Saturday, June 3, 2017

Exeter History: District 72

 Fillmore County District 72 Established 1875 in Liberty Township.  Sections 4,5,6,7,8,9.  This photo was found at the Exeter Public Library and the only writing on the back says "From Iola Kolar Yates."

Friday, June 2, 2017

Exeter/Exeter-Milligan Alumni Banquet Class of 1937

Special recognition was given to 80 year class member Marjorie Tauriella who graduated with the class of 1937.  Tauriella also taught second grade at Exeter starting in 1958 for around 10 years.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Exeter/Exeter-Milligan Alumni Banquet

Alumni enjoyed their tour of the school and especially enjoyed the class photos.
Several Exeter High School memorabilia items were offered for free will donation.
Exeter-Milligan Senior Patrick Murphy was one of the students who gave tours of the school before the alumni banquet.

The Exeter/Exeter-Milligan alumni banquet was well attended in the Exeter gym on Saturday, May 28th.  The event, hosted by the ten year class, was opened by the class of 2007 president Sage Jensen.   Kyler Sharp gave the welcome and mentioned how impressed he was with the new addition, “the efforts that were done here were mind blowing.”

Prior to the banquet the school was open for tours given by current Exeter-Milligan students.
Father Thomlison blessed the food which was catered by Greg’s Market in Exeter.

After the meal Jensen introduced Jerry Volkmer, from the class of 1967, who introduced each class.  

Special recognition was given to Marjorie Tauriella, a 1937 graduate, who was present for the evening with her daughter, Nancy Tauriella Ruhl, who was a member of the class of 1967.

After the business meeting concluded the audience was reminded of the Fat Penny tournament being held with the Milligan alumni association on Sunday afternoon.

The golf tournament scheduled for Saturday morning was postponed to Sunday but many enjoyed the dance at the Legion afterward.

Jerry Volkmer introduced each honor class at the alumni banquet.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Exeter-Milligan Update

As Bon Jovi says:
“There’s only one place left that I want to go,

This was the message the Exeter Area Community Foundation and the Exeter-Milligan School Foundation expressed to the 2017 graduates at Exeter-Milligan.  Each graduate received a personalized mailbox, reminding them that they will always have a home at Exeter-Milligan and are always part of the pack.  It may not be on the graduates radar now, but in five or ten years, when they have a family of their own and are looking for a place to raise that family, the hope is that little voice will be telling them, “Who says you can’t go home!”

Pictured front L-R: Bailey Steuben, Giada Miniussi, Katerine Skinner, Hailey Luzum, Haylee Sheffield, Samantha Horne, and Quinton Behrens

Back row L-R: Ella Wilkins, Cameron White, Trevor Luzum, Evan True, Evan Harre, Kyle Jindra, Trystan Brandt, Ashley Benorden, and Sydney Hall.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Scouts receive Fillmore County Foundation grant for trailer

Exeter Boy Scout Troop 218 was recently awarded a $1000.00 grant from the Fillmore County Foundation to enable them to purchase an enclosed trailer to outfit for storing and hauling their camping gear.  The check was presented by Fillmore County Foundation Board Member Paul Sheffield to the Troop Senior Patrol Leader William Yokel (center left).  Troop members are pictured behind them from the left Scoutmaster Dean Bartu, Mikey Bartu, Ben Bartu, Joey Bartu, Braden Capek, Clint Oldehoeft (behind), Tyler Sysel, Troop Committee Member Carol Capek and Assistant Scoutmaster Laura Sysel.  The Troop is pictured in front of the trailer they purchased.  They were able to fund the purchase through the grant and through their annual homemade bunza sale.