Monday, December 10, 2018

FCDC Update: New FCDC Executive Director

FCDC Board Announces New Executive Director

Susan Lynch, who is a Geneva native, was named the new Executive Director of the Fillmore County Development Corporation.  She will start her duties the first of December. 

Lynch graduated from Geneva High School and then earned a Bachelor Degree in Marketing and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University.  She spent 20 + years living in Elkhorn, NE and three years ago moved back to Geneva with her husband Jay and their youngest daughter Charleigh. Susan and Jay have 6 children between them and one grandson.

For the past 10+ years Susan worked in the 811 industry managing the marketing, operations and public awareness efforts for Nebraska.  She spent several years as the Director of the Statewide Call Center and most recently managed several of the 811 Midwest States with Business Development, Client and Public Relations.

Lynch replaces Patt Lentfer who is retiring at the end of November.  Lentfer started working for the FCDC in July of 2001 as the Administrative Assistant and was named the Executive Director in April of 2005. 
Established in June of 1989, the Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) is a county-wide non-profit corporation that fosters economic development within the county and local communities. In addition to recruiting new industries to locate in Fillmore County, the Corporation also works with retention and expansion of existing businesses and industries and entrepreneurs. The FCDC is also one of the county's lead organizations on issues such as housing, leadership, transportation and tourism.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Timberwolves Win Buzzer Beater at Home

 With a tied score at half it was anyone's game.  With one minutes left in the game it was tied again and Heartland controlled the ball.  Their attempt at a final basket failed and with 16 seconds left the Timberwolves took over.  Zeleny passed the ball to Bossaller who sank a beautiful three for the buzzer beater win over Heartland.  The Timberwolves are now 4-0 on the season.

Lady Timberwolves Keep Their Winning Streak Alive 5-0

 Already one of the top-ranked teams in their class, the Timberwolves improved their record to 5-0 Friday night in their home win over the Heartland Huskies. 

Exeter-Milligan Girls Down Dorchester

 Jaiden Papik and Lena Zahourek are about to tangle on the court.

The Lady Timberwolves visited Dorchester Thursday evening in a Varsity only contest.  Although Dorchester put the first points on the board, the Timberwolves were dominate the entire game.  – Exeter-Milligan’s.  Final Score was 49-23.

below – Lady Longhorn Abigal Plouzek fights for the ball with Lady Timberwolf Alexis Turrubiates.

 It's Kate for another THREEEEEE!!!

Emma and Kate are giving Alli Novak, #33 a tight squeeze.

 KK heads for the hoop.
 Alexis in for the rebound.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Christmas Fun for Kids

 Knox Becker flashes his face art while he decorates a cookie at the Christmas Fun for Kids event.

The Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman’s Club spearheaded an amazing even for the Exeter area kids on Saturday morning.  All ages of children enjoyed the fun Christmas events during the morning.  Breakfast was served to the kids and their parents and then it was time to visit Santa, decorate cookies and get their faces painted.  Guests could also make ornaments, hear a Christmas story or color a picture.  Participants could bring in a gingerbread house for a decorating contest.  Also available was a Christmas gift store.  Each child could purchase a present for their mom and their dad for $1 each.  Members of the Woman’s club helped them wrap their gifts so they could go straight under the tree.  The St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cordova donated Christmas story books for the kids to choose from.  The event was sponsored by the Exeter G. F.W.C. Woman’s Club, Generations Bank, FCCLA (face painting), UCC Women, United Methodist Women, St. Stephen’s Altar Society, Exeter Post #218 American Legion Auxiliary and many others.

Kyler Oldehoeft chooses a book from the St. John’s Lutheran Church table while his mom, Kendra Oldehoeft watches.
There were lots of gingerbread houses in the contest at the Christmas Fun for Kids event.
Little GiGi Underwood visits with Santa and Papa Elf for the first time as her mom, Maddy Underwood takes a snapshot.  (Papa Elf looks suspiciously like her grandpa Alan Emshoff).
Bonnie Cudaback helps Will Kallhoff wrap presents for his parents.
Chezney Kanode (left), Kora Havel (middle) and Archer Kanode study the options for presents for their parents at the Christmas Fun for Kids Event in Exeter.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Assembly: Having an Attitude of Gratitude

Exeter-Milligan students kicked off their Thanksgiving holiday break with an “Attitude of Gratitude” assembly on Wednesday afternoon. All K-12 students attended the event and the Kindergarten through sixth grade classes prepared inspirational songs, skits and ideas to share with everyone. 
Above -The sixth graders encouraged everyone to “throw kindness around like confetti.”
Below – Mrs. Kovanda passes out candy filled turkeys to Cammie Harrison (middle) and Troy Kallhoff at the end of the assembly.

  Exeter-Milligan teachers (from the left) Lorie Sliefert, Mary Kay Pribyl and (far right) Valerie Barnhart make sure everyone leaving the “Attitude of Gratitude” assembly gets a goodie to go.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Obituary: Bob Marsh

Obituary for Bob B. Marsh

A Graveside Service for Bob will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Exeter Cemetery. Monsignor Daniel Seiker will officiate the service.

Public Visitation for Bob will be held on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Farmer Funeral Home in Exeter.

Memorials are suggested to:
American Diabetes Association
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202

Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17
Chicago, IL 60601

Bob Burton Marsh was born to Bert B. & Beulah D. (Amos) Marsh on September 12, 1925 at Sargent, Nebraska, and passed away on November 29, 2018, at the Independence House in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 93 years, 2 months, and 17 days. He was one of 3 children born in the family.

Bob attended country school northwest of Sargent through the 8th grade. As a teenager, he broke horses and drove a livestock truck before starting a farm store in Milligan in the mid 1940’s. Bob was married to Nona Bulin on December 4, 1944 and three children were born to this union: Joan, Peggy, and Robert.

They moved to Exeter in the 1950’s and stayed with the farm store until 1969. They then moved to York, Nebraska and Bob maintained employment with the M&M Farm Stare. In 1970, they moved to Hastings and purchased a Drive-In Package Store from his uncle. In 1992, Bob sold the store and retired.

Nona passed away on October 30, 1986 and Bob remarried Merlene Crossfield on July 13, 1991. They spent 27 years together.

Throughout his life, Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and small engine repair.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Bert & Beulah Marsh; sister Waunita Russell; first wife Nona Marsh; and step son-in-law Mark Connealy.

He is survived by his wife Merlene of Rogers, Nebraska; daughters Joan & Ron Ruhl of Exeter, Nebraska, Peggy Marsh of Hastings, Nebraska; son Robert & Janelle Marsh of Malcolm, Nebraska; sister Twila Bowley of Ord, Nebraska; step-daughters Diane Rossow of Denver, Colorado and Karen Connealy of Rogers, Nebraska; 4 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren, and 2 step great great grandchildren.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Boys Dominate Osceola in Home Opener

Exeter-Milligan boys had no problem dominating Osceola during their home opener in Exeter on Friday night.  Final score 50-27. Heading to East Butler on Tuesday.