Thursday, November 3, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Football Victory

Exeter-Milligan defeated unbeaten Pawnee City on Wednesday evening.

Tuesday's quarterfinals
Giltner (10-0) at Howells (10-0), 6 p.m.
Clarkson (6-4) at Exeter-Milligan (9-1), 5 p.m.

Here are some articles about their victory:

York News Times

Lincoln Journal Star

Exeter-Milligan Update: Physics

Lorie Sliefert's Exeter-Milligan Physics class is studying projectile motion.  They recently had a lab were they had to calculate where they thought a marble would land on the floor as it was projected off the edge of the table.   Once they calculated the distance it would travel, they placed an empty can on that spot on the floor to see if they could get the marble in the can on the first try.   Of course their calculations were correct and it did land in the can. Pictured are Claire White and Michael Schoop calculating their marble destination.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Exeter-Milligan implements high-five program

  Kohl Svec was the high five winner during Homecoming week and is pictured with his prize.
Brightly colored hands plaster the lockers of Exeter-Milligan students at both of the elementary campuses.
These neon paper hands represent the "high five" program that Exeter-Milligan Elementary Principal Laura Kroll and her staff have implemented this year.
When a teacher or staff member spots a student performing a good deed, behaving well or being kind, that student is given a high five note praising their behavior.  The program also includes "high five's" for students who have achieved a scholastic goal.
Once a week all the names of the students who received a high five during the week are entered into a drawing at each school and the student whose name is drawn gets a small soda and a candy bar. 
Kroll noticed so much of school discipline is negative and thought that, "Pointing out the positives is very important at all levels, but especially at the elementary level."
Instead of focusing on a system of discipline that punishes students for misbehavior, Kroll hoped that rewarding students for good behavior would encourage them to look for opportunities to help others.
Helping the students to take pride in their behavior "is what it's all about," according to Kroll.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Local Donates Stuffed Animals to Exeter Volunteer Fire Department

Exeter Volunteer Fire Department members hold some of the stuffed animals Deidre Stevens, Miss Nebraska Junior Teen, donated to the department. The department keeps new, small stuffed animals in the Rescue Unit and gives them to the children they transport.  The stuffed animals were donated by Stevens' fellow pagaent contestants.  Pictured in the front row from the left are Jon Murphy, Margaret Petro, Stevens, Hope Androyna, and Dan Votipka.  In the back row are John Graham, Jacob Miller and John Miller.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Special Halloween Events in Exeter

Exeter hosted some special activities for Halloween this year.  Exeter Care Center hosted a Fall Fair during the afternoon and then the residents welcomed trick or treaters during the early evenings.  Ghosts and goblins were welcomed to the Exeter Fire Hall for Halloweenie hot dogs, chips and pops sponsored by the Exeter Chamber of Commerce.
 Lucky Leprechaun Aliva Hartmann gets a Halloweenie hot dog for supper in Exeter.

 Toni Bossaleer tries to get Ben Bartu to guess what he is feeling under the towel at the Exeter Care Center Fall Festival. Was it eyeballs or grapes?

 Trick or Treaters Tyler Due (middle) and Macy Due (right) got some treats from Exeter Care Center resident El Jensen (left).

Linda Underwood, right, helped serve hot dogs to some hungry trick or treaters at the Exeter Chamber of Commerce Halloweenie Hot Dog Feed - Jacy Schlueter, left, and Olivea Swanson, middle.

Halloweenie Tonight

Don't forget the First Annual Halloweenie Hot Dog Feed at the Exeter Fire Hall Tonight.  Hot Dogs will be served from 5 - 7 p.m. and are FREE!!! Come on down - sponsored by the Exeter Chamber of Commerce!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Local Scouts Attend Merit Badge University

 Boy Scouts in the photography merit badge took some time during class to explore the outdoors for textures and backgrounds for their pictures.

Scouts ate their lunch at the Prairie Winds Merit Badge University while listening to Concordia Professor Tim Huntington (far left) give a lecture on entomology.

Concordia University was invaded by Boy Scout uniforms as they hosted the largest Merit Badge University in the Cornhusker Council this year on Saturday, October 22.

Scouts from Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri traveled to the campus for a day of learning and training. Over 20 merit badges were offered, including the most recently released Chess merit badge.
In addition to the offerings to the Boy Scouts, adult leadership courses were also available. Over 275 participants registered for the day long courses with close to 200 of those Boy Scouts working on merit badges.

Many of the merit badges were taught by Concordia University professors who were recruited by the chairman of the Merit Badge University, Kevin Potratz. Potratz, who is the Scoutmaster of Troop 256 out of Seward, also serves as a computing service system analyst and infrastructure support coordinator at Concordia.

This event was the first Merit Badge University offered by the Prairie Winds District’s since 2003. District Executive Jerad Reimers noted “This is a great way for scouting access opportunities in the community to help the scouts attain merit badges that they wouldn’t normally be available to accomplish like nuclear science and energy.”

Each scout was able to register for two merit badges, many which were required for the Eagle Scout rank. Scouts registered in advance were also given a list of prerequisites for each merit badge that could not be completed during the class time and were given time to present those if possible.

As part of the special event, scouts and leaders were treated to “The Decay CafĂ© Buffet” a presentation by Professor Tim Huntington, PhD, D-ABFE, a board certified Forensic Entomologist and faculty member at Concordia during their lunch break.

Locally, scouts and leaders from Cordova Troop 359, Geneva Troop 175, Troop 173 and 174 out of York and Troop 270 out of Friend attended the event.