Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Exeter-Milligan New Teachers

Exeter-Milligan welcomes three new teachers this year. Lisa Ricenbaw will be teaching Spanish in the 7-12th grades.   She returns to the district having started as a para-educator in the 1990’s in Exeter.  She also taught in Fairmont and Friend.  Two of her five children graduated from Exeter-Milligan.  In her time away from the classroom she enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with her grandson.

Also familiar with the area is the new kindergarten teacher Amanda Pettygrove.  Pettygrove grew up in Cordova and graduated from Friend High School.  After attending college at Midland University she taught for three years teaching second grade in Schuyler, Neb.  She and her husband enjoy traveling and being outdoors with their two dogs, Piper and Beau.

Jesse Bower (below) will be teaching the Ag Sciences at both Friend and Exeter-Milligan this year.  She will also serve as the FFA advisor for the combined FFA chapter (EMF FFA).  She graduated from California State University – Fresno and has spent the last four years teaching ag in Sutton while commuting from her home in Friend.  She and husband Chad keep busy with their daughter, Paisley, who is two and a half and newborn son, Lane.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Exeter Senior Center Hosts Zuchinni Festival

The Exeter Senior Center celebrated National Zucchini Day this year with their own Zucchini Festival.

Exeter Senior Center board member Julia Polak had broached the idea with the Senior Center board this year and received a positive response.  

There were a variety of activities to celebrate the fruit (yes, they are a fruit and not a vegetable).  Baking was judged, there was an art contest created with zucchini and of course the ever popular zucchini race (wheels were inserted on two sides of a zucchini and they were released down a slope).
The zucchini dessert competition was won by Brenda Motis and Sharon Dyer took first in the bread and muffin category.

Participants were also able to make cars and race the cars down a slope.  Doris Hall zoomed into first place with her zucchini wagon (it was reported that her zucchini stayed on the ramp the longest) and in the zucchini decorating contest Polak took first in the favorite character division.

Zucchini Festival winners hold their trophies.  Pictured from the left are Brenda Motis, Doris Hall, Sharon Dyer and Julia Polak holding her minion zucchini.

Other photo is mine:  The Exeter Senior Center advertised their zucchini festival downtown.

Exeter-Milligan Holds Open House to Start the School Year

Exeter-Milligan held their annual open house on Monday evening, August 13.  Students, parents and community members were welcome to tour the school and enjoy a courtesy hot dog.  Students could bring in their backpacks and school supplies and put them in their desks and find their locker location.  In the first grade classroom Gracelyn Becker and her mom, JJ Becker, examine some of the special items teacher Sara Lincoln has gotten ready for the students.
Below – First grader Crosby Oldehoeft, middle, talks with his teacher Sara Lincoln with his parents, Kendra and Chad Oldehoeft and his brother Kyler at the Exeter-Milligan open house on Monday.

The second graders in Mrs. Marla Weber’s class got right to work on some projects that were on their desks during the open house at Exeter-Milligan on Monday.
In Milligan, Cheyenne Krupicka shows off her desk in the fourth grade classroom.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

New Fence At Storybook Park

A new fence was put in at Storybook Park.  The fence was purchased with funds raised for the park and the labor was provided by the Exeter Post 218 Sons of the Legion.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Applications Available for Fillmore County Foundation Grants



1032 G Street

Geneva, NE  68361-2007

August 1, 2018

Applications now available

for Fillmore County Foundation Grants

FILLMORE COUNTY – Groups, organizations, or communities seeking funding for projects may find a source of assistance through the Fillmore County Foundation.
Grant applications will be accepted through Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.  Applications must be submitted by this date to be considered at the Fillmore County Foundation Annual meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
Grant awards are made each March and September.  Application forms are available at the Fillmore County Development Corporation office, 1032 G Street, Geneva, during regular office hours. You may also request an application by emailing, by telephone at 402-759-4910 or go to the FCDC website at and download a copy.
Current application forms with the September 5, 2018 deadline date must be used.  Persons with questions about the grant program may contact the Fillmore County Development Office at 759-4910 or Scott Oliva at 629-4446.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Troop 218 Purchases Flag with Donation

Boy Scout Troop 218 in Exeter recently purchased a troop flag with funds from recycled cans donated by John E’s.  Standing with the troop is John E’’s owner, John Graham.  Pictured back row from the left are Clint Oldehoeft, John Graham, Assistant Scoutmaster Laura Sysel, Scoutmaster Dean Bartu and Tyler Sysel.  Front row from the left are Mikey Bartu, Assistant Scoutmaster Leesa Bartu, and William Yokel.  Troop members not pictured are Braden Capek and Ben Bartu.