Thursday, July 2, 2015

E-M Volleyball, Football and Basketball Teams Serve as Grand Marshall's at June Jubilee

 Sunday's parade at June Jubilee was delayed with wet weather but the wait was worth it for many.  Above Exeter-Milligan boys football and basketball state champion team members ride as Grand Marshalls in the parade along with the volleyball team who placed third at the state tournament (below).

Heidi Newfield, lead vocalist for Trick Pony starts their set at June Jubilee with one of their hits, “Pour Me.”

Diamond Rio lead singer Marty Roe entertains the crowd at June Jubilee in Milligan on Friday night.

Above– The Czechland Trio entertains the June Jubilee crowd with a special “Beer Barrel Polka.”
Below– The June Jubilee car show attracted some beautiful collector and classic cars in Milligan on Saturday.

Jodi Pribyl, far right, presents one of the pork loin entries to the judges at the Loin and Rib Cookoff at June Jubilee.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

FCDC Holds Strategic Planning Session

Back L-R Don Bristol, Bart Brinkman, Patt Lentfer, Shari Michl, Mary Johnson
Front L-R Joe Shanle, Karla Jacobson, Ann Janksy

FCDC Holds Strategic Planning Session

The Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) held a strategic planning session on June 15th in Exeter.  FCDC Board members as well as school administrators, chairmen of the village boards, chairman of the county supervisors, and the Geneva mayor and city administrator were invited to attend.

Cheryl Brandenburgh, an economic development manager from Black Hills Energy, was the facilitator for the session.  After hearing about many of the successes in the county Brandenburgh stated this group has moved beyond traditional economic development to growing to what is truly need in Fillmore County.

The group realizes Fillmore County is not immune to challenges faced by many rural counties: population decline, workforce shortages, business transition succession, and limited quality housing stock and daycare facilities.  Their goals and work plan will continue to address these challenges.