Saturday, April 27, 2013

Teach Children to Save Day

Only three banks in the state of Nebraska have participated in the National Teach Children to Save day since its inception in 1997.  Generations Bank in Exeter, is one of those three banks.
This year Sharla Dinneen represented Generations Bank to students at both the Exeter and Milligan campus.
Dinneen emphasized to the students that “We would like to encourage you to start young to have good savings skills and to save more.”
Dinneen shared with the students how money is made and told the students about the different United States Mints. She explained that all of Nebraska’s money comes from the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City.
The students learned about the phrase that “Money doesn’t grow on trees” during Dinneen’s presentation.  Also during the afternoon session, Dinneen helped the children understand the differences between needs and wants when shopping and saving.
 To emphasize the point about money growing each student was given a plantable wildflower seed bill made from recycled paper along with a snack and a drink courtesy of Generations Bank.
This event is scheduled each April during Financial Literacy Month.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Death Notice: Betty Papik

Services for Betty Papik (July 23, 1927 - April 24, 2013) will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cordova, Nebraska. Burial will follow in the Zastrow Cemetery.
Visitation for Betty will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family greeting friends from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Farmer Funeral Home in Exeter, Nebraska.

Exeter-Milligan Student Wins Writing Contest

In the Youth Division of the Creative Writing program of GFWC Exeter Woman's Club, Clint Oldehoeft, fourth grade student at Exeter-Milligan Public School, was a First Place winner with his Short Story entitled "Tom and Erick".  His entry will go on to the National GFWC Contest.  He is pictured here with his grandmother, Elaine Oldehoeft, President of the Exeter Woman's Club, presenting him with the Certificate he received at GFWC Nebraska State Women's Club Convention held April 18 - 20.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Update: Old Time Radio Show

Several 5th & 6th grade students played solos, duets & trios on the KAWL Old Time Radio Show on Wednesday, April 17.  These students also participated in the Bruning-Davenport Band Contest in February.
Pictured are Row 1 (L-R):  Blake Steuben, Kayla Geiger, Anna Sluka, Caitlin Murphy, Peytan Brandt, Trever Zelenka
Row 2 (L-R):  Katherine White, Jacy Schlueter, Kate Jansky, Macy Due, MicKael Halverstadt, Josie Kresak, Spencer Pribyl, Nick Hayek

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Update: JH Band Members participate in Honor Choir/Band

Ten Exeter-Milligan students were selected to the Meridian Junior High Honor Clinic that was held on Friday, April 5.  Those selected to the Honor Choir were Katie Moody, Katie Skinner, Ashley Benorden and Lucy Murphy.  Those selected to the Honor Band were Ella Wilkins, Alexis Uldrich, Tara Mueller, Trystan Brandt, Samantha Horne and Haylee Sheffield.

Row 1 (L-R) - Trystan Brandt, Lucy Murphy, Ashley Benorden, Haylee Sheffield
Row 2 (L-R) - Ella Wilkins, Katie Moody, Alexis Uldrich, Tara Mueller, Samantha Horne, Katie Skinner

Monday, April 22, 2013

Exeter Public Library finishes strong at Library Madness

Exeter Public Library and Gilbert Public Library in Friend finished strong in the Southeast Library Competition “Library Madness.”  Losing during the first week of competition brought the two libraries into the consolation bracket during the last week in March.  Exeter edged out Gilbert by one point to move to another bracket.  In the alternate bracket Exeter romped on Kilgore Memorial Library in York by 5 points.
This climb also brought Exeter the award for the most improved week jumping a whopping 6.96 points from week one to week two.  They also received a constant climber award along with Gilbert Public Library as neither library had a drop in check outs over the course of the competition.

Erdkamp Signs With Doane

Exeter-Milligan Senior Volleyball standout Taylor Erdkamp signed to play volleyball at Doane College in Crete on Thursday morning, April 18th.  Erdkamp is joined at the table by her mother, Julie Erdkamp.  Behind her from the left are her father, Dale Erdkamp, Doane Assistant Volleyball Coach Conley Straight and Exeter-Milligan Volleyball Coach Darcy White.