Saturday, August 6, 2011

Exeter Scouts Participate in Saltdogs Day Camp

Six Exeter Cub Scouts recently participated in the Cornhusker Council Saltdogs Cub Scout Daycamp. 
The boys and the parents and leaders spent the afternoon at Haymarket Park learning about baseball and participated in lots of fun activities.  Some of the planned activities were curtailed due to the heat but with plenty of water and some shade the boys were able to do some activities toward their physical achievements.
The boys spent part of the afternoon earning belt loops in map and compass, marbles, good manners and one of their favorites, video games.  After rotating through five different activity stations they boys were presented a program by the Saltdogs and then enjoyed an autograph session with the players. 
After taking a short supper break, the Exeter scouts paraded around the Saltdogs field with their pack flag before watching several ceremonial first pitches, including some by scouts in the council. Scouts also served as watchdogs for the players as they were introduced.  Joey Bartu of Troop 270 carried the American flag onto the field for the performance of the Star Spangled Banner to open the game.
During the game the Exeter scouts played baseball bingo, and enjoyed themed prizes. The boys all earned multiple achievements and awards and all received a day camp patch.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Exeter Scouts Attend Webelos Camp

Story by Peytan Brandt
Webelos II Scouts Peytan Brandt and Johnny Babula of Cub Scout Pack 218 of Exeter, went to Camp Cornhusker July 10-13. Ther activities included:  Swimming, boating, hiking, archery, BB guns, and leathercrafts. They learned more about the Boy Scout program and were taught lessons in fire building, outdoor cooking, first aid, tying knots, and they learned how to make an aluminum bowl. On the last night they performed in a campfire skit.

Amtrack Train Tangles with Pivot near Exeter

A loaded Amtrak train encountered a pivot tower across the tracks early Monday morning.  The pivot stop had malfunctioned causing the pivot to continue to move ending up on the track.  No one was injured in the accident but passengers were delayed for several hours waiting for a new engine to be brought to the site to replace the damaged engine.

Getting Ready for School to Start at Exeter-Milligan


The school newsletter with beginning school year information has been mailed. If anyone has not received their newsletter, please contact the school at 266-5911

Football and softball practice start Monday, August 8th. Volleyball practice starts Monday, August 15th. Students must have a physical before they participate in athletics. Please call the school if you have any questions. Please note the first football game is Friday, August 26th vs Lawrence-Nelson in Milligan at 7 PM. The E-M Booster club will sponsor a Hamburger Tailgate, starting at 6 PM.

An Open House, at each site, is scheduled for Friday, August 12th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. This is a time to meet with teachers, students may finalize schedules, and everyone may tour the facility. Parent packets will be distributed at this time.

The first day of school for students will be Tuesday, August 16th. School will dismiss at 1:30 PM during the first week, August 16th through August 19th.

CHILDFIND: Exeter-Milligan Public Schools have the responsibility to identify, locate, and evaluate all children (birth through age 21) with disabilities regardless of the severity of their disabilities, and who are in need of special education and related services. If you have questions or concerns about a child, please contact the Superintendent of Schools (402-266-5911) concerning the district's special education referral process.