Monday, December 30, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Update: 5th Grade Keyboarding Class

5th Grade Keyboarding Class by Lisa Soukup, Media Specialist

Exeter-Milligan 5th Graders are using laptops for keyboarding this year. They meet in the Library and log into a web based program. It is an individual based program where each student advances at their own pace. They spend two days a week for 30 minutes reviewing, learning new reaches and working on proper posture for keyboarding

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Obituary: Myron Schiefelbein

Myron Joseph Schiefelbein, 90, passed away December 21 ,2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska . Myron was born April 16, 1923 on a farmstead near Juniata, Nebraska to John and Agnes (Gerten) Schiefelbein. He was the second born in a family of 10 children. In 1942 he graduated from Roseland High School and married Maxine (Ernst) of Kenesaw, Nebraska December 30, 1948.

Myron served in the U.S. Army from Jan. 1949 thru 1953. He served with the IX Corps, Red Bull Battalion, 987th Field Artillery in Korea with the Ohio National Guard. As a Corporal in Korea he saw active duty and was wounded in March of 1951 being awarded the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars.

Upon his return home from the service he moved to the Friend area where he raised German Shepherd dogs and worked as a truck driver and mechanic for Diamond Freightways and Graves truck line. Myron and Maxine’s 3 children, Dan, Nancy and Tommy were born and raised in Friend. The family moved to Exeter in 1976. Myron and Maxine, owned and operated the Shuffle Inn Tavern and cafĂ©, and worked as a Government grain sampler at the Exeter Co-op. Myron never really retired always working as a handyman and hobbyist. Through the years he enjoyed hunting with his sons, fishing, tinkering with old cars, woodworking, playing cards and following his grandchildren’s sports and activities.

Myron and wife Maxine moved to Lincoln in 2010 to be closer to family. This past October Myron was among 150 Korean War Veterans to make the Korean Veteran Honor Flight to Washington D.C.. They viewed the War Memorials, Lincoln Memorial, and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Korean Memorial was viewed once during the day and again at sunset. They returned home to the fanfare of the Legion band, cheering friends and families.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Maxine, children and spouses, Dan and Darla Schiefelbein (Columbus, NE), Nancy and Roger Bruner of (Lincoln, NE) ,grandchildren Erin and Jeff Eickhoff,(Albion, NE) Adam and Courtney Stottler(Alma, NE) ,Jack and Joseph Bruner (Lincoln, NE), and 3 great grandchildren. Myron is also survived by sisters Virginia Trausch (Roseland NE) Mary Ellen and Ronnie Meyer (Aurora IL), brother John and Wauneta Schiefelbein (Hastings NE), sisters-in-law Mary Lou Schiefelbein (Boise, ID) and Sue Schiefelbein (Troy, MO)

Myron was preceded in death by his parents, son Tom and Tom's daughter Natasha, sister’s and spouses Verena and Ed Paluska, Johanna and Paul Utecht , Julie and Ronnie Utecht, brother Ed, Denny, Jerome and wife Ramona, and brother –in –law Mike Trausch.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Exeter Resident Mark Becker Achieves Credentials

Mark Becker, Perennial Public Power District Director Achieves Credentials in Today Electric Utility Competencies

Mark Becker from Perennial Public Power District recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

Today’s electric utility environment imposes new demands on rural public power district directors, particularly increased knowledge of changes in the electric utility business and new governance skills. Public Power Districts in Nebraska have a commitment to work through NRECA to sharpen this body of knowledge for the benefit of their customers.

The NRECA CCD program required attendance and demonstrated understanding of the basic competencies contained in five core courses:
·         Director Duties and Liabilities
·         Understanding the Electric Business
·         Board Roles and Relationships
·         Strategic Planning
·         Financial Decision Making

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, public power districts and consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Update: Reading Group

Mr. Bob Mahoney’s reading class at Exeter-Milligan is rapidly moving up to the next level in the Reading Mastery program. They have done very well this semester and will finish their level with a story about Tom Sawyer by the end of January.  Pictured are Jacy Schlueter, Max Zeleny, Wyatt Motis and Ty Underwood (Caleb Horne absent).

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday Lights around Exeter

 Exeter homes are all lit up for the Christmas.  Above his the Tauriella's home.  Below Kay Due recognizes her American pride with her red, white and blue tree.

 The Murphy home (above) and the Kuska home (below) both have beautiful light displays.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Death Notice: Myron Schiefelbein

Funeral services for Myron Schiefelbein will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Church of Christ in Exeter. Rev. Kenneth Leischner will officiate the service. 

Military graveside services will follow the funeral in the Exeter Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Farmer Funeral Home in Exeter. Family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Memorials are directed to the Exeter American Legion Post 218 or the United Church of Christ in Exeter.

Exeter-Milligan Update: Physical Education

Ingrid Remmen, Devin Sheffield and Felix Richter,  students in Mrs. Darcy White's advanced physical education class, are shown working on Power Point presentations for a final project.  For their final project, each student was to choose a sport and create a powerpoint to explain the rules, regulations and nuances of that sport.