Saturday, May 6, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: 8th Grade History Presentation

Mr. Brian Murphy's eighth grade history class at Exeter-Milligan prepared a 10-minute presentation for Nebraska's 150 birthday celebration. Each student researched a time period in Nebraska History that they prepared slides to show along with their short speaking parts. The students presented at the Exeter Woman's Club program on March 1. Pictured from left to right are: Jaiden Papik, Daisy Kanode, Jackson Beethe, Georia Meyer, Blake Steuben, Clint Oldehoeft, Casey Jindra, Sean Gibson, Dylan Bonds, Blake Meyer, Cammie Harrison.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: Second Grade Celebrates Women's History Month

Second Grade Celebrates Women’s History Month
Women’s History Month is an annual declared month highlighting the contributions of women in the United States. By studying about famous women, myths about what women “can’t” do can be broken and history is inspirational to future generations. In honor of Women’s History Month, Mrs. Marla Weber’s second grade students at Exeter-Milligan each selected a woman, either from history or in contemporary society, in which to research. Each student created an iPad presentation to share with classmates. Learning about these important individuals students can draw pride, comfort and courage from their achievements, leadership and strength.
Pictured are:
Front L-R: Truman Milton, RJ Clevenger, Brooklyn Oldehoeft, Cheyenne Krupicka
Back L-R: AJ Mueller, Cohen Harre, Logan Johnson, Sydney Engert, and Kaylie Schlueter

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: Actions Day

Students with their trophies: Trevor Luzum, Mitchell Manning, Alexis Uldrich, Ashley Benorden, Samantha Horne, Ella Wilkins, Caitlin Murphy, Hailey Luzum

Front Row: Tara Mueller, Sydney Hall, Kaitlyn Vavra, Kayla Geiger, Trevor Luzum, Anna Bettu, Haylee Sheffield, Mitchell Manning, Caitlin Murphy, Janey Erdkamp, Bailey Steuben.
2nd Row: Nick Hayek, Katherine White, Jos Cremers, Ashley Benorden, Giada Miniussi, Cloe Austin, Samantha Horne, Ella Wilkins, Trever Zelenka, Josie Kresak, Kate Jansky, Hailey Luzum
3rd Row: Eric Olsen, Alexis Uldrich, Caleb Horne, Trystan Brandt, Spencer Pribyl, Joel Klemm, James Becker, Joey Bartu, Patrick Murphy, Hannah Horne
Not Pictured: Kelsey Bigelow

On Wednesday, March 15 thirty four students from Exeter-Milligan headed to Central Community Colleges in Hastings to participate in Actions Day. Actions Day is an academic contest attended by nearly 30 area schools with 700-800 students participating. This year Exeter-Milligan was very successful in their events bringing home 10 individual trophies. Placing for the Timberwolves were Samantha Horne 4th place Abbreviations, Ella Wilkins 4th place Genetics and 2nd place Family and Consumer Science, Caitlin Murphy 5th place American Geography and 1st place Music, Ashley Benorden 4th place English, Trevor Luzum 3rd place Solar System, Mitchell Manning 4th place Solar System. Alexis Uldrich 3rd place Syllabication, and Hailey Luzum 5th place US Presidents.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Exeter Post Office Changes Employees

Kathy Stych (left) celebrated her retired from the Exeter Post Office on Friday while welcoming the new face in the office, Megan Oquist (right).

For thirty years Kathy Stych has braved the weather, the roads and the letters to get to a post office in Nebraska.  Friday, she officially retired as the sales, service and distribution associate in the Exeter Post Office.

Stych began her service in Cordova for ten years as a non-career employee of the Postal Service.  In 1998 she was commissioned as the postmaster in Cordova and remained there for 16 years before taking the head position in Exeter.

The USPS eliminated the postmaster position in smaller towns like Exeter and now call them sales, service and distribution associates.  The York post office oversees seven of the smaller towns including Exeter, Fairmont, McCool, Utica, Gresham, Waco and Benedict.

Stych, was excited about the change her life status.  She, along with her husband Bernie, plan to take lots of short trips to tour Nebraska and “enjoy my grandchildren and my kids.  We also hope to catch up with some old friends.”

While she hates to go, “It’s like leaving a family.  It has been an awesome ride.  It’s hard to believe I was so scared to come four years ago.  But, I sure won’t miss getting up at 4:15 every morning.”

She’ll still be getting up early to rejoin her walking partner in Cordova, just not that early.

Stych celebrated her 66 birthday along with her retirement on Friday.  She hosted an open house at the post office during the office hours on Friday and also helped introduce Exeter post office patrons to the new face in the window, Megan Oquist.

Oquist has been with the postal system for five years working in Clarks, Benedict and in York.  She is “looking forward to getting to know the community.”

In her time outside the post office she enjoys running and spending time with her family.
Oquist can be found opening the post office on Monday through Friday from 6:30-10:30 a.m. and 11:30-1:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:45-9:15 a.m.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update: Seventh Grade Visits Arbor Lodge

Exeter-Milligan 7th grade students from Mr. Jordan Marr & Ms. Lorie Sliefert’s classes celebrated Earth/Arbor Day by visiting Arbor Day Farms in Nebraska City.  Students toured the Lied Lodge and hiked across the farm learning about the importance of various tree species and how they are used to assist nature and humans.  In the picture, the class is learning about hazelnut trees and the variety of uses for the hazelnut.