Friday, October 15, 2010

Third Graders Meet "Biscuit" at Plum Creek Literacy Festival

The Exeter-Milligan 3rd grade recently went to the Plum Creek Literacy
Festival at Concordia University in Seward. At the festival
they had the opportunity to see and hear from author Dan
Gutman and illustrator Pat Schories. Pat Schories is the
illustrator of the book series "Biscuit". The 3rd grade
was fortunate to have their picture taken with the lovable
dog Biscuit.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fillmore Central Exeter Milligan Softball results

The #2 seeded Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan lost their 10 to Friend 3 - 0 (their only two losses during the regular season were to Friend) and went on to play Ashland Greenwood who defeated #1 seed Wayne yesterday.

The Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan team competed again today at 3 p.m. meeting Ashland Greenwood in a close 6-5 loss for the ladies.  Congratulations on playing in the state tournament again!

Exeter Pool Receives Grants for Aquatic Wheelchair and Toddler Slide

Rhonda Stokebrand (left) and Exeter Chairman of the Board Alan Michl hold one of the grant checks that were recently received.
Rhonda Stokebrand has campaigned for the last years for the new Exeter Aquatic Center to have some extra equipment.
The original plan for the aquatic center included both a large slide and a toddler slide, but due to increased construction costs those items were put on hold.
Last year the large slide was added and Stokebrand has continued her campaign for both an aquatic wheelchair and a toddler slide.  She has attended village board meetings, researched toddler slides and wheelchairs presenting options to the village board. Stokebrand served on the pool committee and was the pool manager and swimming lesson instructor for a number of years.
Recently Stokebrand applied for several grants for the two items.  The Mary Tous Foundation donated $1500 to the toddler slide and wheelchair fund and the Fillmore County Foundation donated $400 to the pool committee. Ninety-five dollars in donations for the aquatic wheelchair came from the Fillmore County Hospital Denim Days fund.  Shari Michl, of Exeter is a nurse at the hospital, and applied for the use of some of those funds toward the wheelchair.
Together both projects will require around $8000.00.  Stokebrand hopes to continue to apply for grants along with private donations so that the items can be ordered in time to be placed at the aquatic center for the 2011 pool season.
Anyone wishing to donate can contact Stokebrand or the Village Office at 266-3051.

Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan Playing in Softball Quarter Finals

Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan will meet Friend in the quarterfinals at 10 a.m.

Yesterday, the combined team defeated Twin Rivers 7 -6 with a rally in the seventh inning.  Go T-Wolves!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

On Their Way!!

Exeter-Milligan Varsity Softball players headed to Hastings on Friday morning to play in the State Tournament.  From the left are Elly Korbelik, Alicia Bigelow, Merre Emshoff, Logan Zeleny and Mariah Bigelow.  The ladies, along with their teammates from Fillmore Central, will meet No. 9 Twin Rivers at 12:30 p.m. today. Good Luck Ladies!!!

Grain Piles Growing

The corn pile at the Coop north of town continues to grow daily in the beautiful harvest weather we have had this fall.  Bob Betka watches while Jim Krejci unloads the corn off his truck and sends it to the top of the pile.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fire Truck Rides at Exeter-Milligan

Exeter-Milligan second graders posed for a picture on top of the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department truck before enjoying a ride around downtown Exeter. 

Exeter-Milligan second graders along with their teacher, Mrs. Marla Weber, lined up ready to load onto the top the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department truck.

The Exeter-Milligan Kindergarteners enjoyed riding on top of the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department truck on Monday to help them learn more about Fire Safety Month.

The Exeter Preschool students enjoyed a ride around downtown Exeter on Monday in honor of Fire Safety Month.  They also received play fire hats and goodies from the department.