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.

Exeter Aquatic Center Rules

EXETER NE, 68351
(402) 266-3001

Hours of Operation:                                      Admission Fees:

Sunday – Friday                                            Ages 5 and Under – Free with Paying Adult
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm                                       Ages 6 – Adult - $4.00 per day
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
                                                                        2020 Season Pass:                               Saturday                                                       Single - $30.00
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm                                       Family - $60.00 (immediate family only)
Closed Saturday Evening                             Passes are not transferable or refundable.

*Note:  There will be at least one 10-minute rest break taken every hour.


All persons entering the facility must pay admissions.
All persons entering the facility should socially distance six feet from each other.
No loitering around office area. 
No sitting on the office counters.
No talking to the lifeguards while on duty.
Children must be 8 years old to gain admission to the aquatic center without an accompanying chaperon (13 and older).
Patrons must take a shower using soap before entering the pool.
No person showing signs of COVID-19 or having a temperature greater that 100.4 shall be admitted into the pool.
No person having an obvious communicable disease, skin eruption, open sore, lesion, eye, ear, nose, or throat infection shall be permitted to use the pool.
Tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, and glass are prohibited in the pool area.  All food and drink must be consumed outside the aquatic center or inside the designated area directly north of the bathhouse.
Food and beverages may be brought into the facility.  No glass containers allowed.
Patrons will be responsible for disposal of their own trash outside of the facility.
A garbage dumpster is located outside the facility.
Profanity and abusive or vulgar language is prohibited.
Fighting, rough play, pushing/shoving, and running are prohibited.
No spitting or spouting of water or blowing nose in water.
Proper swim wear is required.  Street clothes are not permitted in the water.
Infants or toddlers wearing diapers will not be allowed entrance into the facility without plastic diaper covers or swim diapers.
No hanging on safety ropes or buoys.
No sitting, playing on, or diving off ladders.
No diving in less than 5 feet of water.
No pets or animals allowed (other than service animals).
Flotation devices (inner tubes, air mattresses, etc.) are prohibited.
U.S. Coast Guard or Red Cross approved life jackets are permitted.
Soft toys and play items are not permitted.
Any conduct, behavior, or activity that endangers the welfare, safety, and/or comfort of other patrons is prohibited.
Management reserves the right to close the aquatic center due to inclement weather or lack of attendance.
The Village of Exeter is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal items.

Children 4 and under must be within arm’s reach of the supervising chaperon.  If the child is in the water the chaperon must also be in the water.

Only one person on the ladder or board at a time.  Swimmers must wait on the deck at the ladder entrance.
Only one bounce permitted on the board.  Running jumps and starts are not permitted.
Divers must wait for the person ahead of them to reach the pool ladder prior to diving off the board.
Dive straight off the end of the board.  No jumps or dives are allowed off to side of the board.
No swimming under or between the boards.
Individuals are not allowed in the diving well to “catch” other divers.

All riders must be at least 48” tall or have prior approval from management in order to ride the waterslide.
Maximum operational load 1 person – 300 pounds.
No combs or foreign objects are allowed in pockets and no jewelry can be worn while riding the slide. 
Riders must enter the slide in a sitting position.
All riders must ride feet first while lying on their back.  Absolutely no riding on stomach or headfirst is permitted.
Riders should lie on their back with arms crossed across their chest or hands clasped behind their head with their legs crossed at the ankles.
Only one rider at a time.  Absolutely no trains or chains of riders are permitted.
No life jackets are permitted on the waterslide.
The line should form on the deck with one rider on each landing and one rider in the starter tub.
Riders must be in good health.  Pregnant women or individuals with heart or back conditions or other serious health issues should not use the slide.
Do not use this slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Follow instructions of the lifeguard.
No running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling or stopping in flume.
No diving from the flume.
Leave the flume pool promptly after exiting the waterslide.
Water level is 4” or greater and rider must be able to swim.

LOCKERS – will not be available this year.

The Village of Exeter maintains these rules and policies that govern patron conduct at this facility.  In general, any conduct, behavior, or activity that endangers the welfare, safety, and/or comfort of other patrons will not be tolerated.  Disciplinary action may range from a one-day to one-year suspension. 

Note:  Expelled and/or suspended pool patrons will not receive a refund for daily admission or season pool passes.  

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these rules, please contact the Village Office at (402)266-3051.