Saturday, May 28, 2022

Exeter Aquatic Center Opens Monday




EXETER NE, 68351

(402) 266-3001


Hours of Operation:                                      Admission Fees:


Sunday – Friday                                            Ages 5 & Under – Free with Paying Adult

1:30 pm to 5:30 pm                                       Ages 6 – Adult - $4.00 per day

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

                                                                        2022 Season Pass:                               Saturday                                                       Single - $55.00

1:30 pm to 5:30 pm                                       Family - $120.00 (immediate family only)

Closed Saturday Evening                             Passes are not transferable or refundable.


*Note:  There will be at least one 10-minute rest break taken every hour.






All persons entering the facility must pay admissions.

No loitering around office area. 

No sitting on the office counters.

No talking to the lifeguards while on duty.

Children must be 8 years old to gain admission to the aquatic center without an accompanying chaperon (13 & older).

Patrons must take a shower using soap before entering the pool.

No person having an obvious communicable disease, skin eruption, open sore, lesion, eye, ear, nose, or throat infection shall be permitted to use the pool.

Tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, and glass are prohibited in the pool area.  All food and drink must be consumed outside the aquatic center or inside the designated area directly north of the bathhouse.

Coolers, food, and beverages may not be brought into the facility.

Profanity and abusive or vulgar language is prohibited.

Fighting, rough play, pushing/shoving, and running are prohibited.

No spitting or spouting of water or blowing nose in water.

Proper swim wear is required.  Street clothes are not permitted in the water.

Infants or toddlers wearing diapers will not be allowed entrance into the facility without plastic diaper covers or swim diapers.

No hanging on safety ropes or buoys.

No sitting, playing on, or diving off ladders.

No pets or animals allowed (other than service animals).

No diving in less than 5 feet of water.

Flotation devices (inner tubes, air mattresses, etc.) are prohibited.

U.S. Coast Guard or Red Cross approved life jackets are permitted.

Soft toys and play items are permitted if they are used appropriately.

Any conduct, behavior, or activity that endangers the welfare, safety, and/or comfort of other patrons is prohibited.

Management reserves the right to close the aquatic center due to inclement weather or lack of attendance.

The Village of Exeter is not responsible for the loss or theft of personal items.



Children 4 & under must be within arm’s reach of the supervising chaperon.  If the child is in the water the chaperon must also be in the water.



Only one person on the ladder or board at a time.  Swimmers must wait on the deck at the ladder entrance.

Only one bounce permitted on the board.  Running jumps and starts are not permitted.

Divers must wait for the person ahead of them to reach the pool ladder prior to diving off the board.

Dive straight off the end of the board.  No jumps or dives are allowed off to side of the board.

No swimming under or between the boards.

Individuals are not allowed in the diving well to “catch” other divers.



All riders must be at least 48” tall or have prior approval from management in order to ride the waterslide.

Maximum operational load 1 person – 300 pounds.

No combs or foreign objects are allowed in pockets and no jewelry can be worn while riding the slide. 

Riders must enter the slide in a sitting position.

All riders must ride feet first while lying on their back.  Absolutely no riding on stomach or headfirst is permitted.

Riders should lie on their back with arms crossed across their chest or hands clasped behind their head with their legs crossed at the ankles.

Only one rider at a time.  Absolutely no trains or chains of riders are permitted.

No life jackets are permitted on the waterslide.

The line should form on the deck with one rider on each landing and one rider in the starter tub.

Riders must be in good health.  Pregnant women or individuals with heart or back conditions or other serious health issues should not use the slide.

Do not use this slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Follow instructions of the lifeguard.

No running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling or stopping in flume.  Arms and hands must remain inside the flume.

No diving from the flume.

Leave the flume pool promptly after exiting the waterslide.

Water level is 4” or greater and rider must be able to swim.



A limited number of lockers are available on a first come, first served basis on the east bathhouse wall.  Patrons should bring their own locks, as the Village does not provide them.  Lockers are day use only and locks must be removed when you leave the facility.  Locker use is encouraged to prevent theft.


The Village of Exeter maintains these rules and policies that govern patron conduct at this facility.  In general, any conduct, behavior, or activity that endangers the welfare, safety, and/or comfort of other patrons will not be tolerated.  Disciplinary action may range from a one-day to one-year suspension. 


Note:  Expelled and/or suspended pool patrons will not receive a refund for daily admission or season pool passes.      

Friday, May 27, 2022

Exeter-Milligan Update: District Music Contest Results


District Music Contest Results

by Mark Perez, Jr - Exeter-Milligan K-12 Music Instructor


                                                                    Morgan White

The District Music Contest was hosted at Heartland this year on April 21 & 22. Thursday, April 21 was when the small group and solo performances took place. Friday performances were then for large groups.


Judges score performances 1-5 on various categories then combine the total which results in an overall score of Division I, II, III, IV, or V. A Division I score is the best score you can receive.


Small Group Results:

Brass Choir - I

Saxophone Choir - I

Flute Choir - I

Clarinet Choir - I

Small Vocal Ensemble - I

·         Morgan, Jozie, Dravin, Chase

Vocal Duet - II

·         Morgan, Jozie

Percussion Ensemble - III


Soloist Results:

Morgan White - I

·         Outstanding Performance Award

Kole Svec - I

Rebecca Krupicka - I

Dravin Birkes - I

Braden Capek - I


7-12 Concert Band: I

·         We were one of only two schools to receive a “I” from all three judges.


Congratulations to all the students for their outstanding performances! I am very proud of the hard work they’ve put in all semester and the results of their efforts!

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Throwback Thursday 5/20/2012




The mural at the Exeter Public Library Storybook Park was recently updated and touched up.  The words Storybook Park were added by Librarian Nina Bartu and the bookworm got a bit of a facelift just in time for preschool children to enjoy this summer.


Exeter Aquatic Center was set to open on Monday, May 28th


Cub Scouts in Pack 218 collected food to take to Blue Valley in Geneva as part of the Scouting for Food program.  The scouts collect food every year.  This year, instead of going door to door, they placed boxes at several locations in Exeter and Milligan and then collected food on Saturday morning for several hours.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Exeter-Milligan School Board Reviews Policies


Exeter-Milligan school board met on Wednesday, May 11 in the community classroom in Exeter.

After opening the meeting, board president Adam Erdkamp continued with the consensus agenda.  The board passed the consensus agenda.

The board reviewed two policies, professional growth and the lunch program.  Superintendent Paul Sheffield notified the board that both policies are in need of updates, “We will have teachers involved in updating the professional policy.”

As far as the lunch program Sheffield explained that the district technically does not “abide by the necessary state and federal guidelines. . .we give kids more than they say we should so we will probably have to update that.”

Under the curricular report Sheffield shared a preliminary class schedule for next school year.  He noted that the new Ag Science teacher’s schedule will include welding, Ag Business, Animal Science, Plant Science and Ag Education.

Sheffield also introduced the idea of starting an esports team.  Students in the district were surveyed and they had 14 that expressed an interest with several more possibly interested.  He noted that students can dual participate in sports and esports in the same season. 

There are three leagues the students can participate in and there are different games played each season.  They often participate in tournaments. Sheffield will “look at what it would entail to start up.  The interest is there.”

The board opened the floor up for comments but when no one spoke up they moved on to the discussion items including coop opportunities with Friend.  Erdkamp reminded the board that there is an area committee meeting scheduled for Monday.

He added that the coaches and administrators from both Friend and Exeter-Milligan met together three weeks ago and the “purpose was to bring the two staffs together and ee what everyone’s temperature was,” explained Erdkamp.

Sheffield felt that the coaches were in agreement to cooping all activities starting in the 23-24 shool year.  Erdkamp noted that they will be having their annual meeting with Friend with committee members Alan Vavra and Kendra Jansky also attending.

“We will talk to their committee and see what their interet is and we will discuss what the coache and the administrators talked about,” explained Erdkamp.

Erdkamp asked the board if they had any opinions before the scheduled committee meeting.  Board member Eric Milton commented, “If coaches are working together that is all you can do – see what their plan is.”

Vavra asked about the conference status at the Crossroads Conference.  Sheffield replied that the conference preliminary voted by one not to allow a combined Exeter-Milligan/Friend into the conference but one school that had voted no then explained they planned to leave the conference next year.

Sheffield was positive about the conference accepting the new coop but discussed several ways the conference could change in the future to accommodate some of the differences in sizes of schools.

“If that wouldn’t pass then I think there would be interest in creating a new conference,” explained Sheffield.

Erdkamp broached the subject of the Milligan site. “We need to start thinking about what that means, how we are going to use it, how we are going to maintain it.”

He added that he was hoping to have the school lawyers come and do new board member training along with help in guiding the board about the future of the Milligan facility.

The board approved non-certified contracts before a brief legislative update and summer projects list.  The next meeting will be held on June 15th at 8 p.m. in Milligan.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Memorial Day Program


 The 2022 Memorial Day Program will be held at the Cemetery at 10:00 AM on Memorial Day.

In case of inclement weather the service will be held at the Exeter-Milligan High School Gym.

The American Legion Auxiliary will be serving coffee and rolls at the Legion Hall following the service at the cemetery. Everyone is welcome to attend.