Saturday, April 29, 2023

EM holds Spring concert

The Exeter-Milligan music department held their 7 – 12 Spring Concert on Monday, April 17 in the Exeter gym.  The concert was a dress rehearsal for their district music contest Thursday and Friday.

The evening began with the junior high choir singing “Three Quotes by Mark Twain,” and “Firefly” under the direction of Mr. Mark Perez.  They were accompanied by Mrs. Angie Murphy. 

The junior high also accompanied themselves on the Ukuleles when they played and sang “Let It Be,” and “Riptide.”

Several small groups performed the pieces they will play at district contest on Thursday including the large brass choir who played “Deep Six.”  The clarinet choir performed “Dana Nobis Pacem,” and the flute choir were accompanied by Murphy for “Two Larks.”

The final small group of the evening was the saxophone choir who performed “Cantina Band” by composer John Williams from the “Star Wars” series. 

The 7 – 12 concert band performed three numbers including “The Secrets of McDougal’s Cave” which Perez explained also had Mark Twain connections.  Next they played “Nostalgia.”  Their final number, “The Great Locomotive Chase,” was the musical story of the Union Army attempting to commandeer a Confederate train during the Civil War.

Prior to the concert the Exeter-Milligan high school choir members performed their solos which included “Danny Boy” sung by Chase Vnoucek, Dravin Birkes who sang “I Gave My Love a Cherry,” and Morgan White who executed “He’s Gone Away.”

The small groups and soloists will compete at the district contest in Sutton on Thursday and the concert band will perform on Friday.



Thursday, April 27, 2023

Throwback Thursday 04/21/2013


Only three banks in the state of Nebraska have participated in the National Teach Children to Save day since its inception in 1997.  Generations Bank in Exeter, is one of those three banks.

This year Sharla Dinneen represented Generations Bank to students at both the Exeter and Milligan campus.

Dinneen emphasized to the students that “We would like to encourage you to start young to have good savings skills and to save more.”

Dinneen shared with the students how money is made and told the students about the different United States Mints. She explained that all of Nebraska’s money comes from the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City.

The students learned about the phrase that “Money doesn’t grow on trees” during Dinneen’s presentation.  Also during the afternoon session, Dinneen helped the children understand the differences between needs and wants when shopping and saving.

 To emphasize the point about money growing each student was given a plantable wildflower seed bill made from recycled paper along with a snack and a drink courtesy of Generations Bank.

This event is scheduled each April during Financial Literacy Month.


Services for Betty Papik (July 23, 1927 - April 24, 2013) will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cordova, Nebraska. Burial will follow in the Zastrow Cemetery.


In the Youth Division of the Creative Writing program of GFWC Exeter Woman's Club, Clint Oldehoeft, fourth grade student at Exeter-Milligan Public School, was a First Place winner with his Short Story entitled "Tom and Erick".  His entry will go on to the National GFWC Contest.  He is pictured here with his grandmother, Elaine Oldehoeft, President of the Exeter Woman's Club, presenting him with the Certificate he received at GFWC Nebraska State Women's Club Convention held April 18 - 20.


Several 5th & 6th grade students played solos, duets & trios on the KAWL Old Time Radio Show on Wednesday, April 17.  These students also participated in the Bruning-Davenport Band Contest in February.

Participating were Blake Steuben, Kayla Geiger, Anna Sluka, Caitlin Murphy, Peytan Brandt, Trever Zelenka, Katherine White, Jacy Schlueter, Kate Jansky, Macy Due, MicKael Halverstadt, Josie Kresak, Spencer Pribyl, Nick Hayek


Ten Exeter-Milligan students were selected to the Meridian Junior High Honor Clinic that was held on Friday, April 5.  Those selected to the Honor Choir were Katie Moody, Katie Skinner, Ashley Benorden and Lucy Murphy.  Those selected to the Honor Band were Ella Wilkins, Alexis Uldrich, Tara Mueller, Trystan Brandt, Samantha Horne and Haylee Sheffield.


Exeter Public Library and Gilbert Public Library in Friend finished strong in the Southeast Library Competition “Library Madness.”  Losing during the first week of competition brought the two libraries into the consolation bracket during the last week in March.  Exeter edged out Gilbert by one point to move to another bracket.  In the alternate bracket Exeter romped on Kilgore Memorial Library in York by 5 points.
This climb also brought Exeter the award for the most improved week jumping a whopping 6.96 points from week one to week two.  They also received a constant climber award along with Gilbert Public Library as neither library had a drop in check outs over the course of the competition.


Exeter-Milligan Senior Volleyball standout Taylor Erdkamp signed to play volleyball at Doane College in Crete on Thursday morning, April 18th. 


Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Exeter-Milligan holds prom in Milligan

Exeter-Milligan held their prom on Saturday, April 22 in Milligan with a theme of Lost in Vegas.  The juniors decorated the historic Milligan Auditorium with huge dice and Vegas sign decorations.  They enjoyed a meal of brisket before dancing the night away.  Their post prom entertainment featured a hypnotist and a nacho bar all hosted by the post prom committee.