Friday, October 9, 2020

Exeter-Milligan splits at Dorchester

Cross county won both matches, first beating Dorchester and then Exeter-Milligan in two straight sets 25-15, 25-15.  Exeter-Milligan won both sets against Dorchester 25-16 and 26-24


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Throwback Thursday


John Graham and Rhonda Walford recently purchased Gator’s Pub, in downtown Exeter, from long-time owner Faye Neeman. Faye and her late husband, “Gator,” had owned the bar since 1981.  The bar has been renamed, “John E’s.”


Mrs. Weber's second graders learn about famous artists in art class each week. This week, students learned about an American folk artist, Edward Hicks. Students had to include a theme of peace and harmony in
their pictures, as Hicks did in his artwork.


Death Notice:  Jalani P. Morgan, Age 6 of  Exeter, Nebraska.  Born February 2, 2004  Died Tuesday October 5, 2010 in Friend

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Exeter-Milligan Update: Outdoor Ed Day


Emma Olsen working with Brooklyn Lawson


Front: Brooklyn Lawson, Kora Havel, Kolt Songster, Tommy Kallhoff, Braxton Harre, Saydee Kassik, Anton Classen, and Archer Engert

Back: Briana Capek, Kole Svec, Braden Capek, Casey Underwood, Cameran Jansky, and Emma Olsen.

Outdoor Education Day 

By Marla Weber, Exeter-Milligan Second Grade Instructor


On September 25, second graders and biology II students from Exeter-Milligan took to the outdoors for their day of learning. This day, called Outdoor Education Day, was a day filled with nature-related activities and learning. Preparation began long before this day. Miss Sliefert, high school biology II teacher, and Mrs. Weber, second grade teacher, met to discuss topics for the day. Teaching units were prepared with objectives for students’ learning. Next, high school biology II students scanned the teacher-prepared packets and continued research on the topic to be taught. Necessary materials were gathered for the lessons. Second graders prepared for this day by learning about plants, animals and different habitats to gain background information. Finally, these two groups of students met at Gilbert Park in Exeter. Biology II students led the lessons with second graders rotating around the centers. EM biology II student, Brianna Capek stated, “This is like a full circle because we did this as second graders and now, as juniors, we are leading it. It’s cool.” 


Throughout the day, students measured their shadows and compared their results. Centers at this year’s Outdoor Education Day included: wind, recycling, tracks, water cycle and oceans in a bottle, insects, tree rings, eat like a bird and bird feeders, rainsticks and senses. The day also included nature-related games like Bat and Moth, Hug-a-tree and a scavenger hunt. Grade 2 student, Kolt Songster remarked, “It doesn’t even feel like school because this is so awesome.”


Journal time at each center ended that session as was a way to measure what elementary students learned. High school students were evaluated on the presentation and preparedness of their lesson.  


Some may ask, why is class time spent outdoors learning about nature? Research shows that contact with nature can enhance creativity, bolster mood, lower stress, improve mental acuity and productivity, cultivate social connectedness, and promote physical activity. It also offers a wealth of educational benefits for teaching and learning. Archer Engert summed up his day of learning about nature by saying, “This was the best day ever.”


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Exeter-Milligan Update: Third Grade


3rd Grade News

By Laura Steuben, Exeter-Milligan 3rd Grade Instructor


E-M’s third graders have been learning about the Engineering Process in Science. They were working on finding a solution for watering their indoor classroom plants over a two-week break. Each group designed their own irrigation system and tested it out. They did not get the results that they were hoping for, but they all certainly have a better understanding of the engineering process.


Left group – Gracelyn Becker, Lynn Jurgensen and Crosby Oldehoeft

Right group – Liam Capek, Piper Grummons, Axel Erdkamp and Archer Kanode

Monday, October 5, 2020

Exeter-Milligan/Friend falls short against Amherst

Amherst started at a furious pace and never slowed down.  The scored on their second possession with 6:34 left in the first and had a rare gem in the 8-man game, a field goal kicker.  0-7

With 2:10 left in the first quarter Amherst found the end zone again 0-14

Their third run down the field the Bobcats held them at 4th and 6 when Amherst attempted a 42 yard field goal that was no good.

The Bobcats fumbled after pulling the ball from the one yard line to the 12 and Amherst recovers and scores 0-21 10:30 in half.

Amherst gets the ball back to the Bobcat 15 but a block in the back brings it back to the 10.  The Bobcat defense fights hard, forces a fumble and Christian Weber recovers it in the end zone giving the Bobcats 6 on the board with 7:36 in the half.Broncos tack on another 7 6 to 28  537 left in half.

The Broncos don't let up and tack on another touch down and kick to make it 6-35

EMF sends the ball into the end zone on a pass from Daysan Staskal to Jackson Beethe.  12-35 with 9 seconds left in the half.

EMF added six on a Breckan Schluter run with 3:53 left in the game.  Final 18-56



Death Notice: Erma Adamson

 Erma Adamson of Fairmont, formerly of Exeter passed away October 2.

A public Graveside Service will be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Exeter Cemetery in Exeter, Nebraska. Pastor Murry Johnston will officiate the service.