Saturday, May 3, 2014

Exeter Cub Scouts Earn Arrow of Light

Two Cub Scouts in Exeter Pack 218 received their Arrow of Light in a ceremony on Monday, April 29th.  The Cub Scouts, Blake Meyer and Clint Oldehoeft, were presented their arrow of light by their parents, Heather and Luke Meyer and Jill and Jason Oldehoeft.  The Cub Scouts then received their ceremonial arrows in a ceremony by members of the Order of the Arrow, a service organization of the Boy Scouts of America.  Pictured in the front row (l-r) are Blake Meyer and Clint Oldehoeft, behind are members of Troop 270 of Friend and also the members of the Order of the Arrow who performed the ceremony.  Pictured in the back row from the left are Seth Noel (Nutiket), Malachai Darling (Medicine Man), Brandon Yoder (Akela) and Joey Bartu (Guide). Below they are pictured with their parents.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Exeter Clean Up Days are here!

The Village of Exeter is sponsoring a large dumpster this 

SATURDAY, May 3 at the City Shop 

271 S. Burlington

 starting at 8 AM until 2 PM or whenever it gets full.

Accepted items are junk, bricks, small furniture, etc.

Items NOT ACCEPTED are: tires, appliances, batteries, oil, paint or shingles.

Exeter-Milligan Friend Trap Team At State Trap Meet

Junior Division Shooters - front row (l-r) Derek Axline, Spencer Pribyl, Ryan Sharp,Joey Bartu, Tara Mueller, Kate Jansky.
Back row (l-r) Blake Stueben, Blaze Miller, Brock Stueben, Noah Lambrecht, Peytan Brandt, Max Zeleny, Trevor Zelenka. Cayden Hartmann is not pictured.

 Above:  The Juniors and Seniors are pictured with their coaches:  Justin Harre, Lisa Soukup and John Steyer.

Below: Members of the Senior Division Team are front row (l-r) – Macie Coffey, Sydney Steyer, Catie Hornbacher, Karmen Browitt, Broc Mueller, Bailey Stueben, Shayla Miller,Trystan Brandt and Trevor Naber.
Back row (l-r) Kirby Soukup, Garrett Pribyl, Brayden Olsen, Spencer Papik, Jesse Hall, Hunter Worrell, Josh Garner, Austin Melton, Corey Aude, Seth Norquest.  Not pictured are Haylee Lawver, Brody Garner  and Evan True

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Boeck Seed Services, Inc. donates $1000.00 to Exeter-Milligan

Boeck Seed Services, Inc., a Pioneer sales agency, has donated $1,000 to Exeter-Milligan High School.  The agency was awarded this money by DuPont Pioneer for its dedication to costumer-focused activities through the year.

DuPont Pioneer ( is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries  Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere.  Science with Services Deliver Success.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs and though leaders, we can  help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation please visit

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

First Communion at St. Stephens Catholic Church

Savannah Horne (l) and Troy Kallhoff (r) received the sacrament of First Communion on Sunday, April 27th at St Stephen’s Catholic Church in Exeter.  Pictured along with them is Father Tom Kuffel.  Savannah is the daughter of Ben and Connie Horne and Troy is the son of Dan and Liz Kallhoff, all of Exeter.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Exeter G. F. W.C. Woman's Club Celebrates Arbor Day

Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman’s Club welcomed the new babies born in the old Exeter School District.  Those who were able to attend the event are pictured front row from the left:  Nicole Zelenka holding her son Layne Zelenka, Amanda Wince holding her son Reed Wince.  Family members pictured behind from the left are Brian Zelenka, Lorene Sluka, Linda Krupicka and Mary Wince.

For 29 years the Exeter G.F.W.C. has welcomed new babies born to families in the old Exeter school district with trees, books, flowers and certificates

Attendees were welcomed by the Exeter Club President, Elaine Oldehoeft followed by a welcome from the Exeter Mayor, Alan Michl.  Michl read an Arbor Day Observation Proclamation which encouraged “all citizens to support Arbor Day and protect the trees in our community.”

Exeter-Milligan superintendent Paul Sheffield presented a welcome gift from the school district and encouraged the families to contact the district, “The school is ready, willing and able to assist you in any way.”

Jill Schmidt of Fillmore County Good Beginnings shared about the WHALE project which places vital identification information on children's car seats to help rescue workers in the case of an accident

This was the first year for this new G.F.W.C. Arbor Day committee, as the former committee retired last year.  The new members, Kathie Due, Karen Chapman and Jessica Votipka honored the past members of the committee who had initially created the event.  Former Chairman Marilyn Manning was honored with a bouquet of flowers as she recalled the memories of their first Arbor Day celebration. 

New committee member Karen Chapman expressed her thanks to Manning, Bethine Leif and Suzanne Johnson, “We had a good road to follow.”

The Exeter-Milligan second grade class presented digital shows about Arbor Day and J. Sterling Morton on their ipads to all of the guests at the event.

At the end of the program the Exeter G.F.W.C. presented books, certificates, a copy of the Mayor's proclamation, seedling trees with planting instructions, flowers for the moms and "our best wishes" to the new parents.

This year the Exeter G.F.W.C. welcomed these three baby boys: James Lee Henkel, born Oct 24, 2013 to Christopher and Crystal Henkel, Reed Michael Wince, born Dec. 19, 2013 to Derek and Amanda Wince and Layne August Zelenka, born March 24, 2014 to Brian and Nicole Zelenka.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

FCDC Anounces Applications Available for Odego Class

“Odegeo. . . Leadership for Fillmore County”

Now Accepting Applications for the 2014-2015 Class

The Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) Leadership Committee met on Monday for planning of the 2014-2015 “Odegeo. . .Leadership for Fillmore County” program that will being in September.  Applications are available now.

The mission of the leadership program is to identify, educate and develop leaders within Fillmore County.  The Program began in 1994 and has had over 200 graduates.

The class meets nine times a year beginning in September to develop an awareness of the Fillmore County community by examining the major systems that contribute to patterns of life in the area.  The Introductory class is an evening session and the following eight session are day long sessions and cover Fillmore County history, government, energy, education, health and human services, agriculture, business and industry, law enforcement, and leadership skills.

The Leadership Committee is looking for individuals who are willing to commit both time and energy toward involvement in the community and have a desire for personal growth opportunities.  The committee makes a conscious effort to select participants from the Fillmore County area who represent a cross section of the population in terms of gender, age, occupation and communities.  Class size is limited to 16 participants.

More information about the program and the application is available on the FCDC website  A person may also email Patt at with questions or to request an application.  Applications are due July 15th.


Partial scholarships may be available for self-employed business owners, stay at home parents, or retired persons.