Saturday, September 22, 2012

FCDC Announces Deadline Exetension

The Homeownership Opportunity Program (HOP) to provide down payment subsidies to Home-buyers for the purchase of existing homes within Fillmore County has been extended to March 22, 2013. 

By the contract with NDED, the program had a formal completion date of September 22, 2012.  However, the Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC), under a Subrecipient agreement with Fillmore County, committed to meeting the target plan of completing at least 14 successful loan closings (and minor rehabilitation) for homebuyers.  So far there have been eight loan closings with minor rehabilitation.

Therefore, the FCDC asked for a longer time period in which to complete the program.  The FCDC asked for a 6-month continuation and a budget amendment transferring HOME funds from the Downpayment Assistance Activity to the Housing Rehabilitation Activity.  The FCDC received word last week from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development that the program will now have a completion date of March 22, 2013 and $25,000 has been transferred from the downpayment assistance activity to the housing rehabilitation activity. 

Eligible applicants include persons/families looking to purchase a home in Fillmore County and whose incomes are 80% or lower than the median household incomes of Fillmore County, NE, adjusted for family size.  For example, a family of four with a combined household income of $45,600 or less may qualify.  Other applicant eligibility criteria include:
·         Home being purchased must be the principal residence of the buyer
·         Completion of a Homeownership Training Program
·         Creditworthiness

The purpose of the Homeownership Opportunity Program (HOP) in Fillmore County is to provide financial assistance for the purchase of existing single-family residential housing units which are safe, decent, sanitary and affordable to low and moderate income persons/families-buyers.  The program is funded by HOME Investment Partnership funds awarded to Fillmore County by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. 

For information, or to request a program brochure and application, contact Patt Lentfer, Executive Director of FCDC at 402-759-4910, email: or by mail at:  1032 G Street, Geneva, NE  68361.  The information and an application may also be found on the FCDC website,

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Exeter-Milligan News: Psychology Class

Mr. Jordan Marr’s senior psychology class is currently studying about human behavior.  For this lesson, each student created a poster, depicting his or her personality through the use of images. In the picture, Madeleine Ensrud is sharing with the class her poster and answering student questions.  The students will continue their study of behavior by creating a survey and participating in a naturalistic observation experiment.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Exeter-Milligan News: Ag Venture Day

The Exeter-Milligan 4th graders are proud to show off the t-shirts they received after attending Ag-Venture Day in Geneva. They learned about the many ways agriculture affects their everyday life.  Pictured: Front L-R: Brock Steuben, Cammie Harrison, Jackson Beethe, Jaiden Papik, and Bailey Hanson Back L-R: Clint Oldehoft, Blake Meyer, Sean Gibson, Casey Jindra, Olivia Murphy and Georgia Meyer

Monday, September 17, 2012

Exeter-Milligan New Scoreboard and Crow's Nest

Exeter-Milligan showed off it’s football field’s new look on Friday night.  The new crow’s nest is three stories high with storage on the bottom floor, a seating area on the middle floor which will be raffled off each game and a top floor for coaches and announcers. The new scoreboard was also used for the first time during Friday’s Homecoming game with Exeter-Milligan posting the first numbers of the night.