Friday, May 30, 2014

Exeter-Milligan First Graders Visit Senior Center

The Exeter-Milligan First Grade class spent one Wednesday per month visiting the Exeter Senior Center.  The students and the seniors read together, played games and did puzzles together.  The last visit of the school year the first graders performed several short plays for the seniors and then they shared their summer plans.  The seniors visited the first graders at school and ate lunch with them in the cafeteria
Jolene Vossler shares her summer plans with Darlene Becker (left) while Kierra Papik is all smiles when she shares her summer plans with Doris Hall.

Exeter-Milligan Update: Exeter-Milligan Receives Excellence Award

Exeter-Milligan High School has received national recognition for excellence in global education from EF High School Exchange Year, the leader in high school exchange.

The EF High School Exchange Year Global Education Excellence Award is presented annually to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness.

“Exeter-Milligan has shown an outstanding commitment to offering a global education,” said Dan Sodervall of EF High School Exchange Year. “By welcoming exchange students into the classrooms, they created new and unique learning opportunities not just for the exchange students, but for the American students and faculty as well.”

This year, Exeter-Milligan welcomed 2 EF High School Exchange Year exchange students.  A total of 6 students have been welcomed over the past three years.  Each of these students has returned to their home countries with wonderful memories and positive feelings toward the communities, the people and the school of Exeter-Milligan. Exeter-Milligan is recommended as a place to go by students who have been a part of the EF exchange year in Nebraska.  The warm caring welcome EF students receive from the school and its staff is the key reason students love their time in the US.  Exeter-Milligan High School continues to be a great ambassador.

Pictured are this years’ exchange students – Felix Richter of Germany (hosted by Paul, Karla, Devin and Haylee Sheffield of Exeter) and Anna Dedenroth of Denmark (hosted by Doug, Dacel and Maitlyn Thomsen of Cordova).

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Exeter Class of 1958

Top row:
Hazel Mae Couch, Richard Harrison, Angie Bures, Raymond Casper, Gladys Gocke, Tomas Harre
Second Row:
Rober Dinneen, Connie Drucker, Jerry Chapman, Margie Allewelt, David Krejci, Nancy Dryer
Third row:
Glory Pribyl, John McCabe, Marilyn Loukota, Paul Taylor, Carol Buell, Jerry Bristol
Forth row:
Larry Starr, Linda Hansen, Gerald Chapman, Lois Dumpert, John Morgan, Carol Finke
Fifth row:
Thomas Becker, William Volgtlander
sixth row:
Miss Marie Minnick Sponsor Thomas Sonster, Roger Schneider Harold Casper, Jerry Vavra, Frank Francis Harre

photo courtesy of Gladys Petersen

Monday, May 26, 2014

Exeter Aquatic Center Opens Today

The pool is ready to be opened today.  There were sidewalks replaced this spring but now it is all ready to go! 

EXETER NE, 68351
(402) 266-3001
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Friday
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Closed Saturday Evening
The pool is now available for private parties - contact Casey Pohl at the pool to make a reservation. The cost is $50.00 per hour (no additional entrance fees).
Admission Fees:
Ages 5 & Under – Free with Paying Adult
Ages 6 – Adult - $3.00 per day
2014 Season Pass:
Single -$50
Family - $100 (immediate family only)
Passes are not transferable or refundable.
*Note: There will be at least one 10-minute rest break taken every hour.
Children must be 8 years old to gain admission to the aquatic center without an accompanying chaperon (13 & older).
Patrons must take a shower using soap before entering the pool.
No person having an obvious communicable disease, skin eruption, open sore, lesion, eye, ear, nose, or throat infection shall be permitted to use the pool.
Tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, and glass are prohibited in the pool area. All food and drink must be consumed outside the aquatic center or inside the designated area directly north of the bathhouse.
Coolers, food, and beverages may not be brought into the facility.
Profanity and abusive or vulgar language is prohibited.
Fighting, rough play, pushing/shoving, and running are prohibited.
No spitting or spouting of water or blowing nose in water.
Proper swim wear is required. Street clothes are not permitted in the water.
Infants or toddlers wearing diapers will not be allowed entrance into the facility without plastic diaper covers or swim diapers.
No hanging on safety ropes or buoys.
No sitting, playing on, or diving off ladders.
No pets or animals allowed (other than service animals).
No diving in less than 5 feet of water.
Flotation devices (inner tubes, air mattresses, etc.) are prohibited.
U.S. Coast Guard or Red Cross approved life jackets are permitted.
Soft toys and play items are permitted if they are used appropriately.
Any conduct, behavior, or activity that endangers the welfare, safety, and/or comfort of other patrons is prohibited.
Management reserves the right to close the aquatic center due to inclement weather or lack of attendance.
The Village of Exeter is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal items.
Children 4 & under must be within arm’s reach of the supervising chaperon. If the child is in the water the chaperone must also be in the water.
Only one person on the ladder or board at a time. Swimmers must wait on the deck at the ladder entrance.
Only one bounce permitted on the board. Running jumps and starts are not permitted.
Divers must wait for the person ahead of them to reach the pool ladder prior to diving off the board.
Dive straight off the end of the board. No jumps or dives are allowed off to side of the board.
No swimming under or between the boards.
Individuals are not allowed in the diving well to “catch” other divers.
All riders must be at least 48” tall or have prior approval from management in order to ride the waterslide.
Maximum operational load 1 person – 300 pounds.
No combs or foreign objects are allowed in pockets and no jewelry can be worn while riding the slide.
Riders must enter the slide in a sitting position.
All riders must ride feet first while lying on their back. Absolutely no riding on stomach or headfirst is permitted.
Riders should lie on their back with arms crossed across their chest or hands clasped behind their head with their legs crossed at the ankles.
Only one rider at a time. Absolutely no trains or chains of riders are permitted.
No life jackets are permitted on the waterslide.
The line should form on the deck with one rider on each landing and one rider in the starter tube.
Riders must be in good health. Pregnant women or individuals with heart or back conditions or other serious health issues should not use the slide.
Do not use this slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Follow instructions of the lifeguard.
No running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling or stopping in flume. Arms and hands must remain inside the flume.
No diving from the flume.
Leave the flume pool promptly after exiting the waterslide.
Water level is 4’ or greater and rider must be able to swim.
A limited number of lockers are available on a first come, first served basis on the east bathhouse wall. Patrons should bring their own locks, as the Village does not provide them. Lockers are day use only and locks must be removed when you leave the facility. Locker use is encouraged to prevent theft.
The Village of Exeter maintains these rules and policies that govern patron conduct at this facility. In general, any conduct, behavior, or activity that endangers the welfare, safety, and/or comfort of other patrons will not be tolerated. Disciplinary action may range from a one-day to one-year suspension.
Note: Expelled and/or suspended pool patrons will not receive a refund for daily admission or season pool passes.