Saturday, May 19, 2012

Exeter Senior Center Hosts Senior to Senior Breakfast

Exeter-Milligan senior Claire White shares a special moment at the Senior to Senior Breakfast with her grandmother Bonnie Cudaback .

The Exeter Senior Center was full of grandparents and special guests for the Senior to Senior Breakfast.

It’s a tradition now, the Exeter-Milligan seniors are invited to the Exeter Senior Center for breakfast before graduation but they also get to share the time with special seniors in their own lives, their grandparents.

For eleven years the members of the Exeter Senior Center have baked breakfast casseroles and muffins, decorated the Senior Center and honored both sets of seniors.

The project started when then board member Elva McBride recalled the special breakfast her own school had and wanted to duplicate that in her adopted community of Exeter. The Senior Center recognized Elva for this contribution with a bouquet of flowers.

Fillmore County Senior Services advisor Brenda Motis noted that the idea met with some resistance “as all new ideas do,” but after a few years it became a popular event. It gives the graduating class a few extra moments with their grandparents without parents around.

After the meal was served Motis took the opportunity to talk to the group. She reminded the seniors that "No matter what, always remember you'll always have a link to the Exeter and Milligan communities and family and friends and neighbors like us who are thinking of you and supporting you all the way.  We take the time to acknowledge the time and effort your grandparents and special friends have put into your lives.”

When the group had finished eating, the graduating seniors were asked to introduce themselves, tell the audience about their future plans and introduce their grandparents and guests.

In addition to serving the breakfast the Senior Center also held a drawing for Casey's gift certificates. The female gift went to Brittni Kotas and the male gift went to Brady Bristol. They also drew names for all of the balloon bouquets that were used as decorations.

The volunteers who made the event possible were Elva Mc Bride, Evelyn Elznic, Bonnie Cudaback, Evelyn Michl, Doris Hall, Roma Rhodes, Elaine Krejci, Marion Geiger, LaVonne Guthrie, and Frances Pracheil

Friday, May 18, 2012

Timberwolves at State Track!

Congratulations to Exeter-Milligan State Track Qualifiers! Good LUCK!!!

Kyle Jensen - Long Jump
Alicia Bigelow - 3200 Meter Relay, 1600 Meter Relay
Taylor Erdkamp - 3200 Meter Relay
Amber Pribyl - 3200 Meter Relay, 1600 Meter Relay
Jennifer Pribyl - 3200 Meter Relay, 1600 Meter Relay, 800 Meter Run
Maitlyn Thomsen - 1600 Meter Relay

Exeter-Milligan High Graduates Thirteen

Exeter- Milligan graduating seniors from left to right are Michael Schoop, Brady Bristol, Claire White,  Blake Mark,  Colleen Colson,  Jalen Maxson,  Rebecca Vossler, Nolan Beatham,  Lana Kennedy, Nathan Bigelow,  Brittni Kotas, Quinten Loontjer, and Trevor Rainey.

The Exeter-Milligan class of 2012 graduated Saturday May 12th at 4:00 pm with all thirteen members receiving diplomas.

The crowd was welcomed by graduating senior Quinten Loontjer before watching the senior video which shared many of their memories, family photos and special poetry.

Rebecca Vossler and Brady Bristol both shared their thoughts on the future with the audience before the eighth grade class were recognized for completing junior high.

Diplomas were handed out by Superintendent Paul Sheffield and Exeter-Milligan School Board Vice President Brent Moore.  The class was presented before Claire White gave the closing remarks.  With diplomas in hand the seniors were escorted out of the gym by their parents and family members where they formed a receiving line outside.

Scouting for Food

Don't forget that Saturday, May 19th, the Exeter Cub Scouts will be hosting a Scouting for Food event at the Exeter Fire Hall.  Please drop off non-perishable food items at the Exeter Fire Hall and Farmers and Merchants Bank in Milligan from 9 - 11 a.m. and the scouts will transport them to Blue Valley in Geneva for their food pantry.  Drop off boxes are also located at First National Bank in Exeter, the Village of Exeter office and Farmers and Merchants Bank in Milligan.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Exeter-Milligan Eighth Grade Graduates

Exeter-Milligan students graduating from eight grade are front row Chrissy Starkey, Brianna Beatham, Kirby Soukup, Janey Due, Marissa Howard, Elliot Erdkamp and Johnathon Mounce.  Back row from the left are Spencer Papik, Brayden Olsen, Samuel Zeleny, Jack Dinneen, Hunter Worrell and Sean Maxson.  Not pictured are Alexis Trauger and Jaret Clift.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Exeter-Milligan Students Recognized as Big Red Stars

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln recognized Nebraska eight graders for their academic excellence, leadership and perseverance May 10 at the 2012 Big Red Stars Recognition Ceremony.

Big Red Stars is a program designed to recognize outstanding eighth-grade students in Nebraska.  These talented students were nominated by school principals as students who showcase strong leadership skills and academic promise. The award ceremony was sponsored by UNL and EducationQuest at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.  Highlights of the event included individual recognition and awards for the 2012 Big Red Stars Nominees and special remarks from First Lady of Nebraska Sally Ganem. 

Exeter-Milligan students Spencer Papik and Chrissy Starky were honored.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Election Day

Don't forget today is Election Day - the polls in Exeter at the Fire Hall will be open from 8 - 8 today!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Exeter-Milligan Holds Kindergarten Roundup

 Trenton Vossler, right, shows his sister Jolene Vossler his Kindergarten Room.

Andrew Vavra, middle, explains to his little brother, Aidan Vavra how things work in the Kindergarten classroom while Tyler Due (right) agrees.

 Tyler Due, right, shares a book with Mikey Bartu during Kindergarten roundup.

Savannah Horne and Jaiden Papik read together.

 Kindergarteners gather with the incoming Kindergarteners and share some books with them.

This year Kindergarten Round up was a little different at Exeter-Milligan.  Principal Laura Kroll and Kindergarten teacher Judy Kassik decided that with the smaller class size they could accommodate both the current kindergarteners as well as the incoming kindergarteners.  The groups spent the afternoon together sharing about their school day while regular round up activities were also conducted.  Three of the current kindergarteners had siblings in the incoming group and were able to guide them through their classroom.