Saturday, May 28, 2011

Exeter Public Library Summer Reading Program

Exeter Public Library Summer Reading Program: Pack your bag and get ready to travel this summer at Exeter Public Library. This year's theme, "One World, Many Stories," will take you around the world through stories, crafts and activities.  The free programs are for children pre-school through 3rd grade and will start June 3. Programs run through June. Call the library at 266-3031 to register and for program days and time.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Aquatic Center Rules and Regulations

EXETER NE, 68351
(402) 266-3001
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Friday
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Closed Saturday Evening
The pool is now available for private parties - contact Jackie Miller at the pool to make a reservation. The cost is $50.00 per hour (no additional entrance fees).
Admission Fees:
Ages 5 & Under – Free with Paying Adult
Ages 6 – Adult - $3.00 per day
2010 Season Pass:
Single - $45.00
Family - $90.00 (immediate family only)
Passes are not transferable or refundable.
*Note: There will be at least one 10-minute rest break taken every hour.
Children must be 8 years old to gain admission to the aquatic center without an accompanying chaperon (13 & older).
Patrons must take a shower using soap before entering the pool.
No person having an obvious communicable disease, skin eruption, open sore, lesion, eye, ear, nose, or throat infection shall be permitted to use the pool.
Tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, and glass are prohibited in the pool area. All food and drink must be consumed outside the aquatic center or inside the designated area directly north of the bathhouse.
Coolers, food, and beverages may not be brought into the facility.
Profanity and abusive or vulgar language is prohibited.
Fighting, rough play, pushing/shoving, and running are prohibited.
No spitting or spouting of water or blowing nose in water.
Proper swim wear is required. Street clothes are not permitted in the water.
Infants or toddlers wearing diapers will not be allowed entrance into the facility without plastic diaper covers or swim diapers.
No hanging on safety ropes or buoys.
No sitting, playing on, or diving off ladders.
No pets or animals allowed (other than service animals).
No diving in less than 5 feet of water.
Flotation devices (inner tubes, air mattresses, etc.) are prohibited.
U.S. Coast Guard or Red Cross approved life jackets are permitted.
Soft toys and play items are permitted if they are used appropriately.
Any conduct, behavior, or activity that endangers the welfare, safety, and/or comfort of other patrons is prohibited.
Management reserves the right to close the aquatic center due to inclement weather or lack of attendance.
The Village of Exeter is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal items.
Children 4 & under must be within arm’s reach of the supervising chaperon. If the child is in the water the chaperone must also be in the water.
Only one person on the ladder or board at a time. Swimmers must wait on the deck at the ladder entrance.
Only one bounce permitted on the board. Running jumps and starts are not permitted.
Divers must wait for the person ahead of them to reach the pool ladder prior to diving off the board.
Dive straight off the end of the board. No jumps or dives are allowed off to side of the board.
No swimming under or between the boards.
Individuals are not allowed in the diving well to “catch” other divers.
All riders must be at least 48” tall or have prior approval from management in order to ride the waterslide.
Maximum operational load 1 person – 300 pounds.
No combs or foreign objects are allowed in pockets and no jewelry can be worn while riding the slide.
Riders must enter the slide in a sitting position.
All riders must ride feet first while lying on their back. Absolutely no riding on stomach or headfirst is permitted.
Riders should lie on their back with arms crossed across their chest or hands clasped behind their head with their legs crossed at the ankles.
Only one rider at a time. Absolutely no trains or chains of riders are permitted.
No life jackets are permitted on the waterslide.
The line should form on the deck with one rider on each landing and one rider in the starter tube.
Riders must be in good health. Pregnant women or individuals with heart or back conditions or other serious health issues should not use the slide.
Do not use this slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Follow instructions of the lifeguard.
No running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling or stopping in flume. Arms and hands must remain inside the flume.
No diving from the flume.
Leave the flume pool promptly after exiting the waterslide.
Water level is 4’ or greater and rider must be able to swim.
A limited number of lockers are available on a first come, first served basis on the east bathhouse wall. Patrons should bring their own locks, as the Village does not provide them. Lockers are day use only and locks must be removed when you leave the facility. Locker use is encouraged to prevent theft.
The Village of Exeter maintains these rules and policies that govern patron conduct at this facility. In general, any conduct, behavior, or activity that endangers the welfare, safety, and/or comfort of other patrons will not be tolerated. Disciplinary action may range from a one-day to one-year suspension.
Note: Expelled and/or suspended pool patrons will not receive a refund for daily admission or season pool passes.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Aquatic Center to Open Monday - New Additions

 This new aquatic wheelchair will make it easier for caregivers to bring handicapped pool goers into the zero depth entry area.

 The new toddler slide is installed and close to being ready to be used.

 Getting the pool ready for opening day.

Village Maintenance Supervisor John Mueller, left, and Village Board Chairman Alan Michl, right, install the new turtle toddler slide.

The Exeter Aquatic Center is scheduled to open for it's third season on Monday, May 30th starting at 1:30 p.m.  New this year to the pool will be a toddler slide and an aquatic wheelchair.
The toddler slide is a turtle and is placed in the zero depth area so that small children can slide into the shallow area of the pool safely.  The aquatic wheelchair is all plastic and can be wheeled into the pool.  The sides move away for easy maneuvering.
The two new items were made possible by donations and grant money.  Rhonda Stokebrand, a former manager of the pool and pool committee member has faithfully pursued raising the funds for these two projects.
The Village received $1,500 from the Mary F. Tous Charitable Foundation, to go toward both of the items, along with $400.00 from the Fillmore County Foundation. The Fillmore County Hospital donated $95.00 from their denim days fundraiser toward the wheelchair and the United Methodist Women donated $100.00 toward the wheelchair.
Other donors to the project included Kenneth and LaVonne Guthrie and Harre Brothers.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Senior Named York News Times Female Athlete of the Year

Exeter-Milligan Senior Heather Pribyl was named as the York News Times Female Athlete of the Year. You can read the article by clicking on the link below.

Go to the York News Times Article Here

Exeter-Milligan School District Personnel Changes

Exeter-Milligan school board has accepted the resignation of four teachers and the elementary principal at the end of the 2010-2011 school year.
After working in the district for 10 years Elementary Principal Mari Lyn Poppert submitted her resignation in February after her husband Jon, a former Exeter-Milligan Elementary Principal and current Superintendent at Giltner accepted the Superintendent position at St. Paul, Neb.  The family is moving to St. Paul this summer.
Also leaving the Exeter-Milligan district are Karen Kahler, the fifth grade teacher who is retiring after 28 years in the district and fourth grade teacher Susan Wait who has taught in the district for two years.  Wait is headed to Beatrice where she will be a reading specialist for the district.
At the high school level, Grant Gabel is leaving after teaching science for two years, he is headed to his hometown of Shelby, Neb.  Chris Lewandowski, secondary history teacher and technology coordinator has accepted a position at Malcolm, Neb. after coaching and teaching at Exeter-Milligan for ten years.
So far the district has filled all of the vacated positions. Mrs. Laura Kroll who has served as the reading program coordinator for the last two years will assume the duties of elementary principal.  Mrs. Shelli Mueller, an Exeter graduate who has taught in York for the past few years will be teaching the fourth grade at the Milligan campus while Mr. Brent Zoubek who comes to the district from Dorchester will be teaching fifth grade.
Joining the secondary staff will be Matt Nicholas and Jordan Marr. Superintendent Paul Sheffield "looks forward to starting the new year with some new people on board" and reminds the public of the open house at both campuses on Friday August 12th from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. where the community is invited to tour the school and visit with the current and new faculty.
Mari Lyn Poppert

Laura Kroll

Karen Kohler
Susan Wait

Chris Lewandowski
Grant Gabel

Monday, May 23, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Graduate Honored by UNMC

A Nebraska Wesleyan senior biology student has been awarded the University of Nebraska Medical Center's (UNMC) highest honor for undergraduate research presentations at the Nebraska Academy of Sciences.

Allee Kuska of Exeter has been honored with a $500 award for her presentation on innate immune responses to virus infections of the respiratory tract. The award was presented at the annual Nebraska Academy of Sciences, held in April.

UNMC's Biomedical Research Training Program and MD/PhD Scholars Program annually presents awards to the top two presentations.

Kuska has conducted research through the Nebraska INBRE Program for the past two summers. The INBRE Program provides opportunities for competitive biomedical research. Faculty and students receive support to develop research projects. Nebraska Wesleyan is part of the Nebraska INBRE Network. Kuska has conducted her research in the lab of of NWU biology professor Terry McGinn.

Exeter Legion Auxiliary Hosts Gold Star Tea

Exeter American Legion Auxiliary hosted its annual Gold Star Tea at the May meeting on August 9th. 
The meeting was opened with Deidre Stevens, an Exeter-Milligan Ninth grader sharing about her experiences competing in the National American Miss Nebraska Junior Teen Pageant. She is a member of the Junior Auxiliary in Exeter.

Claire White who will be representing the Auxiliary at the Cornhusker Girls State was presented with a diddy bag of items donated by the Auxiliary for her use at the event.
Several members of the Exeter-Milligan Junior High Band performed for the group under the direction of Instructor Alan Whitford and the accompaniment of Kelsey Moore.

After the performance the Legion Auxiliary held their meeting and then had a program honoring their Gold Star Members, Sharon Dyer and Jane Kaiser.

Those whose lives were lost in service to their country were remembered and honored. After several readings and a prayer a lovely tea was enjoyed and the Gold Star Sisters were presented with miniature roses.