Friday, July 20, 2018

Generations Bank Announces Promotions

Generations Bank New Leadership Positions
Staff Promotions Announced

Exeter, Nebraska— 06/25/2018 The Board of Directors of Generations Bank, Exeter, Nebraska have announced the advancement of staff members Matt Rathjen as Chief  Lending Officer, Sharla Dinneen as Vice President of Operations and Amy Emshoff as Chief Financial Officer.

Rathjen, a native of York, Nebraska, joined Generation Bank in 2016.  Matt has more than 15 years of banking experience.  Matt earned a bachelors degree in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and is a graduate of the Nebraska Bankers Association Advanced School of Banking. Matt holds leadership roles with the York-Hamilton County Cattlemen and the York County Agricultural Society.  As part of his responsibilities, Rathjen is responsible for overseeing the bank’s loan portfolio.  Matt and his wife Wendy have four grown children.

Dinneen has been with Generations Bank for over 30 years and has served as the bank’s Cashier since 2015.  A long-time resident of Exeter, Dinneen is member of the St. Stephens Alter Society in Exeter and is also on the Fillmore County ODEGA Leadership Program Committee. 
Sharla will be responsible for the bank operations, cash management and deposit compliance function of the bank.  Dinneen is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and has completed the NBA Operations School.  Sharla and her husband Joe have three grown children.

Amy Emshoff, a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years experience joined Generations Bank in 2012.   Emshoff is responsible for the bank’s audit and accounting function, including loan review, interest rate risk analysis and human resources.  Amy is active with the American Legion Auxiliary, Trinity ELCA Lutheran Church Council and Exeter Woman’s Club.  Amy is a native of Unadilla, Nebraska and a University of Nebraska, Lincoln graduate.  Amy and her husband Alan have three grown daughters.

Generations Bank, established in 1934, is a full service community bank in Exeter, NE that strives to help their valued customers reach their financial goals by providing a complete line of financial products and services for every stage of life.  For more information, please visit

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Star Participants Bring Home Hardware

Pictured are Caitlin Murphy, Daisy Kanode and Hannah Horne

Exeter-Milligan FCCLA STAR participants attended National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA
by Mary Lou Vossler, E-M FACS Instructor and FCCLA Sponsor

July 2018 – Exeter-Milligan FCCLA STAR participants joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA June 28 – July 2 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference (NLC). 

The conference provided Exeter-Milligan students opportunities come together for energizing learning while listening to inspiring speakers, expanding leadership skills, sharpening talents, and exploring career pathways. The theme of this year’s conference was “Inspired by FCCLA”, which inspired attendees to make the right choices and commit themselves to making a positive impact within their families, schools, FCCLA, and communities.

 "Our National Leadership Conference was a great success this year, with a record-setting attendance of over 7,500 members, advisers, partners and guests. During the past week we've watched thousands of students come together and realize their full potential through competition, career training, and workshops. The relationships developed and training experienced during this conference have empowered students to go into their schools and communities and make a difference, bringing with them the values and passions FCCLA brings to our members," said Sandy Spavone, executive director of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

Hannah Horne, Caitlin Murphy and Daisy Kanode from the Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Chapter participated in one of 30 Family and Consumer Sciences related competitive events offered at NLC, including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events and Leadership Academy.  These events support foundational, leadership, and workplace skills in areas such as advocacy, culinary arts, and entrepreneurship.  Competing with over 4,500 STAR Event participants in Atlanta, Hannah Horne achieved attending 4/5 Leadership Academy sessions, received a Gold Medal on her Leadership portfolio project “Finding my Leadership” and scored 7th in the Nation in her category and competitive event.  Caitlin Murphy attended all 5 Leadership Academy sessions, received a Gold Medal on her Recycle and Redesign project “ Patchwork Plastic Pouf” and scored 4th in the Nation in her category and competitive event.  Daisy Kanode attended all 5 Leaders Academy sessions, received a Gold Medal on her Illustrated Talk project “Just Snap Out of It” and scored 3rd in the Nation in her category and competitive event.  

Thank you to Exeter-Milligan Public Schools for all your support, to the teachers and community for allowing the girls to present to your classrooms and groups, parents for your support, but most of all to these three ladies who proved that hard work is rewarded and they should be very proud of themselves.