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Celebrating Life in Middlebury, IN

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Table of Contents

THIS MONTH’S COVER: Staff photographer Russ Draper captures the warmth and professionalism of the retiring and the incoming principals of Northridge High School. Pictures (l-r): Andrew Wood and Gerald Rasler.

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04 Giving Back: Will Mishler Fundraiser, Optimist Club Golf Outing! 06 Town Manager Report: Better Water Through Chemistry 07 Parks Report: Summer Updates 08 Boys & Girls Club: Summer’s Here! 10 Middlebury Milestones 11 Community Calendar 26 Lucky Ducks Saved by Mr. Zook 27 Middlebury Post Office Receives Award 28 Police Department’s Formal Inspection 30 Chamber Updates featured stories

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Welcome, Mr. Wood! Remember When: Principals of the Past

Get Fit: Brandy Troyer and Amberwood Terrace Chiropractic

Check Out Local Savings!




STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS Russ Draper, Amy Kristoff & Kris Mueller

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What’s Happening Online


Contributing writer Stephanie J. Salisbury, Haley Checkley


Outdoor Living: The Garden Club Grows in Middlebury

ACCOUNT MANAGERS Amy Rasler, Patty Wise Carrie Boyer, Amy Kristoff


Pets: Fun & Learning in Room 310


Thanks to Marla Krider, My Own Back Yard Photography, for the use of her photo of the American Legion building on page 12 of the May issue.

Publisher & Editor-in-chief Melissa Troyer

Updates from Our Schools



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IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE! This is a wonderful time of the year - seniors are graduating, younger students are ready to start their summer break, families are excited for vacations and outdoor adventures, and the fields and yards are fresh with new growth. Remember to take time to celebrate and enjoy the milestones as well as the simple pleasures in life!

Mr. Rasler: Celebrating 43 years at NHS!



Don McGowen and Curt Troyer are loving life in Middlebury and taking it easy! Photo provided by Laverda McGowen.



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Strength haven


for Will Mishler

By Stephanie J. Salisbury

In August 2012, 15-year-old Will Mishler was diagnosed with neuroblastoma (nerve cancer) and became insulin dependent with no pancreas function. “Diabetes is very hard for me, because I like to eat!” says Will. He was the first recipient in Indiana of the new 530G Medtronic Artificial Pancreas with a sensor that automatically stops insulin delivery when blood glucose levels are too high or low. “Our family stays up with Will at night when his sugars are in 500700s,” says mom Amy. “We call MDs at night to see if they want him in the hospital or not. Many nights are sleepless.” With all of the other side effects, the bills pile up. Will says, “I have lived in hospitals and doctors’ offices: bone marrow biopsies, scans, cancer staging, We hope that Will testing, surgeries, numerous will be able to feel the doctors, many side effects and new diagnoses... every week we strength of the many are somewhere that’s related to athletes participating my diseases. I see a neurologist, hematologist, and an oncologist, in the event and from all his supporters in the too. I thank God for being in a community of supportive community. teachers, friends, and neighbors.”

Strength Haven Gym is hosting a Push/Pull Event on June 14th with 100% of the proceeds going towards Will’s expenses. This event is a non-sanctioned Bench Press/Deadlift FUNdraiser and, if the fundraising goal is met, Dan Gibson (Owner and Head Strength Coach) will have his beard shaved off at the event. Says Gibson, “I train athletes from all over the state including some from Northridge. My siblings and I were all Northridge students and athletes, so when I heard of Will and his situation I knew I wanted to help. I lost my youngest sister, BethAnne, to cancer when she was only nine. Many people came and supported us when she was going through her battle. I hope to not only help Will and his family, but also


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raise awareness for childhood cancer. We hope that Will will be able to feel the strength of the many athletes participating in the event and from all his supporters in the community. We hope that one day soon he can be involved in athletics again.” Will’s family states, “We would like to thank Dan Gibson and Strength Haven for their generous, kind offer to help Will. They recognized the struggles and daily fight he continues from his cancer battle and side effects.” To get involved with the WillPower Fundraiser, visit and click on the WillPower link. For those who cannot attend the event , you can go online to and make a donation.

Optimist Club

Golf Outing The Middlebury Breakfast Optimist Club was formed in 1982 as a local service organization to affirm and support youth in our community. Each year, the Club puts between $8,000 and $10,000 back into the community to support local youth through the Middlebury Boys and Girls Club, Northridge Dollars for Scholars, the Middlebury Optimist Endowment Fund, Distinguished Young Women, Northridge Middle School’s affirmation program, NMS outstanding and Most Improved Students and Youth Appreciation Events, youth Tri-Star Soccer and, in the past, has raised money for Salvation Army, Child and Parent Services, NHS Science Olympiad trips, and promoted outstanding fifth grade student programs. “We often invite students to our meetings to affirm their outstanding achievements, both academic and athletic,” says George Pietrzak, President. “We anticipate that some of the funding from the golf outing will help us start a Junior Optimist Club, called an ‘Octagon Club’ at NHS in the near future. This will allow students the opportunity for community service in an organized fashion.” This year’s Golf Outing is scheduled for Friday June 20th. Corporate sponsorships are $500 each and a hole sponsorship is $125. Cost to play golf is $60 per person or $240 per foursome. For information on the golf outing you can contact either Chad or Jon Troyer at 825-6764 or George Pietrzak at 825-9953. The Club meets for breakfast on Friday mornings at 6:30 am at the Essenhaus. Visitors are always welcome.

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around TOWN | Town Manager Report

Better Water

Through Chemistry There are many occupations that do not get the recognition they deserve. One of those is wastewater treatment. It’s the classic saying, “Out of sight, out of mind!” This month’s report is on a department that uses chemistry, biology, and physiology to reclaim our Town’s wastewater and return it to nature: our Wastewater Department.

What We Do

Middlebury’s Wastewater Department is responsible for operating and maintaining a wastewater treatment facility located on York Drive and ten wastewater lift stations located throughout our community. The Superintendent is Mick Reese. Over the past 14 years, he has been the licensed wastewater operator for the Town of Topeka, Nappanee and now Middlebury. Working alongside of him is Steve Streeter and Daniel Holderread. Steve is a licensed operator that has worked in the department for almost 18 years. In April, Daniel passed the State wastewater certification test and is now a licensed wastewater operator. Congratulations to Daniel! An average of 700,000 gallons a day of wastewater from homes and businesses in our community flow through over 28 miles of sewer mains, eventually discharging into the Town’s wastewater treatment plant. The department staff members operate and maintain the chemical and mechanical 6

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Pictured left to right: Daniel Holderread, Mick Reese, Steve Streeter

By Mark Salee photos by Kris Mueller

processes that clean the wastewater to a level that is acceptable to be discharged to the Little ElkhaMick Reese. The department is also responsible for inspecting, maintaining, and repairing ten lift stations that pump wastewater from low areas to higher areas around Town. The entire wastewater system is in operation 24/7.

Don’t Flush Trash!

One of the most frequent problems the staff respond to is a clogged lift station pump. The clogged pump is typically plugged with baby wipes, cleaning wipes, feminine hygiene products, clothing, and grease flushed down toilets. These items should not be flushed. The toilet is for flushing human waste and toilet paper only. The Town’s Wastewater Department is focused on reclaiming our wastewater for reuse in the future. If you have questions about how that is done, do not hesitate to call the Wastewater Department at 825-1496.


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By Tom Enright, Park & Recreation Director

Middlebury Parks New events planned for Trails Celebration The date for our Trails Celebration is Saturday, July 12th from 6 - 9 pm and will be located at the property behind Krider Gardens, just west of Chalet Party Store.The evening will include a guided walking tour along the Learning Corridor of the Greenway, a hospitality tent featuring local food / drink, music, a pie-eating contest, a corn-hole tournament and children’s activities. A highlight of the celebration will be a raffle. The raffle will include a new bike from Pumpkinvine Cyclery, a $150 Meijer gift card, a year-long gift certificate from Becky’s Bootcamp, and several other items. Contact Michelle Miller for further information at 574-2020678. We hope to see you all there!

Planting Themes in Krider Gardens

This year’s Quilt Garden pattern is a waterwheel, which pays tribute to the importance of waterwheels in the history and development of our town. This theme also ties in with the new waterfalls and pond feature added this spring to Krider.

Parks Volunteering

Take an active role in “Making Life Better” by volunteering for the Middlebury Parks. Opportunities exist for all activity levels, physical abilities and skill sets. Retirees can stay engaged while sharing lifelong knowledge, students can explore interests while enhancing college applications or resumes, and empty nesters can take up or restart hobbies and new community roles. Walkers, bicyclists and joggers can participate in activities involving the trails, fishermen and kayakers may assist with a project involving the Little Elkhart River, and gardeners lend a hand in historic Krider Garden. Youth groups, service groups, businesses, and families looking for community service and team building bring power with numbers and find a sense of accomplishment while having fun. For more information about opportunities to contribute your talents contact Tom Enright, Parks Manager at 825-3283 or

The Garden With A Cause was created to honor and support local causes and charities that help to improve the lives of the people in Middlebury. This year’s garden’s theme is Autism. The multi colored ribbon represents a puzzle and reflects the mystery and complexity of the autism spectrum. The different colors and shapes represent the diversity of the people and families living with the condition. The brightness of the ribbon signals hope —that through increased awareness of autism, and through early intervention and appropriate treatments, people with autism will lead fuller, more complete lives.

Save the Date for Middlebury Riverfest 2014

The fun and educational event is planned for August 16th from 9 am - 2 pm.

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around TOWN | Boys & Girls Club

Summer’s Here By Lara Wheeler, Director

The countdown begins to summer break for many children as soon as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer. When the school bell rings for the last time in June, the Club is gearing up for their summer program.

Summer Specialty Programs

We want our members to enjoy spending their summer with us. The kids have the opportunity to try new sports, join a small group, spend time with friends, and grow with us over the summer! Edible arts, gardening, sport leagues, and reading challenges have been offered in the past, and the list goes on and on. This summer, our members can participate in wiffle ball, zookeepers, mad scientists, and other specialty programs. I personally can’t think of a better way to spend the summer!

Themed Weeks

The Club offers a summer program for all members 6 - 18 years of age. Each week offers days filled with programs and activities centered around a fun theme. Members this year can expect to participate in themed weeks such as Hollywood, Sports, and Renaissance. Returning members can still expect to go on weekly swimming and putt-putt field trips as well as specialty field trips made possible through donors at the Annual Dinner Auction in November.

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Summer Club Hours Remember that the Club hours differ from normal school year hours. Regular summer hours are 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday. The Club also offers Early Bird services beginning at 6:30 am for a weekly fee. The Summer Program will be offered June 9 through August 1, excluding the week of June 30. Attendees must have a current membership and new members can sign up at the office. We’re looking forward to a great summer together, and it all starts right now in June!


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around TOWN | Middlebury Milestones

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Birthday Wishes to: 6/2 Morgan Lytle 6/3 Montana White 6/3 Jeremy TerBush 6/6 Hannah Duncan 6/6 Vada Berkey 6/6 Michael Salisbury 6/6 Chastity Eash 8 years old! 6/7 Scott Tilley 6/9 Lonni TerBush 6/10 Sidney Reed 6/10 Sam Grewe 6/10 Terry Peck 6/10 Raymond Statler IV 11 years old! 6/13 Sheila Reed 6/14 Maxine Berkey Rohrbaugh 6/14 Katie Brenneman 6/16 Michael Koziol Happy Birthday 6/16 Karalynn Armstrong Sidney & Libby Reed 6/18 Wanda Weirich 6/20 Kelly Sienicki 6/21 Jessica Danielle Lloyd 6/21 Josiah Brenneman 6/22 Tenille Wogoman 6/23 Parker Smith 6/24 Scott Nystrand 6/25 Russ Draper 6/25 Libby Reed, Sweet 16! 6/26 Erin Horner 12 years old!

Happy 97th Birth Maxine Berk day ey Rohrbau gh!

Anniversary Celebrations: 6/6 6/7 6/7 6/17 6/20 6/23


Joe & Sharon Lemmon 50 years! Chuck & Mary Owens 42 years! Stan & Jane Oyer Scott & Joy Nystrand 25 years! Kevin & Karalynn Armstrong 5 years! Bryan and Heather Duncan

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Happy Birthday Katie & Josiah Brenneman

Upcoming Events

Community Calendar



MONTHLY 3rd Tuesdays: PTO Meetings @ Orchard View – 5:30 - 6:30 pm 1st & 3rd Fridays: Fish Fry @ American Legion – 5 - 7 pm 1st & 3rd Mondays: Town Council Meetings @ Town Hall – 6pm

Essenhaus Heritage Hall Production:

1st Tuesday: Cinema Showcase @ Library 1pm


Wedding Belles

Mon – Fri: REAL Services lunch for ages 60+ @ Greencroft

Tuesdays & Fridays - 7 pm

Tues: Toddler Time 10 am; Storytime 11 am @ Library

Join us for our upcoming summer production Wedding Belles! The year is 1942 in Eufala Springs, Texas. Four garden club ladies have met a young girl who has come to their little Texas town to marry an infantryman before he is shipped off for World War II. Lives and friendships are thrown into turmoil as the women impulsively decide to throw the girl an elaborate wedding in one frenzied afternoon. Call for tickets or visit to order them online! 13489 CR 16 • Middlebury, IN • 800-455-9471 •


Essenhaus Classic Car Cruise-In 4:30 – 8 pm

Cruise on by the Essenhaus every Thursday now through September from 4:30 - 8 pm. Local collectors, owners and enthusiasts gather together to compare makes, models and memories.  The event is FREE with no participation or entry fee!  Participants will also enjoy door prize giveaways, coupons for shopping and dining and hand-dipped ice cream. 240 US 20 • Middlebury, IN • 574-825-9471 • Have an event you’d like to promote? Contact us at or 574.304.3913 for information.

WED: Middlebury Exchange Club @ Essenhaus – 6:30 am Thurs: Babies & Books @ Library – 11 am Fri: Optimist Club Breakfast @ Essenhaus – 6:30 am


Middlebury Town Council Meeting


School Board Meeting–4 pm


Last Student Day


Curbside Town Recycling Pickup Today


Tree Board Meeting – 7 pm


NHS Commencement – 3:30 PM


Spring Sports Awards – 7 pm


Opening Night: Wedding Belles @ Essenhaus Heritage Hall – 7 pm


Middlebury Alumni Banquet @ MES – 6 pm


Will Mishler Fundraising Event @ Strength Haven Gym – 9:30 AM


Am. Red Cross Blood Donation @ First Mennonite Church


Middlebury Town Council Meeting


School Board Meeting – 4 pm


Curbside Town Recycling Pickup Today


Middlebury Park Department Meeting


Optimist Golf Outing


Third Friday Celebration


Pumpkinvine Bike Ride


Essenhaus Tractor Show – 9 am


Trails of Middlebury Celebration 2014 @ Krider Garden pavillion – 9:30 am

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featured STORY | Our Principal

MR. Rasler Celebrating 43 years at NHS by Rich Troyer


n the spring of 1971, Gerald Rasler was ready to do his student teaching as a senior Music Education major at Ball State. His plan was to go to a rural high school in northern Indiana with a great music program so he could learn from the best. Unfortunately, his plans to go to Penn fell through and he ended up assigned to come to some school he’d never heard of: Northridge High School. 43 years later, ‘Ras’, as he is affectionately called, closes his time at Northridge. After student teaching at Northridge, Ras applied for the open choral director position at Northridge High School and Middlebury Junior High. In early August, as his wedding day approached and payments for the new car and new home loomed, he still hadn’t heard anything about the job. He summoned his courage, went to the administration building, and talked to the superintendent about the job. He left that day with the job he kept for the next 23 years.

Photo by Russ Draper Photo by Russ Draper

He inherited a program with four choirs: a concert choir (60 students), a women’s choir (25 students), a 7th grade, and an 8th grade choir (20 students each). He started each day at Northridge and drove to Middlebury Junior High for afternoon classes. Knowing he needed more people in choir, especially boys, he started playing basketball on the playground to get to know the boys and, eventually, they joined choir. Early in his first year, as auditions for Sands of Time (the original Northridge swing choir) approached, the Northridge principal told Ras not to “feel like we have to have a swing choir if not enough talented kids try out.” Ras asked him, “If we don’t have enough talented kids 12

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try out for the basketball team, will we have a basketball team?” Thus began a new emphasis on swing/ show choirs at Northridge. A few years later, Sands of Time became Sound of Friends, and after that Northern Lights. After 23 years overseeing the choral program as it flourished, Ras accepted Northridge’s assistant principal job, a role he kept for 17 years. That change came with some tension. He remembers well his teenage daughter’s reaction: “Why would you want to be principal? No one likes the principal!”

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Three generations of Raslers down on the farm!

For the past three years he has served as the lead principal at Northridge. In 43 years, Ras has worked with thousands of students. He has seen inconceivable changes in technology, rampant growth in the Middlebury Schools, and significant transformations in the educational process. Through all of that, one thing has remained the same: Ras’s love for working with students. He approaches each encounter by asking, “What can I learn from this person?” The Rasler family has grown over the last 43 years!

Mr. Rasler showing his playful side.

In the summer of 1971, Gerald Rasler had a new car, a new home, a new job, and a new wife. The car and house are long gone. The job ends soon. He still has his wife Karen. They plan to enjoy camping and traveling in retirement.

Thank you, Ras!

Thanks for 43 years of giving to our community. It’s been a joy to have you teach us and our children.

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featured STORY | Welcome Mr. Wood!

Welcome, Mr. Wood! An Interview with Andrew Wood, Incoming Principal for Northridge High School Interviewed by Stephanie J. Salisbury

Can you tell us a bit about your family?

My name is Andrew A. Wood. My wife is Heidi Wood, Choir Director at Fort Wayne North Side. Our children are Hillary, who just graduated from IU School of Journalism; Olivia, who is a senior in high school; Elise, who is a high school junior; and Isaiah, 5, who will be entering Kindergarten next year.

Where were you before coming to Middlebury?

I am coming to Northridge High School from Fort Wayne Community Schools. I presently serve as an Assistant Principal at Snider High School. Overall, I have been an educator for 21 years.

What are you looking forward to with the new position?

I am excited to meet Northridge High School students, teachers, staff, and parents! Really, I’m excited about meeting the Middlebury community in general. Everyone plays a part in student learning in some capacity or another.

Photo by Russ Draper

Photo by Russ Draper

The Wood family, shown left to right: Drew, Heidi, Isaiah, Elise, Hillary (graduating from I.U.) Olivia.


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Welcome to Middlebury, Mr. Wood!

We look forward to having you as a leader in our school and in our community and to embracing your family as part of our own.


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Robert Myers 1967-1973

The Past

Our community has been blessed with some incredible people to guide our youth throughout the years. This photo collage provides just a glimpse at some of the past Northridge High School principals that we’ve been lucky to call our own. We’re grateful to each and every one for the mark they’ve left on our hearts and in our lives.

Gerald Rasler 2011-2014

Dr. W. LynnBollinger 1974-1979 Jim McCormick 1980-1987

Jim Lichtenberger 1988-2005 Steve Lyng 2006-2010

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SCHOOLS | Middlebury’s Elementary Schools JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY: The Brain Lab The Brain Lab is a movement program that Jefferson Elementary School has adopted. The Brain Lab is based on three programs called “Action Based Learning,” ”Brain Gym,”and “Minds in Motion.” “Minds in Motion” is the main foundation of our program. Developer Candace Meyer has changed the lives of children all over the world with her program. Brain research suggests that what makes us move is also what makes us think. The movements that your child performs in the lab prepares the brain for input and processing through balance, coordination, spatial awareness, directionality, and visual tracking. Our brain seeks patterns to process, store and retrieve information. Many of these patterns can be developed and reinforced through the movement that is occurring in the lab. Every child needs to be able to cross the midline of the brain in order to read and write and one of the best ways to do that is to make sure your child can skip. You can also make sure that your child uses both sides of their body such as kicking a ball with the right foot and then the left. Have them pick up toys first with the right hand and then the left. Every opportunity you give your child using both sides of the body increases connections made between the right and left side of the brain. These connections will prepare your child for school. It is never too late to give your child these opportunities.

MIDDLEBURY ELEMENTARY: Gets Healthy Our Coordinated School Health Program holds a Family 5K every May to fund programs such as FoodPlay. We organize projects for students, staff, and families to improve overall wellness. We focus on nutrition, physical activity, improving the school environment, getting families involved and psychosocial health. In addition to the annual 5K, we hold fresh fruit and vegetable tastings, organize an employee health challenge, hold a Walk-to-School day, host family fitness nights, and offer after-school clubs like Jump Rope Club and Run the Halls Club. Our cafeteria manager, Brenda Bowers, heard of FoodPlay at a recent foodservice conference and brought it up. We thought the assembly would be a good supplement to the nutrition education already offered, such as visits from the Elkhart County Health Department to discuss ‘healthy hearts’ , ‘My Plate’ which discusses healthy serving sizes in upper grades, and our morning announcements with health facts during the week leading up to the “Tasting Table”. We must, however, continue to bombard our students with messages about taking charge of their own health. We handed out fliers to alert parents about FoodPlay with a link to their website offering recipes and games for parents to use at home and tips to make eating fruits and vegetables more fun for kids. The teachers also received this link along with a password to access additional teaching resources for their classrooms.


Family Kite Fly Photos by Amy Kristoff

The day was gloomy but, luckily for York students and families, the skies cleared for our first Family Kite Fly. The event was sponsored by the Coordinated School Health Committee who encourages families to get outside and spend time together. Each family received a kite kit. Once assembled, everyone moved out to the playground to send their kites up into the sky. The breeze was perfect and only a few kites found their way into a tree! The evening finished with an ice cream treat. Families took home their kites and smiles. 16

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We are a 4-Star School!

The Department of Education recently announced the schools in Indiana that made 4-Star Distinction. Orchard View, Middlebury Elementary and Northridge High School were 3 of the 5 schools in Elkhart County that received this distinction. This honor is based on last school year’s test scores being in the top 25th percentile in three categories, as well as on attendance. We are proud of this honor and know it was achieved as a team: all of our students, staff, and parents working hard. We earned this together. Thank you.

FUTURE DATES: August 6th - Fall Registration K-3: 8 am - 12 pm & 1:30 pm - 6 pm August 7th - Incoming Kindergarten Students “Walk-In”: 4 pm - 6 pm August 11th - Back to School Night: 5 pm - 6 pm

April Star Students Kindergarten Ethon Tepen - Mrs.Ci okajlo Brody Catalino - M s. McCarthy Andrew Deal - Mrs. Mast Claire Bartley - Mrs. Chapman First Grade Sophia Barber - Miss . Gross Camden Clark - Mrs. Estep Kaleb Vechera - Mrs. Runge Mary Smucker - Mrs. Graber

Second Grade Jordan Gronek - M r. Graber Emily Hauser - Mrs. Miller Grant Carrington Mrs. Bickel Shelby Mack -Mrs. Rogusta Third Grade Micah Wieland - M rs. Palmer Kendal Weaver - M r. Burridge Camden Gregory Mrs. Cripe Addison Wise - Mrs. Gonzalez Functional Skills Cierra Clements - M s. Sage

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SCHOOLS | Heritage Intermediate & Northridge Middle HERITAGE INTERMEDIATE:

Fun Field Trips

Photos by Heather Duncan

The end of the school year is always a busy time at Heritage! Fourth grade students enjoyed their field trip to Indianapolis where they visited the State Museum and Conner Prairie. Fifth grade students enjoyed their trip to Chicago where they visited the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Museum of Science and Industry. HIS students also participated in a school talent show as well as field day. HIS wishes to extend a ‘thank you’ to all the parents who have volunteered in the school this year. From helping in classrooms, making copies, serving on the PTO, to helping with special events, HIS could not have a successful year without your help. Heritage appreciates the support given to staff and students by the wonderful Middlebury community! THANK YOU!



Congratulations to the NMS Academic Super Bowl Math Team 2014 Indiana State Champs! We couldn’t be more proud of our students and coaches!


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Upcoming Events at NHS June 8 – Graduation 3:30 pm June 9 – Summer School Starts June 13-July 25 – Building Closed on Fridays August 6,7 – HS Registration for 2014-2015


2014 Marine Biology Adventure Over spring break, ten NHS students and two adults joined GHS teachers Carl and Christine Weaver on the 41st high school trip to the Goshen College Marine Biology station in the Florida Keys. The students involved had the opportunity to earn one semester of credit for the experience. They prepared ahead of time by going to seminars on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings. While in the Keys, the students went to seminars each day to acquaint them with marine biology research and to help them with species identification. They also had to conduct field research for a group project which was presented in seminar format at the end of the week. These research groups also ate together for two meals a day which allowed them to get to know each other. The students were required to learn about five different habitats, algae classification, and six different phyla to help them understand the environments that they were exploring. They observed a variety of creatures while snorkeling in the local habitats both day and night. The excursions included a trip to Dry Tortugas for some students and to the reef at John Pennicamp State Park for others. The resort was very suitable for such a group with snorkeling opportunities right on site. The weather for the week was gorgeous. It was uplifting to watch the students make friends quickly, build teams, and establish leadership within groups. Their projects and presentations were thoughtful and creative. Some students took a final exam upon returning to Goshen and the IB students had research papers to write. Visits to Key West, a turtle hospital, and even the wastewater management plant were part of the trip. Check out the following link for a great pictorial representation of the trip:

Two students’ reflections:

JJ Weber noted that some highlights of the trip were seeing the diversity of life forms that live by the coast and all the new friends he met. Some things he enjoyed were snorkeling and seeing a 13-inch starfish! Tori Bloomer’s highlights were making new friends, studying marine environments, and seeing all the awesome marine life! She especially enjoyed collecting her own specimens for an IB design lab. Trip Participants: Tori Bloomer, Aaron Maas, Mollie Carrison, Nate Middleton, Jacob Cool, Ivy Morris, Jennifer Fry, JJ Weber, Olivia Golden, Shelby Wilcox.

Natalie Carney, Kaitlin Stephens, and Haleigh DeMorrow

NHS hosted the Band ISSMA contest on April 25

Seven other bands from Goshen, Manchester, Central Noble, East Noble, Warsaw and Northwood along with NHS Concert and Symphonic bands, participated. Both NHS bands received gold rating for their performances and for sight-reading! Congratulations to our band members and their directors, Mr. Zook and Mr. Miller.

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Photos on this page are provided by Russ Draper



Congratulations to the May Athletes of the Month! Girls Tennis - Courtney Clark & Emily Erekson Boys Track - Austin Healey Girls Track - Kim Swank Softball - Brianne O’Dell Baseball - Jake Baylis Boys Golf - Will Erekson

Mark Your Calendars: Spring Sport Awards night June 10th - 7 pm @ NHS Auditorium

Athletic Office Summer Hours:

Taylor Long

Now through June 29th: Monday - Thursday 8 am - 1 pm, closed Fridays June 29 - July 13: closed July 14 - July 24: 8 am - 1pm July 28: 8 am - 4 pm

Kylie Frauhiger

Emily Hughes

Courtney Clark

Room 310: Fun & Learning, Hand-in-Hand

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Photos by Amy Kristoff

Wednesdays are special for Room 310 at Northridge High School. The Mixed Ability Classroom taught by Karen Ganger, a graduate of NHS herself, travels to LoveWay every week for an hour during the spring semester where they work with horses and leaders to learn some real life lessons.

In The Beginning

The program began with Kris Brown, one of Karen’s co-workers and a special education teacher at NHS. Kris gained approval for the program from Superintendent Jane Allen and began taking at-risk students with failing grades and negative behaviors from Northridge Academy to LoveWay during the 2011-2012 school year, when it was called ‘Cowboy Poetry’. Over the last few years, the LoveWay trips evolved into a weekly respite for the Mixed Ability Classroom at NHS in the spring, and these students are thriving because of it.

Word of the Week

“Our focus is academically based on individual needs of students,” says Karen about her classroom which is designed to help students develop necessary skills for life after high school. At LoveWay, they start off being taught character-building words and lessons by Maggie Korenstra, Program Manager -- words like ‘respect’, ‘honesty’, ‘determination’ -- and talk about what that word means to them and how it affects their lives. The program for the day is designed around this word. “During the week of ‘determination’, the students had to maneuver Goliath, a pretty stubborn horse, around various cones set up in the arena,” says Karen. “Students had to use teamwork and were not able to speak during this activity. The great part about this was watching the determination and perseverance of the students. Instead of giving up, students continued to work together and succeed. A true life lesson: never give up!”

“Building character is a huge part of the day. Our classroom motto in Room 310 is ‘RESPECT’!” -Karen Ganger

Happy Students

The students love working with the horses, developing bonds with their assigned animal, and always leave feeling good about themselves according to their teacher. “The program offered at LoveWay helps to increase motivation, confidence, and self-esteem,” she says. “We rarely have any absences on Wednesdays. Students can come to school in a really bad mood, then go to LoveWay and come back a completely different kid, happy and wanting to be at school.”

What a Team!

Room 310’s amazing assistants, Jon Mater and Julie Brunt know each and every student, understand the goal and routine of the classroom, and help the kids to feel successful. They’re often found dancing in the room with the kids along with Karen to have fun and get them motivated to learn. “We are a team in Room 310,” says Karen, “and I could not do it without them!”

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featured STORY | Father-Son Businesses

It’s a

Father-Son Thing Celebrating local father-son businesses We asked our readers to submit nominations for this father-son business feature. Here are some of the many fine multi-generation businesses in the area.

Century 21 Landmark and Miller’s Insurance K. Marion, Kent, and Mike Miller Miller Insurance - In business since 1966 • 574-825-2050 Century 21 - In business since 1973 • 574-825-2134 104 N. Main St., Middlebury

What do you enjoy about working together?

K. Marion: It was an easy transition. Kent: I appreciated the help and guidance I got from my dad. That helped me become successful. Mike: I learned the business from the best. He let me learn on the job.

Dogwood Hills Tree Farm Todd, Joel, and Kenyon Lederman in business since 1993 53899 CR. 39, Middlebury • 574-825-3363

What do you enjoy about working together?

Todd: What a pleasure and privilege to work with my sons! I enjoy watching them utilize their gifts to serve our customers. Joel: I appreciate working with my dad and brother because it gives us a chance to spend quality time together on a regular basis. Also, Kenyon and I have been able to see a great example of how to treat customers and the community with respect and integrity, growing up watching Dad build this company. Kenyon: We love spending our days together, and we all share the same pride in our work. When you are in business as a family you really care about your product because you are putting your name on it.


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Dick’s Auto Parts

Dick and Sean Berkey - In business since 1985 50521 SR 13, Middlebury • 574-825-7424

What do you enjoy about working together?

Dick: The younger generation’s ideas and different points of view. Sean: What I enjoy is his knowledge and his experience. He has worked in this industry much longer than I have and I still learn new things from him every day.

AirTite Insulation

Allen, Aaron, Tyler, and Cory Eash In business since 1999 61388 C.R. 35, Goshen • 574-825-5271

What do you enjoy about working together? Allen: All three boys work with me as insulation installers. I enjoy the boys working with me and showing them how business is done, how to interact with customers and how to interact with employees.

Deer Grove Farms

Barry, AJ, Bryan, and Steve Kauffman In business since 1970 16329 US 20, Middlebury

What do you enjoy about working together?

Steve: I don’t know because it’s all I’ve ever known! Working with family is a unique opportunity and we enjoy working with each other. I’ve often wondered what it would be like if we weren’t working together, if we’d fish together or do something else. It’s neat to have a farm and to have someone to take it over when I’m not around anymore.

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Graber Custom Remodeling

Stan, Joel, and Josh Graber - In business since 1992 17187 C.R. 20, Goshen • 574-534-3324

What do you enjoy about working together?

Josh and Joel: We like that Dad is in the office because then we don’t have to do the paperwork! Stan: I know that the job will be done right because the boys are doing it (the boys laughed and added “because you taught us how to do it!”)

Hostetler Lawn & Landscaping

LeRoy, Ron, Landon, Layne, and Collin Hostetler In business since 1957 53670 S.R. 13, Middlebury • 574-825-9385 Leroy started the business in 1957, with Ron joining in 1972, Landon in 1995, and the young 4th generation is currently in training!

What do you enjoy about working together?

Landon: We enjoy that we can do things independently and together as a team.

Mr. Appliance of North Central Indiana Tom and Micah Miller - In business since 2006 53855 State Road 13, Middlebury • 574-825-7638

What do you enjoy about working together?

Tom: Micah joined us in the spring of 2011 and it has been a pleasure seeing his development as a service technician. Micah’s involvement has been very positive and it’s enjoyable watching his people and technical skills advance. Micah: I would say the best part of working with my dad would be the easy and open communication we have. Talking over challenges or changes that need to be overcome and solved, I think, is much easier with my dad rather than my “boss.” I enjoy the way he pushes me to be a better technician everyday.


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Legacy Furniture Jr. and Kris Schlabach In business since 2009 108 N Main St, Middlebury • 825.1902

What do you enjoy about working together?

Jr: Having a father-son owned and operated business is one of the biggest blessings we have. I really appreciate the phenomenal fellowship. Kristopher: Having the opportunity to have a business and personal relationship with my father is a unique and special experience that is cherished.

Crystal Valley Comfort Ernie and Kenton Hostetler In business since 1989 825-2611 • 18569 US 20

What do you enjoy about working together?

Kenton: I enjoy brainstorming on ideas on how to better our business, learning the challenges of business and new technology together. Dad is a visionary and we have a lot of like-mindedness when it comes to business. It’s fun to push the envelope on new ideas with him and to be at the forefront of technology and coming up with a game plan as we share a plan for the business.

Martin’s Ace Home Center

Larry and Shannon Martin - In business since 1989 103 Crystal Heights Blvd. Middlebury • 574-825-7011

What do you enjoy about working together?

Larry: Working side-by-side with my son, Shannon is a privilege because of my belief in him and the man he is: iron sharpens iron and one man sharpens another. Shannon: I have always known that I wanted to work with my dad at ACE. He is patient, a great example to learn from, and we really complement each other. Family is always first and we pray together each morning before the doors open. Through hard work, trials, and much patience, his faith has brought us to where we are today.


Check out these local businesses to get unique ideas for Father’s Day this year!



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Lucky Ducks

Saved by Mr. Zook Story by Brad Zook, photos by: Sam Meier

Thanks to NHS Band Instructor, Mr. Brad Zook, for allowing us to share with you a story which he posted on Facebook. Mr. Zook is known for his animal stories. This tale adds one more reason why we, and apparently the community’s water fowl, are lucky to have him in Middlebury! Upon the morn of May 6th, I leisured out of the high school on my way to the middle school and heard the ever-familiar sound of a duck in distress. A ‘mallardess’ was standing over a storm grate, her mournful quacks echoing across the empty lot. I knew what had happened. Her newly hatched brood had fallen 5 feet down into the dark abyss. On my hands and knees, my eyes followed my ears till I spied the dozen doomed ducklings. I shared in their mother’s helplessness, for there was no way to retrieve them. I returned two hours later after teaching at the middle school to find the same pathetic scene. In mid-air, panicked peeps met anxious quacks and a mother stood guard and stood her ground. In one final attempt, I yanked on the grating once again. It moved! A quick trip to the science department netted me two nets. A brave Senior clarinet player, Sam Meier, was my Tonto as we ventured back to the lot. We removed the heavy grate and I climbed down inside the drainage pipe. One by one, the fuzzy, floatable fowl were raised to the waiting net. Once assembled, the mother mallard of misfortune followed her peeping pile for the quarter mile journey to a nearby pond. The end result: a muddy music teacher, his sidekick student, and a reunited family of ducks.

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Post Office

Delivering the Best in Customer Service Photos by Kris Mueller

Pictured Left to Right: Denise Fiedler, Kay Kintigh, and Dan Kintigh

Three Local Postal Workers Receive National Awards

An award ceremony was held at the Middlebury Post Office on May 20th to give recognition to the office for having 36 consecutive 100% retail customer experience shops. Middlebury Post office is number one in the Great Lakes District and second in the nation for achieving this goal. The presenter was Larry Diegel, District Manager of Indiana. Mike McInturf, Area Manager of Marketing; Cheryl Satterfield, Manager of Customer Service; and Larry Dauby, Post Office Operations Manager Sat S; Mary Dando, USPS Corporate Communications were also on hand to recognize the team at the Middlebury Post office for this achievement. Dan Kintigh and Kay Kintigh, the retail sales associates at Middlebury along with the Postmaster, Denise Fiedler, received Certificates of Appreciation.

Dan Kintigh Receives Promotion Dan Kintigh has been promoted to Supervisor of Customer Service at the Mishawaka Post Office. Dan has been a retail sales associate here at the Middlebury Post office for 16 years. He will be leaving Middlebury and joining the Mishawaka team in June of this year. We wish him the best!

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Middlebury Police Department’s Formal Inspection

By Haley Checkley, photos by Kris Mueller

Pictured are all seven full-time officers, nine reserve officers and the department’s administrative assistant. Officers were presented in full uniform and the department’s eight cars and five bicycles were all on display.

The Middlebury Police Department was host to a gathering of visitors for a department inspection on May 19. Marshal Mike McCloughen, now with the unit for three years, said the inspection was the last in a list of changes he felt needed to be institutionalized over the course of his time serving for the Middlebury Police Department. During Monday night’s inspection, officers were dressed in Class A uniforms and inspected, as were their weapons and vehicles. Members of the local community were invited to see the full fleet and meet the officers. In addition to the inspection, several awards were presented, including plaques given to Deputy Aaron Smartt and Deputy Cleo Sheppard for their life-saving efforts upon finding a man who was having a stroke. Police Commissioner Jack Kortie also was presented a plaque to demonstrate the department’s gratitude for his continued service. Town Manager Mark Salee thought the inspection was a benefit to the community, saying, “Most of us probably don’t even know who the police officers are, so it gives you an opportunity to see who the officers are and how many years they have put in and what they do, more than anything else.” Marshal Mike McCloughen said he was proud of the fleet for presenting their best face to the community. 28

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New vehicles are just some of the changes installed by Marshal Mike McCloughen in his time with the Middlebury Police Department. Other improvements include higher caliber weapons and updated office equipment. Police commissioner Jack Kortie accepts an award presented by Marshal Mike McCloughen in recognition for his service to the department.

The Garden Club

Grows in Middlebury Dr. Carla Gull blogs at She is often seen with four tag-along explorers in the greater Michiana area.

Outdoor Living | LIVING well

By Dr. Carla Gull

Do you have a passion for growing things? Do you respect animals, plant life, nature, and the environment? The Middlebury Garden Club is the place for you!

Dogwood Hills Tree Farm helps plant the Bowhall Maple tree.

Arbor Day Celebration

The Middlebury Garden Club celebrated 84 years as a club and 80 years connected with the national and state organizations on Arbor Day in April. The group planted a tree with help from the Trees for Life grant. The state president, Sarah Nahmias, addressed the group, sharing inspiration for planting trees. Dana Snider, member emeritus of Middlebury Tree Board, also gave tips for planting trees. Then the group and other community members met at the Middlebury Town Hall for a reception. They honored past presidents who generously share their time, talents, and interests with recognition and a flower.

Serving Our Community The Middlebury Garden Club helps with community projects. The women plant trees each year at Arbor Day. They sponsor the Crazy Daisies Junior Garden Club at the Middlebury Girls and Boys Club, giving area children hands-on opportunities with plants. They grow the community through the Bonneyville Herb Garden, a plant exchange at the Middlebury Fall Festival, and local planting opportunities.

Speakers at the tree planting: Marlene Pratt, Sarah Nahmias, Laura Kearby, Dana Snider

Join the Club

The Middlebury Garden Club is seeking members. Betty Bellaire has been a member for 20 years. She said, “I love gardening. It’s a relaxation. I’m involved with the garden club because it gives me opportunities to learn about the topic and go on field trips.” Additionally, “Men are welcome. We’d enjoy and appreciate the help!” Tom Yoder will speak on “Memories of Krider Garden” at the next meeting on June 19 at 7 pm at the Middlebury Community Library.

Past presidents at the reception: Ruth Miller, Betty Pratt, Judy Markham, Betty Bellaire, Marlene Pratt Tree appetizers at the reception

For more information:

Call the current president, Marlene Pratt, at 825-2276. Visit

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Chamber Updates

Photos by Kris Mueller

The Middlebury Chamber of Commerce welcomed Community Occupational Medicine to their new office at 801 Wayne Avenue, Middlebury with a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 15th. Pictured left to right: Sam Pohl, Middlebury Chamber; Seth Yoder, Crystal Valley Computers; Anthony Harris, MD, Associate Medical Director, COM; Bill Martin, Operations Manager, COM; Mark Salee, Middlebury Town Manager; Cathy Miller, Cathy’s Countryside Tours; Aaron Scholl, Edward Jones; Julie Whitehead, Lake City Bank; Bill Leedy, Lake City Bank.

Middlebury Chamber/Middlebury Parks Coalition

The Middlebury Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the Middlebury Parks have joined forces to promote the fantastic walking, jogging, running, and biking trails in Middlebury. A grant from the Fund for Middlebury and matching funds from the Friends of the Parks will be used to build and install informational kiosks and design a map of available trails and local Chamber member businesses. Current Chamber members will have an opportunity to have their business listed on the 2014 map. Once the maps are published, they will be made available to residents and visitors through area businesses, the Chamber office, and the park kiosks.

Chamber Annual Golf Outing

Need an excuse to play a little golf with your friends? We can help you with that! On Friday, August 15th, the Chamber will host its Annual Golf Outing at Meadow Valley. Come enjoy an afternoon with fellow business owners and other friends. Everyone is welcome to participate – you do not have to be a member to play! The outing entry fee covers a wonderful lunch in the newly remodeled clubhouse and 18 holes of golf at Middlebury’s only golf venue. It is a wonderful afternoon where you can laugh, be outside, and learn more about your neighbors and the businesses they run.

Membership Drive

The Chamber is nothing without its members. If you know of a business that would benefit from the advantages of Chamber membership, please let Sam Pohl, Chamber Director, know. Just call the office at 825-4300. Sam and the Chamber Board of Directors have worked very hard over the last 12 months to make improvements to the Chamber and to the promotional opportunities it can offer to its members. Please give him and call and learn all that the Chamber can do! 30

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Bill Martin, Operations Manager for COM is shown accepting a welcome gift from the Middlebury Chamber of Commerce, as given by Aaron Scholl, Chamber president.

Introducing... The NEW Middlebury Business Directory!

Call to ask about advertising in our Business Directory for as low as $50 a month! For more information call 574-304-3913 or email

Dollars for Scholars Winners:

NHS Choir Director Kyle Barker is shown with Macauley Wieland (l) and Audrey Grewe (r), winners of the $1.000 Indiana Dairy Farmers scholarship for show choirs. Robin Tahara Miller presents the Dollars for Scholars Poyser Scholarship to Sarah Virgil, who is shown with her parents, Scott and Shelley Virgil.

Win 4-H Fair Tickets! InMiddlebury Magazine is giving away 20 general admission tickets to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair! It’s easy to enter: Enter to win on the inMiddlebury Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts by adding #inmiddleburyfair and including either a description or a photo of a favorite fair memory. Not online? Mail your favorite fair memory, along with your name and phone number to: inMiddlebury, P.O. Box 1314, Middlebury, IN 46540.

Robin Tahara Miller presents the Dollars for Scholars Phillip T Warner Memorial Scholarship to Kara Kershner, who is shown with her parents, Tom and Julie Kershner.

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fit Amberwood Terrace

Photo by Kris Mueller

Our Fitness Interview: Brandy Troyer

1. What did you do to get fit and healthy?

I changed my dietary habits mainly eliminating gluten, dairy, and sugar. I eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, meat, nuts, and seeds. I’ve always been moderately active, I simply changed my diet due to skin rashes, headaches, and fatigue.

2. How has it changed your life?

It has improved my health. I was being monitored by my medical doctor and having blood work done every three months due to autoimmune problems and medications to treat them. I see my doctor once a year now because of my health improvements since I started my program with Dr. Angela at Amberwood Terrace Chiropratic. I feel great, no longer take any medications, and my health concerns are now stable.

3. What is it that keeps you working at your program to be fit and healthy and how did Amberwood help?

Dr. Angela taught me to understand the way I eat and how it affects my health. I love feeling energetic and healthy. I know that what I eat is going to affect the way I feel the next day.

4. What would you recommend to others?

I would encourage anyone to learn about how nutrition can improve your health or prevent health problems.


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Jameson, Brandy, Chad, and Mitchell Troyer

Brandy Tr

oyer has lived in Middlebury since 1996. She is a dental hygienist for Dr. Craig Yoder and also wo rks at Christiana Creek Dental Care in Elkhart. She and her husband Ch ad have two boys, Mitchell and Jamison. Brandy enjoys spending time wi th family and friends, cooking and trying out new recipes, and readin g.

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Plan now for the 2nd annual

Varns and Hoover Great Pumpkin Contest • Seeds must be purchased from Varns and Hoover to enter • Entry form must be completed at time of purchase • Prizes awarded at October 17th, Middlebury’s Third Friday event. 1st- $50 , 2nd- $20 , 3rd- $10 See complete details now at Varns and Hoover Hardware 101 S Main Street, 574-825-2705 JUNE 2014


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Celebrating Life in Middlebury, Indiana

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