Friday, September 25, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Makes a Splash with Win #30

 The Hornets were after Timberwolf Sean Maxson all night.  Last year was one of the highest scoring games in 8-man football with the Timberwolves on top 76-62.  Tonight the battle was a little different.  Giltner with an already soggy field received one inch of rain at 5:30 p.m. just before the 7:00 game.  Before the players even started the game they were muddy and wet.  Both teams struggled to keep their footing and Exeter-Milligan's running game was shut down by the Hornets.  The Hornets got on the board with the first score just before the end of the first quarter but were denied the extra points.  The Timberwolves came back strong in the second quarter putting up six points with the extra two to top it off 8-6.  The game came down to the last few minutes with the Timberwolves stopping Giltner on the Timberwolf 10 yard line with 10 seconds left in the game. Final score Timberwolves win 16-14. The Timberwolves will meet Lawrence-Nelson in Milligan on Friday night.  The Raiders are 3-0, beating Lewiston, Heartland Lutheran and Kennesaw.
Trevor Luzum #7 tries to make a hole for E-M Quarterback Sam Zeleny.  Below Zeleny can't get away from those pesky hornets.

 Zeleny tries to break away for some yardage below.

 Eric Olsen #8 catches a pass for a short gain for the Timberwolves.
 The Giltner Hornets won't leave Zeleny alone above and below.

 Exeter-Milligan's #96 Jack Dinneen and #85 Kirby Soukup go after the Hornet's quarterback . Below Spencer Papik #81 puts the pressure on #3.

#20 Sean Maxson throws up water as he runs the ball with Giltner's #7 Corey Hoelck headed for him.

Exeter-Milligan Update: Writing

Exeter-Milligan Writing update by Shelli Mueller

Ms. Casey Pohl (3rd grade teacher) and Mrs. Shelli Mueller (4th grade teacher) have combined their knowledge and classes to teach writing this year. The students pair and work together on the elements of writing and utilize the 6 traits of writing.  According to Mrs. Mueller, “It is great having both the third and fourth graders in one room, pairing up and working together.”

Exeter-Milligan Update: World Dance Class

Students in Mr. Jordan Marr’s world dance class at Exeter-Milligan are “shaking off” the mid-week blues dancing to Taylor Swift.  Students in the class learn various dances such as the Viennese Waltz, American Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Salsa, Swing, and more.  In the foreground are Ella Wilkins, Andrew Hansen, Jack Dinneen, Janey Due.  Dancing in back are Sydney Hall, Johnathon Mounce, Brayden Olsen, Joan Strate, Hunter Worrell, & Katie Skinner.

Fund Set up to help with Legion Repairs

The American Legion Home was purchased in Exeter by returning WWII and Korean War veterans in 1954.  This facility has served the community well, providing a place for family celebrations, funeral dinners, alumni activities, wedding receptions, Cub Scout and Boy Scout activities and many other opportunities.  The community of Exeter has supported keeping the Legion Home in good repair.

However, building maintenance does not take a holiday especially after last year’s violent weather.  The Legion Home’s roof was showing wear and it became apparent it would need extensive repairs.  Rather than patch several spots, which would have been a short term solution, the Legion members decided to cover the roof with a membrane to provide long term protection.  

The roof repair was expensive but in order to serve the community for many more years it was essential.  A fund account has been established at Generations Bank for building maintenance and to finish payment of the roof repairs.