Saturday, May 20, 2023

Mueller retires from Exeter-Milligan


Retiring SPED teacher Anita Mueller is on hand to assist students in Jackson Krejci’s seventh grade Language Arts class.


Back in August of 1984 brand new teacher Anita Lang (now Mueller) stepped foot in the Exeter High School not knowing she would spend the next 39 years teaching in the district.

She started out as the SUCCESS II/ Chapter I Reading/Math/Elementary Resources teacher and has continued helping students in the special education department.

Mueller spent 10 years as the cheerleading coach at Exeter High school and also was part of the School and Community Intervention Program (SCIP) for 11 years.  She was the assistant volleyball coach for one season.

Mueller has enjoyed helping students prepare “for life by reading practical household things like different utility bills and rental agreements, completing practice job applications and interview questions, and talking about different types of insurance and their importance in life.”

Along with learning about the practical aspects of adulting Mueller hopes to instill in her students that “they are their biggest asset and they have to be an advocate for themselves because if they aren't no one else is going to be either.”

Watching them become their own advocates and become successful adults has been one of the highlights for Mueller.  She also loves it when she watches students “graduate from college and go into business for themselves or work for someone else and become successful adults.”

Superintendent Paul Sheffield noted that the district, “will miss her knowledge and guidance. She has made an indelible mark on the students and staff and has been an integral member of the E-M family.”

After watching 39 classes of seniors graduate from Exeter/Exeter-Milligan Mueller is ready to take on some new challenges.  She hopes to spend time camping, cleaning out her basement, substituting and possibly getting her bus license.  She also plans to be available to help her daughter Tara set up her very first classroom this fall.


Friday, May 19, 2023

EM Sophomore qualifies for State Golf

Carter Milton, Exeter-Milligan sophomore, qualified for state golf shooting an 81 at Indian Hills Golf Club in Grand Island Nebraska for district golf.  Milton was in a three way tie for third place and after the tie breaker finished in sixth and qualified for state.

Milton almost took his team along with him as they combined for a 367 just missing out on a team slot at state by 3 strokes.  Other team members include Draven Payne (93), Mikey Bartu (96) and Andrew Vavra (97).  The team recently won the CRC championship with Milton taking first place at the CRC tournament.

State golf will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 and 25 in North Plate.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Exeter Hosts Dumpster


Throwback Thursday: May 12, 2013


Seventeen students graduated from Exeter-Milligan including: Elly Korbelik, Meghan Miller, Alicia Bigelow, Jackie Luzum, Taylor Erdkamp, Megan Waldron, Jennifer Pribyl, Ashley Millerl Dylan Axline, Lane Strate, Jacob Kroll, Jerry Kelch, Preston Motis, Megan Zwickl, Malinda Hall, Blake Papik and Robbie Androyna.


The Exeter-Milligan boys track and field team captured the first district team title since the schools consolidated.  The team scored points in 15 of the 17 events.  Eleven of the sixteen boys scored points, so it was a total team effort.

Congratulations to the following Timberwolves who are Burke Bound!

Dusty Axline - Pole Vault
Taylor May - Pole Vault
Nolan White - Discus
Dalton Zelenka - 3200 Meter Run
Alicia Bigelow - 400 Meter Relay; 800 Meter Relay
Taylor Erdkamp - 800 Meter Relay
Amber Pribyl - High Jump; 400 Meter Relay; 800 Meter Relay
Jennifer Pribyl - 400 Meter Run; 800 Meter Run; 400 Meter Relay; 800 Meter Relay
Maitlyn Thomsen - Long Jump; 200 Meter Dash; 400 Meter Relay


Exeter-Milligan eighth grade graduates were: Katie Skinner, Bailey Steuben, Hailey Luzum, Joan Strate, Haylee Sheffield, Lucy Murphy, Ella Wilkins, Kyle Jindra, Trevor Luzum, Quinton Behrens, Trystan Brandt, Evan True, Ashley Benorden, Sydney Hall, Samantha Horne, Evan Harre, and Cameron White.


The Exeter Senior Center held their 11 annual senior to senior breakfast.


Exeter-Milligan First Graders have spent quite a few afternoon’s this year visiting their Exeter Senior Center “grandparents.”  It has been a great opportunity for both the students, as they had an eager listening audience as they read, but it also gave the Senior Center “grandparents” time to enjoy some great kids.  For their end of the year celebration the first graders presented several plays to the seniors on Wednesday, May 8th.  Their final number was all about the Statue of Liberty.  Afterwards they visited with their “grandparents” about their summer plans.





Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Exeter-Milligan Update: District Music


District Music 

By Mark Perez, Exeter-Milligan K-12 Music Instructor


The 7-12 Band performed at the District Music Contest in Sutton on April 20 & 21 and received many great scores! The band received a Superior Rating from all three judges for their large group performance. They played The Secrets of McDougal’s Cave by Ed Huckeby and Nostalgia by Rossano Galante. This is the second year in a row (post COVID-19) the band has received this rating! 


Other ratings included:


Flute Quartet: I - Superior

Clarinet Ensemble: I - Superior

Saxophone Ensemble: II - Excellent

Brass Choir: II - Excellent

Jayden & Cohen Duet: I - Superior


The HS Choir also performed individual vocal solos! 


Their ratings and songs were:


Dravin Birkes - I Gave My Love a Cherry

·         I - Superior

Chase Vnoucek - Danny Boy

·         II - Excellent

Morgan White - He’s Gone Away

·         I - Superior

Choir picture - Chase Vnoucek, Morgan White, and Dravin Birkes





Exeter-Milligan Graduates 11 in 2023


Exeter-Milligan graduated 11 at a ceremony on Saturday, May 15 in the Exeter gym. 

Principal Laura Kroll welcomed the crowd and the graduates entered single file to “Pomp and Circumstance.”

Jozie Kanode welcomed everyone to graduation before the senior video played.  The video featured pictures of each graduate as a child and as a senior, it also include highlights of their senior trip and many pictures of their class throughout the years.

Valedictorian Marcus Krupicka and Salutatorian Morgan White both shared their thoughts with the audience and Kroll along with Exeter-Milligan School Board President Adam Erdkamp presented the diplomas.

After moving their tassles, Jasmine Turrubiates gave a closing remark before the graduates escorted their parents out of the gym to the song “Freebird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.