Friday, March 23, 2012

Gaylord Becker Falls to his Death in Exeter

Former Exeter Resident and 1949 Exeter High School graduate Gaylord Becker fell to his death on Tuesday in Exeter at the building he where stored his old cars in.  There are more details in the Lincoln Journal Star Article along with a picture of Gaylord. The second link is to Gaylord's obituary.

Lincoln Journal Star Article

Gaylord's Obituary

Exeter-Milligan Track Team

Exeter Milligan Track Team Girls- Top row from the left Erica Yound, Kylie Briske, Brittni Kotas, Megan Miller, and Ashley Miller. Middle row from the left Megan Zwickl, Malinda Hall, Logan Zeleny, Alicia Bigelow and Jackie Luzum.  Front row from the left – Madison Horne, Maitlyn Thomsen, Amber Pribyl, Taylor Erdkamp, Jennifer Pribyl,  Megan Waldron, and Becca Vossler. Not pictured are Claire White and Sierra Christensen.
– Exeter- Milligan Track Team Boys   Top row from the left, Dalton Zelenka, Jesse Hall, Robert Harre, Alex Benorden and Brody Kresak. Middle row from the left  Kyle Jensen, Dusty Axline, Robbie Androyna, James Sluka and Huntington Trauger.  Bottow row from the left are Broc Mueller, Quinten Loontjer, Nate Bigelow and Wyatt Clift.

 Assistant Coach Shelli Mueller
 Head Boys Coach Brian Murphy
 Assistant Coach Jordan Marr
Head Girls Coach Jackson Krejci

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Exeter-Milligan Update: Spring Concert

The Exeter-Milligan elementary students will present their spring program, "My Favorite Things," on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Milligan gymnasium.  The concert will feature the third grade class playing boomwhackers, the fourth grade class playing recorders, the fifth grade band, the sixth grade band, and the Sing Around Nebraska group singing a song from their festival.  The K-6 large group will open with the song "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music.  Each grouping of students will then sing some of their favorite songs from our music books. We will conclude the concert with "E-M's Favorite Things."  This is a song arranged by the sixth grade class.  The students took favorite things from each of the elementary classes and rewrote the words to make them appropriate for our K-2, 3-4, and 5-6 grade students. They also used a computer program called GarageBand and added some percussion and guitar to the song.  We are looking forward to performing their arrangement.  Students currently taking piano lessons will play solos before the concert. They will begin no earlier than 6:40.  Several of the classroom teachers have been working on art projects that correspond to our theme.  The sixth grade students are completing posters about some of their favorite things in music.  All of the posters and artwork will be displayed on the north gym wall.  We hope you can join us for an evening of our favorites!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Exeter Gets New Signage

New Signs in Exeter notified peddlers and door to door salesman that they must get a permit before selling in town.  If someone comes to your door to sell something don't forget to ask for their permit.  If they don't have one, please remind them that the need to visit the village office during business hours to apply for a permit.
The other new signs direct trucks to the newly established truck route which leads them directly to the coop.  The village board hopes to minimize street damage by establishing a route for trucks.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Exeter-Milligan Fourth Grader donates to Locks of Love Twice

Not once, but twice in the last two and a half years Caitlin Murphy has grown her hair beyond the 10 inches required to donate to Locks of Love. The first time was just before she entered the second grade, in August of 2009.

“The first time it was pretty hard (cutting off her hair)but this time I was kind of ready to get it cut off.  It made me feel like I was helping.  I think someone was happy when they got the wig,” said Murphy.

She regrew her hair and with a few trims a year to keep it healthy it was just over 11 inches in late February. She doesn’t have any plans to do it again especially since it gets difficult to care for when it gets that long.

According to her mom, Angie Murphy, “Caitlin’s hair is pretty thick so it takes a lot of brushing when it gets that long.  A lot of conditioner too!  She was ready for it to be cut after one frustrating night of brushing.” 

According to the Locks of Love website “ 80% of all donations come from children who wish to help other children. Locks of Love is devoted to helping every child suffering from medical hair loss, thus we do not discriminate as to the cause of hair loss.”

For more information on the requirements for donating hair visit

Monday, March 19, 2012

Exeter Chamber Donation Ready

 Terry Volkmer, left, and Linda Underwood, right, finish up the final touches on an outhouse that will be auctioned at the Cattleman's Ball in June.

The finished out house.

Maybe you've noticed the outhouse in town? It's a real outhouse, really! 
The outhouse was the brainchild of Linda Underwood.  Linda, who is a volunteer on the silent auction committee, had heard rumors for years that they would love to auction off an outhouse.  She approved the Exeter Chamber of Commerce to see if they would donate the funds for the supplies to build the outhouse.

Once the Exeter chamber agreed to sponsor the outhouse, Underwood contacted Exeter Lumber who donated their time to construct the outhouse.  Terry Volkmer and Linda tackled the beautifying of the outhouse which included the names of all of the businesses who are members of the Exeter Chamber along with beautiful sunflowers painted on the outside.

During the June 1 and 2 Nebraska Cattlemen's Ball which will be held in McCool Junction, the outhouse will be auctioned off during a silent auction.