Friday, October 28, 2022

Exeter-Milligan Update: Roca Berry Farm


Roca Berry Farm Field Trip

by Amanda Pettygrove, Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten teacher


Exeter-Milligan students from Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade enjoyed a field trip to Roca Berry Farm. Students took a train ride, picked their own pumpkin, and had fun spending the day outside. 


Pictured are:


Front L-R: Harper Sudrla, Karen Benitiz, Finley Due, Baylor Johnson, Wyatt Lock, Kollins Johnson, Laney Havel, Jade Slezak, Penelope Harrison, Emmalynn Case , Ryker Wince, Barrett White, Brecken Sluka, Leo Nicholas

Middle: Kenleigh Sudrla, Charlie Vejraska, Allyson Cuevas, Madison Hopkins, Emmet Schlegelmilch, Rexton Wince, Kyler Oldehoeft, Evelyn Rix, Grayson Arbuck, Paul Kallhoff (kneeling) Kash Rischling, Kolsen Kahlandt, Parker Gloystein, Mason Ogren, Weston Yound, Bowen Brandt, Kyson Lindberg




Thursday, October 27, 2022

Throwback Thursday 10/21/12


Exeter-Milligan Junior High Football Team members are Evan Harre, Evan True, Trevor Luzum, Cameron White, Kyle Jindra, Quinton Behrens, Seth Maxson, Joey Bartu,  Derek Axline, Patrick Murphy, and Eric Olsen Head Coach is Mr. Murphy, assisted by Mr. Marr.


The Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman's Club hosted a pumpkin painting at Exeter Care Center with the assistance of Terri Volkmer.  Residents and Woman's Club members gathered in the dining room for an afternoon of fellowship and painting.  Terri brought the paints and then sealed the pumpkins after they were painted.  The residents enjoyed the afternoon.


The Exeter-Milligan football team improved their record to 9-0. Exeter-Milligan led the game 58-0 at half.  The first half was all Timberwolves with James Sluka scoring three touchdowns, five touchdowns from Kyle Jensen and one from Robbie Androyna.Final score was 64-32.


The Exeter-Milligan High School quiz bowl team participated in the GFWC Nebraska Federation of Women's Club annual Women's Quiz Bowl on October 17, 2012, in Seward. The morning round robin points determined our team placement in the afternoon tournament bracket. Unfortunately, we came up against the number one seed, Fillmore Central, who won the tournament. The following girls participated: Janey Due, Alicia Bigelow, Taylor Erdkamp - captain, Maitlyn Thomsen, Logan Zeleny and Erica Yound. Our top scorer was Taylor Erdkamp with 180 pts. We would like to the the Exeter Women's Club for sponsoring us again this year


The Fantastic Frogs Reading Group is “jumping” into a fun-filled year of reading in Mrs. Kara Myers “pond”!  Everyday is packed full of sounds, words, and stories.  From The Barking Shark to The Cowboy Rides a Cow.  The “frogs” are enjoying sounding out hard words and answering comprehension questions.  After every 5 lessons, each “frog” visits the “lily pad” for a check-out.  Mrs. Myers, head “toad-cher”, is very excited to see just how far these “frogs” are going to “swim” through Signature 1 of the Reading Mastery program!  

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Exeter Community Club

 Membership is open to Exeter Community Club.  For more information visit their facebook page.  You can also read the minutes of the last two meetings here

Exeter-Milligan Update: FCCLA and FCS Update


FCCLA and FCS Update

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


Exeter-Milligan FCCLA Attends District #4 Leadership Conference

   District #4 Leadership Conference “Find Your Spark with FCCLA.” was held on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Hastings Central Community College campus. In attendance were more than 260 FCCLA members coming from Doniphan-Trumbull, Bruning Davenport, Cross County, Fillmore Central, Sutton and Exeter-Milligan. Representing the Exeter-Milligan Chapter as a District #4 Officer was Kierra Papik. Kierra is the  Vice President of Recreation, Membership and STAR. Mrs. Mary Lou Vossler served as District #4 Adviser.

    Ricky Simmons was the keynote speaker this year. He talked to the members about his experience with drugs and addictions and how he managed to turn his life around. Breakout sessions included a tour of CCC campus, Set Me Free Project (human trafficking), essentials for working with children, Handwriting Analysis, importance of clear communication, domestic violence and how to recognize it, the consequences of risk taking behaviors. Other sessions included Laugh Yoga, FCCLA Kahoot, “The Challenges of Leading”, SPOT team information, STAR events, and How to Organize a Chapter Service Project. FCCLA members loved hearing about Ricky Simmons' life and the sessions. Overall, they had a great time during the 2022 District Leadership Conference.


Upcoming FCCLA events-

Oct. 30- Roadside cleanup 1p.m.

Annual Food Drive - TBD

Nov. 6- FCCLA/One-Act Play Dessert Luncheon- 2 p.m.

Nov. 7 Mind Bending Careers for FCCLA Juniors/Seniors



FCS News-

Foods - Students have completed projects about a chosen culinary artist, and selected culture.  Pumpkins are being carved and seeds will be roasted in various flavors.  Our next big project will be planning and organizing a traditional Thanksgiving meal w/guests.

Interpersonal Relationships- Decision making skills, SMART goals, 4 directions of life, and conflict resolution have been our focus.

Senior Seminar- Skills of writing "Thank You" notes, answering interview questions, how to dress for an interview, decline a job or give your notice of when quitting your job have been our topics.  Previously, we reviewed relationships and dating violence.

FCS 7- Students are currently sewing on buttons and now sewing chef aprons and felt animals.  They have mastered the task of sewing on buttons.

Adult Living- Our focus has been on balancing family and work concerns along with dealing with family crises.  Focusing on the impact that unemployment, relocation, mental health concerns, alcohol and drug addiction, complusive gambling, depression, suicide, and criminal attack have on one's well-being.  This unit will lead the students into their homeless simulation, where they are sleeping outside in a box for an evening.

Child Development- Students are learning about the amazing human brain, creating neuron keychains, models of the brain out of clay.  They will soon begin to learn about the child psychologist who made an impact on a child's development. 

Pictured are:


Front: Kierra Papik and Natalie Meyer

Middle: Hanna Baller, Alivia Luzum, Morgan White, Emma Meyer, Cheyenne Krupicka, Sydney Engert

Back: Olivea Swanson, Troy Kallhoff, Lily Jeffries, Savana Krupicka, Taylor Pribyl, Kaydence Haase, Brooklyn Oldehoeft, Kiley Oldehoeft, Joni Vossler, and Jasmine Turrubiates


Sunday, October 23, 2022

EMF fights hard in playoff loss to Heartland

The Bobcats got on the board with lightning speed putting up two touchdowns in the first few minutes, one on a Breckan Schluter run and the second on Draven Payne pick six but the Bobcats were not able to convert the two point attempts on any of their touchdowns and this eventually cost them the game losing to Heartland 20-18.