Thursday, October 28, 2021

Throwback Thursday: Oct 23, 2011




The Exeter Pumpkin Painting was hosted for the ninth year in a row by Bill and Terri Volkmer.

Their shed was transformed into tables just right for kids with witches, ghosts and spiders watching over them as they gathered their pumpkins and paints.

The Volkmers supply the paints, lots of decorations and a clear coat for the pumpkins for a small price.  Over 110 guests registered to paint, with many more parents who didn't paint. The Saturday event had families coming and going all morning long.


Mr. Matt Nicholas' Exeter-Milligan physical science class is studying how crystals form from solutions.  To help understand this process, the class will experiment with a sugar solution.  Over the next week the sugar molecules will come together on the string to form a crystal.


The Exeter Volunteer Fire Department volunteered to give the Exeter-Milligan Preschool, Kindergarten, First and Second grade classes fire truck rides.  The students also received fire truck hats courtesy of First National Insurance Agency in Exeter.


Cordova, population 147, has been notified they are on a list of post offices that may be closed to help the United States Postal Service drastically cut its deficit.

"The deal isn't done," according to Todd Case, manager of US Postal Operations from Lincoln.  Case along with Howard Nissen, area senior manager of postal operations in Nebraska, Kansas and western Iowa spoke to residents' concerns at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, October 18th.

The village was notified that there will now be a 60 day review period ending in November where the "work hours" at the post office are monitored. Two of the main criteria in choosing post offices to cut were office with less than a two hour work load and offices with less than $27,500 walk in revenue per year.


The Exeter Volunteer Fire Department hosts a Junior Fire Patrol classes each fall during Fire Safety Month in October. This is the fourteenth year that the Exeter Volunteer Fire Department has sponsored the Junior Fire Patrol for area fifth graders. This year there were ten participants.


After six years of a lucrative internet presence, Exeter Arms has now opened a retail outline in downtown Exeter.


Exeter Arms is a full line gun store offering everything from hand guns, long guns and hunting rifles to T-shirts and a complete line of accessories.


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