Saturday, November 26, 2016

Exeter Ballfield Makeover

 The dreary weather was perfect for spreading out the top coat in the infield at the Exeter ballfield.  The special dried clay is the same product that is used on professional ballfields to help the infield drain quickly after rain.  The Exeter ballfield got the royal treatment this fall with sprinklers and the infield redo.  The rain on Tuesday was perfect to help settle the clay.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Exeter-Milligan Update: Concordia Musical Arts Day Participants

Four Exeter-Milligan students participated in the Concordia Musical Arts Day Honor Band on Friday, October 28.  They rehearsed all day and performed in an evening concert under the direction of Assistant Professor Andrew Schultz.  The students who participated are pictured above (L-R) Caitlin Murphy, Trystan Brandt, Samantha Horne & Peytan Brandt.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Exeter Community Guide Page 3 and 4

The entire Exeter Community Guide is available to read under the tabs at the top of the website.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Leadership Class Attends Government Session


FILLMORE COUNTY - The Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County class attended the “Government-Power of the People” November 15, 2016.

The day began with UNL Extension educator Brand VanDeWalle highlighting some power and influence tactics used in leadership.

Next local leaders from different levels of government spoke to the group and included:  Jeff Neiman, Fillmore County Supervisor, Rod Norrie, Geneva Mayor and Senator Laura Ebke from the 32nd District.  Kyle Svec, Geneva City Administrator, Becky Erdkamp, Exeter Village Clerk and Linda Carroll, Fairmont Village Clerk talked about their duties to help city and village offices handle the day-to-day business of their communities.  During the morning break sponsored by Cumberland’s Style Shoppe, participants had a chance to visit with Senator Ebke. 

The class toured the Fillmore County East building and saw the lay-out of the many offices there. Amy Nelson, who gave the tour of the facility, spoke for the zoning administrator about  how zoning works in Fillmore County.

Following that the group learned about public power as they listened to Craig Vincent, Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), Account Manager. The class continued discussion as they ate lunch that was sponsored by NPPD.

In the afternoon the group traveled to the Fillmore County Courthouse where President Fillmore greeted the group. Patt Lentfer, FCDC Executive Director, briefly outlined economic development at the local, regional and state level.  Monica Braun from REAP (Rural Enterprise Assistance Project) shared information how she and her organization works with small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Jim Dunker, Emergency Management Manager, and Fillmore County officials Amy Nelson, Clerk, Lynn Mussman, Assessor, and Barbara Trapp, Treasurer told about their offices and the duties for which they are responsible. County officials sponsored the afternoon snack.

Amy Nelson then took the group on a tour of the Historical Fillmore County Courthouse. Many of the members of the group climbed up to the third floor to enjoy the view.

A school board panel consisting of Local school board members Kendra Jansky from Exeter-Milligan, Sherri Nun from Fillmore Central and Dan Miller from Shickley were on a panel to provide information about how schools are run and the role of the board members in working with the administrators and the community. 

The December session of the ODEGEO class will focus on Education.

Persons interested in learning more about Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County may contact the Development Corporation at 759-4910,  email or go to

Monday, November 21, 2016

Exeter Cemetery Clean-Up

Volunteers are needed to help with clean-up at the Exeter Cemetery on Saturday November 26th at 9 a.m.  They will be cleaning unwanted trees out of the windbreak.  Bring your chainsaw, gloves, earplugs and safety glasses.  Any and all help is appreciated.  Lunch will be provided.  Need additional information?  Call (402) 366-4646.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Exeter-Milligan Update: Doane University Fall Festival of Winds Participants

The Exeter-Milligan students who participated in the Doane University Fall Festival of Winds are pictured above with Dr. Jay Gilbert, director of bands at Doane University.  They are (L-R): Haylee Sheffield - Tiger Band; Samantha Horne, Hannah Horne; Trystan Brandt - Honor Band; Joel Klemm; Theron Odvody - Merrill Band.  The students rehearsed throughout the day on Saturday, November 5, and presented a late afternoon concert.  

Exeter Public Library Pie Walk on November 22

The Exeter Public Library will host a pie walk to raise funds for improvements in Storybook Park.  Come to the Exeter Public Library on Tuesday, November 22. Starting at 5 p.m. - until we run out of pie. Come and get your Thanksgiving pies!  Pie will be $2/slice or $13 for a whole pie.  There will be a nice variety of homemade pies available, from apple to pumpkin! Proceeds will go towards Storybook Park improvements.