October 20, 2010
The #2 seeded Fillmore
Central/Exeter-Milligan lost their 10 a.m.game to Friend 3 - 0 (their only two
losses during the regular season were to Friend) and went on to play Ashland
Greenwood who defeated #1 seed Wayne yesterday.
Rhonda Stokebrand has campaigned for
the last years for the new Exeter Aquatic Center to have some extra equipment.
The original plan for the aquatic
center included both a large slide and a toddler slide, but due to increased
construction costs those items were put on hold.
Last year the large slide was added and
Stokebrand has continued her campaign for both an aquatic wheelchair and a
toddler slide. She has attended village board meetings, researched
toddler slides and wheelchairs presenting options to the village board.
Stokebrand served on the pool committee and was the pool manager and swimming
lesson instructor for a number of years.
Recently Stokebrand applied for several
grants for the two items. The Mary Tous Foundation donated $1500 to the
toddler slide and wheelchair fund and the Fillmore County Foundation donated
$400 to the pool committee. Ninety-five dollars in donations for
the aquatic wheelchair came from the Fillmore County Hospital Denim
Days fund. Shari Michl, of Exeter is a nurse at the hospital, and
applied for the use of some of those funds toward the wheelchair.
Together both projects will require
around $8000.00. Stokebrand hopes to continue to apply for grants along
with private donations so that the items can be ordered in time to be placed at
the aquatic center for the 2011 pool season.
Fillmore Central/Exeter-Milligan will
meet Friend in the quarterfinals at 10 a.m.
Yesterday, the combined team defeated Twin Rivers 7 -6 with a rally in the
seventh inning. Go T-Wolves
Exeter-Milligan Varsity Softball players
headed to Hastings on Friday morning to play in the State Tournament.
From the left are Elly Korbelik, Alicia Bigelow, Merre Emshoff, Logan Zeleny
and Mariah Bigelow. The ladies, along with their teammates from Fillmore
Central, will meet No. 9 Twin Rivers at 12:30 p.m. today
kindergarten, first and second graders enjoyed a ride around downtown Exeter on
top of a fire truck courtesy of the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department during
Fire Safety Month. They also received
play fire hats and goodies from the department.