Saturday, July 27, 2013

Exeter-Milligan Represented at All-Star Volleyball Match

Recent graduate, Jackie Luzum, of Exeter-Milligan along with Exeter-Milligan Volleyball Coach recently represented the RED team at the Nebraska Coaches Association All-Star game.  The York News Times featured them in an article.  To read it click: Article

Friday, July 26, 2013

Local Students Attend Energy Camp

L-R Elliot Erdkamp, Jonathan Mounce, Steve Gerken, Lisa Wurtele, Spencer Papik and Virginia LaCore.

Perennial PPD Sponsors Area Teens at Youth Energy Camp

(July 24, 2013) York, NE. – Perennial Public Power District recently sponsored three area teens at the Nebraska Rural Electric Association (NREA) Youth Energy Camp. The camp was held July 15-19 at the Nebraska 4-H Camp near Halsey, NE.

The teens sponsored by the utility were Jonathan Mounce, son of Vincent and Sherry Mounce; Spencer Papik, son of Doug and Melanie Papik; and Elliot Erdkamp, son of Paul and Becky Erdkamp. All three teens are from the Exeter area. Journeyman Line Technician, Steve Gerken, and Lisa Wurtele, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, attended as adult counselors. Virginia Lacore, 2012 Youth Energy Camper, returned as a junior counselor.

Camp activities included tours of Gerald Gentleman Station near Sutherland and Kingsley Hydroelectric Power Plant at Lake McConaughy, educational workshops and presentations by regional experts, canoeing, pole climbing, a banquet and dance.

The Nebraska Rural Electric Association is composed of 34 rural electric systems including Perennial Public Power District. Each electric system offers the opportunity for high school-aged students to attend Youth Energy Camp annually in an effort to educate Nebraska youth about the public power industry.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Exeter Pack 218 Scouts Attend Webelos Camp

Four Webelos Scouts from Exeter Pack 218 along with their parents stayed at Camp Cornhusker from July 7 – 10 for Webelos Camp.

Despite the hot weather, the scouts, Clint Oldehoeft, Blake Meyer, Braden Capek and Ben Bartu enjoyed participating in a number of activities.  They earned their Readyman badge, worked on their Aquanaut badge, took rowboats out on the lake, shot bb guns and did archery.

The scouts slept in tents they helped put up, did a lot of hiking and performed two skits, one of which was an original the boys helped create.  The boys did two leather craft projects and practiced their knife skills.  They also worked on learning the Boy Scout Law, Oath and Promise.

Parents attending were Cubmaster Leesa Bartu, Den Leader Carol Capek, Heather Meyer and Jason Oldehoeft.
Above - The Exeter Pack 218 Webelos Scouts lined up in front of their campsite for a photo (l-r) Braden Capek, Ben Bartu, Blake Meyer and Clint Oldehoeft.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Generations Bank Adds Employee in Loan Department

Robert Elznic Joins Generations Bank
Exeter, NE, July 1, 2013: 

Generations Bank in Exeter, Nebraska recently announced the addition of Robert Elzinc to the bank’s lending staff.  Elznic’s emphasis will be working with agricultural production and agricultural real estate loans.  In addition, Elznic will also be working with commercial, consumer, and residential real estate loans.   

A native of Geneva, Nebraska, Elznic has a spent most of his career as a lender in Nebraska and Kansas.  Bob earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  Elzinc also attended the Graduate Schools of Banking in Boulder Colorado.

Generations Bank President Alan Emshoff said “We are pleased of have Bob as part of our bank staff.”  “Bob will bring a wealth of experience to our lending staff and will provide us with the credit skills to help our bank grow in a safe and sound manner.”  “Elznic also brings strong business development skills that will further assist us in meeting our strategic goals.” 

Bob and his wife Barb who is a native of Hebron, Nebraska, will be relocating to the area from Coffeyville, Kansas.  The Elznic's have two grown children and six grandchildren.  Bob has been active in his communities, serving in many leadership roles including School Board, Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce.

Generations Bank established in 1934 is a $35 million community bank owned and managed by people who live in the area.  Generations Bank is a full service bank offering loans to small business and agricultural producers as well as consumers to purchase homes and vehicles.  Generations Bank also offers a full suite of deposit products to consumers, agricultural producers and business.

Exeter Fun Days a Success

Junk in the Trunk

Kiddie and Pet Parade

Despite some much needed rain on Friday and Saturday, Exeter Fun Days went off without a hitch.

Friday night the softball tournament began and just as the sky opened up, so did the garage sales.  Also on Friday night, perennial favorite karaoke was held downtown at John E’s.

Saturday morning started bright and early with the Exeter Chamber of Commerce waffle feed at the Legion.  Also inside and outside the Legion were craft show vendors.  

At 8 a.m. the shotgun start at the Junk in the Trunk was held downtown.  Everyone enjoyed shopping in the flea market atmosphere at this first annual event.  The softball tournament began again and the Bullhead tournament started at the fire hall.

Over the lunch hour, Boy Scout Troop 270 from Friend held a lunch stand at the ball field.  Downtown, there were kids fun stations, including glitter tattoos and sand art.  Bingo was also held at the Legion during the afternoon. There was free swimming and treats at the pool on Saturday and Sunday.

The Kid and Pet Parade was held at 5 p.m. downtown and the participants walked a block and then were announced as they entered the street dance area.  The Exeter Volunteer Fire Department held their annual BBQ serving pork sandwiches, hot dogs and chicken.  Also available in the street dance area were a dunk tank and a bounce house (sponsored by Perennial Public Power District).  Check in for the Bullhead tournament was held during the street dance.

Before the entertainment began, Exeter Chamber of Commerce President John Graham presented the Exeter Fun Days Citizen of the Year award.  This was the first year the award has been given.  Members of the Chamber nominated citizens who have made a difference in the community of Exeter and then voted on the winner.  The first winner of the Exeter Fun Days Citizen of the Year award was Erma Adamson.

Adamson spends hours each week picking up trash throughout the community.  She has also donated a number of very attractive trash receptacles in the downtown area.  She is always working hard to make sure the community looks great.

After the presentation, Rusty Nichol performed at the street dance followed by Who’s Bill Anyway.