Friday, January 15, 2010

Exeter-Milligan School News: Physics and Applied Science Class

The Physics and Applied Science classes participated in an
egg car challenge at the end of this last semester. Each
student had to design a car using only 3 sheets of paper
and the provided wheels and axels. They needed to design
their cars for speed and durability. On the first day we
raced the cars to see who's car was the fastest. On the
second day we placed and raw egg into the cars and we
crashed them into a wall. Most of the eggs survived the
crash but a few were scrambled.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Exeter Neon Sign on its Way to Rehab

The Exeter neon sign was removed from its current post on Thursday morning. Nebraska Neon Sign company lifted it off its posts to transport it to Lincoln where it while hopefully be revived to serve to welcome Exeter visitors and residents for another 80 years.

The Exeter Community Foundation has pledged to sponsor this rennovation including repairs and replacement for both the backing letters and the neon tubes.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Exeter Cub Scouts Tour Bowling Alley

The Exeter Cub Scout Pack 218 had a party celebrating their success at their popcorn sale the bowling alley in York in November. The meeting before the scouts went to the bowling alley they learned about the history of bowling, bowling rules and scoring and how to choose a ball.

At the bowling alley the boys and their families were first treated to a tour of the back of the bowling alley. Their tour guide explained how all the machines work together to place the pins and get the balls back to bowler.

The boys teamed up for a tournament bowling against each other for several games and then bowled with their families and enjoyed a snack.

During the event and the meeting before the boys earned their Bowling Belt Loop and their Bowling pin.

Exeter Cub Scouts Enjoy a Night at the Museum

by Johnny Babula
Exeter Cub Scout, Pack 218

On November 18th we went to the Night at the Museum at Morrill Hall in Lincoln.

We had fun doing many activities. First we dug for a fossil in plaster, then we learned about the telegraph and decoded codes. Then we made a pet rock and collected many kinds of rocks. After that we went downstairs to make masks as well as see many different spiders.

We also got to go to the gift shop and we went on a scavenger hunt looking for certain items throughout the museum.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Exeter-Milligan Fourth Graders Spread Holiday Cheer

In lieu of a class gift exchange, Exeter-Milligan 4th graders gave individual contributions and collected donations from staff and students this holiday season. Students were able to donate almost 240 pounds of non-perishable food and over $150 to Blue Valley Community Impact in Geneva.

Exeter Girl Scouts enjoy Winter Outing

The Exeter Girl Scouts Troop 290 enjoyed a trip to Mahoney State Park over the winter school break. They worked on their“Frosty Fun” badge. While there they went sledding, ice skating, and learned about winter safety. They rented a cabin for a slumber party and enjoyed making their meals together.

The Girl Scouts started selling cookies this week - if you are interested in purchasing cookies, please contact one of the girls or their leaders, Becky Erdkamp or Anita Mueller.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Water, Water, Everywhere!!!

The sheered off fire hydrant.

This is the south end of the block where water continues to run and rush down the gutters to this storm sewer.

Tom Ekeler of Erdkamp Ekeler Construction has had a busy day fixing this hydrant with John Mueller, Village Maintenance Supervisor.

Fortunately temps have been warmer in Exeter starting this week because a person in a semi-truck and trailer turned right downtown in Exeter and sheared off a fire hydrant and reported drove off. Crews have been working non-stop since this incident to get the hydrant replaced. Most of the east side of the downtown block was without water for the day and the water department was looking to shut off the west side of downtown. The water continues to run down the street which should make things interesting in the morning as it freezes.