Thursday, December 22, 2022

Throwback Thursday 12/16/12


The Village of Exeter recently transported its entire grass dump pile and had it spread out on a nearby field.  A huge pile of large chunks that were in the grass that was spread out that are obviously not grass, but were dumped by residents in the grass pile.  Chunks of concrete, pieces of signs, lots of large sticks and even a license plate were found in the pile.  The pile is for GRASS only. 


The Exeter-Milligan Junior- Senior High Christmas Program was held Thursday evening in the Exeter gymnasium.


The Junior High Choir opened the evening performing “Deck the Hall” and “The First Noel” which was accompanied by Jordyn Brandt and Ella Wilkins.  The Junior High then gathered their instruments and played two band numbers, “Winter Fantasy” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”


A special duet was performed by seniors Ashley and Meghan Miller, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” before the Senior High Choir was joined by the group Friends of Vocal, a group of selected Junior High choir members.  The group sang “La Loo, La Low.”


The five members of the Senior High Choir performed “Do You Hear What I Hear,” and “Sankta Lucia” with a special introduction by Madeleine Ensrud, a foreign exchange student from Norway who traditionally sings the song in Swedish each Christmas season as her father is from Sweden.


The Senior High Band did an outstanding job performing “’Handel’ For Christmas,” “Let It Snow! Let It Snow Let It Snow!” and “Winter Wonderland” before the Junior High band joined them to accompany the audience participation number “Christmas Sing Along.”


First National Bank in Exeter recently announced that they would be changing their name to Generations Bank as of December 17th.  

According to President Alan Emshoff, “The only change that our customers will notice is our name change, a new sign on the front of the bank and a new logo.”

The bank transitioned from a national charter to a state charter which required eliminating the use of national in the name of the bank, “We chose the name “Generations Bank” as a way to honor past generations of our customers, recognize the current generation and to continue the tradition of real community banking for the next generation.”

Generations Bank has been serving members of the area since 1934, and “we intend to continue to do so for generations to come,” according to Emshoff.

A few Exeter-Milligan high school students had the opportunity to attend the Self Advocacy workshop at ESU6 recently.  It was very informative for the students.  They watched a mock interview that gave them tips on what and what not to do at an interview and they learned proper behavior for an interview.  They also had the opportunity to find what their learning style is and how they can use that to their advantage in the classroom.  A school psychologist also came in and explained all of the different kinds of disabilities including the following: reading, math, writing, speech/language, and many more.  The students really enjoyed the section on technology where they were able to learn about many of the new technology tools that can be helpful for them in the future.  Students had the opportunity to work with students from other schools and socialize with them.  A college disabilities service counselor came in and explained how to disclose their disability to colleges and how to survive college.  They learned that nothing can stop them from doing what they want to do except for themselves.  Overall, it was a great experience for the students.  They learned a lot and enjoyed what the workshop had to offer. 

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