Saturday, September 8, 2012

Exeter Cub Scouts Attend Saltdogs Game

Parading before the Saltdogs game the Exeter scouts are led by Blake Meyer (holding the flag) on the far right and then from right to left are Devin Harrison, Troy Kallhoff, Mikey Bartu, Josh Meyer, Cubmaster Leesa Bartu, Ben Bartu and Den Chief Joey Bartu.

Members of Exeter Cub Scout Pack 218 enjoyed a trip to a Saltdogs game and campout last weekend.  Six scouts and their parents along with Den Chief Joey Bartu attended the evening game at Haymarket Park.

Before the game, the scouts paraded around the field with their pack flag and then stayed on the field for the opening events.  Bear den member Braden Capek was chosen to be a watchdog for infielder #7 David  Espinosa.  Capek got a baseball from the Saltdogs and got to go out on the field with Espinosa who signed his baseball.

During the game the scouts played baseball bingo, paying attention to each event in the game so they could mark it on their bingo cards.  The Saltdogs were tied 5 and 5 in the bottom of the ninth and with a runner on base a home run was hit out of the park giving the Saltdogs a 7-5 victory.  

Immediately following the game the Saltdogs hosted an amazing fireworks show before the scouts and their siblings were able to run the bases.

After base running anyone who wanted to stay could get their tent and sleeping bags out of their car and set up on the outfield.  A program on disc golf was held and a movie played on the big screen before lights out at 1 am.  Wake up call was at 6:15 am and tents and personal belongings were removed from the outfield before the scouts and parents picked up anything left on the field.  The scouts enjoyed a catered breakfast before leaving the stadium.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Student Teacher at Exeter-Milligan

Chelsey Quiqley is a new face at Exeter-Milligan this fall.  She will be at Exeter-Milligan for the fall semester as she assists Darcy White and Anita Mueller as a student teacher.  

Not only is she working with White as an assistant in the Physical Education department she is also working under White with the volleyball team.

Quigley, who is from Indianola, Nebraska is working toward an education degree at York College.  She is a PE major with a special ed endorsement.  “I would like to be a Special Ed teacher and also coach volleyball or basketball.”

Living in York and commuting to Exeter has worked for her so far, “I had heard a few horror stories about student teaching but so far I am really enjoying it.  Everyone here is awesome.  The teachers and students have been great and it has been a good experience.”

Working with Mueller in the Resource department has also been rewarding, “I am actually getting to teach a little bit now and am really enjoying it.”

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Exeter-Milligan Welcomes Foreign Exchange Students

Exeter-Milligan welcomed foreign exchange students Madeleine Ensrud from Norway and Jesper Anker from Denmark this year.  

Ensrud is hosted by the Alan and Amy Emshoff family.  The junior is from Soerumsond, Norway and traveled a full day to get to Exeter.

So far the experience for her has been “going great. I love the family, and I love living here.”

Although she is enjoying being in Nebraska she does miss her parents and a big brother and younger sister in Norway.  Her dad works in the computer and phone industry and mom is a supervisor at a kindergarten.  Currently her older brother is in college working on a degree to teach English and Norwegian. 

For Ensrud two of the biggest differences in coming here from Norway have been the people and the landscape.  “Everyone is so nice here, that’s very different and everything is so flat.  There are lots of mountains and hills in Norway,” she explained.

Along with the landscape are the temperature differences, “In the summer about the hottest day was 75 with the coolest day being around 48.  Our average is between 50-60 so it is very cool.”

Agriculture is a big part of the economy of the area where Ensurd lives, “We grow more wheat and different grains than here and we produce hydroelectric power on the river that is just 40 meters from my house.”
Even though the village that Ensrud lives in only has about 5,000 she is used to walking or riding the train everywhere she needs to get to. 

So far, the food in America is one of her favorite parts.  “The food is very different here.  We eat a lot of fruit and only have sweet or fried items on the weekends.

Sports aren’t a part of the curriculum at her school, usually students play on club teams.  This year Ensrud plans to participate in FCCLA, one act play and choir.

Anker, also a junior, is already loving his experience in Nebraska.  He is being hosted by the Paul and Karla Sheffield family.

“Nebraska has some of the nicest people I have ever met,” said Anker.

Anker is from Stevning, Denmark, a small town like Exeter that enjoys 60 degree weather in the summer and plenty of rain.

Like Ensrud, his school doesn’t have a sports program but he has played soccer for a number of years on club teams.  He decided to try his hand at playing football on the Exeter-Milligan team and is really enjoying it so far.  He plans to play basketball and also go out for track.

As far as scholastics go, both Ensrud and Anker are working on some of the junior coursework including government.  Anker finds the history fascinating, “It’s fun hearing the differences between our government and history and yours.  It’s an election year so that’s special as well.”

Anker is definitely missing his two younger sisters along with his dad who works as an electrician and his mom who is a the firm psychologist at a local business, but he is really enjoying having a brother for the first time at the Sheffield household.

Family life is the same here as it is at home but he finds the food very different.  “We bring our own lunch and have no cafeteria.  We definitely eat a lot more here.  Our main meal is supper around 7:00 p.m.”
“We have fast food like McDonalds and Burger King in the bigger towns close buy, in our town we have a grocery store like Greg’s and most of the industry is IT related.”

Both Ensrud and Anker are looking forward to the school year progressing along with the cooler weather that fall will bring.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Exeter-Milligan Players on FC/E-M Softball Team

Exeter-Milligan players on the Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan Softball team are picture front row from the left Logan Zeleny, Alicia Bigelow, Elly Korbelik.  Back row from the left are Shelby Bell, Maitlyn Thomsen, Meredith Emshoff and Assistant Coach Lorie Sliefert with Hunter Stride not pictured.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Exeter-Milligan Cheerleaders

Exeter-Milligan Cheerleaders from the left are Deidre Stevens, Meredith Emshoff, Kylie Briske, Brooke Manning, Megan Waldron, Janey Due and Jordyn Brandt.


Exeter-Milligan Cheerleaders are ready to cheer on their teams for the year.  They are pictured front row from the left Meredith Emshoff, Megan Waldron and Brooke Manning.  Back row from the left are Jordyn Brandt, Deidre Stevens, Janey Due and Kylie Briske.