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Community Calendar Middlebury Milestones Boys & Girls Club: Pitch Hit and Run Walking Tours Outdoor Living: Helping Gardeners Middlebury Parks Department

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Northridge Dollars for Scholars Chamber of Commerce NHS Motorsports NHS Athletics Business Directory Deals in Middlebury Middlebury Library: Summer Reading Club

Roger Schrock - Honor Flight Book of Golden Deeds Historical Museum Exhibits Quilt Gardens Someone you should know: Ruth Eash

On the cover: “Special Delivery” is one of nine sculptures that were placed around Middlebury in mid-May to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Quilt Gardens. Photo by Guy Thompson


What’s Happening Online









EDITOR Guy Thompson

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Dr. Carla Gull, Gloria Salavarria



STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS Russ Draper, Kris Mueller & Gloria Salavarria

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Editor’s Note Middlebury gained nine new residents in May, as sculptures by artist Seward Johnson found a home in town as part of the 10th anniversary of the area quilt gardens. In all, 56 life-size bronze sculptures can be found around Elkhart County. Make sure you stop by and say “Hi” to them. Other sculptures worth seeing aren’t as close and can be a challenge for those longing to see them, such as our older veterans who want to see the memorials and monuments in Washington, D.C. However, thanks to Honor Flight, many veterans are able to make this trip of a lifetime, including Middlebury veteran Roger Schrock, who shared his story with us. And you can read about sculpting, memorials, veterans, and so much more by visiting the Middlebury Community Public Library this summer. There is a special pull-out section this month highlighting the library’s summer reading club. Guy Thompson, Editor

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BI-MONTHLY 1ST & 3RD MONDAYS: Town Council meetings at Town Hall – 6 p.m. 1ST & 3RD WEDNESDAYS: Middlebury Men’s Club meets at the American Legion – 7 p.m. 2ND & 4TH MONDAYS: Middlebury Lions Club meets at the American Legion – 7 p.m.

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Kris Edlund, right, was honored by the Middlebury Town Council Monday evening for her 40 years of service to the town. Presen ng Edlund with a plaque is Council President Gary O’Dell.

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Hannah Duncan, 13 Vada Berkey Maddox Lufkin, 4 Richard Gresso Jr., 71 Braden Franks, 10 Emma Helton, 5 Forrest Grahl, 40 Raymond Powell, 31

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Happy Anniversary Happy Birthday Emma!

Happy Birthday Raymond!

Forrest & Tracy Grahl, 21st Brent & Laura Cooper, 20th Ed & Joann Shrock, 60th Richard & Sally Cooper, 56th Bryan & Heather Duncan Eric & Rachel Tribble, 7th Scott & Tamie Cooper, 31st

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Coming August 19 – 2017

Middlebury BBQ & Brew Fest After a great first year, Middlebury’s BBQ and Brew Fest is returning on Saturday, Aug. 19. The event will be hosted at Patchwork Quilt Inn on CR 2 and once again provide the community an opportunity to come together and enjoy local food, drinks, and live music.

Family Friendly. Great Food. Live Music. With doors set to open at 4 p.m., the BBQ and Brew Fest has a schedule of events that will appeal to guests of all ages. An area featuring bounce houses and entertainment for children will be available for young families, while adults can enjoy live music and drinks inside the beautiful Patchwork Quilt Barn. Microbrew from Middlebury’s own Wedgewood Brewery will be available to guests along with delicious catering from local establishments like Old Hoosier Meats. Three live bands will perform throughout the day, including local rock band High Gravity, contemporary folk band Julia and the Greensides, and a highly-anticipated performance by country music band Billy Croft and the 5 Alarm of Chicago, Ill.

2017 Grill Masters Competition And that’s not all that makes BBQ and Brew Fest a guaranteed good time. Kicking off the event again this year is the Grill Masters Burger Competition, with 16 teams representing local businesses and organizations who will compete to grill this year’s best burger. A panel of judges will award the 2017 “Judge’s Favorite” and the public can elect the 2017 Fan Favorite award winner by casting votes for their favorite teams online at as well as during the event. Votes are cast in increments of $1.00 and proceeds raised from the competition will support the Boys and Girls Club of Middlebury.

All-Inclusive Admission Wristbands for BBQ and Brew Fest are available online at www. Adult admission starts at $35 and includes appetizers, dinner, drinks and entertainment. Children under 12 are free and students just $10. Child and student admissions also include appetizers, dinners, beverages and entertainment!

Pitch, Hit, and Run competition held in Middlebury For the first time, the Middlebury Boys and Girls Club hosted a local Pitch. Hit. Run. competition. The competition was held in conjunction with the MLB (Major League Baseball) Pitch. Hit. Run. Program. Although this was the first time the competition was held at the Middlebury club, 24 members signed up to participate. Winners of the competition were Wyatt L., Scott A., Mia C., and Braxton N. Due to

the timing of the local event, winners will not be eligible to move on to the sectional competition to take place in Ft. Wayne, Ind., the second weekend in May. “It was really awesome to have someone record how fast I run and knowing how I can run. It was fun,” said 4th grader Mia C. “It made her feel good to participate and know how well she did,” said a parent, Audrey, who attended the competition.

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istoric walking tours offered in Middlebury A pair of one-hour guided walking tours began on May 31 in Middlebury, offering residents and visitors alike the opportunity to glimpse back a little way into the town’s history.

Gangsters, Saloons and Buggies on Roofs Historic Middlebury is full of surprises. John Dillinger was the most famous criminal in the U.S. in the 1930s and it is rumored he passed through Middlebury and even spent the night in a boarding house. In Amish country, it’s not unusual to see buggies everywhere – on the roads, at banks and grocery stores, even at Walmart – but on the roof? Hear these inside stories, secrets and more from a local with this tour of downtown. Meet at the Middlebury Public Library on Winslow Street.

Walking Tours Information Tours began Wednesday, May 31, and will continue through September 28. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. – Gangsters, Saloons & Buggies on Roofs. Thursdays at 10 a.m. – Giant Toadstools and the World’s Fair. Other times available by advance request. Cost of the tour is $5 per person and is non-refundable. Tips welcome.

HELPFUL HINTS Giant Toadstools and the World’s Fair Take a guided tour through living history! The Krider family of Middlebury once captured the imagination of the world. This tour of the park that bears their name opens a window into the family’s nursery at the height of its creative powers. The natural beauty will take your breath away. You may even spot a giant toadstool. This tour is great for kids, so grab the family and the camera or camera phone. There’s plenty of opportunities for fun selfies. Meet at the Middlebury Community Historical Museum.

These are walking tours. Please wear comfortable shoes. You might want to bring a bottle of water Tours go rain or shine. If it is calling for rain, you might want to bring an umbrella or wear rain gear. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour’s starting time. Go to for details and reservations. inMiddlebury Magazine | JUNE 2017 7

Outdoor LIVING

Helping Gardeners

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We are in the midst of gardening season, tending and cultivating our plants. Would you like your plants to grow stronger and healthier, producing a higher yield? A Goshen family, Bob and Annette Webb, harvests worm castings for a perfect soil supplement. Bob adds 11 pounds of a proprietary grain supplement to peat Annette Evans separates moss with about 250 African the castings from the refuse and the worms. While the Nightcrawlers in a special worms do all the composting bucket. About 2½ weeks later, work, human power gets the he is able to harvest the worm product ready for market castings (affectionately called worm poo). It is separated and bagged for consumers. They have about 30,000 worms carefully contained to supply local businesses and gardeners. Find it at many area garden supply stores, such as Varns and Hoover Hardware in Middlebury. The worm castings can be used in a variety of ways – throwing a handful in before a new plant is put in the hole, mixing potting soil with the worm castings, or use it as a top dressing. Each method provides stronger, healthier plants. The visual difference between the plants is astounding. Worm castings provide 100 percent organic compost, is easily absorbed by plants, host beneficial microorganisms, helps plants grow, improves water retention in the soil, and allows for slow nutrition release. 8 inMiddlebury Magazine | JUNE 2017

Annette started their journey into worm farming as she worked on her organic garden. She found this local product, “My Garden’s Best Friend,” which dramatically enhanced her plants. As the former owner needed to move on from the company, Annette pitched the idea to her husband. With a little convincing, they decided this would be a perfect fit for their family as Bob is approaching The left pot has ⅔ potting soil retirement. Annette handles and ⅓ worm castings. The right plant is pure potting soil. the marketing and her mom, Marsha Evans, is the CEO. They all work together to provide good quality product to local gardens and gardeners, including Wellfield Botanic Garden in Elkhart.

Marsha Evans returns worms to a freshly prepared bucket, making this a sustainable process.

Annette has always been connected to the outdoors. She is concerned with the environment, saving items from the landfill through her volunteer work at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, other venues, and local scavenging. She has her own chickens and grows a large garden each year. She helps soil health one plant at a time by providing a local amendment. Find her as RAW Sustainable Living on Facebook.

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This spring the Middlebury Parks Department received a great deal of help from several sources. First the 8th grade class from Northridge Middle School had a Civics Day at Krider Garden. They worked hard on a Saturday morning mulching, raking, cutting old grasses, and getting the park ready for new planting. The following Saturday, Lippert Components employees and their families had a day of volunteering in the parks. The bandstand was stained, the gazebo was painted, brush was removed along the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail and in the future Olde Mill Park, more mulching was done, old plants were removed, and much more. On the same day the Middlebury Tree Board and NIPSCO helped some of the Lippert employees plant trees. Middlebury parks are something to be proud of, and the community effort is deeply appreciated!

The Friends of Middlebury Parks, in cooperation with the Middlebury Parks Department, have been busy planning the 5th Annual TrailsFest July 15. This year will be the biggest celebration yet, beginning with the ribbon cutting of the much anticipated Ridge Run Trail at 3:30 p.m., followed by an Adventure Race at 4 p.m., and ending with the Festival on Trestle Terrace from 5-10 p.m. behind Krider Garden. This year’s TrailsFest will feature local food, brews from Goshen Brewing Co., music by Wilson’s Reservoir, kids’ inflatables and other activities. Mark your calendar and come and be a part of this amazing event!   For more information, to buy tickets and register for the Adventure Race, visit the website at https://middleburytrails. or on Facebook at https://facebook. com/MiddleburyTrailsFest/.

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Flight of a Lifetime by Guy Thompson

On April 26, Middlebury veteran Roger Schrock was one of 84 veterans who flew on an Honor Flight from the Ft. Wayne airport to Washington, D.C., a unique opportunity that gives veterans a chance to see the various war memorials in the nation’s capital. This was the 23rd Honor Flight to fly out of Ft. Wayne, taking WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans to D.C. for a whirlwind, single-day adventure. Schrock served in the U.S. Air Force for four years, stationed in Japan following the Korean War, and was one of 56 Korean War veterans on April’s flight. There were 21 WWII veterans and six from the Vietnam War. Korean War Veteran Schrock first served in the Indiana National Guard in the early 1950s, which kept him in the area, working at Miles Laboratories in Elkhart. However, “working at Miles, I was on swing shift and missed the weekly meetings to stay exempt from the draft,” Schrock said. He got a call from the draft board saying they were sending him an “invitation,” so he decided to get ahead of them and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1953. He was trained in communications and was deployed to Jagoya, Japan, where he oversaw the communications facilities office at the Air Force base, in charge of communications between Korea and Japan, as the war was coming to an end.

Roger Schrock and other veterans watch the changing of the guard during an Honor Flight in late April. He returned to the states, stationed in New Mexico, and was discharged in 1957, earning a Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the U.N. Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal. He also received a letter of commendation from his commanding officer at the time, full of praise for his work. Schrock still has that letter, along with other memorabilia from his time in the U.S. Air Force. The Trip Schrock waited about a year and a half to take the Honor Flight trip, with his son Jeffery going as his guardian. Each veteran has a guardian – a relative or friend – who helps the veteran get around, if needed, and is there for support throughout the long day. The day began with a 6 a.m. breakfast at the Ft. Wayne airport. The group boarded a chartered American Airlines flight to Reagan National Airport, where they were welcomed with a water cannon salute. The group loaded up on four tour buses and, with a police escort, headed into Washington, D.C. “I was looking forward to seeing the Korean War Memorial and the changing of the guard,” Schrock said. This was his first opportunity to see the Washington, D.C., monuments. The group traveled to the WWII Memorial first, getting a group photo and touring the area, before going on to the Vietnam and Korean War memorials. Schrock was thrilled to see the Korean War Memorial in person. “They look like they were out on a rainy day,” he said. The guides filled veterans in on details in the monuments that may have been missed, such as pointing out which statues in the Korean War Memorial represented the different branches of service. “All of them but one was wearing a steel helmet,” Schrock noted. “The one without was the one for the Air Force.” There was also a monument for the Vietnam nurses, a memorial Schrock didn’t know about before the tour. From there, they traveled to Arlington National Cemetery to see the changing of the guard. “That was something to see,” Schrock stated. He marveled at the precision and dedication shown by the soldiers who volunteer to be the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. They also did a bus tour of other sites around the capital city before heading back to the airport.

Roger Schrock in front of the Korean War Memorial. It was a highlight for Schrock, a veteran of that war, to see this memorial in person. 10 inMiddlebury Magazine | JUNE 2017

At the airport, they were greeted by a group of dancers who portray WWII-era music and dancing. Then, during the flight back home, each veteran was presented with a mail bag – a

The Flight of a Lifetime “mail call” for each veteran – with letters from friends, family, and even their U.S. Representative and Gov. Holcomb. Arriving back in Ft. Wayne that evening, they were greeted by a couple of thousand well-wishers. “The line at the airport just didn’t stop,” Schrock said. It was a great way to end an amazing day. Along with the chance to see the memorials, Schrock also had the opportunity to meet and talk with other veterans. “We had the chance to listen to other stories from other vets,” he said. “It gave us a different perspective on our time in the service.” Schrock recommends the trip for other veterans and “I would do it again in a heartbeat.” Honor Flight The idea behind Honor Flight, which began in Ohio in 2005, is to allow veterans to see the memorials dedicated to them and their fellow servicemen and women. Priority is given to WWII veterans, as over 600 pass away each day. Earl Morse, a physician’s assistant and retired U.S. Air Force Captain in Springfield, Ohio, listened to veterans he worked with talk about how they wanted to go to the newly opened WWII Memorial, but it was clear that they would have trouble making the trip for financial or health reasons. Morse was also a pilot and conceived the idea to fly WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., to see their monument. Fellow pilots quickly volunteered and they made plans to fly veterans to the nation’s capital, at no expense to the veterans, and spend the day taking them around the city. The idea quickly spread around the country and today there are 127 “hubs” in 41 states. To date, the Honor Flight program has transported more than 98,500 veterans to Washington, D.C. Honor Flight Northeast Indiana works to fly area veterans on several Honor Flights each year. Everyone who works with Honor Flight are volunteers – there are no paid administrators with the program, and all donations go to ensure that there is never any cost to the veterans who fly. Guardians pay a donation to cover their costs. More information on Honor Flight Northeast Indiana can be found at

The WWII monument on the Mall in Washington, D.C., was the first stop for Roger Schrock, above, and 83 other veterans on the April Honor Flight.

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Weirich receives Book of Golden Deeds Award Don Weirich was presented with the Book of Golden Deeds Award by Dr. Craig Yoder of the Crystal Valley Exchange Club April 27 at the Essenhaus Inn and Conference Center. The Book of Golden Deeds Award is given annually to a member of the community who gives unselfishly of his or her time and talents to help others. Weirich grew up in Middlebury, graduating from Middlebury High School in 1966. After receiving a basketball scholarship to Indiana State University, he returned to the community to teach industrial arts at Northridge High School. He also coached junior high boys basketball and varsity girls basketball. His career path led him to the position of assistant principal at Heritage, followed by principal of Goshen Middle School, and finally director of buildings, grounds and transportation for Goshen Community Schools. Now retired, Weirich currently serves as chairperson of Middlebury’s Greencroft Board, is a past president (2016)

of the Middlebury High School Alumni, is a member of the Exchange Club Board of Directors, and volunteers as a tour guide for downtown Middlebury. He is a very dedicated worker at the Exchange Club Taco Stand each summer, and thoroughly enjoys discovering new and improved ways to achieve success for the club’s annual fundraiser at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair. He also drives part-time for Cardinal Bus. He is an active and faithful member and leader of his church, previously Middlebury Church of the Brethren and currently First United Methodist Church of Middlebury. Volunteer positions have included Sunday School teacher, board chair, executive board chair, building chair, youth advisor, deacon, camp counselor, worship leader, trustee, Christian ed. chair, sound technician, and choir member. As current building site co-coordinator for First United Methodist Church, he makes daily visits to the construction site of the new church being raised on South Main Street. In his response speech, Weirich stated he finds it especially rewarding when he crosses paths with former students and sees how they have grown into adulthood and prospered. He commented, “This has been a wonderful evening and I am grateful, but it would be easier to shoot a couple of critical free throws with a few ticks left on the clock than to receive all this attention tonight.” “I never had a desire to relocate to another community,” he stated. “Patti and I have invested our lives in our hometown and we love it here. It’s been an awesome environment in which to raise a family,” Married to Patti (Kindy) Weirich for 45 years, the couple’s two children and their spouses are Jill (Weirich) and Jon Eysol, and Kevin and Heather (Adams) Weirich. They also have seven grandchildren.

Don Weirich receives the Book of Golden Deeds Award from Dr. Craig Yoder of the Crystal Valley Exchange Club. 12 inMiddlebury Magazine | JUNE 2017


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Middlebury Historical Museum opens quilt exhibit The Middlebury Community Historical Museum reopened after installing a new exhibit focused on local quilts that have been owned or made by area residents. In all, 17 quilts are on display, all handmade and dating from the 1930s and 1940s. “About a year ago, we started talking about exhibits and we came up with the idea for a quilt display,” Marcia Cook said. She worked with a pair of area quilters over the course of three months to bring the exhibit together.

Marcia Cook enlisted a pair of area quilters to find and display quilts from the 1930s and 1940s to display at the Middlebury Community Historical Museum, including this one that once appeared on a magazine cover.

Looking at the collection at the museum, “you get a real appreciation of the past,” Cook stated. One of the quilts had even been featured on the cover of a magazine. “I’ve been surprised by the overall quality of quilts that age,” Smith said. “You get the feeling it’s an art form. It’s folk art that is used and is useful. It was part of life, but very creative at the same time.” “They are labors of love,” Cook said. “You think of the lighting they worked with and the old hands, and how they did that stitching is beyond me.” “People will be pleasantly surprised by the quality we have here,” Cook noted. Based on the response to the exhibit, the quilts are expected to be on display through November. The museum, is located at 301 W. Bristol Ave. in Middlebury and is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

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“The fabrics used are interesting, like old feed sacks, for example. They found ways to use old fabrics that they had on hand,” Cook added. “There are some distinctive patterns,” noted Richard Smith, who manages the museum. “There is also one color called cheddar. That was a favorite of that time.” Ones made during WWII were often patriotic, with bright reds, whites, and blues, Smith continued. “You see the bright colors during wartime and more muted in peacetime.”

STEVENS ART EXHIBIT The Middlebury Community Historical Museum is featuring several pieces of art done by Margi Stevens, a local artist who passed away in 1981. The museum recently received some new art by Margi, including one piece found in a closet at a local office. The exhibit will be up through June.

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The 10th anniversary of the popular Quilt Gardens will feature two new sites, a new Quilt Mural and one of the largest ever exhibitions of Seward Johnson bronze sculptures outside of the artist’s personal retrospective. Planting of the 19 Quilt Gardens in late May has become an annual rite of spring, bringing out expert gardeners and volunteers alike to plant the thousands of plants that will flower into one million or more blooms at their peak. The Quilt Gardens, which are free to the public, officially open May 30 and will close October 1. This one-of-a-kind exhibit will be accompanied this year by something else unprecedented – 56 life-size bronze sculptures by noted American artist Seward Johnson throughout the downtowns of Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Middlebury, Bristol and Wakarusa. The sculpture exhibit will be topped off by a 25 ft. tall sculpture that will tower over downtown Elkhart’s Central Park. The new Quilt Gardens sites will be at Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart and The Barn Door in Middlebury. Wellfield Botanic Gardens is returning as a Quilt Gardens site after a hiatus of five years, while The Barn Door is a recently opened shop featuring antique, vintage and repurposed furniture and household items. In addition to the 19 Quilt Gardens, there will be 22 Quilt Murals returning on display, including a new mural at the Elkhart Public Library. “When you put it all together, you have an Epic Art Adventure,” said Diana Lawson, chief executive officer of the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau, making reference to the theme of this summer’s public art displays. “Come to any of the Quilt Gardens sites from May 30 to October 1 and you’ll likely run into an avid quilter, gardener, photographer or family enjoying beauty in its various forms.” Each year, the Quilt Gardens bloom in exciting new combinations, with patterns selected by each site to complement their surroundings. It 16 inMiddlebury Magazine | JUNE 2017

takes an estimated 2,000 man-hours to plant, weed, water and maintain the gardens each year. “The annual Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail has been an integral part of extending the stay of our current guests while warmly welcoming new visitors to experience Das Dutchman Essenhaus for the first time,” said Hannah Walsh, director of marketing for Das Dutchman Essenhaus. “It’s truly an honor to partner with the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau as they celebrate 10 years of success with this countywide event.” The Quilt Murals are at 16 sites, with a location in Nappanee and Middlebury each having four. The newest Quilt Mural is the Educate, Enlighten and Entertain mural at the Elkhart Public Library’s main branch downtown. “Displaying a Quilt Mural and hosting a Seward Johnson sculpture are two of the many ways we fulfill Elkhart Public Library’s mission to education, enlighten and entertain our community,” said Lisa Guedea Carreno, director of the Elkhart Public Library. “We’re grateful the Friends of Elkhart Public Library support our active participation in local arts and culture initiatives, and we invite the public to come the library and learn more about the artist, the style, and the themes and ideas depicted in these works.” The Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau (ECCVB) is the official tourism advertising/marketing and public/ community relations organization for the Elkhart County hospitality industry. The ECCVB champions local businesses, programs and projects that serve residents, visitors and hospitality interests.

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If you are thinking of building in Middlebury & want some acreage, you just found the perfect spot! Property is nearly 9 acres of gently rolling meadows just minutes from the toll road, located in The Farm Subdivision north of downtown Middlebury. Nice high elevation with multiple building sites. Seller says bring your own builder! Sale includes two buildable parcels.

209 Greenfield Dr. Beautiful home in a serene setting in Highland Woods in Middlebury. Highlights include hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen, gorgeous enclosed patio facing the sunsets, & master suite on main level. Three more bedrooms upstairs – two with a Jack & Jill, the other is a full private suite! Walkout basement with kitchenette could make an excellent mother-in-law suite, or just a wonderful area for entertaining. Exercise room could be used as a 5th bedroom. Perennials make for easy landscaping maintenance! Outbuilding is set up for animals & has a dog-run.

13595 Crestwicke Ct. Unique opportunity here with a new home in Crestwicke Bend Subdivision just north of Middlebury. 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths on a large lot. Gorgeous kitchen with quartz countertops. Basement has a finished family room with 9 ft. ceilings & is plumbed for a full bath. Seller will consider leaving home furnishings, & will also consider offers to finish the remaining rooms in the basement. Immediate possession is available!

980 Heritage Dr. Excellent location for this 3-bedroom, 3-bath home. Large bedrooms. Home has been freshly painted. Basement is completely finished with an area for home theater (equipment stays!), full bar (with Kegerator!), & game room with pool table. Large living room. Great backyard with UltraDeck decking, firepit & pergola. Huge 16x12 shed is included & will stay with the home, providing tremendous storage options.

53040 Poplar Ln. Come have fun on the lake! Just in time for summer, here is a 4-bedroom, 3 full baths home with deeded lake access to Hunter Lake in Middlebury. Very rare opportunity. Almost everything in this home is new. New high-efficiency furnace, central air & water heater, new triplepane windows, new kitchen, new flooring, & fresh paint! Lake access is a deeded dock, so you just need to walk down to the end of the road & step onto your boat!

514 Horizon Dr. 4-bedroom, 3-bath home with a finished basement in Middlebury’s Rolling Meadows Subdivision. Remodeled kitchen allows for open concept. 4-season room leads to a backyard built for family fun with swimming pool, HUGE deck, & fenced-in yard. Property backs up to 17 acres of pasture & then the Pumpkinvine Trail!

10067 Crabapple Ln. Beautiful custom home by Rite-Way Builders in Forest Lake Subdivision north of Middlebury. Taste & refinement throughout 6,000 sq. ft. of home. Smart floor plan with a huge master suite & large bedrooms upstairs with more sq. ft. for a future bonus room. Main level office with built-ins. Granite fireplace in the living room has a serene view of the rolling backyard. Walkout basement adds 2 bedrooms, family room, & plenty of storage. Maple hardwood floors are gorgeous. HVAC recently updated & features incredible air quality & efficiency. Wisconsin Stone siding. Far too many features to list them all!

506 Caprice Dr. Great 4-bedroom, 2-bath home in Middlebury. Main level walk-in laundry. Finished basement with family room, 2nd living room & kitchenette. Backyard has a raised garden, decking, & plenty of room to entertain or play. Irrigation system on separate meter. Immaculately maintained, this home is clean & move-in ready!

Ruth Eash Posi on: Middlebury Township Trustee, 18 months Background: Eash moved to Middlebury in 1959 when she was a teenager and graduated from Middlebury High School. She worked at Coachman a er high school before going to Victorian/Patriot Homes. She went from recep onist to office manager with that company. She has two sons, five grandchildren, and one greatgrandchild, who all live in the Middlebury area. Middlebury Township Trustee: Eash was selected to fill the posi on a er the passing of Gordy Nusbaum, who had been the trustee for nearly 30 years. “It was an opportunity to help the community out,” Eash said of her decision to seek office. As Township Trustee, Eash and Deputy Trustee Kris Mueller take care of the township’s EMS and fire departments, care and maintenance of the township cemeteries, and township assistance. “And Kris is great help. She has a wealth of informa on,” Eash said.

“I thoroughly enjoy working with the firefighters and medics,” Eash said. “They are a great bunch of guys. And our community is very fortunate to have them here.” The office is a popular spot for people to stop in and ask for informa on, too. Almost con nuous changes in laws and procedures give the trustee’s office plenty to keep up with throughout the year. A few years ago, the state legislature looked at essen ally elimina ng the township trustee offices. Fortunately, that didn’t happen. And, if the trustee’s office should have to close, “The people will lose a lot of personal services and that interac on with the community. You’re not just a number when you come in here,” Eash stated.

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2017 NHS Dollars for Scholars recipients Northridge High School Dollars for Scholars distributed over $100,000 to 114 different seniors in May. Below are the scholarship recipients and their donors: Faith Allard – Betty Miller Memorial Justin Ayres – Dorothy Shoup Blough Memorial Abigail Bache – Kent and Susan Miller Fund Brey Baltazar – K. Marion Miller Memorial Dominique Bate – First State Bank Fund Laura Black – Norval and Jean Poyser Fund Taylor Blea – Norval and Jean Poyser Fund Kelly Blough – Mr. Kermit Troyer Nathan Blyly – Norval and Jean Poyser Fund Melinda Bontrager – Shelly Riegsecker Brandon Bowe – Norval and Jean Poyser Fund Kelsey Brickner – Norval and Jean Poyser Fund Bryce Brouillette – Norval and Jean Poyser Fund Shelby Brown – Corson Family Foundation Eryn Calfee – Corson Family Foundation Katie Camacho – Norval and Jean Poyser Fund Michael Castillo – Norval and Jean Poyser Fund Olivia Checkley – Lambright Family Fund Derek Conklin – Norval and Jean Poyser Fund Melissa Cortez – Norval and Jean Poyser Fund Mason Cross – John Collins Fund Taryn Curie – Middlebury Enterprise, Inc. Rylee Dahlman – Middlebury Optimist Club Mariah DeCaire – Harry S. Eby Memorial Kaylee Dollinger – Middlebury Twp. Fire Dept. Woody Mishler Endowment Alec Dose – Corey Boyer Memorial James Dugle – Middlebury Twp. Fire Dept. Woody Mishler Endowment Hanna Durbin – Middlebury Twp. Fire Dept. Woody Mishler Endowment 20 inMiddlebury Magazine | JUNE 2017

Hannah Fizer – Middlebury Twp. Fire Dept. Woody Mishler Endowment Nicholas Forbes – Middlebury Twp. Fire Dept. Woody Mishler Endowment Breanne Friskney – Middlebury Community Donors Lucas Ganyard – Matt Stemm Brenna Garner – Matt Stemm Robert Good – Darrel and Kerri Ritchie Benjamin Grantham – David Weed Sam Grewe – Crystal Valley Exchange Youth of the Year Lucas Hartman – James Donahoe August Hartzell – Michael Varner Alyssa Hochstetler – Arbor Industries Heidi Hochstetler – Timothy Koch Madeline Hoover – Arbor Industries Katherine Hughes – Coulter, Inc. Brandon Hunsberger – Das Essenhaus Krystal Ingram – Dick’s Auto Parts Haley Irons – Edward Jones Middlebury Lauren Jennings – First State Insurance Kristopher Keller – Roy Barnes Memorial Madison Kenyon – Fork’s Country Line Stores, Inc. Alexis Kidun – Java Ridge-Northridge High School Mariah King – Middlebury Elementary PTO Daniel Kintigh – Java Ridge-Northridge High School Noah Kiser – Jayco, Inc. Camden Koch – Kropf Industries Brittany Kolb – Lambright Family Fund Anna Kovalenko – Crystal Valley Exchange Club Angelica Kulish – Kropf Industries Rachel Lambert – L&W Engineering Kristopher Lee – Middlebury Optimist Club Spencer Lehman – Middlebury Optimist Club Kelly Lentsch – Crystal Valley Exchange Club

2017 NHS Dollars for Scholars recipients Jacob Letherman – Ziggity Systems McKenzie Love – Showhauler Trucks Jacob Mann – Corey Boyer Memorial Andrew Martin – Kermit Troyer Jamie Mast – Virgil Deli Provisions Sara McGee – O.S.M.C. Madison McKibbin – Ziggity Systems Joshua Middleton – Shipshewana Auction, Inc. Ashton Miller – Naydean Beck Julaine Miller – Lambright Family Fund Marci Miller – Norval and Jean Poyser Renewable Scholarship Will Mishler – Crystal Valley Exchange Ace Award Julian Moreno – Heritage Intermediate PTO Luca Morrison – Corey Boyer Memorial Kaitlyn Neely – Human Development and Family Studies Carson Neer – Naydean Beck Piper Ornduff – Naydean Beck Allyson Osterday – Dr. Gregory Robbins, DDS Martha Palos – Middlebury Community Donors Aman Patel – Middlebury Community Donors Kyler Pippenger – Blair Country Holsteins Kaitlyn Pluimer – Yoder Family Dentistry, DDS, PC Jacob Poole – Middlebury Community Donors Reese Reschly – Middlebury Community Donors Alexander Reser – Middlebury Community Donors Lillianne Rissot – Middlebury Community Donors Hannah Ritchie – Ritchie Auto Sales Maddison Sarver – Middlebury Community Donors Sydney Schnell – Middlebury Community Donors Reiley Schwartz – Middlebury Community Donors Tyler Scott – Middlebury Community Donors Taylor Sellers – Lambright Family Fund Ashley Sheets – Lambright Family Fund Esteban Sigala Flores – Middlebury Community Donors Alysha Slabach – Middlebury Community Donors Emily Smith – Middlebury Community Donors Connor Smith – Tom Tahara Memorial Joshua Solis – Middlebury Community Donors Lance Sprunger – Middlebury Community Donors Julie Steele – Middlebury Community Donors Peter Swanson – Middlebury Community Donors Tristan Swihart – Middlebury Community Donors David Teunissen – Middlebury Community Donors Lela Thielking – Ryan Gleim Memorial Lily Thomas – Middlebury Community Donors Zoe VanCuren – Middlebury Community Donors Derek Varner – Middlebury Community Donors Megan Wallace – Middlebury Community Donors Nathan Whitehead – Middlebury Community Donors Danielle Wier – Middlebury Twp. EMS Luke Wogoman – Middlebury Twp. Fire Dept. Woody Mishler Endowment Brycen Wrigley – Middlebury Community Donors John Yaney – Middlebury Community Donors Zachary Yoder – Middlebury Community Donors

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Raider Motor Sports T

he recent Raider Motor Sports season has come to a close with completion of the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition that was held April 25-30. Unfortunately, the Raider team was unable to get any competition runs in while in Detroit.

A week and a half out from the competition, the team attempted to complete the first test drive of the vehicle. During this test drive, there was a major failure in the frame that resulted in the vehicle having to be stripped down to almost nothing and then rebuilt in 24 hours. The team was able to overcome this rebuild and have the car ready and on the trailer for Detroit. The team arrived at the COBO Center in Detroit (same convention center that hosts the North American International Auto Show) on April 26. Once on site the team had to complete a Registration and Safety Training process before being allowed to work on the vehicle. Over the next two days the team worked to button up any final build items and to troubleshoot a couple major mechanical issues that had arisen. The first of which was the electronic fuel injection (EFI) kit not working. After eight hours of troubleshooting, it was determined that the HAL sensor had gone bad and that they would have to replace the sensor. Once the engine started the team was able to get the car into technical inspection, passing most of the stations before tech was closed for the night. The next day they were able to clear technical inspection and was able to enter the test track. Once on the test track the transmission on the car began to come apart and required more time to fix it. In the end the team was able to overcome all of these mechanical issues and get the car to the start line at the last possible second to get a competition run in. While at the start line the vehicle’s fuel line blew off, ending the team’s chances at getting a competition run. The mechanical failures were too much to overcome and kept the team from competing. It is a major accomplishment just to clear technical inspection as many universities and high schools were unable to pass and ended up having to pack up and head home early. The Raider team had a beautifully designed vehicle that was receiving attention from all over the paddock. Everyone from little kids visiting, competitors and event organizers were all seeking out the vehicle the team named lildemon for pictures.

This year’s team attempted to take an innovative approach to making the vehicle’s frame. Around 75 percent of the frame was made out of carbon fiber tube with the remainder being made from aluminum tube. The frame was then held together by joints that were produced from aluminum and 3D printed carbon fiber/PLA. In the end this innovative approach worked in some aspects and not in others. Moving forward, the team plans to use the same body as last year and make a lot more improvements under the hood. The steering system will be redone and the drive train will undergo a major overhaul. The team plans to spend a little less time on being innovative and more time on creating a reliable vehicle. This year’s juniors have already started to plan for next year’s competition. They feel confident with the plans for updates and are very excited to head to competition that has been moved to California for next year. With the change venue comes a bigger importance for sponsorships, as the team will now have to cover airfare for team members and shipping of the car. If you or someone you know would be willing to sponsor this great team, email Kyle Hembree at hembreek@ If you would like to stay up to date with RMS, you are welcome to follow the team’s Twitter and Facebook pages and check out their website. Raider Motor Sports would like to take some time to thank all of the sponsors that helped us get to the Shell Eco-Marathon. We would like to also give a very special thanks to Lippert Components, Star Fleet Trucking, and Patrick Industries. In addition to that we also would like to thank Symonds Machine Company and Hart Plastics for helping manufacture our vehicle’s body. Additionally, anyone interested in sponsoring for next year’s vehicle please feel free to email Kyle Hembree at The team would also like to give special thanks to Platinum ($1,000 or more donation) sponsors Lippert Components, Star Fleet Trucking, Patrick Industries, Symonds Machine Company and Hart Plastics. Without the support from the community the incredible learning experience would not be possible. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook as well as come out to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair on Friday, July 28, to see our vehicle participating at the “Green Earth Education Day.” The team will also be bringing the car to the Essenhaus Cruise-in and other events throughout the summer. inMiddlebury Magazine | JUNE 2017 23

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