Thursday, March 24, 2022

Throwback Thursday 3/18/2012




Maybe you've noticed the outhouse in town? It's a real outhouse, really! 

The outhouse was the brainchild of Linda Underwood.  Linda, who is a volunteer on the silent auction committee, had heard rumors for years that they would love to auction off an outhouse.  She approached the Exeter Chamber of Commerce to see if they would donate the funds for the supplies to build the outhouse.


Once the Exeter chamber agreed to sponsor the outhouse, Underwood contacted Exeter Lumber who donated their time to construct the outhouse.  Terry Volkmer and Linda tackled the beautifying of the outhouse which included the names of all of the businesses who are members of the Exeter Chamber along with beautiful sunflowers painted on the outside.


During the June 1 and 2 Nebraska Cattlemen's Ball which will be held in McCool Junction, the outhouse will be auctioned off during a silent auction.


Not once, but twice in the last two and a half years Caitlin Murphy has grown her hair beyond the 10 inches required to donate to Locks of Love. The first time was just before she entered the second grade, in August of 2009.


“The first time it was pretty hard (cutting off her hair)but this time I was kind of ready to get it cut off.  It made me feel like I was helping.  I think someone was happy when they got the wig,” said Murphy.


She regrew her hair and with a few trims a year to keep it healthy it was just over 11 inches in late February. She doesn’t have any plans to do it again especially since it gets difficult to care for when it gets that long.


New Signs in Exeter notified peddlers and door to door salesman that they must get a permit before selling in town.  If someone comes to your door to sell something don't forget to ask for their permit.  If they don't have one, please remind them that the need to visit the village office during business hours to apply for a permit.

The other new signs direct trucks to the newly established truck route which leads them directly to the coop.  The village board hopes to minimize street damage by establishing a route for trucks.


The Exeter-Milligan elementary students will present their spring program, "My Favorite Things," on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Milligan gymnasium.  The concert will feature the third grade class playing boomwhackers, the fourth grade class playing recorders, the fifth grade band, the sixth grade band, and the Sing Around Nebraska group singing a song from their festival.  The K-6 large group will open with the song "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music.  Each grouping of students will then sing some of their favorite songs from our music books. We will conclude the concert with "E-M's Favorite Things."  This is a song arranged by the sixth grade class.  The students took favorite things from each of the elementary classes and rewrote the words to make them appropriate for our K-2, 3-4, and 5-6 grade students. They also used a computer program called GarageBand and added some percussion and guitar to the song.  We are looking forward to performing their arrangement.


Members of the Exeter Milligan Girls Track Team are Erica Yound, Kylie Briske, Brittni Kotas, Megan Miller, Ashley Miller, Megan Zwickl, Malinda Hall, Logan Zeleny, Alicia Bigelow, Jackie Luzum, Madison Horne, Maitlyn Thomsen, Amber Pribyl, Taylor Erdkamp, Jennifer Pribyl,  Megan Waldron, Becca Vossler, Claire White and Sierra Christensen.


Members of the Exeter-Milligan Boys Track Team are Dalton Zelenka, Jesse Hall, Robert Harre, Alex Benorden, Brody Kresak, Kyle Jensen, Dusty Axline, Robbie Androyna, James Sluka, Huntington Trauger, Broc Mueller, Quinten Loontjer, Nate Bigelow and Wyatt Clift.


Former Exeter Resident and 1949 Exeter High School graduate Gaylord Becker fell to his death on Tuesday in Exeter at the building where he stored his old cars (adjacent to the Tag Factory).

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