Saturday, July 20, 2024

Exeter-Milligan Update: Favorite Books


The second semester in Mr. Brian Murphy's social science room at Exeter-Milligan has been busy. The eighth graders are wrapping up the semester learning about the Civil War. Geography has covered the world's continents and countries throughout the semester. World War II to the present is covered in American History. Social science literature students have read six books, along with parts of three other books, which are either nonfiction or historical fiction. 


Pictured from left to right are most of the freshmen with their favorite books this semester, Logan Johnson, R.J. Clevenger, A.J. Mueller, Truman Milton, Cohen Harre, Brooklyn Oldehoeft, and Cheyenne Krupicka. Favorite books included The Duel, The Slopes of War, Code Talker, and Under the Same Sky.


Exeter Days Coming


Thursday, July 18, 2024

Exeter-Milligan Update: Hankins honored for writing


Avery Hankins was honored and recognized for her accomplishment in literature with a State award from the General Federation of Women's Club for her "Christmas Memory" narrative. Avery is a 4th grade student at Exeter-Milligan.

Monday, July 15, 2024

Obituary Lucille Kennedy

 Lucille Gay Kennedy, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on July 10, 2024, in York, Nebraska, at the age of 65 due to a car accident. Lucille was born on August 17, 1958, in Dodge City, Kansas, and in 1971, she was lovingly taken in by Stanley and Lily Mae Nordlund.

Lucille spent her early years in Kearney, Nebraska, after marrying the love of her life, Larry Kennedy, on April 23, 1983. The couple shared a journey across several Nebraska towns, including Minotaur, Broken Bow, Geneva, and finally settled in Exeter.

A graduate of Ansley High School, Lucille furthered her education at Mid Plains Technical School in North Platte, where she earned an Associate in Nursing. She started her nursing career in Kearney and Broken Bow nursing homes, where she provided compassionate care. Later in life, Lucille worked at Walmart in York, Nebraska, for 13 years before retiring due to medical reasons.

Faith was a cornerstone of Lucille's life. She was baptized into the Christian faith, which remained a guiding force throughout her years. Known for her eagerness to support Larry's creative endeavors, particularly his "redneck yard art," Lucille found joy in her role as "Grandma Cricket" to her cherished grandchildren.

Lucille had a vibrant array of interests and hobbies, including scrapbooking, bird watching, crafting, and gardening. She delighted in spending time with her grandchildren, tending to her flowers, and collecting various treasures. Her nurturing spirit extended beyond her family, as she was always a caregiver at heart.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Lillie Mae Nordlund, her father-in-law Earl Kennedy, and her great nieces, Chloe and Kyndall Collins. She is survived by her devoted husband, Larry of Exeter, her mother-in-law, Marlene Kennedy of Broken Bow, and her children: Lance and Cherry Kennedy of Torrington, Wyoming, Tyrell and Megan Kennedy of McCool Junction, and Lana Kennedy of Exeter. She also leaves behind her siblings Barb and Daniel Hanson of Broken Bow, Deborah Kennedy of Broken Bow, Randy and Rhonda Kennedy of Lincoln, Sondra Fry of Grand Island, Jim and Grace Nordlund of Aurora, Debra and John Frost of Minot, North Dakota, Linda and Everett Donelson in Aurora, Colorado, and special friend Lindy Renfro of Eaton, Colorado. Lucille's legacy lives on through her grandchildren: Lucas, GraceLynn, Caidan, Taran, Peyton, and Aeson, as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.

Lucille's warmth, creativity, and unwavering love for her family and friends will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

The Lord is my light and my Salvation. Whom shall I fear? Psalm 27:1

Friday, July 12, 2024

Death Notice: Lucille Kennedy

 A Funeral Service for Lucille will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Geneva, Nebraska with Pastor Jeff Jensen presiding.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Farmer Funeral Home in Exeter, Nebraska.

Graveside Services will be conducted following the funeral service at the Exeter Cemetery in Exeter, Nebraska.

Memorials are to be directed to the family to be designated at a later date in Lucille's name.

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Exeter-Milligan National Baseball Team


Exeter-Milligan National League baseball team pictured, from left: (front row)  Richard Hickman, Deacon Erdkamp, Avery Nichols, Gavin Mueller; (back row) Coach Dan Kallhoff, Adrien Mueller, Will Kallhoff, Truman Milton, Brett Kallhoff, Cohen Harre and Coach Stefanie Nichols.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Exeter-Milligan National Team


Exeter-Milligan National League baseball team pictured, from left: (front row)  Richard Hickman, Deacon Erdkamp, Avery Nichols, Gavin Mueller; (back row) Coach Dan Kallhoff, Adrien Mueller, Will Kallhoff, Truman Milton, Brett Kallhoff, Cohen Harre and Coach Stefanie Nichols.

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Exeter-Milligan Pee Wee Baseball Team


Exeter-Milligan Pee Wee baseball team pictured from left: (front row) Kash Rischling, Paul Kallhoff, Kolsen Kahlandt, Rexton Wince, and Barrett White; (middle row) Knox Becker, Kenan Petersen, Wesley Hopkins, Ryker Reed and Layne Zelenka; and (back row) Coach Dan Kallhoff, Easton Schlegelmilch, Parker Gloystein, Bowen Brandt, Kyler Oldehoeft and Coach Derek Wince.

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Obituary: Doris Nicholas

 Doris Elizabeth Harre was born January 9, 1938, the twelfth of 15 children to John and Theresa (Leif) Harre at the family farm north of Exeter, Nebraska. Doris passed away at the age of 86 on June 26, 2024 at Fairview Manor in Fairmont, Nebraska.

Doris graduated from Exeter High School in 1955. She was wed to United States Air Force Airman Richard (Nick) Nicholas on February 16, 1957, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Exeter. The couple resided in Lincoln and began a family with the birth of Shari (Michl) in 1959 and Timothy in 1960. The family relocated to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida and later to Tucson, Arizona, where Nick was stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. In 1971, a third addition to the family, Hope (Strate) was born at Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico. After Nick completed his 20-year term in the military, the family made a final move to Exeter, where Nick and Doris settled into the family home they shared for 50 years. Nick and Doris shared 65 years together before Nick’s passing in 2022. Doris spent her final year at Fairview Manor in Fairmont.

As an Air Force wife, Doris found herself in both parent roles at times, and managed the household with patience, love and a little discipline. She held down jobs ranging from Arizona dog groomer to Exeter daycare provider to waitress at Sweetwater tavern in Exeter, and was known by her brothers for her raisin cream pie. She loved to play cards, with pinochle, euchre and pitch her games of choice, and made a few trips to casinos just for fun. Her grandchildren and great grands were the lights of her life, and she was always most excited when another baby joined the family.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, John & Theresa; sisters, Reta Mae Coffey, Evelyn Coffey, Gladys Coffey, Patricia Hansen, and Joan Kuska; brothers, Lawrence Harre, Kenneth Harre, Jerome Harre, Gene Harre, Paul Harre, and Aloysius Harre.

Doris is survived by her three children, Shari (Alan) Michl of Exeter, Tim (Marie) Nicholas of Central City and Hope (Ken) Strate of Exeter, grandchildren Allison (Jeb) Bitz and Nathan (Abby) Michl; Matthew (Jennifer) Nicholas and Angela (Noah) Broekemier; Victoria Androyna and Deidre (Kevin) Boyle; her beloved great grandchildren: Evie, Jonah, Leo, Layne, Cason, Avery, Oliver, and Amelia; sisters, Jeanette Paulus of Loveland, Colorado and Leona Smith of New Braunfels, Texas; and brother, Frank Harre of York, Nebraska.