Friday, August 21, 2009

Exeter Care Center Farmer's Market Saturday

The Exeter Care Center will host a farmer's market this Saturday morning from 9 - 11. Residents will be selling baked goods as well as other items. Members of the community will also have goods to sell. Come enjoy the beautiful day and lots of goodies at the care center parking lot.

Exeter Care Center Hosts Ice Cream Social

Bob Vlcek enjoys his ice cream cone while activities director Jenny Glenn
serves up the ice cream.

Emma Christensen enjoys the ice cream her dad, Nate, is feeding her.

The Exeter Care Center hosted an ice cream party last Wednesday afternoon to help the kids celebrate the end of summer.

Residents of the care center along with Exeter residents enjoyed the .50 cones, bowls and ice cream bars.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Exeter Cub Scouts Pack 218 Enjoy Saltdogs Game

By Eric Olsen

Saturday, August 8th, the Exeter Pack 218 members Eric Olsen, Joey Bartu, Peytan Brandt and Trystan Brandt went to the Saltdogs game in Lincoln at Haymarket Park.

First we lined up and waited to parade around the field with our pack flag. We were in the parade and marched around the field to across from the third base line.

It was Scout Night at the Saltdogs game and we stayed on the field until some other scouts did the flag salute and then the National Anthem was sung. Then we went to our seats.

Homer the Saltdog came to our section and we got an autograph. Then we had some snacks.

The Saltdogs won the game because of a big hitter. The score was tied until the last inning when one of the Saltdogs got home and scored the winning run.

After the Saltdogs won we ran around the bases and went home.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Exeter-Milligan School Welcomes Three Fresh Faces

Three teachers new to the Exeter-Milligan district are already hard at work getting ready for school to begin on Wedesday.

All were educated in Nebraska and are excited to share with our students what they have learned.

Shane Whitford

Mr. Shane Whitford will be the new music teacher for 7 - 12. He has a solid background in Music .

After graduating from Milford High School he attended Peru State earning a degree in Music Education K-12.

Most recently he taught at Southeast Consolidated but it merged with Humboldt/Table Rock school this year and he took the opportunity to find a job closer to his hometown.

Whitford has already begun teaching band lessons at school and is excited about the possibilities in Exeter. He wants to get the band "marching a little more. But my biggest goal is restoring pride to the band. To be proud of what we have accomplished and what we can do."

Whitford, his wife and two young daughters (2 and 8 months) are living close to family in Milford. They enjoy spending time together and watching movies.

Grant Gabel

Mr. Grant Gabel also joins the Exeter-Milligan upper school staff as a science teacher. Mr. Gabel graudated from Shelby High School and graduated from UNL with a BS in Education.

As he approaches this year he hopes to "create a good learning envicornment, get to know the students and have a fun year."

In his time off he enjoys golf, softball, and running.

Susan Wait

Ms. Susan Wait comes to us from Lincoln but her roots are in Gresham where she graduated from Benedict High School. She continued her education at UNL where she earned a Bachelor's degree and then received her Masters in Literacy from Concordia University. It will be great to add her skills as a reading specialist at the fourth grade teaching position.

Ms. Wait wants the fourth grade parents to know that she is always available. She is particularly excited about the new reading program that the elementary school is embarking upon this year. In her classroom she wants to work on "building community. As we build our own community we can become part of the bigger community of our school and our town."

As a teacher, Ms. Wait wants to role model being a good citizen as she lives in Milligan this year and teach her "students to be respoectful of their world and their part in it."

In her spare time Ms. Wait enjoys reading, photography and spending a lot of time with her two nieces in Beatrice.