Saturday, May 27, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Standout at State Track

Congratulations to the Exeter-Milligan Boys State Track Team as they came home in third place at State just two points out of a state championship.

Trystan Brandt brought home the gold medal in Triple Jump, a silver in Long Jump and placed third in the 300M hurdles.

Trevor Luzum brought home a silver in the 300 hurdles and fifth place in the 110 hurdles.

On the girls side:

Katherine White placed eighth in the 100 hurdles.
Kate Jansky placed eighth in the 3200M run.

Fillmore County Relay for Life Information


What is the likelihood of you becoming a movie star?  1 in 1,505,000.  Becoming President of the USA:  1 in 10,000,000.  Want to win the lottery?  Your odds are 1 in 175,000,000.  How about getting a royal flush?  That might be more attainable at 1 in 649,739.

The chance of making a difference in the fight against cancer?  PERFECT ODDS.  This year’s  Fillmore County Relay For Life planning committee is Betting On a Cure.  We want the odds to be in favor of the survivors so we are working hard on our event.

We will kick off events with the Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 3rd.  The odds of getting a hole-in-one:  1 in 12,500.  But don’t let that worry you – you are making the odds better for a cancer survivor.  Contact Hidden Hills Country Club (759.3084) or Kati Jones (720.284.2259) 

The Main Event will take place on Saturday, July 29, in downtown Geneva.  It will kick off at 6:00PM and run to midnight!  Activities will include a meal, a live band, inflatables, and many games!  We are betting you will want to join us!

For information on starting or joining a team, getting a luminary, or how to get involved please contact Kaela Lockhart at (266.1038) or Denice Kovanda at (759.1431)

We are Betting On a Cure.  How about you?

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Exeter/Exeter-Milligan Alumni

The Schedule for the Exeter/Exeter-Milligan Alumni Weekend:
Saturday May 27th:
8:00 AM - Golf Scramble at the Friend Country Club (8:30 start)
5:00 PM - High School Tours at Exeter-Milligan High School
6:30 PM - Alumni Banquet at Exeter-Milligan Gymnasium
Following the Banquet - Alumni Dance at the Exeter Legion

Exeter Memorial Day Program

Exeter Memorial Day Program starts at 10 a.m. on May 29th at the Cemetery. Pastor Dave Coleman will be giving the invocaction.  The Exeter-Milligan Band will provide the music.  The address will be given by Tim Wilbeck.  In case of inclement weather the service will be held at the Exeter-Milligan High School gym.  Following the service the American Legion Auxiliary will be serving coffee and rolls until 11:30 a.m. at the Legion Hall.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten Graduation

Above - Singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It” at Exeter-Milligan’s kindergarten graduation are from the left: Joel Vossler, Kate Pribyl, Hannah Petersen, Aiden Nichols, Gavin Mueller, Maddox , Milton, Micah Korf, Chezney Kanode, Brynnle Johnson, Mackenzie Jaeger, Boden Graham, Jordan Franssen, Abby Burke and Beau Becker.

Exeter-Milligan held their Kindergarten graduation on Tuesday, May 16th in the afternoon.  The kindergarteners walked into the gym to “Pomp and Circumstance” before singing “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”  They also shared their favorite nursery rhymes and a quartet of students shared a poem “All I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”
The students received their awards and were introduced as the Exeter-Milligan graduating class of 2029.

Kindergarteners posed at the graduation.  In the front row from the left are: Micah Korf, Kate Pribyl, Hannah Petersen, Chezney Kanode, Beau Becker, Mackenzie Jaeger and Abby Burke.  In the back row from the left are:  Joel Vossler, Aiden Nichols, Gavin Mueller, Mrs. Judy Kassik, Maddox Milton, Brynnle Johnson, Boden Graham and Jordan Franssen.

Above and Below: Kindergarteners gave their favorite nursery rhymes.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Exeter Aquatic Center Rules and Information

EXETER NE, 68351
(402) 266-3001
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Friday
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Closed Saturday Evening
The pool is now available for private parties - contact Pool Manager at the pool to make a reservation. The cost is $60.00 per hour (no additional entrance fees). Check with the manager for the number allowable at this fee.
Admission Fees:
Ages 5 & Under – Free with Paying Adult
Ages 6 – Adult - $4.00 per day
2016 Season Pass:
Single - $55.00
Family - $120.00 (immediate family only)
Passes are not transferable or refundable.
*Note: There will be at least one 10-minute rest break taken every hour.
Children must be 8 years old to gain admission to the aquatic center without an accompanying chaperon (13 & older).
Patrons must take a shower using soap before entering the pool.
No person having an obvious communicable disease, skin eruption, open sore, lesion, eye, ear, nose, or throat infection shall be permitted to use the pool.
Tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, and glass are prohibited in the pool area. All food and drink must be consumed outside the aquatic center or inside the designated area directly north of the bathhouse.
Coolers, food, and beverages may not be brought into the facility.
Profanity and abusive or vulgar language is prohibited.
Fighting, rough play, pushing/shoving, and running are prohibited.
No spitting or spouting of water or blowing nose in water.
Proper swim wear is required. Street clothes are not permitted in the water.
Infants or toddlers wearing diapers will not be allowed entrance into the facility without plastic diaper covers or swim diapers.
No hanging on safety ropes or buoys.
No sitting, playing on, or diving off ladders.
No pets or animals allowed (other than service animals).
No diving in less than 5 feet of water.
Flotation devices (inner tubes, air mattresses, etc.) are prohibited.
U.S. Coast Guard or Red Cross approved life jackets are permitted.
Soft toys and play items are permitted if they are used appropriately.
Any conduct, behavior, or activity that endangers the welfare, safety, and/or comfort of other patrons is prohibited.
Management reserves the right to close the aquatic center due to inclement weather or lack of attendance.
The Village of Exeter is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal items.
Children 4 & under must be within arm’s reach of the supervising chaperon. If the child is in the water the chaperone must also be in the water.
Only one person on the ladder or board at a time. Swimmers must wait on the deck at the ladder entrance.
Only one bounce permitted on the board. Running jumps and starts are not permitted.
Divers must wait for the person ahead of them to reach the pool ladder prior to diving off the board.
Dive straight off the end of the board. No jumps or dives are allowed off to side of the board.
No swimming under or between the boards.
Individuals are not allowed in the diving well to “catch” other divers.
All riders must be at least 48” tall or have prior approval from management in order to ride the waterslide.
Maximum operational load 1 person – 300 pounds.
No combs or foreign objects are allowed in pockets and no jewelry can be worn while riding the slide.
Riders must enter the slide in a sitting position.
All riders must ride feet first while lying on their back. Absolutely no riding on stomach or headfirst is permitted.
Riders should lie on their back with arms crossed across their chest or hands clasped behind their head with their legs crossed at the ankles.
Only one rider at a time. Absolutely no trains or chains of riders are permitted.
No life jackets are permitted on the waterslide.
The line should form on the deck with one rider on each landing and one rider in the starter tube.
Riders must be in good health. Pregnant women or individuals with heart or back conditions or other serious health issues should not use the slide.
Do not use this slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Follow instructions of the lifeguard.
No running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling or stopping in flume. Arms and hands must remain inside the flume.
No diving from the flume.
Leave the flume pool promptly after exiting the waterslide.
Water level is 4’ or greater and rider must be able to swim.
A limited number of lockers are available on a first come, first served basis on the east bathhouse wall. Patrons should bring their own locks, as the Village does not provide them. Lockers are day use only and locks must be removed when you leave the facility. Locker use is encouraged to prevent theft.
The Village of Exeter maintains these rules and policies that govern patron conduct at this facility. In general, any conduct, behavior, or activity that endangers the welfare, safety, and/or comfort of other patrons will not be tolerated. Disciplinary action may range from a one-day to one-year suspension.
Note: Expelled and/or suspended pool patrons will not receive a refund for daily admission or season pool passes.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Lentfer Attends NETA Spring Conference

Patt Lentfer, Executive Director of the Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) attended the 2017 Spring Conference of the Nebraska Economic Developers Association in Nebraska City on May 3-5.

The conference was opened by Jason Esser, President of NETA. Governor Ricketts had sent the Governor’s Cup, an award given by the Site Selector magazine in March to the State of Nebraska for the most projects per capita.

Robert Wendover, Common Sense Enterprises, Inc., was the keynote speaker.  His presentation was “Common Sense by Friday – Improving Decisions Making in Today’s Crazy-Busy World.” 

Other topics throughout the conference centered on rural and city working towards one Nebraska, an informational relay with eight NEDA professions, solving housing shortages, and a Nebraska Department of Economic Development update given by the director Courtney Dentlinger.

The NETA annual meeting was held and Cassie Paden of the Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership was elected as President of the organization,