Friday, February 3, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Sends Hampton Packing

 It's hard to believe the rescue unit wasn't parked in front of the Exeter gym the last two nights.  The Exeter-Milligan kept the crowd on the edge of their seats with their barn-burner against Giltner on Thursday night and it was the girls versus the top rated Hampton team on Friday night. 
The Timberwolf ladies came out hot Friday night leading the game by 7 points at the half.  Hampton came out hard the third quarter and the lead switched back and forth with the Timberwolves finding their footing again toward the end of the fourth.  They held on to their lead in the last minute putting up a final score of 70-67.

 The Exeter-Milligan boys took an easy lead and dominated the first quarter against the Hampton team who just fielded 9 players. The Timberwolves were well into the first quarter before the Hawks put any points on the board.  After the first quarter the T-wolves were up by 15 and at the half they had extended their lead to 30-11.  Hampton revived after the half and had a strong third quarter but the Timberwolves held on to their lead sending the Hawks packing 49-36

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Tops Giltner at Home

 The Exeter-Milligan Lady Timberwolves made their win look easy Thursday night in the Exeter gym.  The final was 52-38 as the girls get ready for their big game against Hampton Friday night at home.

 The Exeter-Milligan boys team had a big win over Giltner Thursday night at home.  The Timberwolves led the first quarter and then Giltner came into the second quarter full steam pulling ahead of E-M by 2 points (21-23).  It was neck and neck down to the last 55 seconds of the game where E-M led by just one point, 47-46. The Timberwolves were able to hold off the Hornets and even stretched their lead by 3 winning 50-47.  The Timberwolves will meet Hampton at home Friday night.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Odego Class Attends Health and Human Services Session

Lisa Hopken, Director or Nursing at FCH, Rene’ Marks, Sarah Johnson, Andrea Mumm-class members.

Adam Wallin, Barbara Koester, Aseracae, Director of Clinica Services, Mitch SchlegemilchFor Immediate Release

Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County
January 26, 2017

FILLMORE COUNTY - The Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County class held their Health and Human Services session beginning at the Fillmore County Hospital on January 24, 2017.

 Lisa Hopken, Director of Nursing, gave an overview of the Fillmore County Hospital and  took the group on a tour of the hospital as she told about many of the services offered and have been added since the new hospital opened in 2012.  The group also had a tour of the attached Behavioral Health Pavilion by Stephanie Knight. Using the conference room of the hospital additional speakers came in and gave the class information about other health and/or human services in the County.  They included Marcus Ruhl, Touchstone Orthapaedics, Rod Renken, Geneva Rescue Unit, Sherrie Miller, Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) and Jill Schmidt, Good Beginnings. Karen Leach took the group on a tour of the Medical Center that is attached to the hospital.  
 After lunch, which was sponsored by the hospital, the group traveled to Fairview Manor in Fairmont where Jan O’Brien told about the concept of Eden Care used at the home and gave the group a tour of the facility.
Fillmore County Offices-East is where the leadership group heard about Fillmore County Senior Services from Rhonda Stokebrand.  Other speakers there were Stacey Eberly and Heather Miller with Easter Seals and Holly Ackland with the Fillmore County Extension Office. 
Heritage Crossings was the last stop of the day. Cherie Domeier directed the group through the facility and explained about the services at Heritage Crossings and their continuum of care with skilled nursing, assisted living, and cottages for independent living.  Heritage Crossings provided snacks and beverages for the group. 
While at Heritage Barbara Koester from Aseracare in York talked to the class about Hospice and Pastor Jeff Jensen, chairman of the Ministerial Association, explained that group’s purpose.
    The February session of the Odegeo. . . Leadership for Fillmore County will take the class to Lincoln to learn about state government and the unicameral system.
    Persons interested in learning more about Odegeo…Leadership for Fillmore County may contact the Fillmore County Development Corporation at 402-759-4910.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Fillmore County Foundation Grant Applications due March 1

Applications now available

for Fillmore County Foundation Grants

FILLMORE COUNTY – Groups, organizations, or communities seeking funding for projects may find a source of assistance through the Fillmore County Foundation.
Grant applications will be accepted through Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.  Applications must be submitted by this date to be considered at the Fillmore County Foundation Annual meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2016.
Grant awards are made each March and September.  After the last application period over $4,000 was awarded.  Application forms are available at the Fillmore County Development Corporation office, 1032 G Street, Geneva, during regular office hours. You may also request an application by emailing, by telephone at 402-759-4910 or go the FCDC website at and download a copy.
Current application forms with the March 1, 2016 deadline date must be used.  Persons with questions about the grant program may contact the Fillmore County Development Office at 759-4910 or Scott Olivia at 629-4446.