Saturday, October 15, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Update: High School Math

Exeter-Milligan Math Musings by Judy Votipka

My Advanced Math students have started studying the Trigonometric Functions. We begin solving right triangles and then continue solving other triangles using the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines.

The Geometry classes have started studying inductive and deductive reasoning. In this chapter we will be starting proofs. A proof is a logical argument in which each statement you make is supported by a statement that is accepted as true.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pumpkin Paiting Saturday

Don't Forget the Pumpkin Painting on Saturday, October 15th.

Bring your pumpkin or buy one there.  Cost $2.50 per painter

Free popcorn for the kids (Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Follow the signs to Bill and Terri Volkmer's House on the south side of Exeter!

Exeter Cub Scouts Visit Fire Hall

 Marcus Krupicka tries on fire gear with the help of Fireman Mark Beethe while Ben Bartu looks on.

Exeter Scouts enjoyed climbing all over the fire trucks at the Exeter Fire Hall.  Back row is Tiger Cub Marcus Krupicka.  In the front are from the left Wolf Cubs Braden Capek, Alec Schlueter and Ben Bartu.

Exeter Tiger and Wolf Cubs enjoyed a tour of the Exeter Fire Hall with Fireman Mark Beethe.
The scouts first spent some time with Beethe learning about what to do if there is a fire in their home.  Later during the evening the scouts drew a picture of the layout of their homes and planned a fire escape route.
After learning about how to react to a fire in their homes Beethe showed the boys what a fireman looks like in full gear so they would know not to be afraid of a fireman in the event of a fire in their home.
The scouts were also able to look in all the fire trucks and see the gear. Beethe and Fireman Lin Schlueter explained to the boys how some of the equipment works and what it is used for.
The scouts also got to see inside the ambulance and ended the evening trying on fire gear.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Graduate Screens Documentary

Concordia alumnus Carson Stokebrand showed his documentary, “The Truth about Rosa,” and discussed his professional experiences at a presentation hosted by Concordia’s broadcast journalism class. The documentary will air on NET in November.

EWARD, Neb. – Concordia University, Nebraska alumnus Carson Stokebrand returned to campus Thursday, Sept. 15, to share “The Truth about Rosa,” his twenty-two-minute documentary on immigration in Nebraska. Stokebrand also discussed the work that went into the film and his own experiences in broadcast journalism.

A shortened version of the documentary will air on NET television’s “Nebraska Stories” in November.

“I just wanted to do a project on some sort of issue that was important to Nebraska, and this year it [immigration] has been an especially timely topic,” Stokebrand said.

After graduating from Concordia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and history, Stokebrand enrolled in the Master of Arts in journalism program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He produced “The Truth about Rosa” as part of his master’s degree studies in broadcast journalism.

Stokebrand spent the summer of 2011 putting together his documentary, which follows the daily life of an undocumented immigrant and a young English tutor who befriends her. The documentary portrays the hardships of immigration and presents opposing viewpoints of Nebraskans in several communities affected by migrant workers.

“It started out as a human interest piece about the two of them and from there it grew. I decided I needed to get people who could talk on the issue more broadly, some who are strongly against it and some who are strongly in favor of undocumented immigration,” he said.

Stokebrand hopes his documentary will give perspective to those who see it. “It’s a messy issue, and there’s no right or wrong. Until you go and actually meet them, you never put a face to it and realize they’re actual people.”

Stokebrand has plans to continue on a path in broadcast journalism. After earning his master’s in 2011, he received job offers from NBC, ABC and NPR. For the next four months he is working as a production assistant for ABC in New York and then will be moving to a position at NBC.

Information and photo courtesy of Concordia University

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Fifth Graders Attend Junior Fire Patrol

 Exeter-Milligan Fifth Graders have the opportunity to learn all about fire safety and become Junior Fire Marshalls by attending all four of the Junior Fire Patrol Training Sessions.
 The first session the students were able to learn about some of the fire equipment from the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department members.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Marlene Gallup Obituary

Marlene Phyllis was born on April 3, 1935 to Marvin E. Anderson and Pearl Lucille (Alsager) Anderson at Sandwich, Illinois. She died on October 6, 2011 at her home in Exeter, Nebraska following a 14- month battle with cancer. Marlene was 76 years, 6 months, and 3 days old at the time of her death. 

Marlene was baptized at home and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at the Newark Lutheran Church in Newark, Illinois. She attended a small one-room school at Newark, Illinois. She said that she loved playing "Andie I over" at recess. After high school graduation, Marlene started her life-long career as a nurse. She graduated from Copley Memorial School of Nursing in Aurora, Illinois. She worked at many places in Illinois, Kansas, and Nebraska during her career. Locally, she was Director of Nursing at the Exeter Care Center, was an Registered Nurse for the Blue Valley Community Action Women, Infants and Children program in the counties of Seward, Saline, York, and Fillmore. She truly enjoyed being a Tabitha Home Health Nurse for people in counties of Cass, Otoe, Saline, Seward and Fillmore. She said that home health care was a way for her to touch and care for others at a special time for those who could not leave their homes. Many times, she was called to be "grandma Nurse" for her family. A very special patient was her grandson, Trenton, who passed away a few months after his birth. She treasured the moments she spent being his "nurse".

Marlene was united in marriage to Phil Gallup on June 15, 1985. When asked what her favorite things in life were, she stated that it was being with her husband and family. Phil and Marlene enjoyed many activities in their over 25 years of marriage. They enjoyed collecting teapots, their annual trip to Estes Park, camping, watching birds, and finding just the "right" items for their antique booth in different antique malls through the years. Marlene and Phil enjoyed attending all their grandchildren's sporting events and activities; often traveling a far distance to be present.

Marlene was active in her community and Church. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cordova, and the Church Women's group-WELCA. In Exeter, she was a past member of the town library. She was a very active member of Exeter's GFWC - General Federation of Woman's Club. Over the years, Marlene held district and local offices with the group. Marlene's special project was called Heavenly Hats. In this project, people losing hair from cancer could obtain hair coverings at no cost. Little did she know at the time, that cancer would also strike her and she also would need hair coverings.

Marlene is survived by husband Phil of Exeter, children - Linda and husband Doug Allen of Louisville, NE, Mark and Wife Kim Nelson of Ceresco, Kristi and husband Jim Horne of Exeter, and Kelly and husband Ben Bristol of Jacksonville, Florida. Grandchildren - Josh and wife Kate Allen, Jackie and husband Jason Heard, Jennie Allen, Spencer and wife Lynne Nelson, Samantha and husband Brett Cermak, James Horne, Mitchel Horne, Madison Horne, Mikayla Bristol, Alexandra Bristol, Lanie Bristol Great-grandchildren - Maddox and Laine Allen, Jacob Heard, Cade Nelson, Baby Cermak, and Baby Heard. brother Roger and wife Jean Anderson of Bristol, Illinois, brother-in-law Wayne and wife Lee Gallup of Minneapolis, MN, and cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Preceding Marlene in death include parents and grandson - Trenton Horne.

Funeral Services are Monday, 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cordova, NE. Visitation: Sunday from 2-8 pm with family greeting friends from 5-7 pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cordova. Burial will be at Exeter Cemetery. Memorials designated to Exeter Town Library, American Cancer Society, or Family's Choice

Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home in Louisville is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Obituary Ted Larsen

Theodore “Ted” Larsen, 85, of Exeter, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the Exeter Care Center in Exeter. He was born on January 14, 1926 to Knud and Othea (Paulson) Larsen in Cushing, Wisconsin. Ted served in the U. S. Army from 1944 to 1947 and married Bernadeen Johnson on October 29, 1950.

He worked for the U S. Postal Service for thirty-five years, twenty of those years as postmaster at Exeter.
Ted was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cordova and an Exeter Volunteer Fireman, served on the rescue unit and on the cemetery board. In later years he was quite active and participated at the Senior Center in Exeter. He was honored this year as a sixty-five year member of Exeter American Legion Post #218. He also maintained membership in the V.F.W. Other interests included golf, horseshoes, card games, shuffleboard and spending time with his family.

Ted is survived by his wife of sixty years, Bernie; children, Larry of Wuppertal, Germany, Tom of Galesburg, Il., Wayne and David Rush of Murphysboro, IL, Rodney of Exeter, NE., Connie and Pete Kreifels of Dunbar and Karen Larsen and Craig Kenworthy of Seattle, WA., and by grandchildren, Jessica and Jaclyn Kreifels and David Larsen. Other survivors are Ted’s twin brother Knud G. Larsen and wife Carolyn of Lincoln, NE. sister, Elly Petersen of Crete, sisters-in-law, Ruth Steinke of Seward, Myrna Mehser of Unadilla, and brother-in-law, Jake Wattles and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Ted A. Larsen and several siblings, in-laws, nephews and nieces.

Exeter Avenue Holiday Sampler

 Junior Auxiliary Member Deidre Stevens greeted shoppers at the Exeter Avenue Holiday Sampler.

 A view of the many vendors at the Exeter Avenue Holiday Sampler.
 Exeter resident Norm Yound sits at the Exeter Avenue Holiday Sampler with the wooden toys, trucks and beautiful decorations he makes by hand.
 The Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman's Club Pie by Slice stand is one of the most popular stops at the Exeter Avenue Holiday Sampler.  Handing out pies from the left include Judy Dinneen, Patty DeMoss, Suzanne Johnson and Karen Chapman.

Co-chairs of the Exeter Avenue Holiday Sampler are Marsha Jorgensen (left) and Linda Underwood (right)

Hosting forty vendors on Saturday morning, the Exeter downtown became a craft show shopping mecca.
The Exeter American Legion Auxiliary held their annual Exeter Avenue Holiday Sampler at the Legion Home and also the Exeter Senior Center.  This year they even extended the event to include vendors outdoors.
Shoppers were welcome to buy their lunch prepared by the Auxiliary which served pork, dumplings and kraut along with yum yums and kolaches.  The Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman's Club had one of the most popular booths, with their homemade pie by the slice.
This year vendors came from surrounding areas and as far away as Broken Bow. Items available included holiday decorations, photography services, purses, jewelry, handmade items and pickles, jams and jellies.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Death Notice: Marlene Gallup

Marlene Gallup of Exeter passed away on Friday, October 6th in Exeter.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 11th at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cordova, NE. Visitation Sunday at Trinity in Cordova from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Exeter Library New Book List

What's New At Exeter Public Library

For Adults:
Prey by Linda Howard
Heartwishes by Jude Deveraux
The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman
Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson
Sarah's Key by Tatiana DeRosnay
The Ideal Man by Julie Grawood
Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
Late Edition by Fern Michaels
Language of Flowers by Vennessa Diffenbaugh
Only Time Will Tell by Jeffery Archer
Cold Vengeance by Doug Preston
Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger
You're Next by Gregg Hurwitz
Killing the Blues Robert B. Parker
Son of Stone by Stuart Woods
Lethal by Sandra Brown
The Affair by Lee Child
Heat Rises by Richard Castle

For Kids:
Sea Otters
The Curries and Radioactivity
Isaac Newton and Gravity
Girl's Health- Eating Disorders
Girl's Health-Online Safety