Saturday, May 9, 2020

Exeter-Milligan Seniors Honored

 Exeter-Milligan superintendent Paul Sheffield has shown the senior video downtown in Exeter last week and it was also shown in Milligan as the seniors were recognized by their communities.
 Banners with each of the nine Exeter-Milligan graduates are displayed on the light poles of downtown Exeter and Milligan.

Exeter-Milligan Superintendent Paul Sheffield gets a little lift from Village of Exeter employee Tara Mueller as he places another graduate banner on a light pole downtown.

Exeter-Milligan is trying to find a multitude of ways to honor their graduates amongst the social distancing and directive health measures handed down from the state.  They find themselves in an unusual position as there are just nine students graduating from Exeter-Milligan this year.

The district has a theme of “9 seniors, 9 days,” according to Principal Laura Kroll, “It will never replace all the things that got cancelled but it is something.”

Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 9 at the Exeter-Milligan football field in Milligan.  There will only be 10 people on the football field and others may attend but must stay in their vehicles at all times.  The district plans to attempt to broadcast the event on Striv.

The senior video was played every evening in the nine days prior to graduation in downtown Exeter and Milligan and the football field lights in Milligan were lit at 8:20 (20:20) each evening during the same period.  Yard signs were delivered to each graduate along with a daily care package which included items from their teachers.

The senior banners that the district usually hangs in the gym have been reordered in duplicate and hung on the downtown light posts in both communities.

The class of 2020 graduation events will never be forgotten by this group of seniors.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Throwback Thursday Week of May 4, 2010

Here's what happened on the for the week of May 4, 2010:

Members of Girl Scout Troop 390 and Exeter American Legion Auxiliary Post 218 met on Tuesday evening to spend some time picking up trash in Exeter. The group donned gloves and piled trash into the trailer pulled by a 4 wheeler that's use was donated by Jerry Peterson. After they finished the Legion Auxiliary treated the girls to a pop. Participating were Girl Scout leaders Anita Mueller and Becky Erdkamp, Legion Auxiliary members Linda Underwood and Annette Gloystein, girl scouts Josie Hulse, Janey Erdkamp, Hannah Beethe, Vickie Androyna, helper Casey Underwood and scout Tara Mueller.
Nebraska State Troop Bybee gave a power point presentation on safe driving at the Exeter Senior Center.
As part of a nationwide program to teach children to save, First National Bank in Exeter employee's Sharla Dinneen and Tammy Sladek visited all of the Exeter-Milligan elementary students.

Each child was given a $1 coin to encourage them not only to save money, but also to introduce the concept of the $1 coin and the impact that the U.S. Mint hopes it has on the nation.
Curt Tomasevic, a Shelby, Neb. native spoke to the Exeter-Milligan student body about winning an Olympic gold medal in bobsledding, a World Cup gold medal and a World Title.
Concordia University Senior Carly Stokebrand, an Exeter-Milligan alum, recently broke the Concordia school record in the hammer at Conference competition in Hastings April 30, 2010.  Overall Carly placed second in the conference in hammer throw and first in discus.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Alumni Banquet Cancelled

To all the Exeter & Exeter-Milligan Alumni,

The class of 2010 would like to notify you all that after much consideration and discussion, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Alumni Banquet due to the Covid-19 crisis. We feel it is in everyone’s best interest to do our part in limiting the spread of the virus and to protect those most at risk. We did make an effort to look at rescheduling the banquet for later in the year, but that is proving to be extremely difficult with so many uncertainties right now.

I do want to send my deepest condolences to the honorary classes as it is disheartening that we don’t get to celebrate and honor you. When the dust settles and restrictions are lifted, please feel free to get together with those classmates that are able to celebrate a wonderful accomplishment.

We hope you're all staying home and healthy. Please keep the date of May 29th, 2021 on your calendar for next year’s Alumni Banquet.

Lastly, letters have been sent to class representatives of honorary years, but please help share this post to help get the word out.

Thank you! - The Class of 2010