Friday, August 12, 2022

Exeter Fun Days Sunday

Pastor Murry Johnston led the community worship service on Sunday morning at Gilbert’s Park in Exeter.

Harper Sudrla rides her bike in the triathlon on Sunday with her dad, Nick Sudrla making sure she stays on the course.

 Mason Ogren finished first in the youngest division of the triathlon.
 Flying out of the pool on to their bikes in the Exeter triathlon.


Almost time to ditch the bikes in the triathlon.


Thursday, August 11, 2022

Throwback Thursday 08/05/2012




The Exeter Volunteer Fire Department sponsored a softball tournament along with a street dance and bbq over the weekend.  Saturday night entertainment featured Rusty Nichol from 5 - 9 and the Timmery and Joe took over the stage from 9 - 1 a.m.  The fire department served bbq beef sandwiches, hotdogs, fresh corn and smoked chicken.   Bobbi Roach’s team from Friend won the tournament on Sunday.

The Exeter Chamber of Commerce hosted a car show during Exeter days.  The Best of Show honors went to Dennis and Kathy Tessman and grandson Jake of Hastings for their 1955 Chevy. Alan Michl won top honors in the muscle car category with his Dodge Challenger and Randy Jensen won best motorcycle with his 1942 Harley-Davidson.

The Exeter Chamber of Commerce sponsored kiddie games at the Exeter Fun Days.  The games were run by the Exeter-Milligan Cheerleaders with a few extra helpers.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Obituary Charles D. "Chuck" Warner

 Charles Duane “Chuck” Warner was born in Norfolk, Nebraska on February 27, 1943. He passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Fairview Manor in Fairmont, Nebraska at the age of 79 years, 5 months, and 8 days.

Chuck was raised around the Mead, Nebraska area. He graduated from Mead High School in May 1962. He joined the US Air Force on January 4, 1963 and was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. His rank was A-3C. He wanted to make a career of the Air Force, but was injured and discharged on April 10, 1963.

Chuck attended Southeast Community College (SCC) in Milford, Nebraska. He received a diploma in May 1966 in drafting technology and an Associates of Applied Science in Drafting Technology in May 1976. Chuck completed a certificate for professional truck driving training from SCC in March 1989 and a certificate of completion for Smith Defensive Driving Theory in May 1990.

Chuck married Peggy Hopken of Bruning, Nebraska on March 24, 1973. They were blessed with one son, Todd. They lived in Lincoln for over forty years before moving to Exeter, Nebraska in 2015.

Chuck enjoyed sailboat racing, woodworking, hunting, camping, fishing, visiting with family and friends, but most of all spending time with his granddaughter, Katelin. He belonged to the American Legion, Heartland Runabouts and Rolling Turtles camping groups (Family Campers and RVers).

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents Myles Warner Sr. and Rose (Classen) Warner; and his brothers Myles Warner Jr. and Leo Warner.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy of Exeter, Nebraska; son Todd (Jenny) of Lincoln, Nebraska; granddaughter, Katelin of Lincoln, Nebraska; brothers-in-law: Jerry (Carol) Hopken of Deshler, Nebraska and Allen Hopken of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister-in-law Shirley Robertson of Lincoln, Nebraska; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Exeter Fun Days Street Dance

The beer garden filled up in downtown Exeter on a beautiful Saturday evening.  The fire department served a pork dinner that sold out before 7 p.m.17, 19 – Dad Rock took the stage downtown Exeter on Saturday night.


Dad Rock found some adoring fans in Exeter on Saturday night.  Pictured from the left are Kolbie Kahlandt, Gigi Underwood, Quinn Mueller and Kollin Harre.

 Not old enough to sample the beer, Andrew Vavra enjoys his snowcone at the Exeter street dance Saturday night.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Exeter Days 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Matt Nicholas and his “Meat Sweats” team goes against T J Mueller in the adult bracket of the 3 on 3 basketball tournament.


 Jasmine Turrubiates tries to block Mikey Bartu as he shoots for his “Dream Team.”

Adrian Mueller reaches in to stop Jozie Kanode in the 3 on 3 basketball tournament at Exeter Days.

Brett Kallhoff can’t quite get high enough to stop Draven Payne’s shot in the 3 on 3 basketball tournament.

Jr High bracket winners at the Exeter 3 on 3 basketball tournament are pictured from the left: Hunter Fintel, Preston Komenda, Cohen Harre and Truman Milton.

The elementary bracket winners at the Exeter 3 on 3 basketball tournament are pictured from the left: Gavin Mueller, Maddox Milton, Braxton Harre and Beau Becker.

 The high school bracket winners at the Exeter 3 on 3 basketball tournament are pictured from the left: Mikey Bartu, Aidan Vavra, Adrian Mueller, and Collin McCoy.