Friday, December 24, 2010

Fillmore County Hospital Construction

The Fillmore County Hospital Construction project saw its first bit of cement poured on Monday, December 20th.  Dirt work has been almost constant the last few months with the project using dirt from a nearby farm.  Excavators, backhoes, dirt packers, tractors and other heavy equipment have been involved with the project.  Two homes have been removed with one more home and some outlying buildings yet to be removed.  The project is scheduled to be completed in 2012.  Currently there is a capitol campaign being initiated to help fund building the medical clinic at the new hospital site.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Exeter First National Bank holds Open House

Bethine Leif poured herself a cup of hot apple cider as she enjoyed the First National Bank Open House on Monday. Customers and residents were welcomed to refreshments during the all day event.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Santa Visits Exeter Saturday Morning

Cohen Harre was definitely staying close to Grandpa Kenny Harre and wasn't too interested in giving Santa his wish list.

 Brett Kallhoff wasn't getting any closer than he had to so Mom could take a picture.

 The Horne kids are experienced with Santa pictures. They got a great one and gave him their list as well.

The kids loved playing Christmas Bingo after they visited with Santa. Everyone got a Bingo and then a few got the opportunity to play cover-up as well.

Santa stopped for a last minute visit to Exeter Saturday morning.  Good girls and boys had a chance to give him their wish lists before he headed back to the North Pole.
After a picture with Santa each visitor received a goodie bag with fruit, candy and a toy in it courtesy of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber also sponsored Christmas Bingo at the Legion hall.
Parents and kids enjoyed playing Bingo with the Christmas star at the center of each card as the free spot.  After a Bingo the kids were given a golden dollar.
In just one more week Santa will be back in Exeter to pay another visit to all the kids who have been nice.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Exeter-Milligan Athletes Recognized

The York News Times Recently named several Exeter-Milligan Athletes to their All-Area Teams.

Exeter-Milligan Volleyball players named were:

Claire White, Junior - Also was named on the D-1 First team by the Omaha World Herald
Kelsey Moore, Senior
Heather Pribyl, Senior - Also named Co-captain of the team - Also was named on the D-1 First team by the Omaha World Herald
Exeter-Milligan Football players named were:

Zach Jensen, Senior - Also named as an honorable mention on the Omaha World-Herald Class D2
Nolan White, Freshman (Nolan was the only Freshman named to the team and was second in receiving yards among players nominated to the team). Also named as an honorable mention on the Omaha World-Herald Class D2

Honorable Mention:

Cody Soukup, Senior

Congratulations to all!

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Temporary Cell Tower in Exeter

 Will cell service actually be possible in Exeter?  

Arriving in Exeter Monday afternoon was the first temporary cell tower. Although the Verizon tower is temporary, Verizon does plan to build a permanent tower on the east side of the Exeter school football field. The tower will be activated in a few days as power had not been connected to the site yet.

 In November, Jerry Carpenter, a representative of U.S.Cellular spoke to the Fillmore County Board of Supervisors about placing a new tower along Highway 6 just a few miles out of Exeter.  The Fillmore County Planning Commission held a hearing, Monday, December 20th and the Supervisors will hold a hearing on Tuesday, December 28th to approve the U.S. Cellular tower.

Exeter-Milligan School Update - Learning New Words

Learning New Words:  Mrs. Mueller has introduced the upper
high school   students with learning disabilities to the
VocabAhead site, but the   site is definitely for anyone who
wants to increase their vocabulary.    This website is  It is used to learn SAT, ACT and GRE 
vocabulary words.  It uses entertaining cartoon
illustrations that   summarize a short story-like situation.
 You may sign up to receive   the Word of the Day through
your email.  There is also a Study Room,   Word Lists, and
Videos that a person may access to increase their 
vocabulary.  They even have an application that you can use
with your   iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.  Teachers may also use
this site for their   Elementary and SAT Vocabulary words.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

New Items at the Exeter Public Library

What's New at Exeter Public

For Adults:
Edge by Jeffery Deaver
Hell's Corner by David Baldacci
Cross Fire by James Patterson
I Still Dream of You by Fannie Flagg
Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Rescue by Anita Shreve
Hollywood Hills by Joseph Wambaugh
An Amish Christmas by Cynthia Keller
Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy

For Kids:
Santa Paws DVD
Toy Story 3 DVD
Sorcerer's Apprentice DVD
Despicable Me DVD
Katie Kazoo- Hair Today, Gone tomorrow
10 Little Hot Doags