Saturday, February 25, 2023

Exeter-Milligan, Friend and Dorchester girls attend UNL Basketball game

Exeter-Milligan and Friend junior high and high school girls basketball team at Pinnacle Bank arena.

Exeter-Milligan, Friend and Dorchester junior high and high school girls basketball teams were part of a record crowd at the University of Nebraska women’s basketball game against Iowa State on Saturday courtesy of Beck’s Seed.

Local Beck’s Seed dealers, Travis and Tyler Due, of Cordova, donated tickets to the game to the teams and then also arranged for a team meal at Pizza Kitchen in Milford. 

According to the Dues, “the idea started when Beck’s Regional Business Manager Mark Pieper heard Husker women’s coach Amy Williams say at an event that one of her goals this year was to sell out a full Pinnacle Bank Arena.”

Pieper ran with the idea and approached the University to see what Beck’s could do to help.  They decided to help sponsor local high school girls teams for the UNL Women’s game March 18th game versus Iowa.  Pieper contacted local Beck’s Seed Dealers and encouraged them to approach their local teams coordinating transportation and tickets for the girls teams.

The Due’s communicated with Exeter-Milligan, Friend, and Dorchester.  In total over 30 high school teams came to the game and while the Pinnacle Bank Arena wasn’t quite packed the record attendance of 13,595, back at Devaney in 2010 was blown out as there were 14,289 in attendance Saturday afternoon.

The goal of the event, according to Travis Due, “was simply to promote women’s basketball and support Coach Williams and the Huskers.  We hope it provided an opportunity for the local girl’s teams to spend some quality time together as a team, and also to be a part of a unique atmosphere seeing that many people in the arena to watch a women’s game.”

Due added that to “Beck’s, family and community support is the most important part of their business.”

Although Beck’s Seed isn’t a new company (they were originally founded in 1937 in Atlanta, Ind.) they just officially added Nebraska as a sales territory in October of 2021 and Due opened his dealership last winter.  There are over 60 Beck’s Seed dealerships in Nebraska and they are in the final phase of completing a Regional Distribution and Research Center south of Goehner.

Beck’s Hybrids provides farmers with industry leading corn hybrids and soybean varieties.  As the largest family owned seed company in the United States they are big enough to get the job done, yet small enough to do it right.  Offering genetic diversity from the world’s top germplasm pools allows Beck’s to diversify seed orders and bring farmers options that can rarely be found under one seed brand.


Dorchester junior high and high school girls

Friday, February 24, 2023

Exeter-Milligan Boys defeat Deshler in Sub-district action

Exeter-Milligan moves on in Sub-district action after defeating Deshler 48-45.  The Timberwolves were trailing the Dragons by 9 points after the first quarter but started edging closer in the second quarter and were down by 2 at the half. The Timberwolves came out hot the second half and pulled ahead and held the lead the entire rest of the game.  They will to meet Friend Friday night at 6 in Friend. Go Timberwolves!


Thursday, February 23, 2023

Throwback Thursday" 02/17/2013



Exeterites saw between 6 - 8 inches in the Weather Channel named Storm Q.  While totals predicted were up to 14-16 inches a dry atmosphere depleted the moisture in the storm disappointing many from area farmers to school children.  Exeter-Milligan students enjoyed a snow day on Thursday and a late start on Friday.  More snow is predicted for the area on Sunday and Monday.

The Fantastic Frogs continue to "hop" their way through the Reading Mastery Program!  One of their favorite activities is to read words on the ipods.  Each time a story is read, Mrs. Kara Myers charts the words they had difficulties with.  These words are then put on a flashcard app on each individual ipod for each "frog" to read. 

Meridian Junior High Honor Choir - Katie Moody, Katie Skinner, Ashley Benorden, Lucy Murphy
Meridian Junior High Honor Band - Ella Wilkins, Alexis Uldrich, Tara Mueller, Trystan Brandt,
Samantha Horne, Haylee Sheffield
Class D All-State Wind Ensemble - Jordyn Brandt, Jennifer Pribyl, Madison Horne, Maitlyn Thomsen
Class D All-State Symphonic Band - Taylor Erdkamp, Devin Sheffield, Alex Benorden, Broc Mueller,
Meredith Emshoff, Janey Due
CRC Honor Band - Jordyn Brandt, Taylor Erdkamp, Jennifer Pribyl, Erica Yound, Madison Horne,
Amber Pribyl, Maitlyn Thomsen, Meredith Emshoff, Devin Sheffield

The Exeter-Milligan Speech team is off to a good start this season. We competed at the MUDECAS conference meet in January and the Meridian Speech invite on Feb. 9, 2013. At the Meridian meet Meredith Emshoff received 2nd in Serious Prose and 4th in Poetry. Jennifer Pribyl competed in Informative Speaking and received 3rd place. Deidre Stevens and Emshoff also competed in Humorous Prose. Also on the team are Liz Murphy, competing in Informative speaking and Serious Prose, and Amber Pribyl competing in Humorous Prose. Upcoming meets for the Timberwolves are Sutton Speech Invite, Feb. 16th and Crossroads Conference Meet Feb. 20th. On March 4th at 6:30 pm the speech team will have their Speech Night combined with the FCCLA Evening with the STARs in the Exeter building small gym; there will be a light reception at the event. The Speech team is sponsored by Rachel Haider.