Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Free seminar offered

The Nebraska Department of labor will be hosting a FREE seminar regarding common Labor Law questions.  This is a chance to ask questions face-to-face with NDOL specialists.  Topics will include Child Labor Laws, Wage Payment & Collection and more.  This is a great opportunity to learn about Nebraska Labor Laws whether you have a new business or have been in business for years, but want a refresher, according to Patt Lentfer, director of the Fillmore County Development Corporation. 
The seminar will be held on Thursday May 24th at 2:00 p.m. at Kilgore Memorial Library in the large meeting room at 520 North Nebraska Ave, York, NE
If you have questions call 402-223-6060 or email  RSVP is appreciated, but not required.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Exeter/Exeter-Milligan Alumni Weekend

Downtown Construction

Watch where you drive and where you step in downtown Exeter as construction crews are busy replacing water mains and getting ready to put in new streetlights and sidewalks.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Senior Center Hosts Senior to Senior Breakfast

Above– Hannah Beethe spent a few special moments with her grandmother Kay Oestmann at the Exeter Senior Center Senior to Senior breakfast.

Below – Kaitlyn Vavra and her grandmother Carol Michl talk about Kaitlyn’s plans after graduation at the Exeter Senior Center Senior to Senior breakfast.

The Exeter Senior Center was nearly full for their senior to senior breakfast Friday morning.

For seventeen years the Exeter Senior Center has honored the graduating Exeter-Milligan seniors and their grandparents by serving them breakfast.

Friday morning 14 of the 17 graduates joined nearly 40 of their grandparents for a delicious breakfast of egg casseroles, donuts, fruit, juice and coffee.

This program, the senior to senior breakfast, was initiated by Elva McBride, a long-time member of the Exeter Senior Center.

Brenda Motis, Fillmore County Senior Services Director, spoke at the event noting, “It’s the parents who get all the recognition as they should.  But we also know how important the love and support of grandparents can be in the lives of their grandchildren.”

The students and their grandparents were served the breakfast by the many volunteers at the senior center.  Motis also introduced all the volunteers at the breakfast as well as pointing out the officers of the Senior Center board of directors who were present.

After breakfast was consumed, Motis asked the seniors to introduce themselves and elaborate on their plans after graduation.  She also asked them to introduce all of their grandparents and family members who were present.  This year, for the first time, the seniors sat with their grandparents.  This was very well received.

The grandparents were also given an opportunity to share stories about the graduates along with special memories.  The laughter in the audience was contagious.

Motis reminded the graduates, “No matter what, always remember you’ll always have a link to the Exeter and Milligan communities and family, friends and neighbors like us who are thinking of you and supporting you all the way.”

The graduates enjoyed some time visiting with their grandparents at the conclusion of the breakfast.
The senior center gave away two gift cards to the graduates by drawing the names of Hannah Beethe and Travis Gilliam.  Casey’s also donated all of the donuts for the breakfast.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten Graduation

Above and below: The kindergarteners performed several plays for the audience.

 The kindergarten class was pretty excited to move on to first grade.
 Archer Kanode receives his packet from Exeter-Milligan Principal Mrs. Kroll.
 Exeter-Milligan kindergarteners front row from the left are Archer Kanode, Lynn Jurgensen, Axel Erdkamp, Gracelyn Becker.  Back row from the left:  Crosy Oldehoeft, Lillian Koehler, Hadley Kahler, Piper Grummons, Liam Capek and their teacher, Mrs. Melanie Papik stands behind the class.

Waiting to go into kindergarten graduation.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Exeter-Milligan at State Track

Senior Center Celebrates 20 years

Exeter Village Mayor Alan Michl spoke to the invited guests at the luncheon in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Exeter Senior Center.

The Exeter Senior Center celebrated their 20th anniversary on Tuesday, May 7 with a lunch and an afternoon open house with cake and punch.  After a blessing from Pastor Kim Dunker, the guests enjoyed a pulled pork lunch followed by a brief history of the quest to open a senior center given by Fillmore County Senior Services Director Brenda Motis. 
Motis was followed by the village of Exeter Mayor, Alan Michl who recalled being present for the opening, “I really appreciate what they have done here.  There are two things that are important in successful communities, a library and a senior center.”
Michl praised the team that has kept the senior center a hub in the community and thanked them for the collaboration between the senior center and the city.  He went on to apologize for the downtown construction mess that has affected the front of the senior center.
Aging Partners representative Martha Hakenkamp shared some statistics  on the Exeter Senior Center.  She noted that over 16,000 meals have been served even though the center serves a meal just once a week and that over 17,000 volunteer hours have been donated to the center.
To close, Motis recalled the pivotal roles that Frank Rouch, Doris Hall and Elva McBride played in bringing the dream of a senior center to fruition.