Thursday, September 1, 2011

Exeter Branch of Farmers Cooperative Makes Substatial Additions

The Exeter branch of the Farmers Cooperative recently saw some high dollar improvements.  The grain dryer on the main elevator was replaced at a cost of over $800,000.  The new dryer will process 4,000 bushels an hour and bring the moisture from 20 down to 15 on the corn. While that was installed, a new leg from the older set of elevators to the new storage bin was added.  The work will be completed in several weeks according to Exeter branch manager Alan Vavra.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Main Street in Exeter has a new business opening downtown this week. The Diet Center of York, owned by Gerri McIntyre, has recently opened a branch office in Exeter.
Located just inside the law offices of Nancy Waldron, McIntyre plans to be in Exeter on Wednesday's by appointment.  "I hope to make it more convenient for people who live in the area," said McIntyre.
She purchased the business last December and has expanded to offices in Hebron and Stromsburg before adding the Exeter location.  She is also looking to open an office in Seward. McIntyre quipped that "Everyone is so busy we need to make this as convenient as we can."
The Diet Center has four different diet plans which can be tailored to the needs of individuals.  "We have plans that meet each lifestyle.  Some are designed for users to lose one to two pounds in a week while others are for losing three to four pounds a week," according to McIntyre.
The program was started 35 years ago and expanded to four different plans.  Some of the plans use shakes and bars with a sensible dinner while other plans use an eating plan.  To start the program uses the Tanita Scale which measures body composition and the percentage of fat to attain the amount of projected weight that each individual should lose.
McIntyre noted that the plan is available for both men and women and a free consultation is available.  McIntyre can be reached at 402-362-2780 or by email at to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Foundation Donates Ice Machine to the Exeter Legion

Alan Emshoff left, and Alan Songster, right are pictured with the new ice machine that was donated to the Exeter American Legion.

A new ice machine was recently donated to the Exeter American Legion by the Exeter Community Foundation.  
Foundation board member Alan Emshoff noted "We saw there was a need in the community and this was a good place for the money to be spent.  This will not only help out the Legion but also have a great impact for the community as the ice is used by the Exeter Ball Association, Exeter Volunteer Fire Department, Exeter Cub Scouts and the Exeter Chamber of Commerce."
Alan Songster, the Exeter Post 218 American Legion Commander spoke on behalf of the Legion, "The Legion and community are very appreciative of the Foundation's donation.  The old ice machine was purchased used and had many repairs this past year. Bob Dumpert spent a lot of time keeping the old machine running."
Although the new machine has a slightly smaller footprint than the old machine, new technology helps it produce a greater quantity of ice in a shorter amount of time. As the largest hall available for rent in Exeter, the new ice machine will be a welcome addition to the facility.
The Exeter Community Foundation was established in 2008 and is "dedicated to the improvement and long-term viability of the Community," according to their website.
Towards that end, the Foundation also recently donated funds to the Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman's club to help continue their Arbor Day tree program which welcomes new babies to the community.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Volleyball Strong Again

Front row from the left are Malinda Hall, Taylor Erdkamp, Claire White, Megan Zwickl and Jennifer Pribyl.  Middle row from the left are Sierra Christensen, Madison Horne, Jackie Luzum, Amber Pribyl, Erica Yound and Kylie Briske.  Student managers are pictured in the back row from the left: K K White, Ashley Benorden, Sidney Hall, Hailey Luzum, Mariss Howard, Samantha Horne and Joan Strate.
After back to back State Championships the Exeter-Milligan Volleyball team is out to prove themselves yet again.  This year just one senior, Claire White, is on the team.  The very young team has already shown it's talent and are looking toward another winning season with Head Coach Darcy White and Assistant Coach Laura Kroll.  Their first match up will be September 1st at 5:30 in Milligan versus Hampton.  At 6:30 Bruning Davenport Shickley will play Hampton and the Exeter-Milligan against Bruning Davenport Shickley at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Softball looking forward to another promising season

The Exeter-Milligan portion of the Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan softball team are pictured front row from the left:  Alicia Bigelow, Megan Waldron, Elly Korbelik, Logan Zeleny.  Back row from the left Maitlyn Thomsen, Meredith Emshoff, Brooke Manning, Celia Perez Lora and Assistant Coach Miss Lorie Sliefert.

This year's Fillmore Central Exeter-Milligan Softball team already has several wins under it's belt this season.  These talented ladies headed to the State Tournament last year and are projected to be seen there again this year.