Thursday, October 13, 2022

Throwback Thursday 10/7/12


The Exeter-Milligan first graders, along with teacher Sharon Lott, went to the senior center downtown last month. We will be visiting the senior center once a month on the 2nd Wednesday at about 2:30-3:20. Last month we performed our Grandparents day program for them. Then, the children introduced themselves and read their books about Grandparents that they had written and they spent time visiting with the seniors. The seniors provided snacks for the 1st graders. Next month, we will be reading stories from our reading books at the senior center and we will be providing the snacks.


The Volkmer's will host their annual Pumpkin Painting this Saturday from 9 - noon.  Follow the signs on Highway 6.


A beautiful late summer day was the setting for the second graders at Exeter Milligan to learn about the outdoors from Exeter-Milligan high school students at the annual Outdoor Education Day.


This yearly event allows for the students in Lorie Sliefert’s Biology II class to spend several weeks choosing and planning different stations to present to Marla Weber’s second graders class during the all day event held at Gilbert’s Park in Exeter.


Construction began this summer on the new social hall at St. Stephens church which will replace their current social hall which is located in downtown Exeter, quite a distance from the church.


“This will be easily used for wedding receptions and parish activities.  The other hall didn’t meet our needs anymore and we had accessibility issues there as well,” explained Father Tom Kuffel, "It has been a long desire for us to have a church hall on the property,”


Members of the congregation serve on the building committee to oversee the construction project.  Members of the committee are Bob Dumpert, George Erdkamp, Barry Murphy, Gerry Geiger, Mark Becker, Bob Mueller, Vicki Geiger and Ranell Odvody.


The congregation raised about one third of the cost for construction and the rest of the funds were donated through wills and bequests to the project.  Committee members Mueller and Vicki Geiger are thrilled with the new project, “It’s a much nicer facility with better spaces for our CCD classes, bigger bathrooms. . .it has a much larger capacity with better and more parking available.  Just not having to climb stairs will be a key for most people, along with the fact that the upkeep should be easier with a new building.”


The Exeter Volunteer Fire Department responded to a combine and field fire just southeast of Exeter Wednesday afternoon.  Despite high winds and warm temperatures the fire was contained and put out very quickly in the soybean field.


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