Friday, February 6, 2015

T-Wolves Send Hawks Packing

 E-M's Marisa Howard dribbles around Hampton players.  The girls took Hampton 59-39.  Below Sydney Hall hits the backboard for two.

 The E-M boys got on the board quickly. #15 Jarrett Maxson adds another two despite Hampton's #33 Jerome Bryant and #42 Alex Parks.  Below,
E-M's big Broc Mueller almost meets his match in Hamptons #42 Alex Parks.  The T-wolves annihilated the Hawks 75-37.

ANNUAL FCDC Meeting to be held in Exeter Feb 15

Former Lt. Governor & Fillmore County Native to Speak at the FCDC Annual Meeting
It has been announced that John E. Nelson, Former Lt. Governor & Fillmore County native, has accepted an invitation to speak at the Fillmore County Development Corporation’s annual meeting on February 15th.  The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. with a social time at the St. Stephens parish hall in Exeter.  Nelson will give his remarks at about 2:30 and the 2015 annual meeting will follow. 
Everyone in the County is invited to attend the event whether or not they are currently a member of the Fillmore County Development Corporation. There is no charge.  Beverages and dessert will be served.
Mr. Nelson was appointed by Governor Dave Heineman as the Lt. Governor in October of 2014 after the previous Lt. Governor resigned.  Previous to that Nelson had served Nebraska as a State Senator for Legislative District 6 since 2007. While in the Legislature, he served as a member of the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee.
Nelson graduated from the Creighton University School of Law, and holds a degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Nelson graduated from Geneva High School as valedictorian. He and his wife Judy have three adult children.  As an active member of his community, Nelson has held several positions related to public and community service and is a member of several local organizations.
Nelson has been a private practice attorney since 1964, focusing in the areas of small business, estate planning, probate, and guardianships and conservatorships.
Additionally, Nelson is a retired Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He served his country as an active duty service member in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1960. He was a member of active reserve units at NAVRESCEN in Omaha from 1963-1983, with annual training on active duty including seminars at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Snow Snow Snow!

The Exeter are got dumped on with snow this week.  A storm hit Saturday Jan 31 first dumping a very wet snow that melted on the roadways during the day but eventually as the temps plummeted the snow began to stick.  About 6 inches accumulated with slush on the bottom.  But when the temps dropped, the slush froze making clean up difficult.  On Sunday it continued to snow bring a snow day for Exeter-Milligan students on Monday.  After just digging out another storm hit on Wednesday morning early bringing another 6 inches of dry powdery snow that was accompanied by winds causing drifts of several feet.  The Exeter-Milligan students enjoyed another snow day on Wednesday and a late start on Thursday morning.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Exeter Village Board Hires Aquatic Staff

The Exeter Village Board met on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 with a short agenda.

After a brief discussion the board approved the invoices and minutes of the last meeting
The board passed resolution 15-01 to approve the one and six year road plans. Chairman of the Board Alan Michl noted, “The six year is a wish list.”

The Board discussed a request to sell the property next door to the village office.  A board member had been approached by an Exeter business who was interested in purchasing the property the board recently acquired.

Board member Kathy Erdkamp responded, “Tell them if they are interested to come to a meeting and make a presentation about their plans for the property.”

The board reviewed the Library report and confirmed the appointment of Lynette Trauger as a library board member.

Moving on to summer employment the Board approved Casey Pohl as Aquatic Center Manager and Sara Lincoln assistant manager and lifeguard.

The board approved lifeguard applications from Erica Yound, Joey Bartu, Tara Mueller, Bailey Stueben, Ashley Benorden, Kayla Bonds and Katie Mounce as long as they receive their lifeguard certification.

The board reviewed two applications for summer maintenance from Jarrett Maxon and Broc Mueller. The board decided to hire both of the applicants.

Board received an invitation from FCDC for their annual meeting which will be held in St. Stephens Hall this year. 

The Board reviewed the Marshalls report and noted that the Taser demonstration scheduled for the meeting was postponed.

John Mueller Maintenance Supervisor presented the board with information he had just received on an extended warranty for a well part and will check into it some more. Board member Justin Harre spoke with the company that will redo the pool turtle slide and is working with them on transportation.  Mueller got a call from the company that will tar the streets and they will come when it warms up.  

Board discussed some issues with some streets that are being torn up by heavy equipment.  The board asked clerk Becky Erdkamp to send the company a letter asking them to use a different road.  The board discussed different options for fixing East Boundary.

Becky Erdkamp reported that the sales tax for November was $12,527.61 and the keno for December was $964.91.  The board approved a request to replace the vacuum cleaner and discussed the repairs to the neon sign which still has some issues.  The next board meeting was set for Wednesday, March 4.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Lifeguard Applications due Feb 4

Application for Exeter Aquatic Center Lifeguards are due on Wednesday, Feb. 4.  Applications are available at the Village Office.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Elementary celebrate 100 days of school

Exeter-Milligan elementary students celebrated the 100th day of school on Tuesday, January 27th.  The kindergarten class did special 100 projects all day, including bringing their own collection of 100 items.  They counted 100 cereal loops and made a necklace and filled out and colored a special booklet celebrating 100.  The first grade class had the option to dress up like they were 100, they drew life-size pictures of Exeter-Milligan faculty and staff members as they imagined they would look at 100 years old.  They made a quilt out of 100 square papers and spent lots of time writing to 100 and counting 100 items.  Each of the first graders brought in a special project they made with 100 items.  The second grade class started their day with 100 exercises.  At the end of the day all three grades enjoyed popping 100 balloons in the hallway.

Above - The Exeter-Milligan first grade class posed with their projects made with 100 items.  Front row from the left Ronnie Babula, Jonah Geiger, Brett Kallhoff, Trevin Ronne, Alexis Saatmann, Logan Krupicka and Avery Nichols.  Back row from the left Kaydence Hasse, Katherine Hale, Tucker Svec, Kiley Oldehoeft, Selah Petersen, Alivia Luzum, Jase Luzum, Carver Kanode.
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Kindergarteners brought 100 of the same item for their special 100 celebration.  Front row from the left are Kaylie Schlueter, Sydney Engert, Brooklyn Oldehoeft, Cheyenne Krupicka and Natalie Meyer.  Back row from the left are Logan Johnson, Adrien Mueller,  RJ Clevenger, Cohen Harre, and Truman Milton.

Popping balloons in the hallway at the end of the school day.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Odego Class Attends Health and Human Services Session

Class members listening to Lisa Hopken, Director of Nursing talking about the Physical Therapy Dept of the Fillmore County Hospital.

FILLMORE COUNTY - The Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County class held their Health and Human Services session beginning at the Fillmore County Hospital on January 20, 2015.

 Paul Utemark gave an overview of the Fillmore County Hospital. Lisa Hopken, Director of Nursing, took the group on a tour of the hospital as she told about many of the services offered and have been added since the new hospital opened in 2012.  The group also had a tour of the attached Medical Clinic by Karen Leach.
Using the conference room of the hospital additional speakers came in and gave the class information about other health and/or human services in the County.  They included Rod Renken-Geneva Rescue Unit, Rick Nation, Lisa Epp, Brenda Sherwin, and Randy Williams- Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA), Jill Schmidt-Good Beginnings, Gerry Merck-Senior Behavioral Health, and Pastor Jeff Jensen-Ministerial Association.   
The morning break was sponsored by Edward Jones.
  After lunch, sponsored by the hospital, the group traveled to Fairview Manor in Fairmont where Tammy Scheil and Jan O’Brien told about the concept of Eden Care used at the home and gave the group a tour of the facility.
Fillmore County Offices-East is where the leadership group heard about Fillmore County Senior Services from Brenda Motis and Rhonda Stokebrand.  Other speakers at FCO-East were Jeannie Zink-Wythers, a licensed independent mental health practitioner and licensed alcohol drug counselor and Angie Howell with Easter Seals.
Heritage Crossings was the next visit by the class. Cherie Domeier directed the group through the facility and explained about the services at Heritage Crossings and their continuum of care with skilled nursing, assisted living, and soon to be completed cottages for independent living.  Heritage Crossings had cookies, coffee, and tea for the class.
The final stops of the day were at the dentist office where Dr. James Trexel began his practice several months ago. Next was Kleinschmidt Physical Therapy where he shared information about the amenities offered in his recently opened business.
    The February session of the Odegeo. . . Leadership for Fillmore County will take the class to Lincoln to learn about state government and the unicameral system.
    Persons interested in learning more about Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County may contact the Fillmore County Development Corporation at 759-4910 or email or go to