Exeter-Milligan boys had no trouble handling Pawnee City on Tuesday night in Beatrice. Final score was 55-24. Thursday night the boys met Lewiston, the #8 seed who knocked of HTRS the #1 seed. Timberwolves defeated the Tigers 59-48 giving them three wins on the year. They will face Palmyra on Saturday at 4:15 for the B Division Championship Game.
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Friday, January 15, 2021
#1 Seeded Exeter-Milligan girls struggled to beat Freeman on Monday winning 33-24. They met BDS in the semi final match up on Thursday evening. While they stuck with BDS the first two quarters, the third quarter saw the girls fall behind and BDS won 43-28. The girls will play Johnson-Brock on Saturday at 11:45 at the auditorium in Beatrice.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
U.S. Cellular combined with the Nebraska School Activities
Association have created a ranking of schools based on both academic and fine
arts program. According to the points system the Exeter-Milligan Lady
Timberwolves are in the top spot in the Class D standings for the fall season
with 112.5 points received. Trailing the Timberwolves are Lindsay Holy Family
and West Point Central Catholic with 87.5 points each. When combined with
the boys overall the school is in 5th place with 132.5 points.
The U.S. Cellular cup is presented to four different classes the following fall and awards points for each school which participate in an event as well as points for district music competitions.
Six Exeter-Milligan students were named to the Academic All
State list by the Nebraska Schools Activities Association for the 2010 Fall
activities season. Congratulations to:
Tyler Manning, Senior, Football
Blake Papik, Sophomore, Football
Rebecca Vossler, Junior, Golf
Kelsey Moore, Senior, Volleyball and Play Production
Heather Pribyl, Senior, Volleyball
Amanda Dinneen, Senior, Play Production
This holiday season, Exeter-Milligan 4th graders showed their generosity by donating to the Blue Valley Community Action Program in Geneva. Students chose to give the money they would usually spend on a class gift exchange to those less fortunate. Monetary and non-perishable food donations were also from peers in grades 3-6 and Milligan staff. It is with great pride these young philanthropists donated $120 and 140 pounds of food to make Christmas a time of joy.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Girl Scout Brooklyn Oldehoeft bags up groceries for Kollin and Logan Harre in a free reusable tote she is handing out as part of her Girl Scout Bronze award.
Shoppers at Greg’s Market in Exeter received a bonus on Saturday as Brooklyn Oldehoeft, a member of Exeter Girl Scout Troop 20703, passed out reusable grocery bags as part of her Bronze award.
Oldehoeft, a sixth grader at Exeter-Milligan, has been a member of her girl scout troop since Kindergarten. Currently a Cadette scout, Oldehoeft began working on her Bronze Award last year as a Junior scout but the pandemic got in the way.
First she had to complete a set of badges called a Journey. Since she could choose which journey she wanted to do, Oldehoeft chose the Outdoor journey. During that she had to identify a problem she wanted to do something about, come up with a sustainable solution and then take action to solve the problem.
Oldehoeft found her problem blowing in the wind, “On our way to Lincoln I saw a lot of (plastic) bags out in fields and in places where they shouldn’t have been.”
After doing the paperwork which included prompts to guide her to a project, Oldehoeft realized she wanted to provide reusable bags to her community.
Her mom, Kendra Oldehoeft, is also her leader. Kendra noted that the paperwork helped guide Brooklyn to “issues to see in her community.”
Brooklyn and her troop members (a total of three) raised funds through selling Girl Scout cookies and also had a bake sale last year during the craft show at the Exeter Legion.
With her funds raised, Brooklyn looked online and found different companies who make reusable bags. “I picked one and created the design on the bag.”
She chose to distribute them in Exeter, “I wanted to be where we would see them and wanted to get the community involved.”
Currently Greg’s Market isn’t allowing reusable bags because of the pandemic, “Right now they can take them out but I hope in the future they are able to bring them back,” explained Brooklyn.
This was an experience where Brooklyn learned from start to finish, from raising funds, to an awareness of needs and finally seeing a project through to the end. She learned, “If you want to make a difference it takes hard work, but you can do it.”
“The world needs lots of change and people like me can make it happen.”
Brooklyn credits the Girl Scout program for “helping girls boost their confidence and achieve their goals.”
She spent approximately 25 hours on the project. As she continues on in the Girl Scout program she hopes to find meaningful projects for both her silver and her gold award.
Despite the pandemic their troop is participating in online programs and getting online with their troop and will be selling cookies starting February 12.
Monday, January 11, 2021
Exeter Village Board met on Tuesday Jan 5 in the Library to maintain a social distance.
After approving the minutes and invoices for last month the board moved on to resolution 21-01 which placed a lien on 122 N. Burlington Avenue. No one has come forward to purchase the property . Clerk Becky Erdkamp noted the lien was just the first half of the cleanup, $2480 and the second half will be $2748.00.
The lien was approved and they moved to discuss the excess heavy equipment parked at 211 N. Burlington Avenue. The certified letters in which the owner was advised the yard must be cleaned up were not picked up. There are three big trucks in the yard, an unlicensed vehicle and the lawn was not mowed this year.
The board discussed having law enforcement deliver the letter to a residence. Board member Bob Mueller volunteered to check with Fillmore County sheriff about serving paperwork since the certified letters have not been collected.
The board continued their discussion on neglected properties that are on their list to condemn. They discussed a budget and a plan to eliminate the eyesores in town. The board decided to move to begin paperwork to condemn the Salazar property.
Chairman Alan Michl made it clear “We aren’t tackling any house that someone is living in.”
Board member Justin Harre added that they need to “Let all the homeowners know what is going on. . .and proceed with the (condemnation on the) one.”
Michl gave the Marshals report noting that he had visited with Mayor Kanoke, and Friend police officers Shawn Gray and Dominic Lambardo about the police department situation. The group discussed a plan where the Friend police would guarantee 20 hours of week patrolling Exeter, spend time in the schools and deal with the ordinance issues for $21,000 per year.
“We are paying $15.00 per hour now,” explained Michl, “They are interviewing more officers. They asked if we would help pay for officer training.”
Michl added that the Village approached the county years ago to provide police coverage and the price was over $60,000 per year.
“ I think we are at the point where we need to try something with them ,” Harre stated.
“We are in the same boat as every other little town in Nebraska,” Michl added.
In the absence of Village Maintenance supervisor John Mueller, Clerk Erdkamp update the board on the costs for new water meters. She explained that Mueller spoke with the meter company and they said they could reduce the water meter training down half price but he is waiting to get it in writing before presenting it to the board.
Erkdamp added that several of the meters are no longer working and need to be replaced now.
Clerk Erdkamp gave her report. Sales tax for October was $10,432.14 and keno receipts for November were $146.22. The board set the next meeting for February 9th.