Friday, October 26, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Friend Tames the Tigers in First Round of Playoffs

 Slater Wells, above and below, sacks the East Butler quarterback.

 Edwin, above, carries the ball, and below Nick looks out for Tigers.

Exeter-Milligan/Friend met East Butler in Milligan Thursday night.  The weather was similar, with wet grass and threatening showers and the final results were too.  EMF showed the Tigers the playoff exit with a score of 62-24.

East Butler went three and out to start the quarter after Slater Wells sacked their quarterback.

EMF powered downfield and Edwin Baptista found the end zone. The officials delayed a bit on the touchdown call because of a face mask call on East Butler.  With 8:34 left in the first quarter it was 6-0 EMF.

East Butler jumped on the scoring bandwagon and put six up on the board with 6:07 left in the first quarter.

EMF countered and sent Baptista back in for six and then the two point conversion. 14-6 EMF
With 1:01 left in the first quarter EB pulled a hook and lateral trick out of their bag. They added six but the Bobcats still led 14-12.  Eb attempted two on-site kicks but the Bobcats pounced on the ball.

EMF fumbled on the one but held East Butler to 3 and out. With good field position the Bobcats were back in the end zone for six with 4:34 left in the half. 20-12 

The second half was dominated by the Bobcats.  Baptista again found the end zone and Max Zeleny caught a Spencer Pribyl pass for two. 28-12

An East Butler pass was bobbled between Tigers and Bobcats and Slater Wells came out with the ball and ran it into the end zone.  The two point was good bringing the score to 35-12. 6:51 left in third
EB recovered a EMF fumble and put six points on the board with 3:05 left in the third.  36-18

Baptista had a 56 yard run but was brought down at the one yard line.  Baptista completed the run with another eight points for the Bobcats.  44-18 with :58 left in the third.

The Bobcats weren't done yet as Pribyl sent a beautiful pass to Trever Zelenka in the end zone. Pribyl kept the ball for the two points and the Bobcats were at 52-18 with 8:04 in the fourth.

After a big run for Casey Jindra, Jessie Duba carried the ball into the end zone for the Bobcats and Christian Weber tacked on the two point making the score 60-18

East Butler got away and added six making the final score 60-24.  

The Bobcats will meet Fullerton in FRIEND on Wednesday, Oct 31 at 6 PM

 Mitchell above taming a Tiger and below running the ball.

 Max takes down a Tiger.
 Slater Wells, above and below with his pick six for the night!

 Above, Johnny tough on defense.  Below, Colton carries the kickoff return.

 Above, Edwin sneaks into the end zone and below Trever catches a Spencer Pribyl pass in the end zone.

Spencer looks downfield for an open receiver while Edwin blocks an East Butler player.

Exeter=Milligan Update: Red Ribbon Week

Jaiden Papik. Abigale Burke, Aiden Nichols, Boden Graham, Caitlin Murphy, Georgia Meyer, Taylor Pribyl, and Kate Pribyl.

Red Ribbon Week Festivities at Exeter-Milligan
By Kara Myers

The Exeter-Milligan School recently participated in the national Red Ribbon Week held October 22nd-26th.  Elementary students cut out red ribbons to hang on their lockers and participated in break out sessions daily put on by the local FCCLA junior and high school students.  Kindergarten through 2nd grade students learned about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and how to make better, healthier choices for their lives. The 3rd through 6th grade students spent time learning about what certain drugs and alcohol can do to different parts of your body and made their own rap about being drug free. The junior and high school students got the opportunity to listen to Ryan Kaufmann, a veteran who struggled through many life tragedies, including being a drug and alcohol addict, as well as homeless many times.  It was a very eye- opening presentation. All students also enjoyed dressing up daily. Monday was “I pledge to be drug free”- wear red. Tuesday was “Don’t let drugs turn you inside out” - wear your clothes inside out. Wednesday was “Sock it to drugs” - wear crazy socks, and Thursday was “Team up against drugs” - wear your favorite school team attire.  This worked out perfectly since Thursday was also the first round of state football play-offs for the Exeter-Milligan-Friend football team. Go Bobcats!!

 Aidan Vavra, Jayden Capek, Kaydence Haase, Brooklyn Oldehoeft, Emma Meyer, Cameron Jansky, and Joleen Vossler
Ryan Kauffman

Obituary: Bernadeen A. "Bernie" Larsen

Obituary for Bernadeen A. "Bernie" Larsen

Bernadeen Anna “Bernie” Larsen, 89, formerly of Exeter, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Ambassador Health in Nebraska City, Nebraska. She was born on March 29, 1929, to Marcus and Mabel (Range) Johnson at their farm near Friend, Nebraska.

Her education was obtained through School District no. 92 in rural Saline County, Friend High School, the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and Commercial Extension Business College in Omaha. Bernie was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. On October 29, 1950, Bernie and Ted Larsen were married at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at Cordova, which later became part of Trinity Lutheran Church. She taught Sunday School and was a member of the church women’s organization at Trinity.

Bernie was a supportive wife to Ted and mother of seven children. Because of son Rodney’s developmental disabilities, she was a life-long advocate for services to persons with special needs. She was employed at Nebraska Public Power District office in Exeter for 21 years. Along with Ted, she supported the creation of a Senior Center in Exeter and enjoyed being active there. She was a member of the William Sullivan American Legion Auxiliary unit 218. She enjoyed traveling and spent several winters with Ted in Weslaco, Texas. She had talents for drawing, sewing, and writing, enjoyed playing cards, and cared greatly for friends and family.

Bernie is survived by sons Larry of Wuppertal, Germany, Tom of Galesburg, Ill., and Wayne (David Rush) of Murphysboro, Ill.; daughters Connie (Pete) Kreifels of Dunbar and Karen (Craig Kenworthy) Larsen of Seattle, Wash.; sister-in-law Ruth Steinke of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren David Larsen of Wuppertal, Germany, Jessica (James) Arent of Bellevue and Jackie Kreifels of Lincoln; great-grandchildren Leo, Ellis, and Oliver Meyer of Lincoln and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons Ted and Rodney, twin brother Bernard Johnson and sisters and brothers-in-law Jen and Jake Wattles and Myrna and Jack Mehser.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Exeter-Milligan Update: FCCLA

On October 3, 2018 approximately 300 Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members gathered at Central Community College in Hastings, Nebraska for the District #4 Leadership Conference. These 7 schools came together: Bruning-Davenport High School, Bruning-Davenport Middle School, Cross County, Doniphan-Trumbull, Exeter-Milligan, Fillmore Central, and Sutton. All kids in attendance grew their leadership skills by Dare 2 be Different with FCCLA.
Chapters were welcomed to the conference by the District #4 Officers, followed by the presentation of the Colors by Bruning-Davenport Middle School Chapter. A keynote presentation was created by the Technology Officer- Nick Andrews (Fillmore Central). This keynote featured the FCCLA Chapters within District #4 and their chapter highlights. Chapters also displayed past STAR projects and Chapter “Shout Out” boards.
Our State and PEER Education Officer from High Plains and our State President from Milford were also welcomed by the FCCLA members.
As a group, we heard from the keynote speaker Kaiti Dinges speaking about Safe Dating with Jana’s Campaign. She told us about safe dating, the rules of love and no love. This presentation focused on helping us learn about abusive relationships, what they are and how you can get out of them - teaching us the to speak out and let it not happen to you.
Each member attended 2 breakout session and 2 mini sessions, these sessions were designed to help build leadership skills. Sessions included: 1st Aid Basics, PEER Ed Jeopardy, Dancing, Healthy Lifestyles, Jobs and Career Resumes, Know How 2 Go,

Banking/Saving for College, STAR Projects, Culinary Arts Tour, and more about Safe Dating.
The last session of the day, the District Officers and other members came out of

their comfort zone to do lip sync and dance off with other chapters. This involved leadership and communication skills.
District #4 Officers for the 2017 – 2018 conducted the opening and closing ceremonies, and those officers were: President Caitlin Murphy (Exeter-Milligan), Vice- President Maddie Fitch (Doniphan-Trumbull), Secretary/Treasurer Sera Johnson (Bruning-Davenport High School) Public Relations Mallory Jensen (Cross County) VP of Recreation Lydia Rogers (Sutton), VP of Media/Tech/Historian Nick Andrews (Fillmore Central), VP of STAR Paige Oltmans (Bruning-Davenport Middle School). The District #4 Adviser is Susan Biba from the Fillmore Central Chapter.

Front: Anna Sluka, Maddie Luzum, Kiah Songster, Taylor Pribyl, Caitlin Murphy, Kayla Geiger, Sophia Gilliam, Georgia Meyer, Jaiden Papik
Back row: Daisy Kanode, Rebecca Krupicka, Cammie Harrison, Briana Capek, Cameran Jansky, Josie Kresak, Natalie Staskal, Kate Jansky, Emma Olsen, Macy Due.

Reminder: Tire Recycling Tomorrow

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Death Notice: Bernadeen Larsen

A Funeral Service for Bernie will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cordova, Nebraska. Pastor Michelle Kanzaki will officiate the service.

A Graveside Service will be held at Zastrow Cemetery following the Funeral Service.

Visitation will be on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Farmer Funeral Home in Exeter, Nebraska.

Memorials are suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cordova.

Exeter-Milligan Update: 5th Grade Trashketball

By Brooke Soukup, 5th Grade Instructor

Exeter Milligan fifth graders review for an upcoming Social Studies test using the game 'Trashketball'.  The students were split into two teams and each student creates their own paper ball using one piece of paper.  If they can correctly answer a question over the content, they earn five points for their team.  After each correct answer, they attempt to shoot their ball into a trash can for additional points for their team. 

Pictured are: Kaydence Haase, Tucker Svec, Carver Kanode, Selah Petersen, Mrs. Soukup, Jase Luzum (shooting), Avery Nichols, Ronald Babula, and Alexis Saatmann. Photo taken by Brett Kallhoff