Saturday, October 1, 2022

Exeter graduate inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame


Nearly 1,100 victories in two sports is the record Coach Jody Rhodes compiled in volleyball and basketball at Paxton before his retirement after the 2021-2022 school year. His teams were State Champions five times in volleyball and twice in boys basketball. In the 1994-1995 school year he coached State Championships in both of those sports. The Exeter native and his wife, Lisa, came to Paxton in 1985 after starting his career at Emerson-Hubbard.  He coached girls' basketball for his first three years (43-11) at Paxton before switching to boys (563-215). The Tigers were State Champions in 1995 and 2000 and runners-up in 1999 and 2013. His volleyball tenure ran from 1992-2018, with a (487-161) record.  Paxton was  State Champion in 1994, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007 and was runner-up in 2005. Jody was the World Hearld Girls Coach of the Year in 2004.  Rhodes graduated with the Exeter High School class of 1979.


Thursday, September 29, 2022

Throwback Thursday 09/23/2012




Mary Kay Pribyl’s Pre-Calculus class at Exeter-Milligan is studying conic sections.  We started with a review of analytic geometry and are now learning the characteristics of each conic section.


Shirley Ann Taylor was born to Arthur LeRoy Rhodes and Harriet E. (Hart) Rhodes on June 30, 1931, at the family home in the West Blue Township in York County, Nebraska and passed away September 26, 2012, at Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln, at the age of 81.


The 2012-2013 Odegeo. . . Leadership for Fillmore County class met for its first introductory session on September 18th in Ohiowa at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  This year’s participants are: Shannon Drudik, Kimberlee Gewecke, Dayle Harlow, Amanda Haumont, Ashley Hughes, Craig Hughes, Karla Jacobson, Ann Jansky, Conley Kennel, Steven McLeish, Kristina Knoche, Shawn Nolt, Twila Rocole, Jill Swartzendruber, Lucas Swartzendruber and Amber Taylor.


Jessica Votipka became the new director of the Exeter Public Library.


This year, the elementary at Exeter-Milligan has implemented the Saxon Math Program.  So far this year, we have covered many topics including identifying shapes.  In this particular activity, students were asked to construct and draw a design given different shaped pattern blocks.  They were given certain directions and only able to use given shapes.  Their creativity shined with many different ideas and patterns.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

EMF Falls to ranked Palmyra

EMF led the first three quarters against Palmyra but with four minutes left to play the Panthers went ahead by just four points.  The Bobcats marched downfield but couldn't finish before handing the ball back over along with the game 44-48.  Next week they travel to Thayer Central.


Sunday, September 25, 2022

Farmers Cooperative construction almost complete


The Exeter branch of the Farmer’s Coop has more than doubled its anhydrous ammonia storage capacity at the fertilizer plant north of town.  They now have a capacity of 90,000 gallons. Construction at the plant north of Exeter is near completion on a Macon grain storage building.  The new building has a storage capacity of 2,012,241 bushels of corn .  It is in the final stages of construction after a summer of concrete work with nearly 4000 yards of cement poured in the base of the free span hoop building.  They will be able to  unload approximately 20 semis per hour during harvest.  Also under construction on the site is a new scale house and office space.