Saturday, December 10, 2022

Obituary: Sterling J. Dyer


Sterling Jay Dyer was born to William Jennings “Jay” & Ruby Kathryn (Green) Dyer on March 23, 1934, in Lincoln, Nebraska. He passed away on December 3, 2022, at the Heritage Crossings Nursing Home in Geneva, Nebraska at the age of 88 years, 8 months, and 11 days. He was one of two children born in the family.

Sterling attended School District 95, which was located on the southeast corner of their farm. He graduated from Exeter Public School with the class of 1951. After graduation, Sterling began working for George Lovegrove farming and following the harvest. Later, he drove livestock trucks. He also helped his dad farm and bought land of his own. Sterling was drafted into the United States Army on May 5, 1954 and was stationed in South Korea, the 11th Field Artillery, as a Radio Repairman. During the last 10 months of his service, he was station below the DMZ looking into North Korea. Sterling was honorably discharged from the Army on April 25, 1956. He then returned home to his passion for farming.

On February 26, 1982, Sterling married Caroline Hiett. Caroline passed away in 1987. Sterling kept busy harvesting with Ernie & Larry Becwar and spending time with family, which was very important to him. Sterling married Sharon Luksik on December 27, 1998. He loved his step-daughters, Amy and Angela, son-in-law Mike, and grandchildren Carter Bell and Abbie & Jacen Osterholt.

Sterling was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Exeter and also the William Sullivan Exeter American Legion Post 218.

Sterling was preceded in death by his parents Jay & Ruby and first wife Caroline.

He is survived by his wife Sharon of Exeter, Nebraska; step-daughters Amy (Mike) Osterholt of Kearney, Nebraska and Angela Bell of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren Carter Bell of Omaha, Nebraska and Abbie & Jacen Osterholt of Kearney, Nebraska; sister Shirley Lovegrove of Fairmont, Nebraska; nephews Jim (Paula) Lovegrove of Geneva, Nebraska, John (Patrice) Lovegrove of Fairmont, Nebraska, Bob (Vicki) Lovegrove of Fairmont, Nebraska; and great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Funeral Service for Sterling was held on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Exeter. Kim Dunker presided over the Funeral Service. Shirley Milton accompanied the congregation in the singing of “Here I Am Lord” and “Amazing Grace.”

Pallbearers for the Funeral Service included John Lovegrove, Bob Lovegrove, Justin Lovegrove, Brandon Lovegrove, John Finkner, and John Becker. Honorary Pallbearers included Jim Lovegrove, Carter Bell, Mike Osterholt, Jacen Osterholt, and George Erdkamp.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors was held in the Exeter Cemetery following the Funeral Service. Military Honors were performed by the William Sullivan Exeter American Legion Post 218.

E-M Boys get first win against East Butler

The Exeter-Milligan posted one in the win column against East Butler.  Final 45-37


Friday, December 9, 2022

Exeter-Milligan Girls lose by one point at East Butler

This game was a battle from the start full of fouls (technical and intentional called), rough play and bruising.  Unfortunately, when the game was said and done the Lady Timberwolves could keep their lead and let it slip away 42-43.


Thursday, December 8, 2022

Throwback Thursday 12/2/12


The Timberwolves met the Huskies Friday evening at the Exeter gym.  The Lady Timberwolves defeated the Huskies 49-36 and the Timberwolf boys beat the Huskies 65-56. 

The road to the east of the Exeter football field has been rocked and underground lines have been run.  Hopefully this means that we will all get a brand spanking new tower for Christmas and gift our temporary tower to Milligan.

Elizabeth Rios' Exeter-Milligan Spanish 2 class has been busy all year. Recently, they celebrated Day of the Dead. These students made special flowers (cempazuchitl) out of tissue paper. Flowers like these are often put on gravestones of loved-ones as decorations. To make these flowers, students cut 10 squares of tissue paper and then folded the papers to make them an inch thick. Students cut the ends of the paper to shape the flower and then added a pipe-cleaner to the middle of the sheets of paper.  After this, the students spread and pulled apart the sheets of paper. This made the papers look like a flower. The spanish 2 class is also learning how to make plans in future tense. The students are practicing the future tense by making posters to indicate what they will be doing in ten years.

The Exeter United Church of Christ Women’s Group hosted their Annual Bake Sale and Quilt and Afghan Raffle on Saturday morning.  The group had cookies, pies, cakes, candy and other snack foods for sale along with handmade crocheted and wood items.  Pictured here are left to right Marilyn Manning, Lois Ann Kuska, Doris Hall and Marian Geiger at the raffle table for a beautiful handmade quilt, afghan and a gift certificate to Greg’s Market.  The quilt was won by Vickie Geiger, the afghan by Jackie Yound and the certificate by Butch Jansen.

The Omaha World Herald recently released their High School Preseason Basketball Rankings.
Exeter-Milligan Lady Timberwolves are ranked #4 in Class D-1 while the Boy's Team is ranked #6. 

Santa will be visiting Exeter on Saturday morning.  He will be at the Exeter American Legion Home 10 - 11 a.m. and there will be Christmas Bingo played at the Legion during and after his visit with lots of prizes.  Thanks to the Exeter Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this event.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Death Notice: Sterling J. Dyer

 A Funeral Service for Sterling will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Exeter. Kim Dunker will preside over the Funeral Service.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held in the Exeter Cemetery following the Funeral Service.

Public visitation will be on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Farmer Funeral Home in Exeter.

Memorials are suggested to the Exeter American Legion Post 218 or the Exeter Community Club.

Christmas for Kids and Soup-er Bingo in Exeter

It was a full day of Christmas celebration in Exeter on Saturday, December 3.  The Christmas for Kids event began in the morning with a visit from Santa. 

There were games to play and prizes to win, along with face painting and ornament decorating with the members of the Exeter-Milligan FCCLA.  Each child was able to frost and decorate several sugar cookies and there were also guessing games.

Area churches sponsored donuts and juice for everyone and there was free freshly made cotton candy.  In between all of the fun, the kids could pay one dollar and enter a shopping area where they could purchase a gift for each parent and then help wrap their gift.

The Exeter G.F.W.C. Woman’s club has coordinated and sponsored the event for the past few years.

Following the Christmas for Kids excitement there was Christmas Soup-er Bingo sponsored by the Exeter Community Club.  There was a free will donation lunch along with bingo for everyone.  After several rounds of bingo and prizes then many went caroling in the village delivering soup, sandwiches and cookies.