Saturday, February 9, 2013

Exeter Cub Scouts Attend Night at the Stars

Exeter Cub Scout Pack 218 attended the Scout Night at the Lincoln Stars Hockey game Friday night.  The Stars hosted Sioux Falls Stampede but lost 4 – 1.  It was poster night so the scouts that came early enough were able to get free posters.  After the game was over the Scouts in uniform were invited on to the ice for an exclusive autograph session. 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Update: 8th Grade History

Mr. Brian Murphy's classes have been busy doing a variety of activities this semester.  Eighth grade American History is just starting to produce a digital newspaper about westward expansion.  High School American History is entering a unit on U.S. involvement in World War II.  The Post World War II History class has been investigating the 1960s.  In freshman World Geography, students prepared travel brochures for U.S. regions or states.  This semester, there is a map quiz each week over different regions, countries, cities, and landforms of the world.  

Pictured are eighth graders Joan Strate, Sydney Hall, and Haylee Sheffield researching for their digital newspaper project.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Update: Math Matters 2

The Math Matters 2 Class at Exeter-Milligan is beginning a unit on Geometry.  The class, under the tutelage of Mary Kay Pribyl, is currently learning basic definitions and properties.  Shown are Nathan Oliva and Robert Harre playing a matching game to study and review the definitions. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Hosts Junior High Basketball Tournament

Exeter-Milligan hosted a junior high basketball tournament this weekend with three other teams participating.

The Meridian Mustangs girls met the Exeter-Milligan girls to start the tournament with Exeter-Milligan coming out on top 34-11.  The Exeter-Milligan boys team then defeated Meridian 29-13.

The next two teams in the bracket were The Friend Lady Bulldogs who handed the Bruning Davenport Shickley girls a berth in the consolation match up with a win of 37-10. 

Boys were up next with Class C-1 Central City taking over the court defeating Friend 46-17.

The consolation matchup between the girls, BDS and Meridian, found BDS on top.

Next up were the Friend boys and the Meridian Mustangs in the consolation bracket.  Friend won the game.
The girls championship matched Highway 6 rivals, Friend and Exeter-Milligan with Friend coming in first winning 30-24.  Exeter-Milligan got within five points during the third quarter but Friend held onto their lead bringing home the first place trophy.

The Exeter-Milligan boys fought hard in the boys champion bracket but were unable to overcome the Central City Bison, losing by a score of 64-23.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Obituary Lela Ann Hassler

Lela Ann (Becker) Hassler passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Tekamah, Neb.  She was born to Herbert John Becker and Gertrude (Hogan) Becker on Sept. 22, 1931, in Exeter, Neb. She was the second of four children.

Lela Ann attended St. Stephen’s Catholic School and graduated from Exeter High School in 1949. She worked part-time at Barkmeier’s grocery store in Exeter. She married Joseph Forbes Hassler on Jan. 19, 1952, and to them seven children were born. Together they farmed north of Exeter until Joseph’s death in 1986. 

Lela Ann was an outstanding cook (her fried chicken and brownies were legendary) and a skilled bridge player. In addition to cooking and playing cards, she loved to crochet, garden and dance. But her biggest love was her family, to whom she was greatly devoted. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Exeter, and later, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Tekamah, where she moved in 2006.

Lela Ann was preceded in death by her husband; son Neil, infant son Michael and infant daughter Mary Beth; her parents; and sister Janet (Becker) Grote and infant sister Ellen Jean.

She is survived by daughter Leslye (Gordon) Bryant of Tekamah; sons Paul (Michelle) of Lincoln, Bruce (Karen) of Unadilla and Darin (Janna) of Lincoln;  grandchildren Crystal (Craig) Mencke, Hannah Hassler, Neil Hassler, Chip Bryant, Caitlin Hassler and Kayla Hassler, all of Lincoln, Joseph (Erin) Hassler of Omaha and Jessica (Nick) Mathistad of Alta, Iowa; great-grandchildren Delaney Mencke of Lincoln, Chase Mathistad of Alta, Iowa,  Leo Hassler of Omaha; sister Peggy (Mac) McKitterick of Lincoln; and brothers-in-law Gerald Grote and Jim Hassler, both of Lincoln. 

Rosary: 10 a.m., Feb. 8, St. Stephen’s Church, Exeter. Services: 11 a.m., Feb. 8, St. Stephen’s Church, Exeter, Nebraska. Memorials to the St. Stephen’s Church Building Fund.

The family wishes to express its deepest gratitude and heartfelt thank you for the loving care and kindness Leslye Bryant provided during the time Lela Ann lived in Tekamah, especially the past year when Lela Ann was confined to the Golden Living Center there.