Saturday, March 15, 2014

Exeter Cub Scouts Bring Home Hardware from District Pinewood Derby

Members of Pack 218 out of Exeter who participated in the Cornhusker Council Prairie Wind’s District Pinewood Derby are pictured from the left Clint Oldehoeft, Mikey Bartu, Tyler Due and Ben Bartu.

 Tyler Due, left, with his trophy from the district pinewood derby.  He took first place in the wolf division.  He is pictured with the second and third place winners.

Cub Scouts in the Prairie Winds District of the Cornhusker Council posed for a minute with their trophies from the show category.  Front row from the left are Mikey Bartu Pack 218 Exeter Wolf first place, Aiden Canady Bear first place, Kolton Loos, Pack 256 Seward Tiger first place bear tiger and Carter Frazy first place in the Open class.  Back row from the left are Ben Bartu Pack 218 Exeter first place in the Webelos, Evan Fraser Pack 173 York first place in the commercial division, Tanner Beckman first place in most unusual, Nolan Eickhoff, Pack 290 out of Milford, Best of Show, and Aaron Ford first place in the realistic division

It was an intense competition at the Cornhusker Council Prairie Winds District Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 9th at the Seward High School Gym as just .40 of a second separated the car speeds from first place to sixteenth place.

Cub Scouts from the nine counties that make up the district gathered to see who took top honors in both speed and show.  In order to be eligible to attend the district event, scouts had to place in the top three in their pack pinewood derby for race or show.

For the show portion of the events scouts were interviewed individually on the techniques and tools they used to make their cars. 

In the end there were winners and they were fast.  The fastest car in the district was Isaac Janing, barreling down the track in just 10.99.  Janing, a member of Pack 175 in Geneva, was the only scout who broke the 11 second barrier.  The top webelo scout was Trevor Shafer of York Pack 173.  Eli Hiser, a bear in Seward Pack 256 won his rank and Tyler Due, Pack 218 in Exeter, took the top honors in the wolf competition.  The fastest tiger cub was Jayden Fuehrer of Pack 174 in York.

In the show category, Tiger Cub Kolton Loos out of Seward Pack 256 took first.  Mikey Bartu, out of Pack 218 in Exeter took first in the wolf category, and Aiden Canady was the top Bear scout.  Ben Bartu out of Pack 218 in Exeter was at the top of the Webelo category.  Evan Fraser, a Webelo in Pack 173 from York took the top honors in the Commercial Category.  In the realistic category Aaron Ford came out on top, with Tanner Beckman winning the trophy for best unusual car and Nolan Eickhoff of Pack 290 from Milford took best of show overall.  The open class show was won by Carter Frazy.

During the day, the hosts, Pack 256 of Seward offered concessions and a bake sale the proceeds of which they planned to donate to one of their pack families who are struggling with health issues. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Library Madness to Start Next Week

Get your madness on at the Exeter Public Library this month.  Yes, you read that right, brackets and madness at your local library.  The Exeter Public Library is participating in Southeast Public Library System’s “Library Madness.”
For the next four weeks libraries will be competing against other local libraries for the number of checkouts.  The library with the highest total of checkouts per capita will move up to the next bracket. The contest will end in the first week of April.

Support your community and your public library and help Exeter top the charts.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Heads to State Basketball

There will be a pep rally today at 2 p.m. at the Exeter gym for the Exeter-Milligan Boys Basketball team as they head to the state Tournament.  The Timberwolves, ranked #5 (22-3) will face High Plains #4 (25-1) tonight at Lincoln East High School at 7 p.m.  The one loss of the High Plains came from Exeter-Milligan during CRC tournament.  Let's do it again Timberwolves!

If you can't make it to Lincoln to cheer on the Timberwolves, listen on the radio at KTMX 104.9

Monday, March 10, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Update: 8th Grade Science

Science Stuff by Matt Nicholas, E-M Science Instructor

This week in 8th grade Earth Science, we are studying the theory of plate tectonics. Plate Tectonics is a combination of the ideas of continental drift and seafloor spreading. Together these ideas help us understand the processes inside the earth that shape what we see on the map. We will be demonstrating how tectonic plates interact with each other by using graham crackers as crustal plates and frosting as magma. We will be investigating how mountains and volcanoes are formed as well as other geologic features.

 L-R: Janey Erdkamp, Joey Bartu and Patrick Murphy
Below:L-R: Kelsey Bigelow and Hannah Horne

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Update: History Class

Each of Mr. Brian Murphy's classes at Exeter-Milligan watches and discusses the news daily.  The eight grade American History class is learning about events leading up to the Civil War.  In high school American History class, we are finishing the unit covering World War II.  Currently, students in World Geography are learning about Central America.  In Post World War II History, students are learning about the 1980s and the fall of the Soviet Union.

Pictured are some of the eighth grade students reading about the Southern states.  Front:  Kaitlyn Vavra, Patrick Murphy, and Seth Maxson.  Second Row:  Tara Mueller and Kelsey Bigelow.  Back:  Kayla Bonds.