Saturday, October 10, 2015

Timberwolves fall at Falls City Sacred Heart

 Luzum carries the ball with Colton Bossaller coming to help.
 Zeleny on the carry.
 Taking off the line to get the Irish.  Below the T-wolves stop the Irish.
 SWEEP!  And away he goes.  Zeleny escaped the Irish and headed for the goal line.
 Kirby Soukup gets ready to kick off.
 Timberwolves stop the FCSH run. In on the play and visitble are Zeleny, Mounce, Soukup, White and Soukup.
Zeleny gets stopped by FCSH.

It was a long ride home for Timberwolves Friday night in more than one way.  The 31-0 Exeter-Milligan team suffered their first loss in three seasons against a tough Falls City Sacred Heart team.
Sacred Heart was 4-1 on the season losing their opener to North Andrew High School (Rosendale, Missouri).  The Timberwolves had fought off some tough teams to bring their season to 5-0 ranked #1 in the D-2 field with FCSH just trailing in the number two spot.
The T-wolves received the kickoff and Zeleny returned the ball for 31 yards but the Twolves were unable to convert a 3rd and 5 to a first down and punted to the Irish.  The Irish put the first score up on the board with 6:32 left in the first quarter.

The Timberwolves benefited from a few Irish penalties before Zeleny recovered a Irish fumble (the ball was pitched backwards and Zeleny swooped in and carried it downfield for 6 points.  Exeter-Milligan was unable to complete the extra points.

Irish player Bailey Witt ran in for the next 8 points for the Falls City team on a four yard run for six and then the extra points.

The T-wolves were right back in it with Zeleny hitting Luzum for 15 yard pass gain and a first down. After Coach Filipi called a time out Zeleny called his own number and ran in for a touchdown passing to Luzum for the extra two.  Irish were still up 16-14.

The Irish added two more td's making the score 24-14.  The Irish had the ball again with a 5 yard penalty for delay of game.  Second and fifteen for the Irish and they tried a pass which fell incomplete but penalty flags were thrown as an Irish player had E-M's Cameron White by the pads and wouldn't let go after the whistle, White reacted and the referee's called a personal foul and ejected White.

After the 15 yard penalty the Irish completed a pass for 22 yards to Arnold with Zeleny making the stop.  Witt headed into the end zone for the Irish with 2:18 left in the half making the score 30-14.  The extra points attempt failed.

The Timberwolves weren't able to add any points to the score before the half.

Kirby Soukup took over the kick off duties after the half.  The Irish had a holding penalty on the kick off and made a few yards on third and one they had an illegal procedure call and turned the ball over to the Timberwolves. 

On the kick off Timberwolf Sean Maxson was injured.  The Timberwolves weren't able to move the ball and the third quarter began to slip away with neither team making any progress.  At 2:56 in the third quarter Wick scored another six points but fumbled the extra point attempt.

Zeleny completed a pass for a gain of 9 to Luzum and a first down before he hit Olsen for a pick up and Dinneen but the T-wolves couldn't convert. The Irish had three and out before Exeter-Milligan took possession again but this time the Zeleny and Luzum both carried and Luzum crossed the goal line for six, bringing the score to 36-20.  The 2 point conversion was stopped. 

The Irish marched down the field and put six more points on the board but the Timberwolves stopped the extra point.  At the kick off Zeleny bobbled the ball but recovered it and made a 48 yard run but his pass was intercepted and a face mask was called on the Exeter-Milligan squad.

Witt hit Arnold with a 44 yard throw and the Irish posted another six on the board.

After the ball was turned over to Exeter-Milligan they marched down the field with Luzum and Zeleny connected for another six points  Colton Bossaller carried the ball for the extra points but the Irish stopped the run.

The final was 42-26 with Falls City Sacred Heart ending the Timberwolves record setting win streak.  Exeter-Milligan will travel to Meridian this week. 

Exeter Volunteer Fire Department News

The Exeter Volunteer Fire Department is looking at a full roster this year.  “It’s good to have 35 members to fill our department,” noted Fire Chief John Mueller.

The department and the Village have purchased new leather boots and gloves for the members.  Another upgrade for the department is new emergency warning LED lighting on the exterior of the rescue unit. 

Rescue Captain Alan Michl explained the upgrade, “The rescue unit is 16 years old and some of the lights were going bad.  Our unit was in good shape except for those lighting issues.  The lighting was an investment making our unit easier to see.  A side benefit is there will be a lot less wear and tear on the electrical system because the LED uses less than a third of the power than the old lights.”

With the closing of the Exeter Care Center the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department has found itself with more time on its hands.  At one time the department was running close to 60 calls a year with many of those rescue calls at the Care Center.

The center, which closed in March of this year, has not been sold or reopened.  Without those extra patients the department is running closer to 20 calls a year.

This year the department again sponsored their Junior Fire Patrol for fifth and sixth graders in the area. Seven students from Exeter-Milligan school participated in the program.  This year the program was held earlier in the year ending during Fire Safety Week so that many of the outdoor activities could be conducted during fair weather.

The program, which began in 1988, teaches the students basic fire safety along with some first aid.  Several of the current fire department members participated in the Junior Fire Patrol program as elementary students.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fish Fry on Sunday


Sunday, October 11

Serving from 5:30 - 7:00

at the Exeter Legion


Hosted by the Exeter and Milligan Ball Associations

a special thanks to Pete and Elaine Oldehoeft

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dr. Speece's Office Donates to Backpack Programs

For the second year in a row Dr. Brett Speece's Chiropractic office in Exeter has raised funds to donate to the Exeter-Milligan and Friend Backpack programs.

Last year the office raised over $600 to donate and this year they topped that amount by giving just shy of $900.00.  The office raised the funds through activities held at their Patient Appreciation day on June 6th and a tailgate party on September 19th.

The backpack program in Exeter was started by the Exeter United Methodist Church in 2009.  Over the years, different groups have volunteered to pack the bags with enough food to feed a family of four over the weekend.  The last three years the United Church of Christ in Exeter has filled and sponsored the backpacks.

This year there are approximately four backpacks that go home with kids from the Exeter-Milligan district but there are backpacks available for other families who need them.

Exeter-Milligan Superintendent Paul Sheffield explained, "There is no additional paperwork to fill out for the backpacks except a paper I send to all of the families who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program and they just have to check the "yes" or "no" box if they are interested."

Dr. Speece with members of the United Church of Christ in Exeter who coordinate the backpack program in Exeter, Sharon Dyer, left, and Barb Jansen, right.

Dr. Speece with Pastor Eric Jensen of the Friend Assembly Church for the Friend backpack program.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Exeter-Milligan Update: Third Grade

Ms. Casey Pohl’s 3rd grade students at Exeter-Milligan have been learning about plants and animals in science.  We have been learning the parts of plants, what living things need to survive, and how to classify animals.  Pictured is the 3rd grade class holding their posters of the vertebrate animals.  They were given pictures and had to classify them into the 5 groups of vertebrates.  They enjoyed working on these and getting to help one another discuss the different characteristics of animals.

1st row L-R: Kierra Papik, Liberty Johnson, Ayla Kahler, Joleen Vossler, and Emma Meyer

Top Row L-R: Jayden Capek, Aidan Vavra, Mikey Bartu and Carter Milton