Saturday, November 5, 2022

Exeter-Milligan Update: Fourth Grade News


4th Grade News at Exeter-Milligan

By Shelli Mueller, 4th Grade teacher


The fourth graders at Exeter-Milligan are learning about the middle ages in Language. Pictured are Brooklyn Lawson, Kolton Songster (sitting), Saydee Kassik, Braxton Harre, Kora Havel, and Tommy Kallhoff (back to camera) putting dates in order on a timeline.


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Throwback Thursday 10/28/12


The ladies at Exeter's St. Stephen's Altar Society held another successful salad luncheon and card party last week. The Legion was full and the food was wonderful.  Guests from all over attended the yearly event and enjoyed the food, fellowship and fun. 


Congratulations to the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves - The ladies won the District Finals Thursday night in Beatrice.  Headed for State!  Best wishes and best of luck to the Lady Timberwolves.


Exeter-Milligan ladies who play with the Fillmore Central Exeter Milligan team received some post season honors recently:

Omaha World Herald All State Softball Teams:  Class B Honorable Mentions Logan Zeleny and Elly Korbelik

Final Statistic Leaders among area teams:
Doubles: Tied for third - Logan Zeleny and Elly Korbelik
Home Runs: Korbelik had 4 for #2 spot
RBI's Korbelik was 3rd with Zeleny 5th overall
Pitching Wins: Korbelik was 4th
ERA: Korbelik was 2nd with 2.48
Strikeouts: Korbelik was 5th with 97
Innings Pitched: Korbelik was 5th with 93


What started as a way to entertain guests at a 50th anniversary party turned into a lifelong passion for Rose Marie Hulse.


When Hulse, a lifelong resident of Fillmore County, began to plan her parents’ 50th anniversary celebration she realized she wanted to do something different.  After a discussion with her mother she decided to decorate an area with a family chart starting with each set of her four great grandparents.


Hulse caught the genealogy bug and it hasn’t left her since.  From her first initial forays she was hooked and found a genealogical society in York to join.  She was elected president after a year but realized that her heart wasn’t in the York club since she and her family were from Saline and Fillmore County.


Exeter-Milligan football banked another W in the win column as they traveled to Nebraska City for a 6 p.m. game against Lourdes Central Catholic.  The final score was 45-22 The Timberwolves Football team will meet High Plains Community (#7) on Tuesday, November 6th in Milligan at 6 p.m..


Exeter Public Library held their Halloween Story Hour on Friday.  Preschool and Kindergarteners came in the morning and enjoyed stories along with a coloring craft.  First through third graders came in the afternoon for stories, coloring and a craft.  The Happy Halloween sign both groups colored and decorated is hanging in the entryway of the village office/library building.


Exeter Volunteer Fire Department graduated nine Junior Fire Marshals in the program.  Graduates are Caleb Horne, Caitlin Murphy, Jacy Schlueter, MicKael Halverstadt, Cayden Hartmann, Ty Underwood, Kayla Geiger, Eli Johnson and Ryan Sharp. Fire department members helping are Ed Mark, Ron Kuska, Jackie Miller, Tammy Sladek ,Dan Everhart, Dennis Johnson, Ken Strate, Hope Androyna and Marv Swanson.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Exeter-Milligan Update: Second Grade Reading


New Reading Curriculum

By Kelsey Yates, Exeter-Milligan Second Grade Teacher


Second graders have been loving their new reading curriculum (CKLA). They just wrapped up Unit 2: Early Asian Civilizations. In this unit, they learned about important components of early Indian and Chinese civilizations like jobs, cities, writing, religion and leaders. They ended their unit with a Chinese New Year celebration. Students are showing off their paper lanterns. 


Pictured are the 2nd graders with their lanterns:


Front: Madison Hopkins, Kollins Johnson, Kolsen Kahlandt, Kyson Lindberg, and Karen Benetiz

Back: Bowen Brandt, Allyson Cuevas, Charlie Vejraska, Kenleigh Sudrla and Kyler Oldehoeft


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Exeter's Trunk or Treat Successful

Once again the Exeter Trunk or Treat was a huge success.  This year the event was sponsored by the newly formed Exeter Community Club.  Cars and trunks were lined up and down main street in Exeter and candy flowed freely.  The Legion was open for everyone to enjoy free hot dogs, chips and drinks along with cotton candy.  The Exeter-Milligan cheerleaders had hot chocolate for a free will donation and there was a Halloween photo booth for pictures.  Many area businesses donated to the event including Generations Bank, Sweetwater Bar and Grill, and Casey’s.  Spooky music played downtown while the kids went from trunk to trunk.   Winners of the trunk decorating contest were Amanda Votipka for most creative for her “Average Joe” trunk and scariest decorations went JJ Hall for her creepy clown trunk.  Prizes were gift certificates to Twisted Wrench and Sweetwater Bar and Grill.


Sunday, October 30, 2022

Exeter-Milligan Misses State Berth by Two Points

 The Exeter-Milligan Lady Timberwolves clawed their way through five sets with a very tough fifth ranked team, DIller-Odell.  After losing the first set 25-13, they rallied winning the second set 25-17, lost 25-10 in the third set and won the fourth set 25-22 before catching up to the Griffins but dropping the fifth set and the match 13-15.  

If you look at these photos you will see the Diller-Odell student section seated immediately behind the serving area for the Lady Timberwolves.  The students were loud and obnoxious and our ladies did some of their best serving in one of the most challenging atmosphere's they have faced all season.  Although they missed out on the berth to the state tournament they definitely gave it their all and gave Diller-Odell a run for their money.  

Next year the EMF Lady Bobcats will come out even stronger!