Saturday, December 14, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Girls Win Against East Butler

 Exeter-Milligan dominated East Butler in a very physical game.  The Timberwolves final score was 51-30.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Christmas Fun for Kids

Jen Wittnebel decorates cookies with her daughter Jaedyn and son Wyatt at the Christmas Fun for Kids event.

The Exeter Legion was bustling on Saturday morning December 7 as the Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman’s club sponsored their second annual Christmas Fun for Kids event.  Donuts and beverages provided by Exeter and Cordova churches were served for breakfast along with rolls donated by Casey’s. Santa’s visit was sponsored by Generations Bank.  The Exeter-Milligan FCCLA helped kids make ornaments and they also ran a station for face painting.  The kids could decorate cookies and vote for their favorite gingerbread house or play a game.  Cindy Markowski made cotton candy for the kids. The winner of the gingerbread house decorating for the six and under age group was Kyler Oldehoeft, and six and over winner was Piper Grummons.  The kids had the option to shop in the Santa store where they paid $1.00 to select two gifts to give to their parents.  The gifts were wrapped and were all ready for the tree before the kids left the Santa store. The Legion furnished the facilities for the event.

Santa and his elves posed for a pictures with Kora and Laney Havel at the Christmas Fun for Kids event in Exeter.
Lynn Jurgensen focuses as she decorates a Christmas tree ornament.
Kit Grummons plays the elephant ring toss game the easy way at the Christmas Fun for Kids event.
Some of Santa’s helpers decided to get their requests in while they were there.  Daisy Kanode, left, and Joana Melchert wanted their picture with Santa.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Update: UNL Math Day

 Front: Georgia Meyer, Caitlin Murphy, Jaiden Papik.  Middle: Casey Jindra, Cammie Harrison, Daisy Kanode.  Back:  Brock Steuben, Braden Capek.

UNL Math Day
By Mary Kay Pribyl, E-M Math Instructor

Exeter-Milligan students participated at UNL Math Day.  All students took the PROBE Exam and the top 3 scores from E-M determined the team standing.  Exeter-Milligan placed 4th in Class VI. The quiz bow team, consisting of Georgia Meyer, Caitlin Murphy, and Jaiden Papik finished 2nd overall in class VI.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Village Board Discusses Recycling

The Exeter village board met on Wednesday Dec 4 and quickly reviewed the minutes and invoices before visiting the first item on their agenda.

Elections were held and Alan Michl was once again elected Chairman for the year and Justin Harre was elected as vice-chairman of the board.

The board reviewed the committee appointments and Michl noted that he nominated Shawn Gray on the health board and also to be named as the village marshal.  The board approved all of the appointments.

Next on the agenda was the appointment of the city street superintendent. The board passed Resolution 19-09 which is the Year-End Certification of City Street Superintendent. Steve Parrr (JEO employee) was named in the resolution as the city street superintendent. Parr noted it will need to be sent in to the state so the village can receive their incentive payment for appointing a street superintendent.

Marshal Gray gave his report noting that Officer Dominic Lombardo has been working on several calls that were all made around the same time of property theft, “There were five or six incidents in the same area at the same time.”
Maintenance Supervisor John Mueller opened a discussion on the recycling trailer.  “I took the trailer in today and left it there. It will be there a week and a half or so.  He (Burton in Henderson) is no longer going to accept cardboard or magazines and if we continue to bring in the trailer with items that are not allowed in the #1 and #2 then he will no longer accept the trailer.”

Michl noted that Friend no longer has their trailer and has several dumpsters in the same location.
Mueller and Village Clerk reported that Friend was now using Recycling Enterprises out of Lincoln who pick up twice a month for $440 a month.  Mueller noted, “They already having people throwing trash in the dumpsters.  Recycling is great as long as the government is subsidizing it.”

“I am hoping people come in and ask where the trailer is so I can explain that we will lose it if we don’t do it right.”

Mueller noted that the well water was recently tested and had a spike in the arsenic level.  It was at 9.27 ugl and the last test was at five.  The allowable level is 10.  Mueller reported the testing facility is going to retest the sample to make sure that the test was accurate.

Mueller reported he is redoing the drop ceiling in the fire hall and they have started widening Lincoln Avenue but have delayed it with the wet roads.  He has also put culverts in on South Missouri Avenue and is recutting the ditch.

Clerk Erdkamp reported that sales tax for September was $8774.14 and Keno for October was $400.53.  She is working on year end keno reports and the audit will be on December 12.  The next meeting was set for January 7.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Exeter-Milligan Update: Junior High Quiz Bowl First Place

The Exeter-Milligan junior high quiz bowl team competed in the AMI Quiz Bowl in Seward on November 6th and placed 1st in the small schools division.  Seen pictured from L to R is Michael Bartu, Savana Krupicka, Malorie Staskal, Kierra Papik, Troy Kallhoff, tournament organizer Jean Kolterman, and coach Jordan Marr.  The team will be back in action on February 19th at the CRC Quiz Bowl Tournament.