Exeter-Milligan first graders, along with teacher Sharon Lott, went to the
senior center downtown last month. We will be visiting the senior center once a
month on the 2nd Wednesday at about 2:30-3:20. Last month we performed our
Grandparents day program for them. Then, the children introduced themselves and
read their books about Grandparents that they had written and they spent time
visiting with the seniors. The seniors provided snacks for the 1st graders.
Next month, we will be reading stories from our reading books at the senior
center and we will be providing the snacks.
The Volkmer's will host their annual Pumpkin
Painting this Saturday from 9 - noon. Follow the signs on Highway 6.
A beautiful late
summer day was the setting for the second graders at Exeter Milligan to learn
about the outdoors from Exeter-Milligan high school students at the annual
Outdoor Education Day.
This yearly event
allows for the students in Lorie Sliefert’s Biology II class to spend several
weeks choosing and planning different stations to present to Marla Weber’s
second graders class during the all day event held at Gilbert’s Park in Exeter.
this summer on the new social hall at St. Stephens church which will replace
their current social hall which is located in downtown Exeter, quite a distance
from the church.
“This will be easily
used for wedding receptions and parish activities. The other hall didn’t
meet our needs anymore and we had accessibility issues there as well,”
explained Father Tom Kuffel, "It has been a long desire for us to have a
church hall on the property,”
Members of the
congregation serve on the building committee to oversee the construction
project. Members of the committee are Bob Dumpert, George Erdkamp, Barry
Murphy, Gerry Geiger, Mark Becker, Bob Mueller, Vicki Geiger and Ranell Odvody.
raised about one third of the cost for construction and the rest of the funds
were donated through wills and bequests to the project. Committee members
Mueller and Vicki Geiger are thrilled with the new project, “It’s a much nicer
facility with better spaces for our CCD classes, bigger bathrooms. . .it has a
much larger capacity with better and more parking available. Just not
having to climb stairs will be a key for most people, along with the fact that
the upkeep should be easier with a new building.”
The Exeter Volunteer Fire Department responded
to a combine and field fire just southeast of Exeter Wednesday afternoon.
Despite high winds and warm temperatures the fire was contained and put out
very quickly in the soybean field.