Svec and Alan Vavra.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

RecentStorms Bring Exeter Rain and Wind

 Sunday, June 24th saw 5 plus inches of rain in a short amount of time flooding streets all over Exeter.

 Saturday, June 30th brought an evening storm and then a late night storm that had high winds with it.  The winds took out large tree branches at the Exeter's Gilbert's park.  The branch was dangling on a power line. 
 Also damaged by the wind was one of the shade structures at the Exeter Aquatic Center.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Exeter-Milligan T-ball

Exeter-Milligan T-ball team pictured sitting in the front from the left are Kaidence Koehler, Edyn Adams, Elijah Adams, Lynn Jurgensen, Hadley Kahler, Willie Lock,  Dahlia Zehr-Lewis, Saydee Kassik,  Reed Wince, Archer Engert.  Back row from the left Lillian Koehler, Anton Classen, Gracelyn Becker, Beau Becker, Tommy Kallhoff, Kolt Songster, Braxton Harre, Archer Kanode, Liam Capek, Crosby Oldehoeft, Axel Erdkamp and Brooklyn Lawson.  Coaches in the backrow from the left are: Dan Kallhoff, Adam Erdkamp, Chad Oldehoeft and Justin Harre.

Photo Courtesy of Jessie Johnson (Images by Jessie)

Thursday, June 28, 2018

FCDC Holds Strategic Planning Session

L-R Ken Lemke, Brian Williams,  FCDC Board Members and other community participants.  

FCDC Holds Strategic Planning Session

Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) held a strategic planning session on June 18th.  Board members and several community members attended the meeting.

The FCDC Board invited Ken Lemke, an economist with the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), to present the “Target Industries Review” that he prepared for Fillmore County along with the “Economic and Demographic Trends for Geneva and Fillmore County and the Surrounding Area”.  The information on recent and projected labor force, workforce, and industry trends plus data on occupational and industry wages was used to identify the relative strengths and importance of existing industries and occupations in the study area.

This information was to help identify possible drivers of the area economy and to be used as a part of a process to identify industry for future retention, expansion and possible recruitment efforts. The quotient analysis grouped five broad industry groups:  Construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing, and finance and insurance as possible targets. 

Anyone wanting more information can get a copy of the Economic & Demographic Trends study at or call or email the FCDC office.