Saturday, January 4, 2014

Pepsi films Super Bowl Half Time Show in Milligan

All Photos courtesy of Ronda Korbelik

 In a matter of 48 hours the town of Milligan was transformed from a quiet village to a concert venue for a Super Bowl commercial all courtesy of Pepsi.

The Pepsi machines showed up in and around town on Thursday and the free machines emptied quickly before reinforcements were sent in on Friday and Saturday.

The concert was announced on Friday but the star of the show was not announced until Saturday morning.  Country star Lee Brice arrived at the York Airport on Saturday morning and also from York were the York High Band, York High Dance team and cheerleaders filming parts of the commercial during daylight hours.

Frigid temps in Milligan didn't keep the crowds away and the town turned the water tower Pepsi blue along with displaying the logo on the side of the grain bins at Kassik Mills.  The film crew was in town all day.

The concert venue was downtown Milligan with Evening with Friends restaurant playing host.  The concert was free and Pepsi also passed out lots of 12 packs of Pepsi and followed the concert with a fireworks show.

The commercial is scheduled to film at halftime during the Super Bowl February 2nd.


Lee Brice at dinner in Ron's Tavern and spent some time with owner Elaine Korbelik. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

More Cool Tools at School

 It was the third graders night to show their cool tools and Marcus Krupicka is showing his mom, Dianna Krupicka and sisters Cheyenne and Savanah how he uses his ipad in class.
Third graders clockwise from the left, Marcus Krupicka, Olivea Swanson (fourth grader) Emma Olsen and Cade Kresak work on their ipads.
Elementary Principal Laura Kroll explains to a parent how useful the ipads are in the classroom.

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.