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Exeter-Milligan’s Sean Maxson takes down Kennesaw’s
quarterback #8 Preston Schnitzler.
Maxson #20 and Quarterback #3 Sam Zeleny at the coin toss for overtime.
Timberwolf #8 Eric Olsen goes after Kennesaw's #8 Preston Schnitzler. Schnitzler was injured for a portion of the game and Olsen went on to catch a beautifully thrown pass by Zeleny for a touchdown.
above and below -Exeter-Milligan’s Sean Maxson heads downfield with
the ball before Kennesaw’s #6 Tyson Burr tackles him.
The Timberwolves took on Kennesaw at home on Friday night. The Bluedevils had star quarterback Preston Schnitzler who has hit the record books for his quarterback keepers. Cocky from the start, the Kennesaw team scored on their first possession with Schnitzler running in the kick off return for a score. The score went back and forth for a while with the Timberwolves leading at half 34-26. In the last minute the Timberwolves tied up the score and headed into overtime. The Bluedevils could not get anything done in their four downs and the Timberwolves Sam Zeleny kept the ball on the second down and took it in for a touchdown. Timberwolves win 46-40 in another heart-stopping, blood thumping Exeter-Milligan kind of win.
Exeter-Milligan Booster Club will be sponsoring their annual Booster Tailgate Hamburger Feed at the Exeter-Milligan Football Field in Milligan Friday night.
Get your burger, chips, drink and a dessert bar from 6:00 p.m. until halftime for just $6 and come and see the new hardware on the scoreboard courtesy of the Booster club!
The Timberwolves will take on Kennesaw at 7:30 p.m.
Exeter-Milligan members of the Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan
Softball Team – Front row student manager Jacy Schlueter, middle row left to
right, Hannah Horne, Josie Kresak and back row left to right are Alexis Uldrich
and Kelsey Bigelow.
The Exeter Village Board met on Tuesday, Aug 11 with a short
The board quickly approved the last meetings minutes and
invoices after a few clarifications from clerk Becky Erdkamp.
The annual request funding request from Fillmore County
Development Corporation was presented by FCDC board member Shari Michl.
She shared some of the success of the development
corporation from 2015, “We have had a really good year and have been getting
things done in FC. The livestock friendly county status has been
completed and we recently held a strategic planning session in Exeter. We
also initiated a formal evaluation process for the FCDC director.”
After hearing from Shari Michl the board approved their
regular $1700 contribution under Resolution 1507.
Chairman Alan Michol noted there was no Marshals report but
Michl reported he had spoken with McFarland about towing some vehicles in
town. He also commented on some of the houses in severe disrepair
in the village, “We need to determine a list of houses we need to deal with.
Bring a list of houses to the next meeting of your six worst houses.”
John Mueller gave the maintenance supervisor report.
He advised the board that the storm sewer on the corner by Storybook Park
collapsed and is being replaced. Mueller also reported he was approached
by Milligan maintenance supervisor John Zelenka about purchasing a backhoe
jointly with Milligan for repairing water lines.
“I think it’s something we need to look into,” noted Vice
Chairman Tim Wilbeck, “We need to have this on hand.”
Michl asked Mueller to look into the costs of the equipment
so that board could approach the Milligan board with a proposal.
Mueller noted that he painted the lines at school and that
his summer help will be done in August. Wilbeck asked if there were any
jobs that the summer help could continue with. Michl agreed, “If you can
keep him busy I don’t think that’s an issue.”
Board member Mitch Schlegelmilch commented to Mueller, “The
grass pile has been taken care of well this summer but I’d like to see some
signage indicating where the stuff is supposed to go.”
Michl commented that there are issues with trees overhanging
the street. He asked the clerk to send put a notation on the next water bill
and to send out letters. Clerk Erdkamp asked the board to make her a list
so that she could send out letters.
Mueller noted that one of the tee joints is leaking on the
pool filter and all the storm damaged air conditioning units have been
During the Clerk’s report she noted that sales tax for June
was $8787.99 and keno funds received in July were $835.38.
Chairmain Michl asked the clerk about any new information on
the tag factory and she reported that they are waiting for all of the paperwork
to be signed.
Michl asked the board to start considering options on paying
for the demolition of the tag factory.
“We don’t know what this is going to cost. We could
use LB 840 and go to the voter’s and try to get another half-cent sales tax for
downtown improvement and we can lump it in with that.”
“I really think it would be better to lump them
together. For a half million you might get some grant funds or main
street improvement funds. You can get money for a new city office but you
need to lump things together.”
Michl mentioned several other funding options and noted that
the FCDC is working on finding funding options for the village as well.
“We can get estimates but until we figure out how we are
going to pay for it we can’t really do anything,” said Michl. “Let’s start
proceeding with the process.”
Superintendent Paul Sheffield gave an update on the Joint
Public Agency project. He passed out copies of an estimated timeline from
the contractor which just covers the new gym entries. He noted, “There are
certain things they are on track, but others they are behind.”
Sheffield also presented the board members with a listing of
subcontractors on the project.
The board set the next meeting for Tuesday, Sept 8 at 7 p.m.
Volleyball Team front row (l-r): Hailey Luzum, Joan Strate, Marissa
Howard, Samantha Horne, Haylee Sheffield. Back row (l-r): Katherine
White, Hannah Beethe, Sydney Hall, Tara Mueller, Ashley Benorden, Hanna Klose,
Student Managers (l-r): Jozie Kanode, Georgia Meyer, Emma Olsen, Daisy Kanode and Anna Sluka.