Thursday, February 16, 2023

Throwback Thursday: 02/10/2013




The Exeter Alumni Association is in the process of updating our Directory.  A new directory will be printed this Spring and will be sold at the 2013 Alumni Banquet.  Directories are printed every 5 years.

If you or you know of graduates who have moved or changed their name in the last 5 years, please submit updates to Kay Due.  Each class will be contacted as well.  You can email information to 
Kay Due or call or text to 402-641-3512. You may also find Kay on facebook under Kay Ruhl Due. 

All Postal Customers in the Exeter area should have received a letter about the POST plan.  The letter includes a survey that all customers should fill out and return in the postage paid envelope.  If you want to continue to have a post office in Exeter you should return the survey and mark #1.  This needs to be returned by March 4.

The post office has announced that they will hold a meeting at the Exeter Fire Hall on March 18th at 4:30 p.m. to answer any questions and provide additional information about the POST plan.  At the time of the meeting they will be sharing the results of the survey.  IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE RETURN THEIR SURVEY!!!

The options for Exeter are either to reduce hours at the post office or to close the post office and to have a postal retail unit.

Mrs. Julia Polak's 6th grade science class  at Milligan studied forces and motion.  The teach constructedf "skiers" out of ice cream sticks and pipe cleaners.  then they tried different substances that they thought would reduce friction between the skier and the plexiglass "slope."  This particular example used body powder as a lubricant.

Exeter-Milligan 6th graders participated in some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities.  In this one they had to roll newpapers in to long narrow "rods," and build a structure that the whole team could stand up in. 

The Exeter Village Board welcomed Exeter-Milligan Superintendent Paul Sheffield to their meeting Wednesday to talk about the possibility of a joint effort for a wellness center and gym to be used by the school and the community.

According to the paperwork that Sheffield reviewed in the village board meeting the facility with an estimate of $3 million and with a 15 year bond the total estimated annual payment would be $234,000 at an interest rate of 2.3%.


Sheffield reassured the Village Board that there would be no additional cost to the tax payers and the Village would not be required to make any contribution toward the project. “With our current levy we have 8.8 cents going into the building fund, we would reduce the building fund by 5.7 to pay for the bonds and the school would use the other 3.1. If we do this, your tax statement it would just show another line noting joint powers bond and the building fund amount would be reduced by the same amount.”

Sheffield summed up the project, “We want to enhance the educational experience for our kids.”

The Village Board responded positively to working with the school board and Sheffield reported, “As far as timeline goes, it will take approximately three to four months to create the joint entity and my hope is to be up and running by Jan 1, 2014 with the new facility.”


Mrs. Sharon Lott's first graders are doing many hands on activities in Saxon Math. We are now shopping at our classroom store-- buying two items, writing price and item on blank receipts. We use pennies and dimes to add two-digit numbers with regrouping by trading ten pennies for a dime. We are using real money which makes it more fun.


Madeleine Ensrud, an exchange student at Exeter-Milligan, recently participated in the UNK Honor Choir.  She is pictured with Dr. David Bauer, director of this year's Honor Choir.

  Jordyn and Trystan Brandt, children of Roger and Dianne Brandt of Exeter, participated in the Wayne State College Honor Band Festival on Feb. 2.  Jordyn, a Sophomore, played flute in the Honor Wind Ensemble.  Trystan, an 8th grader, performed trumpet in the Jr. High Honor Band.  Participants attended from Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota and were selected by recorded auditions.

    Jordyn was also honored to be selected as a member of the Hastings College Honor Band Feb. 7-9.


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