The Exeter Care Center hosted a volunteer tea on Thursday, April 25th to honor the many friends and community members who have volunteered in many different ways at the Care Center. The ladies were treated to a performance by Helen Waring Johnson of Geneva and enjoyed refreshments afterward.
Several youth from St. John's Lutheran Church, Cordova, attended the Gathering of the Talents at Concordia University on April 6, 2013. The Gathering is held annually for youth up to 8th grade to perform in the areas of music, art, dance, drama, and creative writing. The youth are judged by Concordia students.
Music entries were: Peytan Brandt, snare drum solo, Superior rating. Trystan Brandt, trumpet solo, Outstanding rating ( purple ribbon ). Ella Wilkins, flute and piano solos, Superior ratings. Jordyn Brandt accompanied the solos on piano.
Art entries were: Devin Harrison, clay sculpture, Superior rating. Cammie Harrison, colored pencil drawing, Excellent rating. Peytan Brandt, metal sculpture, Outstanding rating ( purple ribbon ). Trystan Brandt, wood sculpture, Outstanding rating. Devin and Cammie Harrison also attended a new art workshop event.
Ella Wilkins and Misty Casper performed a dramatic skit and received a Good rating.
The Exeter-Milligan students, faculty and staff participated in the National Walk at Lunch Day on Wednesday, April 24th. Milligan students walked after they ate lunch and Exeter site students and staff walked from 3:00 until 3:30 p.m. Several parents and family members joined them walking around the track.
For 28 years the Exeter G.F.W.C. has welcomed new babies born to families in the old Exeter school district with trees, books, flowers and certificates. As always, they tie the celebration to the Nebraska born holiday, Arbor Day which is 149 years old this year.
Attendees were welcomed by the Exeter Club President, Elaine Oldehoeft followed by a welcome from the Exeter Mayor, Alan Michl. Michl read an Arbor Day Observation Proclamation which encouraged “all citizens to support Arbor Day and protect the trees in our community.”
At the end of the program the Exeter G.F.W.C. presented books, certificates, a copy of the Mayor's proclamation, seedling trees with planting instructions, flowers for the moms and "our best wishes" to the new parents.
This year the Exeter G.F.W.C. welcomed these eight babies: Issac Kenneth Ring, son Dillon Ring and Chloe Breitbach, Gracelyn Lenae Becker, daughter of Zach and J.J. Becker, Liam Michael Whitford, son of Shane and Deena Whitford, Thomas Wilfrid Kallhoff, son of Dan and Liz Kallhoff, Braxton Alan Harre, son of Justin and Sharlene Harre, Brooklyn Kay Lawson, daughter of Scott Lawson and Dawn Dowhy, and Archer Keith Engert, son of Cory Engert and Brandy
The GFWC Nebraska Federation of Women's Clubs 117th annual Convention was held April 18 - 20, 2013, at the Quality Inn in Grand Island. GFWC Exeter delegates were Elaine Oldehoeft and Bonnie Cudaback.
Exeter resident Floyd “Herb” Mason has lived in Fillmore County for most of his 100 years.
The Exeter resident was born April 25, 1913 on a farm near Geneva and has been in the county for the majority of his life.