Thursday, June 2, 2011

Exeter Area Students Honored



LINCOLN, Neb. — Several Nebraska Wesleyan University students have been selected for “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” Selection is based upon students’ scholarship, participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship and service to the university.

Honorees from the area are:
Allee Kuska
Jenna Rhodes



LINCOLN, Neb. — Nineteen Nebraska Wesleyan University students have been inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, a history honorary. Selection is based on students who complete 12 credit hours of history, maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.40 in history courses, and an overall grade point average minimum of 3.20.

New inductees include:
Jenna Rhodes

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Exeter Memorial Day Program

 The Exeter-Milligan Choir performed "Oh Brother, My Brother" accompanied on guitar by instructor Shane Whitford and Wyatt Clift. Performing from left to right are Ashley Miller, Mariah Ruhl, Meghan Miller and Kimberlin Ruhl.

 Part of the Exeter American Legion Post 218 Avenue of Flags.

 The Exeter-Milligan Band performed several numbers under the direction of instructor Shane Whitford.

 William Sullivan Post 218 members give the "salute to the dead."

Exeter-Milligan band members Blake Papik, right, and Jennifer Pribyl, left play Taps and Taps echo under the direction of music instructor Shane Whitford.

Despite high winds the Exeter community came out as usual to show their respect and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country.
The Exeter Cemetery was dressed with the avenue of flags standing at attention.  After the color guard placed the colors, Tim Wilbeck announced the program.  Father Tom Kuffel lead the prayer and the Exeter-Milligan band played the national anthem.
Exeter-Milligan seniors Kelsey Moore and Heather Pribyl both read pieces. The Exeter-Milligan choir performed "Oh Brother, My Brother" a piece about the fighting between brothers during the Civil War.
Wilbeck spoke about the meaning of Memorial Day, "honoring those who answered our nations call."
He also reminded those gathered that "the peace and freedom paid for with the lives of others sacrifice is meaningless without remembering."
He called upon those in the crowd to not forget.  "It is the thought that counts, it is personal acts of remembrance as well as public acts."
After Blake Papik performed Taps and Jennifer Pribyl played Taps Echo the crowd was invited to a reception at the Exeter American Legion.
At the Legion part of the choir performed "Oh Brother, My Brother" again and those attending were able to purchase poppies, see the poppy poster created by Exeter-Milligan students and also see the progress of the Legion Service Member scrapbook.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Exeter Alumni Banquet

Over half of the Exeter-Milligan Class of 2011 came to the Exeter Alumni Banquet.  They are picture in the back row from the left, Jameson Trauger, Landon Rhodes, Cody Soukup, Jake Wilkins, Amanda Dinneen, Zach Jensen and Andrew Colson.  Front row from the left are Mariah Ruhl, Tyler Manning, MiKayla Ruhl, Caroline Harre, Cassie Harre, Mikayla Bigeolw and Kelsey Moore.

The Exeter Alumni Association hosted their Annual Alumni Banquet Saturday with over ten classes represented.  The class of 2001 planned and hosted the event and were seated at the head table.
Each class was recognized during the evening event, sharing stories and introducing class members.  After a welcome from 2001 class member Allison (Michl) Bitz and a blessing by Jena (Tauriella) Johnson, Seth Jensen, a member of the class of 1991, took on his duties as emcee. He recognized Kendall Gloystein who had driven the furthest, from San Antonio, TX.

After the meal, Derek Betka, 2001, welcomed the class of 2011 who were well represented at the banquet. He gave out the awards from the alumni golf tournament.  Kelsey Moore, spoke on behalf of the class of 2011, thanking the alumni association for their invitation.

Jensen, with the assistance of Mitch Becker, introduced the honor classes.  The oldest class represented was the class of 1941, with one member, Leo Soukup, attending.  Soukup gave some poignant remarks talking about how much things have changed and remembering " my Dad gave $45 for a Model T so we could drive it to school, nowadays $45 won't fill up the tank of my car.  Hot lunches were served when I was a senior, before that we brought our dinner from home just like in country school."

Most classes shared a personal story from their years at Exeter and the class of 2011 chose their favorite story which was from the class of 1961, told by Jack Underwood.  They received the Eagle award.

Becky (Harre) Erdkamp spoke on behalf of the Exeter-Milligan School Foundation before Bitz conducted a business meeting of the association and Robyn Manning closed the program invitng all attending to the Legion Home for the alumni dance immediately following the banquet.

The Exeter Class of 1981 was represented at the banquet by these pictured from the left, Rena (Lee) Smith, Lori (Dumpert) Ruhl, Joe Dinneen, and Wade Hall.

The Exeter Class of 2001 hosted the Exeter Alumni Banquet and pause for a picture between their duties.  Back row from the left are Derek Betka, Mitch Becker, Erin Dinneen, Liz (Harre) Martin, Jackson Krecji, Jon Hall.  Front row from the left are Cantrell (Stokebrand) Harrison, Allison (Michl) Bitz, Jena (Tauriella) Johnson, and Robyn Manning.

 The Exeter Class of 1961 was well represented at the Alumni Banquet.  They are pictured from left to right, Sonny Hanson, Jackie (Erdkamp) Lindsay, Carolyn (Bender) Schuh, Rose (Luksik) Filipi, Arlene (Nolar) Anderson, Sheila (Elznic) Crays, Glady (Pribyl) Weber, Jack Underwood, Sandra (Hall) Horne, Larry Ekeler.

The Exeter Class of 1991 was represented by these pictured from the left Jeff Zeleny, Heather Due-Eberspacher, Seth Green and Lynne (Heffelfinger) Filipi.

The Exeter Class of 1951 was represented by these pictured from the left, Boyd Gentry, Sterling Dyer, Dale Due and Alice (Wilson) Plettner.  The flowers were in memory of classmate Bill Morgan.

The only member of the Exeter Class of 1941 who was able to attend the Exeter Alumni Banquet was Leo Soukup.

 The Exeter Class of 1956 are pictured at the Alumni Banquet back row from the left are Warren Thomsen, Don Nelson, Tom Dumpert, and Garve Chapman, The frontrow from the left are Delores (Couch) Hamilton, Carla (Gentry) Kaufman, Dalyce Due, Colleen (Jansen) Davis.

The Exeter Class of 1966 was represented at the banquet by three individuals pictured from the left, Cynthia (Stych) Harre, Jean Underwood and Joyce (Jurgensen) Votipka.

Electronic Recycling Event

Free Fillmore County Electronics Collection & Recycling Event

On Thursday, June 2nd from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. individuals, businesses, schools, government entities, and non-profits in Fillmore County may bring old and broken electronics to the East bullpen at 10th & F Street, Geneva, Nebraska for recycling. Only bring recyclables on the day and time listed.

Computers and all other computer related equipment, copy machines, cash registers, printers, VCR’s, digital telephones and other electronic equipment will be accepted. Televisions cannot be brought, however. Sponsors reserve the right to refuse unrelated items. This event is limited to Fillmore County residents. A grant from Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality is allowing this event to be free of charge.

Recycling provides a positive outlet and ensures that computer metals and other hazardous material contained in electronic equipment will not end up in a land fill or worse. This event is sponsored by and in cooperation with Trailblazer Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D), Fillmore County Development Corporation and Fillmore County. The event is funded by a grant provided by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. If you have any questions contact the Fillmore County Development Corporation at (402) 759-4910.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Graduate Receives Scholarship

P.E.O. STAR Scholarship Awarded

The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic 
year, was presented to Kelsey Moore, a senior at Exeter-Milligan High 
School. The scholarship was presented at the Exeter-Milligan Arts and 
Academics Honors Program by Noreen Songster.

Kelsey is the daughter of Brent and Lori Moore and was recommended for 
this scholarship by Chapter AM.  Moore has been accepted and will 
attend UN-L where she plans to study biomedical engineering beginning 
this fall.

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship based on 
excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community 
service, academics, and potential for future success.  The program is 
open to young women who are citizens or legal permanent residents of 
the United States or Canada and who are graduating high school seniors 
at the time of application.  A student must be recommended by a P.E.O. 

The P.E.O. Sisterhood, founded January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan 
College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is an international philanthropic and 
educational organization which promotes increased educational 
opportunities for women.  There are approximately 6,000 local chapters 
in the United States and Canada with more than 350,000 initiated 
members.  The P.E.O. Sisterhood has given nearly $190 million in 
financial assistance to more than 80,000 women.  The P.E.O. Sisterhood 
also owns Cottey College, a two-year liberal arts college in Nevada,