Saturday, February 17, 2018

Fillmore County Development Corporation Hosts Lunch and Learn

FCDC Hosts Lunch and Learn in January

A one-hour Lunch and Learn, “Spreading a Positive Attitude”, was held on January 25, 2018 at the Geneva Public Library in Geneva. Mike Henke, from Mike Henke, Inc. of Doniphan, NE was the speaker.

Henke, presented “Spreading a Positive Attitude,” to the 50 participants from across Fillmore County.  Henke has always been interested in people and he believes a positive workplace culture is a business’s best recruiting tool. It begins with having a positive mindset, a positive tone and pitch of your voice. Henke dispelled several “myths” that people believe hinders positive attitudes.  He offered ideas on how to get past the ideas that you can’t change people, employees are hard to find so we have to be lenient, people do not like change, you can’t just “Be Positive”, and workplace culture is overrated.

The Fillmore County Development’s Leadership Development Committee sponsored the Lunch and Learn.  A grant from the Shickley Community Foundation helped with the cost of the speaker.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Boys Take Down the Longhorns

 It was just the Exeter-Milligan boys tonight at home but they definitely showed they were ready for sub-districts next week.  The dominated Dorchester 56-32.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

FCDC Names Fillmore County Entrepreneur of the Year

Jaime Lopez, Owner of Molcajete Mexican Restaurant
Named Fillmore County Entrepreneur of the Year

The Fillmore County Development Corporation named Jaime Lopez, owner of the Molcajete Mexican Restaurant, “Fillmore County Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2017 at their annual meeting on February 8th.  This is the first year for the award.

Jaime Lopez and his family first visited Geneva in December of 2015.  A former FCDC and Geneva Chamber member, Vern Kendall, made the contact with Lopez when he heard that he was interested in starting his own Mexican Restaurant.  Lopez had been managing a very successful restaurant in Phillipsburg, KS at the time.

The Lopez family liked Geneva and decided to work to establish a Mexican restaurant in the community.  A space was available on main street, Heartland Bank who owned the building was willing to work with him, Patt Lentfer, FCDC Director along with Griselda Rendon of REAP (Rural Enterprise Assistance Project) helped Jaime with the business plan, permits, etc. and he obtained a low interest through the City of Geneva’s LB 840 funds for economic development and the project got started.  After a lot of planning and hard work by Jaime Lopez the Molcajete Mexican Restaurant held their grand opening on October 21st, 2016

Molcajete Mexican Restaurant is now a favorite restaurant in the area and offers an extensive menu, in a beautifully decorated space and is very family friendly.  The sit-down restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner except Mondays. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Update: Honor Band Participants

Caitlin Murphy was selected to participate in the UNL Winter Festival for Winds and Percussion on the UNL campus from January 19-21. Students rehearsed as an honor band, with the UNL Wind Ensemble, and in small chamber groups. The students presented their chamber ensemble performances the evening of January 20 and performed in concert under the direction of Dr. Barber of UNL on January 21. Caitlin is a sophomore at Exeter-Milligan.


Senior Hannah Horne and junior Peytan Brandt from Exeter-Milligan recently traveled to Chadron State College to participate in the Chadron State College Honor Band.  Hannah played the baritione saxophone, and Peytan played a variety of percussion instruments for the concert.  They rehearsed February 5-6 and presented their concert the evening of February 6. They were directed by Dr. Michael Knight, Director of Bands for Chadron State College.

*Peytan Brandt - WSC

Exeter-Milligan junior Peytan Brandt was selected through audition to play the timpani in the Wayne State College Symphonic Band on Saturday, January 27.  Peytan rehearsed throughout the day under the direction of Mr. Brad Weber and performed in the 4:30 pm concert.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Update: Algebra I

Mary Kay Pribyl’s algebra one class at EMHS is beginning their unit on inequalities.  The students are comparing and contrasting solving inequalities and equations.  In the photo, this group is explaining how they set up an inequality to solve the problem.  Shown is Clint Oldehoeft, Blake Meyer, and Natalie Staskal.