Thursday, February 25, 2021

Throwback Thursday February 25, 2011


The Exeter-Milligan High School senior English class recently studied the well-known soliloquy that appears in act III, scene I of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Some may recognize the often quoted first words, “To be, or not to be: that is the question.” In the famous lines the main character, Hamlet, speaks thoughtfully and agonizingly to himself about the question of whether to commit suicide to end the pain of experience. He says that the miseries of life are such that no one would willingly bear them, except that they are afraid of “something after death.” Because we do not know what to expect in the afterlife, we would rather “bear those ills we have,” Hamlet says, “than fly to others that we know not of.”

The senior students, after discussing the passage, were asked to rewrite the famous lines, pose a different question, and weigh the consequences and benefits of each outcome as Hamlet did in his soliloquy.


Two young men, Landon Rhodes and Cody Soukup, were honored on Sunday afternoon by the Scouting community surrounding Cordova. They were presented their Eagle Scout Rank at a Court of Honor at the Cordova Community Center.


Mary Schlegelmilch of Exeter was recently chosen to show her photographs as part of an exhibit at more than a dozen different locations throughout Lincoln.

“Written in Lights and Shadows” is part of 2011 Lincoln PhotoFest which is a city wide event celebrating photography with exhibitions in both galleries and other spaces throughout Lincoln. Schlegelmilch’s work is displayed at A to Z Printing in southwest Lincoln along with the work of five other artists all from Nebraska.

 Lori Lea (Neemann) Becker was born January 20th, 1962 to Roger (Gator) and Dorothy Faye Neemann in Lincoln, Nebraska. She lost her battle with cancer February 20th, 2011.

The Exeter-Milligan American Government class attended Fillmore County Government Day on February 24, 2011 in Geneva.  Students had the opportunity to learn about the various functions of the County offices.  The students participated in the Annual County Government Jeopardy contest.  Fifty questions about state and county government were asked to random participants from all schools using the Jeopardy format.  The final jeopardy question was "The year the Courthouse was built."  All three schools answered the final question correctly and Exeter-Milligan won the contest by scoring 1050 points, Fillmore Central finished second with 1040 points, and Shickley finished with 400 points.

The Exeter G.F.W.C. displayed their judged art show at the Exeter Public Library.  The show included works from Exeter-Milligan students and community members.

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