The York News Times recently recognized several
Exeter-Milligan students on their All-Area Basketball Teams:
Congratulations on this post season honor!
Exeter Public Library was defeated last week as was Gilbert's Public Library in Friend.
Exeter Cub Scouts who participated in the Prairie Winds District Pinewood Derby were Mikey Bartu, Tyler Due, Ben Bartu and Clint Oldehoeft. Ben won Best of show in the realistic division for the second year in a row.
In Spanish II, the class participated in decorating eggs as it is done in Mexico. In Mexico, the eggs are also dyed, but then a small hole is cut into the egg and it is then filled with confetti. This all started from the origin of the confetti egg. It is believed that Marco Polo brought back egg shells filled with perfumed powder from China. A new fashion of giving them as gifts grew in his native Italy. It spread to Spain as part of religious celebrations before the Lenten holidays and then in the nineteenth century Carlotta, wife of emperor Maximilian, brought them to Mexico. In Mexico, confetti replaced the perfumed powder. The eggs are made and broken up for fun any time of the year. In the United States, the eggs are boiled and are then put into a dye. Easter egg hunts are held for children in the weeks before Easter. When Easter Sunday arrives the Easter Bunny comes and hides the eggs for the children to find.
Mike Bristol, a member of the Exeter class of 1984 and a Cordova Native , started drawing as a child, and unlike many children, his parents didn’t discourage his artwork, “My parents saved a lot of things that I did, they definitely encouraged my art. I would not have been able to build my shop or start if they had not supported my efforts.”
Bristol’s work has also been featured in the Midwest edition of the “New York Times,” on the cover of the magazine “Victorian Homes,” and in “Home” magazine where he was featured in the “art to watch for” section.
You can find over 1200 paintings done by Bristol all across the nation but viewing locations in Nebraska include several Nebraska County Courthouse paintings on display at the Hruska Law Center in Lincoln, the York Hospital, the Minden Exchange Bank and at Cornerstone Bank, as well.
Some of the students in Mr. Bob Mahoney's PE classes at Exeter-Milligan took part in the Hoops For Heart Fundraiser. As a group they raised over $1,200 for the Nebraska Heart Association. Partipants included Trever Zelenka, Blake Steuben, Johnny Babula, Josie Kresak, Kate Jansky, Chris Kelch, Brock Steuben, Peyton Pribyl, Nick Hayek, Emma Olsen, Georgia Meyer,Katelyn Babula, Braden Capek, Briana Capek, Cameran Jansky, Rebecca Krupicka.