Saturday, July 11, 2020

Death Notice Ed Robeson



A Memorial Service for Ed Robeson will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Farmer Funeral Home in Exeter. Chaplain Katherine Rahorst will be officiating the service.

Following the Memorial Service, there will be a Graveside Service in the Exeter Cemetery with Military Rites performed by the Exeter American Legion Post 218.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Throwback Thursday

Week of



July 6, 2010

Soccer registration was open for the Geneva Youth League

Exeter Public Library Summer Reading Program participants enjoyed an end of the program party with lots of water balloon games, water fun and prizes. Librarian Nina Bartu coordinated the event for the thirteen kids. They each had their name put in the prize drawing bucket once for each book they read during the program. Everyone got lots of fun water prizes and enjoyed the event.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Village Board to Meet

Exeter Village Board will meet Tuesday, July 7 at 7 p.m. at the Village office

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Throwback Thursday Week of June 29


Exeter Boy Scouts who are members of Troop 390 out of Cordova spent a week in June at Boy Scout Camp, Cornhusker Camp, near Humboldt, Nebraska. While they were there they enjoyed swimming, canoeing, archery, cooking and more while sleeping in their tents and learning with many other scouts who were there for the week. Attending were Kirby Soukup, Cody Soukup, Jack Dinneen and Elliot Erdkamp.

The Exeter girls 10 and under team, coached by Mark and Jane Beethe, took 3rd place at a tournament last weekend. The girls 14 and under team also took second place at the Friend Tournament.

Exeter Cub Scout Pack 218 held a pack campout at Lone Star, south of Milligan. This was a combined event with the Friend pack. The weather, although hot, was beautiful Friday night. After supper together the scouts practiced skits and then for their campfire they sang songs and performed several skits. In June several of the cub scouts also attended Day Camp in Walton, Nebraska at the Outdoor Education Center.

The Village of Exeter recently purchased a new loader. The subject of a new loader was broached this spring after the bad weather the area experienced this last winter. The Village had a loaner loader over the winter because of a manufacturing issue to replace a broken window in their current loader. The loader is a Caterpillar 924H. The total for the loader came to $116,150 and the village used the $21, 751 from the sale of the old loader and $15,000 from sales tax funds to help pay for the purchase. The village borrowed the $79,000 to make up the total cost of the loader.

Residents of Fillmore County have been given the opportunity to voice their opinion at the polls on August 10th on a new hospital in Geneva.

The Exeter Care Center had some special visitors. Four cars, all of which compete in the Cruiser category at local racetracks, paid a visit to the care center in preparation for the residents visit to Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Thursday evening.
The drivers which included Brian Petro and Clayton Lewis in # 71, Bill Lewis and Jim Lewis in # 11, Greg Ekeler and John Miller in #42 and Brent Kassik and John Miller in #59 brought their cars out to show the residents.

Kovanda, Glenn E,  age 90 of Milligan, Nebraska died in Geneva on Friday July 2, 2010.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Successful Blood Drive held in Exeter


The Exeter Blood drive held on Friday June 19th was a success.  The goal was 44 units and we got 41 whole units and 7 double donations (which equals 14 regular units of blood)for total of 55 units.

Double reds is another donation option where they collect two units of red blood cells and return the platelets and plasma (plus a little saline) through the same tube.  The benefits for the donor are that the needle is smaller and they're better hydrated after donating.  They also come to donate half as often.  It takes about 20 minutes longer but benefits patients who are less likely to have a reaction when they receive two units of blood from the same person.

 The United Church of Christ Women's Fellowship supplied the bagged sandwiches and bagged cookies while the Red Cross provided juice, water, and snacks.  Jackie Yound helped at the lunch stand, Sharon Dyer helped sanitize the books and chairs, Marilyn Anderson took the donors temperature as they entered and Barb Jansen registered the donors.

The Red Cross crew comes from Grand Island, Neb. and are rated number one in the United States for their collection and procedures performed.  The Red Cross started testing each donors blood for antibodies for the treatment for Covid 19 on June 15th.  Drive organizer Jansen was very thankful for "all the donors that helped us achieve our goal and those that help so many in need of blood."

The next Red Cross Blood drive in Fairmont is August 28th from 12-6 pm.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Exeter Aquatic Center Guidelines


Exeter Aquatic Center Guideline

This information is the guideline and regulations to be followed in order to allow the Exeter Aquatic Center to safely open during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the restrictions placed upon our communities being lightened, the Exeter Village Board has unanimously approved to open the community swimming pool if the following restrictions are followed and abided by. These guidelines and restrictions are based upon the combination of the DHM, CDC, local health district and the guidance from the League of Nebraska Municipalities. Although the Village of Exeter has accepted the responsibility of opening the swimming pool, patrons need to be aware of the fact that contracting the virus is still possible, so although preventable measures are being put in place, the risk and responsibility to prevent the chances of contracting the virus is not placed on the Village of Exeter and all swimming pool attendees will enter the facility at their own risk.

Restrictions and Safety Protocols:
·         The operating schedule for the swimming pool will be split into two sessions
o   Session one – 1:30pm – 5:00pm
o   Session two – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
·         Sessions will be limited to 75% of the total occupancy capacity
o   Approximately 150 patrons
·         All patrons will have their temperature checked before being allowed to enter the facility
o   No patrons will be allowed to enter the facility with a temperature equal to or higher than 100.4 degrees
·         Pool fees are being set to $4 per patron per session with the option of purchasing season passes
o   Single passes offered for the price of $30
o   Family passes offered for the price of $60
·         The swimming pool staff will sanitize the facility and equipment between the two sessions
·         Patrons using the facility will be logged and a record with their name and phone number will be documented
·         Additional guidelines may be added or changed throughout the season
·         There will be no concessions sold this year
·         Patrons will be responsible to dispose of their own garbage outside of the swimming pool facility
·         Drinking fountains will not be accessible
·         It is mandatory for all patrons to shower with soap, before entering the water
·         If any patron displays signs or symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus, the current working staff has the authority to not allow or escort the patron out of the aquatic center
·         There will not be midnight swimming sessions or private party sessions available    

There is still a threat of contracting and spreading the virus. Please make sure to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and others. Be safe and stay healthy!

Exeter Aquatic Center Risk Assumption


Exeter Aquatic Center – Risk Assumption

The COVID-19 coronavirus has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization, is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact.  You ACKNOWLEDGE AND ASSUME THE RISK AND DANGERS OF ILLNESS, DISEASE, MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS, INJURY OR DEATH, caused by or related to COVID-19, by voluntarily entering the property and/or public facilities of the Village of Exeter and participating in or viewing adult and /or youth recreational activities.  No one guarantees that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. 

If you have any questions, please contact Becky S. Erdkamp at the Exeter Village Office at (402)266-3051.