Saturday, March 1, 2014

Exeter Area Filings for May Primary

Exeter residents will need to head to the election polls in May and will have several options when voting.  Monday, March 3rd at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline for non-incumbents to register for the May primary.  The incumbent deadline has passed.
Exeter-Milligan School Board members Tom Sluka and Brent Moore have not refiled leaving their seats open.  Incumbent Sharon Kuska has filed along with newcomers Adam Erdkamp, Mark Bigelow and Kendra Jansky.
County Supervisor Bob Mueller has filed to run again for District #1 and Galen Kuska has filed for the Liberty Township Board.  As of Friday morning no one had filed for the opening on the Exeter Fairmont Township Board.
There is an opening on the Exeter Village Board as Margaret Petro has not refiled for her position.  Tim Wilbeck, who currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Village Board has filed for the election.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Farmer's Market in Exeter?

Anyone who has any interest in learning how to run a farmer's market or wants to have a certified kitchen in their home is invited to a special event at the Saline Center on Saturday, March 1st.  This workshop normally has a fee but is being offered for free this Saturday from 11 to 4.  For more information call Debbie at 402-826-6699

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Update: County Spelling Bee


Caitlin Murphy poses with her 3rd place trophy from the Fillmore County Spelling Bee that was held in Geneva on February 18th.
Exeter-Milligan Eighth grader, Clarissa (Claire) Mounce placed 3rd in the Junior High Division of the Fillmore County Spelling Bee.  Other junior high spellers competing were Josie Kresak, Colton Bossaller, and Katarina (Katie) Mounce.

The 5th & 6th grade participants in the Fillmore County Spelling Bee were pictured from the left Georgia Meyer, Jaiden Papik, Caitlin Murphy and Ryan Sharp.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Avoiding Utility Scams - information from Perennial Public Power District

Avoid Utility Scams
Recently there has been an increase in the number of phishing scams and scams involving callers claiming to represent utility companies. Perennial Public Power District will never send you an e-mail or call you with a request asking for your account number, password or other personal information.

Phishing scams find ways to redirect you to a page that looks like the login to a utility or financial institution website. Once you are on the fraudulent website, if you type in your login information, it will be sent to the “bad guys”, even though it looks like a site you trust. Always look at the Uniform Resource Locator (URL), which is the web pages full address. A fraudulent web site usually includes other sub-domain names listed in front of the original domain name.

How to avoid falling for scams?
·         Be wary of giving your personal information over the phone. Never provide your Social Security Number, credit card number or banking information to anyone requesting it over the phone or at your home unless you initiated the contact and feel confident with whom you are speaking.
·         Do your research. If you receive a call claiming to be your utility company and feel pressured for immediate payment or personal information, hang up the phone and call the customer service number on your bill.
·         Beware of the door-to-door sales approach. Never allow anyone into your home to check electrical wiring, natural gas pipes or appliances unless you scheduled an appointment or reported a problem to your utility. Always ask utility employees for proper identification.
·         Be proactive. If you already have provided information to someone claiming to offer this service, contact your bank immediately. Also contact the three national credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – and request a notation made on your account so that it doesn’t impact your credit rating.
·         Inform others. Share this information with friends and family so they do not become victims. The elderly are common victims of these types of scams, but anyone who pays a utility bill is a potential victim. Contact local law enforcement about any suspicious phone calls or emails.

Exeter-Milligan Update: Music News

Several members of the Exeter-Milligan 6th grade class sang the National Anthem at the February 11 basketball game. They also played with the JH/SH pep band that night. Those participating were (L-R) Jacy Schlueter, Eli Johnson, Nick Hayek, Caitlin Murphy, Kayla Geiger and Anna Sluka