Saturday, November 28, 2020

Exeter-Milligan Update: Elementary PE


Darcy White's Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten PE enjoyed the warm weather this past week by going outside to continue to learn how to play kickball, run bases, work together, and get "outs". 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Throwback Thursday (on Wednesday)


11/15/2010 – 11/22/2010

The Exeter Police Department is announcing that we will be participating in the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety “Click It Or Ticket” enforcement that will be occurring from November 22nd to November 28th. Exeter Officers are currently scheduled for an additional 40 hours of patrol time during this period for which all wages will be paid for by the program’s grant. The program, as well as the associated enforcement, will focus on child restraint and safety belt law compliance.

The Exeter United Sunday School collected money for UNICEF during the  month of October.  They collected change during their church service and participated in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF initiative.  They raised $119.31 that has been sent to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The Exeter United Sunday School is sponsored by the Exeter United Church of Christ and the Exeter United Methodist Church. 

Exeter Cub Scouts Pack 218 learned from the Cordova Boy Scout Troop 359 how to retire the flag. The boys met in Exeter at home of Ken and Lyn Strate and first learned about fire.  The boy scout troop members took one or two of the cub scouts and demonstrated fire building with several different methods. They then gave the cub scouts the opportunity to build their own fires. While the fires were not lit that night, the cub scouts learned about many different methods of building a fire.

Elsie June Krupicka was born to Steve Luzum and Mildred Rohla Luzum on June 1, 1925, at Friend, Nebraska, and passed away November 11, 2010, at Henderson Hospital in Henderson, Nebraska at the age of 85 years, 5 months, and 10 days.

Veterans recognized at the Exeter Care Center on Veteran's Day were Bill Groenke, Merrit Otoupaul, Mervin Kenrickson, Bob Vlcek, Julie Dillman (a 10 year Air Force Veteran) and Ron Kubicek.

Exeter-Milligan school honored area veteran’s with a program on Veteran’s Day.  The Veteran’s were invited for rolls and coffee prior to the program.

The band and choir performed several patriotic numbers.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Exeter-Milligan School Board Meets


President Adam Erdkamp opened the Exeter-Milligan School Board with four board members present in the Exeter site gym and  two additional members on zoom.

The Board quickly reviewed and approved the consensus agenda.

The history department, Mr. Murphy and Mr. Marr, gave a curriculum update.  Murphy reviewed some of the special events the department participates in and Marr gave a power point presentation on the subjects reviewed by students in his courses.

The policy review was rescheduled due to COVID.

Under old business Superintendent Paul Sheffield noted that they expect results from the study with Fillmore Central sometime in December.

The board briefly mentioned the negotiations committee and the separation incentive program which will need to be offered to eligible employees next month.

Also next moth the board will vote on renewing the softball coop with Fillmore Central and Friend.  Sheffield informed the board that two students participated this year, “I anticipate two girls will participate next year.  Friend and Fillmore Central are both interested in renewing.”

Sheffield also noted that the unofficial election results show the top three as Eric Milton with 454 votes, Allen Vavra with 555 votes and Paul Jurgensen with 392.

The board asked Sheffield for an update on the COVID plan with the new directed health measures.

Sheffield reported that basketball games would be open “to immediate family only.  One way to do this would be to do JV on another night. . .We have shared the plan with Public Health Solutions and they thanked us and would not change anything.  We want to have all of the activities.  The only way we can do that is to be vigilant.”

He added that in an online discussion with other conference schools about when and if they have moved to online learning has come down to the factor that most of their teachers have been quarantined.

The board set he next meeting for December 9 in Milligan at 7 p.m.