Saturday, May 12, 2012

Exeter-Milligan K, 1 and 2 Field Trip

Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten, first and second graders traveled to Lincoln for their field trip on Friday.  Their first stop was Fire Station #1 in Lincoln where firemen Todd and Dallas gave them a tour of the station, complete with a demonstration of the ladder truck.  From there they went to Antelope Park where they ate lunch and enjoyed the playground before heading to the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Exeter/Exeter-Milligan Alumni Reunion Weekend

Exeter/Exeter-Milligan Alumni will have their annual reunion weekend starting on Friday, May 25th.

On Friday there will Karoke at 8:30 pm at John E’s.  No Minors.  Wear EMHS gear.

On Saturday there will be a golf tournament in Geneva .  Register by May 12th by calling Ryan Betka at 402-710-0455 or Mike Mika at 402-266-1005.   

On Saturday there will also be tours of the school from 5:15-6:30 with photos of the honor classes in the gym from 5:15-6:30.  The Banquet starts at 6:30 and will be catered by Evening With Friends.  Tickets are $25 per person and include entrance to the dance.  Tickets can be purchased at Greg’s or at First National Bank in Exeter or by calling Dana Myers at 402-366-3459 or Kendall Gloystein at 402-710-0172.  

 The Alumni Dance will be held at the Legion starting at 9 pm with $5 entrance at the door.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Exeter-Milligan D.A.R.E. Graduation

The Exeter-Milligan D.A.R.E. graduation class is pictured from row from the left Patrick Murphy, Joey Bartu, Kelsey Bigelow, Kaitlyn Vavra, Janey Erdkamp, and Vicki Androyna. Back row from the left are Alexis Uldrich, Hannah Horne, Travis Gilliam, Seth Maxson Hannah Beethe, Clare Mounce, Kate Mounce and Retired Trooper Wayne Trantham (not pictured are Derek Axline, Tara Mueller and Eric Olsen).

D.A.R.E. graduation was held in the Milligan gym on Friday. Drug abuse resistance education has a goal of teaching young men and women to “make healthy and wise decisions while avoiding and resisiting drugs and violence,” according to their literature.

The sixth grade class received instruction every Friday afternoon from retired Trooper Wayne Trantham during the school day.

All seventeen members of the Exeter-Milligan sixth grade class participated and graduated from the program.  Many parents and family members were present at the ceremony to support and congratulate the students.

Five students were chosen to read their essay about the D.A.R.E. program.  Patrick Murphy, Hannah Beethe, Clare and Kate Mounce all gave their speeches and due to another event their teacher, Mrs. Polak read Tara Mueller’s essay.

Throughout the program the sixth graders demonstrated some of their favorite forms of applause so the fifth graders could try them out before each receiving their individual certificates. Certificates were also given to local businesses who have supported the D.A.R.E. program.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Notice from the Village of Exeter

P O BOX 96
EXETER, NE 68351


Due to safety concerns and citizen complaints the Exeter Village Board voted at the May 1, 2012 board meeting to ban all parking on both sides of the gravel road between the ball field and west practice field.

Parking will still be allowed on the grassy areas inside the ball park during games and practice times.

There is plenty of street parking on paving near the city park and swimming pool.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. If you have any questions, please contact the Village Clerk's Office at (402) 266-3051.

Becky S. Erdkamp
Village Clerk

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Heavy Rains Hit Exeter

Over 3 1/2 inches of rain fell Wednesday evening in a storm that sat on top of Fillmore County all night long.  The lightning show was on all night as well.  Small hail fell several times but there were no reports of damage or power outages in the Exeter area.  One tornado dropped down south of Shickley damaging a farm but there were no injuries reported.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman's Club Hosts Arbor Day Celebration

The honorees that were present at the Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman’s Club Arbor Day Baby Celebration paused for a photo.  They are from the left, Zach Becker holding son Beau, Becky Erdkamp holding son Axel and Kendra Oldehoeft holding son Crosby.

Exeter-Milligan second graders Peyton Pribyl (right), Braden Capek, and Alivia Hartmann were part of a play that their class performed about the origins of Arbor Day at the Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman’s Club Arbor Day Baby Celebration.

Exeter-Milligan second graders performed a play about the origins of Arbor Day at the Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman’s Club Arbor Day Baby Celebration.  They are pictured front row from the left, Becca Krupicka, Briana Capek, Casey Underwood, Alec Schlueter, Kole Svec, Cameran Jansky,  and Emma Olsen.  Top row from the left are Chris Kelch, Katelyn Babula, Peyton Pribyl,  Braden Capek,  Alivia Hartmann, Wesley Ronne and Ben Bartu.

For 27 years the Exeter G.F.W.C. has welcomed new babies born to families in the old Exeter school district with trees, books, flowers and certificates.  As always, they tie the celebration to the Nebraska born holiday, Arbor Day.

Attendees were welcomed by the Exeter Club President, Karen Chapman followed by a welcome from the Exeter Mayor, Alan Michl.  Michl read an Arbor Day Observation Proclamation which encouraged “all citizens to support Arbor Day and protect the trees in our community.”

Exeter-Milligan secondary principal Lin Schlueter also welcomed the new babies to the community encouraging the parents to contact the school if they “see any developmental delay or speech problems. . .if there is anything we can do just let us know.”

Jill Schmidt of Fillmore County Good Beginnings shared about the WHALE project co-sponsored by the Geneva Rotary and Good Beginnings which places vital identification information on children's car seats to help rescue workers in the case of an accident.

G.F.W.C. Arbor Day committee members shared next, with Bethine Leif explaining how the program began and the continuation of its funding which is currently sponsored by a grant from the Fillmore County Foundation and the Fillmore County Keno Fund. Committee Member Suzanne Johnson shared about the history of Arbor Day and explained that the group will be planting an ornamental white flowering pear tree at the Exeter-Milligan school with the names of the babies born this year sealed in bottle to be placed in with the tree.

The Exeter-Milligan second grade class presented a short play on the origin of Arbor Day through the “eyes” of a statue of J. Sterling Morton.  The students reenacted scenes from Morton’s life which were instrumental in making Arbor Day a national holiday.

At the end of the program the Exeter G.F.W.C. presented books, certificates, a copy of the Mayor's proclamation, seedling trees with planting instructions, flowers for the moms and "our best wishes" to the new parents.

This year the Exeter G.F.W.C. welcomed these five babies: Aiden Gene Nichols, son of Jon and Stefanie Nichols, Beau William Becker, son of Zach and J.J. Becker, Axel George Erdkamp, son of Adam and Becky Erdkamp, Crosby Everett Oldehoeft, son of Chad and Kendra Oldehoeft and Hadley Grace Kahler, daughter of Nate and Kathy Kahler.