Thursday, May 21, 2020

Throwback Thursday Week of May 18

Week of May 18

Barbara J. Becker, Age 67, of Exeter, Nebraska died Saturday May 15, 2010 in Exeter.

Exeter-Milligan graduation was held with 19 graduates.

Field Day was held for grades K-6 in Exeter.

Exeter American Legion Auxiliary Post 218 presented two packed ditty bags to their Girls State representatives Amanda Dinneenand Kelsey Moore. Presenting the bags was Auxiliary member Pat Rocole. Pat made the beautiful bags for the girls and the Auxiliary members packed them with snacks and toiletries to make the trip more fun for the representatives.

The Exeter Area Community Foundation of Exeter Nebraska was offered a $50,000 challenge grant by Richard and Louisa Manning of Geneva, Nebraska. Manning’s who are both graduates of Exeter High School issued the challenge grant for the purpose of building an unrestricted endowment for the Exeter Area Community Foundation Fund, an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation. In order for the full grant to be received, the Exeter Area Foundation had to raise $100,000 of additional funds over a three-year time frame.

Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten graduation was held.  They are currently 10th graders at Exeter-Milligan. 

The new Exeter Aquatic Center slide was assembled. Two groups of volunteers spent many hours assembling the new slide and it's many pieces. Heavy equipment was also donated by local business Horizontal Boring and Tunneling to help move the very heavy ladder pieces over the pool fence. Their crane truck, and operator Paul Erdkamp helped hold the pieces in place as they were assembled. Nearly all of the Exeter Village Board members were on hand to help with assembly of the stair parts.
Another crew gathered to assemble the flume. John Mueller, Village Maintenance Supervisor, along with Bob Mueller, Jim Mueller, Brian Petro, Keith Mathieson and Alan Michl spent the evening on the project.
The slide was paid for with funds from the additional sales tax that was passed two years ago to pay for the bond for the pool. The monthly amount that the village has collected has greatly surpassed the projected income. Unfortunately, the bond will not allow funds to be paid in advance so the Village Board opted to purchase the slide with these extra funds. Future bond payments will be higher but the current income from the city sales tax will cover most of that cost.

Exeter-Milligan Track students headed to Omaha on Thursday afternoon to compete in the State Track meet. More than half of the Class D qualifiers from the area are from Exeter-Milligan. Students qualifying are:

Junior Cassie Harre - 100 Meter Dash and 200 Meter Dash
Freshman Jen Pribyl - 400 Meter Dash, 800 Meter Run, 1600 Meter Relay, 3200 Meter Relay
Junior Heather Pribyl - 800 Meter Run, 1600 Meter Relay, 3200 Meter Relay
Freshman Alicia Bigelow - 3200 Meter Relay
Freshman Taylor Erdkamp - 1600 Meter Relay, 3200 meter Relay
Sophomore Mariah Bigelow - 1600 Meter Relay
Senior Shane Manning - Pole Vault, 400 Meter Relay, 1600 Meter Relay
Senior Ryan Harre - 100 Meter Dash, 200 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Run, 1600 Meter Relay
Junior Austin Stride - 400 Meter Dash, 400 Meter Relay, 1600 Meter Relay, 3200 Meter Relay
Junior Cody Soukup - 3200 Meter Relay
Senior Dillan White - 1600 Meter Relay
Junior Zach Jensen - 3200 Meter Relay
Sophomore Quinten Loontjer - 400 Meter Relay
Junior Tyler Manning - 1600 Meter Run, 3200 Meter Relay

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