Saturday, March 26, 2022

Exeter-Milligan Students Chosen for Crossroads Conference Honor Band and Choir


Twenty Exeter-Milligan students were chosen to perform in the Crossroads Conference Honor Band and Choir on Monday, March 21 in Waco.

On the flute, Rebecca Krupicka, Savana Krupicka and Maddie Luzum were chosen.  Rebecca Krupicka received a medal.

Kole Svec, Libery Johnson, Malorie Staskal, Jozie Kanode and Jasmine Turrubiates were members of the clarinet group at the event.  Svec and Johnson both earned a medal.

Olivea Swanson was chosen to play the bass clarinet for the program and Selah Petersen, Andrew Vavra and Draven Payne were given the nod for the alto saxophone.  Petersen was recognized with a medal.

On tenor saxophone, Briana Capek and Aidan Vavra were chosen for the honor band and Capek received a medal.

French Horn player Troy Kallhoff was part of the band and also medaled.  Trumpet players Taylor Pribyl and Kiley Oldehoeft both were part of the honor band and Pribyl earned a medal.

Ben Bartu was a member of the trombone section and medaled while Braden Capek played the Timpani and medaled.

Choir members from Exeter-Milligan were Jozie Kanode, Morgan White, Chase Vnoucek and Dravin Birkes.  Birkes and White earned medals.

Ten of the 20 Exeter-Milligan students who were chosen for the Crossroads Conference honor band and choir are pictured here.  Front row from the left are Maddie Luzum, Kole Svec, and Jasmine Turrubiates.  Middle row from the left picture are Jozie Kanode, Malorie Staskal and Liberty Johnson.  Third row from the left are Selah Petersen, Andrew Vavra and Draven Payne.  Standing in the back is Braden Capek.

                                                                                        Jayden Capek

Exeter-Milligan’s Briana Capek (left), Aidan Vavra (right) and Ben Bartu (behind on trombone) were chosen to perform in the CRC Honor Band.

Jozie Kanode (middle in the middle row) and Morgan White (right in the middle row) all were chosen for the CRC Honor Choir.  White was honored with a medal for her performance



Friday, March 25, 2022

Exeter-Milligan Track Team Competes at Doane Invitational

 Girls - Second place overall

Cameran Jansky - 1st 400 meter dash, 2nd 800 meter dash

Savana Krupicka - 2nd 400 meter dash, 3rd 800 meter dash, 2nd triple jump

Malorie Staskal - 4th 400 meter dash

Jasmine Turrubiates - 3rd 1600 meter run

Jozie Kanode - 1st pole vault 

Emma Olsen - 1st discus

4 x 400 meter relay - 4th place  Malorie Staskal, Cameran Jansky, Jasmine Turrubiates, Savana Krupicka

Boys - Seventh overall

Tyler Due - 3rd place 60 meter hurdles, 3rd pole vault

Draven Payne - 4th 200 meter dash

Marcus Krupicka - 3rd shot put, 3rd discus

Thursday, March 24, 2022

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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).

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Exeter-Milligan Update: FCCLA News



By Mary Lou Vossler, Exeter-Milligan FACS Instructor and FCCLA Advisor


FCCLA Member Competes at District STAR Events


Exeter, Nebraska - Joleen Vossler from the Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Chapter recently participated in the Nebraska Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America District  #4  STAR Event Competition. This annual event was held at Exeter-Milligan High School and featured over 40 competitors from the area. 

One Competitive Event available to FCCLA members is STAR Events: Students Taking Action with Recognition. STAR Events recognize members for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through cooperative, individualized, and competitive activities. District #4  hosted 25  events during the conference. 

Students are evaluated by judges using a rubric system and have the opportunity to earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze rating. The top two finishers in each event level, who earn a Silver or Gold rating, qualify to compete at the state competition, which will be hosted as part of the State Leadership Conference.  Joleen received the following ratings in their respective categories: 

·  Professional Presentation - Level 2, Gold Medal and State Qualifier



FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.  Nebraska FCCLA has more than 2,500 members in 100 chapters across the state.  For more information about FCCLA, please visit


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Exeter-Milligan K-6 Spring Concert


Exeter-Milligan kindergarten through sixth graders held their Spring Concert on Tuesday, March 15 in Exeter under the direction of Mr. Mark Perez.

The fifth grade band opened the evening with folk tunes arranged by John Edmondson into “Name Those Tunes.”  The sixth grade band followed with “March On the Upward Trail,” and then both groups combined to play “Got the Spirit.”

The kindergarten, first and second graders performed “The Best Pet Show Ever!” for the audience featuring several students introducing their “pets” (stuffed animals) and singing about each one.  Their songs included “We’re Having a Pet Show,” “My Cat,” “My Dog,” “I Don’t Have a Pet,” and the second graders crooned “My Charming Snake.”

The kindergarteners had bunny ears and cotton tails to add to their performance of “The Bunny Hop,”  and the entire group sang “Let’s Hear it for the SPCA” (think “YMCA”) and finished up their portion of the show with “We Had a Pet Show!”

The third and fourth graders sang “Pirate Song,” before they drummed on buckets along to the song “Dynamite.”

The fifth and sixth grade classes sang “Shooting Star” and “Laudamus Te” accompanied by Mrs. Angie Murphy.

The students ended the evening with the third and fourth grade singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” accompanied by the fifth and sixth graders on the Ukulele’s.


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7990 – From the left Allyson Cuevas, Kollins Johnson and Avery Hankins talk about their pets at the Exeter-Milligan elementary Spring Concert.