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REAL WEATHER, REAL WAVES

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CORN, PUMPKINS AND FUN

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FAMILY TIME, ON TARGET

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BIKING DINO

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ADVENTURE INDIANA IN ACTION

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REAL WEATHER, REAL WAVES BY SUE SHELDEN

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Oh, to be a kid again. Walt Johnson, the director of the Lake Monroe Sailing Association’s Summer Sailing Camp, makes the camp sound like so much fun that I want to sign up. The only problem is that I’m a bit over the age limit—by more than a few decades. After five years as the camp’s director, Walt still gets excited as he describes the program as “more than sailing. It’s an avenue to teaching self-reliance and life skills.” The campers are motivated and engaged. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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In the past, the camp atmosphere was more “school-like.” However, Walt has downplayed the academic approach and replaced it with hands-on adventure. “It’s real—not institutionalized. I think that is why we are able to form a strong group dynamic, even though the children range in age from 9 to 16.” In a world where many children are kept insulated from the natural world, this camp offers them the chance to experience real weather and waves, while learning to harness the wind and make boats sail across the water. Walt says, “A 10-year-old can’t drive a car, but she can captain her own boat in the middle of the lake without an adult hovering over her.”

No reset button “This is not Xbox,” he says. “If their boats capsize, they cannot simply hit the reset button. Instead, they have to swim around and take the steps to flip it rightside up themselves. When they are done sailing, they have to take the time to fold up sails and put everything away.” The camp works with special-needs


children to open opportunities for them as well. One autistic child came to camp this summer and had such a great time, his parents signed him up for two more weeks.

A weather eye to safety Each of the eight sessions is limited to 12 campers, but Walt hates to turn away young sailors, so each week is typically overbooked. Each session of camp runs for a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. If the weather isn’t cooperating, Walt and his crew of United States Sailing certified instructors keep the campers active with other nautical and outdoor activities. And Walt explained that the association has a weather station and lightning-strike detectors that alert them to problems far enough in advance of real trouble. Safety is the top priority and the campers are required to wear life jackets whenever they are on the water, and even though the campers have freedom on the lake to sail where they want, they are constantly monitored and checked on by the staff that cruises around in a motorized safety boat.

On the water, in the water The young sailors spend so much time in the water one of the camp’s mantras is: “Okay, everybody, get back in your boat!” The camp is underwritten by the Lake Monroe Sailing Association—a cost it absorbs in an effort to encourage a new generation of sailors—and is operated in conjunction with the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation. The camp is located at 7600 South Shields Ridge Road, on Lake Monroe, of course. All is not lost for more mature sailor wannabes. There are adult keelboat classes offered until the first week of October. They are two-day weekend classes, with a maximum enrollment of 10 people. The 2012 Youth Sailing Camp has ended for this season, but look for it next year. Both the youth and adult classes will be available through the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department at 812-349-3700. Or check out the association’s website at www.lakemonroesailing.com.

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hen frost nips at the pumpkins and corn stalks stand like lonely sentinels in farm fields, Jim Baumgart knows the visitors will come. They always do. They will pick a pumpkin for a jacko’-lantern, snuggle in a hayride, sip apple cider, try their skill at cornhole, admire the old John Deere tractors, watch racing pigs and see if they can find their way out of the fun corn mazes. “I had never seen a corn maze when I was a kid,” Baumgart said. “I grew up on a farm, but they didn’t have them

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back then. Or, if they did, I never heard of them.” When he retired three years ago after 35 years in the computer business, Baumgart decided to move back to the family farm and spend more time in the great outdoors. Started more than a century ago, the family farm never had an official name, so one of Baumgart’s first decisions was to come up with a fitting one. “I chose Deere Farms because my great-grandfather had bought a John Deere Model A tractor in 1939 and it is


still here on the farm,” he said. “It was new when he bought it and is now in the process of being totally restored. It will be really neat to see it looking the way it used to.” Baumgart also began searching for ways to make the fivegeneration family farm a new venture. “I started researching agritourism and that led me to corn mazes and fall family venues,” Baumgart said. “Then I traveled around the country to visit corn mazes. I decided if I was going to do one, it was going to be a first-rate corn maze.” Surprisingly, Baumgart added, “There is a level of sophistication concerning corn mazes. Some of the mazes are very elaborate and there are companies that do that for a business. We are now home to one of the largest professionally designed corn mazes in the Midwest.” Located 12 miles west of Louisville, the Deere Farms corn maze theme this year will spotlight what is new for the farm in 2012. “One of the new things we have is pig races, sort of like the pig Olympics with first, second and third place trophies.” Although the heat and dry weather have taken a toll on farms, Baumgart said he has enough corn and pumpkins for an excellent corn maze and pumpkin patch. “For the farmers that put their corn out early, it was pretty much a total loss. I planted my corn late and was fortunate to get a couple of good showers. The pumpkins did extremely well because pumpkins are much more drought resistant than corn.” The 2012 Deere Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch will run Sept. 22 through Nov. 4. “We are very excited this year because we have been selected by Holiday Hill to be the exclusive regional site to host the nationally recognized ‘Spookley the Square Pumpkin’ program in association with the National Bullying Prevention Campaign,” Baumgart said. “October is National Bullying Prevention Month.” Of course, a square pumpkin is certainly not the norm. But

the theme of Spookley is that you can’t judge a pumpkin or a person by the exterior and that no one should ever be ridiculed or bullied. Spookley the Square Pumpkin movie has been broadcast on the Disney Channel every October for the last eight years. “We are going to have Spookley, who will sing and invite kids to participate,” Baumgart said. “The message is to show kids that bullying is wrong and that all kids should be treated the same. No one should be picked on or bullied.” Deere Farms also will have games, playgrounds and farm animals galore. “We have several chicken houses and barns loaded with chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, horses, cows, donkeys, alpacas, rabbits, goats, sheep, turkeys, a mother pig with baby piglets and other farm animals,” Baumgart said. This year, a giant tire mountain on the playground will provide even more fun for visitors. “Kids can climb around and play in the sand,” he said. “We also have a corn box that is just like a big sand box, but it contains shelled corn instead of sand. Kids love it.” When visitors work up an appetite, they can head to the concession stand for a tasty menu, including brats and kraut, grilled butterfly pork chops, hot dogs, hot giant pretzels, candied and caramel apples, nachos with cheese, popcorn, chocolate chunk cookies and two Deere Farms specialties—apple cider slushes and pumpkin caramel cheesecake. After Halloween, visitors are invited to bring back their old carved jack-o’-lanterns for a gigantic pumpkin-smashing extravaganza on Nov. 3. “We will have a big crane dropping pumpkins,” Baumgart said. “We will also have different pumpkin-smashing games like bowling with pumpkins or pumpkin baseball.” All in all, Baumgart said, that autumn is a favorite time of year on Deere Farms. “I don’t get very much rest,” he said with a laugh. “But I love it.” For more information: Contact Deere Farms at (812) 952-1629.

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Family Time, On Target by Joel Pierson

Chris Breedlove with his sons, (left) Jacob and (above) William. Photos by Kassi Bowles

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he movies are filled with heroic archers these days—Hawkeye from “The Avengers,” Katniss from “The Hunger Games,” Merida from “Brave.” Each takes bow and arrow in hand, reviving nationwide interest in the sport of archery. But Bloomington brothers Jacob and William Breedlove caught archery fever before any of these movies debuted. Ten-year-old Jacob has been an archer since the age of 4; his 5-year-old brother first took up the bow at just 2 years old. Their father, Chris, is a sea-


soned archer himself, and all three love the sport. William was too young to remember his first attempts at archery, but he does remember being the youngest competitor at the state tournament in 2011 when he was three. As for his older brother, “I really liked hunting before, and Dad got me a bow one Christmas,” says Jacob. He had used a muzzleloader previously in deer season. Now he hunts deer, turkey, and pheasant with a bow and arrow. “It’s easier with a bow and arrow,” Jacob says. “I hold a bow steadier.” William joins the family on the hunt, but doesn’t yet have the strength to hunt deer legally.

Young champions When they’re not on a hunt, the boys and their father practice at least once a week in one of three places: Archer’s Spot near Bloomfield, Nancy’s Broken Arrow in Quincy, and Boar’s Nest in Spencer. Competitions take place on the weekends, at the local, state, and national level, hosted by groups like the International Bowhunting Organization and the Archery Shooters Association. And the Breedlove boys are good. William was a local 8-and-under champion for 2011, and Jacob has brought home an impressive 12 awards in the last three years.

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Both boys see themselves doing archery all their lives. “It’s the sport that I like,” Jacob explains. “I want to stick with it. There’s a lot of competition, and I like competition.”

Safe and steady Asked for tips on hitting the target, Jacob offers, “Hold it steady,” referring to the compound bow he uses. “Keep it still,” adds William. Proper equipment is key, not only for success but also for safety. Chris explains, “To be safe, they need to be taught by an adult. Go to a pro shop and get them set up to their height, build, and weight, so the bow fits them. Use common courtesy: stay behind the line; don’t shoot when somebody’s in front of you. Everybody in archery is very helpful. Very nice, very honest people. Everybody will help everybody.” There’s no particular safety gear needed, nothing special you need to wear for safe archery. It’s important to have a good backstop and a good target to shoot. Of course, never aim at a person or a pet. For parents whose kids want to try archery, Chris suggests, “Go to a pro shop. They will gladly help you. The kids are the future. They’ll take the time to set them up right, so they’ll enjoy it.”

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Amy and Joseph Kruger Photos by Darryl Smith

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BIKING DINO By Scarlett Brooks

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s a former high school athlete and basketball coach in New Harmony, Ind., Joseph Kruger understands how physical fitness can enhance quality of life. However, it was not until he was well into his training for the 2012 DINO—Do INdiana Off-road— mountain bike race that he realized the extent to which exercise can actually save a life. While training for the June 16 race in French Lick, Kruger felt unusually sluggish. “I went to the doctor,” he said, “and he thought maybe I was dehydrated or had sleep apnea.” But it turned out to be more serious than that. “He found a mass on my thyroid, and that has to get cut out,” he explains. That all happened in March; Kruger did not ride for about a month while his doctor was figuring out what was going on. The growth turned CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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out to be benign, so Kruger was able to postpone the procedure and resume his training, to which he gives credit for the tumor’s early detection because of the extent to which “exercise helps you listen to your body.”

ADVANCING CATEGORIES Joseph started mountain biking three years ago, but has been doing it competitively for two years. Since his first race at Brown County State Park, he and wife Amy, also a competitive mountain biker, have steadily increased their presence on Indiana’s mountain bike racing circuit. Over the course of eight races total, Joseph has quickly advanced from category three to category two, the difference between the categories being the number of laps the racers take around a course. Finishing at French Lick in one hour, 25 minutes, and 57 seconds, Joseph came in fifth out of over 200 riders and says he has learned a lot over the course of his training. “When I moved from [category] three to two,” he said, “that was a big adjustment. I’m just now figuring out my race pace. Sometimes I came out too hard, sometimes not hard enough. It’s good to maintain a consistent pace throughout.” In fact, being able to set his own pace, sometimes enjoying Indiana’s outdoors, is one of the features of mountain biking that attracted Joseph to the sport. “French Lick is very aesthetically pleasing,” he said. “There are waterfall sections, big ravines, and a lot of wildlife. It’s kind of like a little jungle.”

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A SOUND STRATEGY Prior to the June 16 race, the Krugers had practiced on the course. By the race day, they had found the strategies that worked best for them. “I held back at the start,” Joseph said. “I knew there was a section of about 1,000 feet of steady climbing. That’s where I decided to go hard.” Joseph’s strategy proved to be sound—on the section he had identified


as the place for attack, “People started crashing,” he said, and he pulled ahead. When asked whether he has any rituals or undertakes any special preparations prior to a race, Joseph insisted there is no magic bullet. “I’m not superstitious,” he said. “The key is preparation and focus.” This advice Joseph has shared with Amy, a category three racer who, with a time of 30 minutes and 9 seconds for one lap of the 9-mile course, finished second in her category.

NEW MEMBERS Asked what advice she would give to women interested in starting the sport, Amy said, “Do DINO’s mountain-bike clinic. It’s absolutely fabulous for teaching technical skills.” Besides improving her technical skill for this year’s race, Amy said she has seen big improvements in her mental toughness

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and confidence. “I did the French Lick race once before,” she explained. “The course was super muddy, and it rained. I came back this year and really wanted to win.” In 2011, Amy finished in fourth place in the category three women’s race. Also like Joseph, Amy has come to appreciate, through mountain biking, how finely regular exercise can tune one into his or her health. A couple of weeks after the race, Amy noticed a dip in her energy levels. It turned out that the couple is expecting their first child in March. Asked whether or not the young Kruger will take up the family sport, Joseph responds in the affirmative. “Every kid loves riding a bike,” he said. It seems that for this Mount Vernon couple, mountain biking is destined to be a family affair. After the new arrival, Amy plans to continue to train and race. “I plan to get back on the bike and racing again by the end of next summer.”

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Kathryn with her mother, post-race

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RUNNING STooPiD By Jennifer Kinser

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f you heard someone describing a trail run as stupid, you probably would not picture dozens of competitors happily tromping through the woods in funny costumes. But that is precisely what the STooPiD run is. This annual trail run is part of the DINO—Do INdiana Off-road—race series that hosts several types of outdoor sporting events across Indiana. The STooPiD race is a laid back event that is suitable for a wide range of ages and encourages participants to “unleash your inner idiot for a few miles.” The 2012 STooPiD Run was held in North Vernon’s Muscatatuck County Park. Some participants embraced the fun and relaxed atmosphere of the trail run by donning various costumes of their own design for the run. The emphasis is on fun, but runners are still challenged along the route. Participants are subjected to a variety of surfaces along CONTINUED ON PAGE 20

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back; the people are extremely friendly and accepting of beginners. I can enjoy the race even though I won’t likely ever be competitive at running.” For this year’s STooPiD run, Jim was joined by his daughter Jessica, who drove down from her home in Indianapolis to participate. “She was running late, grabbed her number and joined the field about 10 minutes after the start and still almost caught me.” Jim tries to compete in these kinds of events with his children when he can. Jack, his son, enjoys swimming and Jim tries to compete in swimming events with him as well. “If any of us come up with something we want to try, we usually start trying to draft each other,” he said. Jim admits that scheduling events together can be difficult, but planning ahead helps. “I usually start entering events on my calendar in January and then let them know what I want to try.”

Friendly, family competition In between his competitive trail runs, Jim runs and swims at least three times a week. He exercises regularly along with his wife Jennifer. Jennifer isn’t too keen on the competitive aspect of exercising and leaves the races to Jim and the kids. Jim planned to do his next trail run in August. “I try to do as many of the DINO races as possible; they put on amazing events.”

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We named it the Lake Monroe Village Recreational Park because we want to emphasize that it is on Lake Monroe and that it is more like a village than a campground.� — Sandy Cicchitto

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Relax in theVillage By Jackie Sheckler Finch

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lmost three decades ago, Nelson and Sandy Cicchitto thought it would be fun to have a cute little A-frame abode on Lake Monroe. They quickly found what they were looking for— and so much more. “It has been amazing,” Sandy said. “We didn’t know what we were getting into, but it has really been fabulous.” The little A-frame house they found was located on what they originally thought was five acres about five miles south of Bloomington by Fairfax State Recreational Area. “Everything was so overgrown that we weren’t sure,” Sandy said. Imagine their surprise when they discovered that the spot they had chosen to buy was actually almost 100 acres. And it once had been an RV campground. “We learned that when a gentleman came knocking on our door asking if he could camp here,” Sandy said with a laugh. “We told him we were sorry, that it wasn’t a campground anymore.” But then the couple started thinking. Their site offered fantastic access to beautiful Lake Monroe. It was far more property than they needed. And there was no campground at that time on the west side of the dam. The Cicchittos did extensive research into businesses in the 1990s and the recreation industry received high marks. “So we did a business plan with lots of projects to make sure it would all work and decided to have an RV park,” Sandy said. “We named it the Lake Monroe Village Recreational Park because we want to emphasize that it is on Lake Monroe and that it is more like a village than a campground.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 24

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Sandy is certainly right about that. Look at the camping options—RV sites with full hookups, primitive tent sites, a three-bedroom A-frame, a threebedroom mobile home, rustic log cabins with real log beds, a completely furnished vacation villa park model camper with a lovely loft, and a fourbedroom, fully-furnished house with a private deck. “We also have seasonal lots where you can leave your camper year-round on your site,” Sandy said. “And we have heated bathroom facilities in the winter.” Lake Monroe Village also has a campground store, large outdoor pool, playgrounds, games, a new laundromat with double-load washers and dryers, and comfort stations with no-charge showers offering plenty of hot water and clean restrooms with flush toilets. Five years ago, the Cicchittos bought an adjoining 30 acres for a total of almost 130 acres.

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Big recreation Lake Monroe is the big recreation attraction for fishing and boating. Hikers can enjoy five hiking trails at the village leading to Lake Monroe. The village also offers activities like magic shows, fireworks and corn hole tournaments. The big upcoming event is the Oct. 20 Fall Fun Weekend with pumpkin carving, chili cook-off, trick-or-treat and a ghost walk. “We are now totally wired for fiber optic cable, so everybody can have high-def TV and fast Internet,” Sandy said. “We also just learned that we will be the first campground in Indiana to have GE electric car charging stations for electric cars. A lot of the tow cars that campers use will be electric cars so the charging station is a big deal.”

A family village That “village” name also has become appropriate, Sandy said, as she and her husband have watched many of their guests become extended family over the years. And as a “village,” the small Lake Monroe community has helped each other when troubles arise. “We have a lot of guests who come for the Proton Center at Indiana University,” Sandy said. “They are here to have treatment for nine weeks for cancer and they don’t want to stay in a hotel or a motel. So they come out here.” In one case, a woman from Great Britain bought a camper so that she could stay at the village while her 2-year-old grandson was having treatment at the Proton Center for cancer behind his left eye. “Because of his treatment, he couldn’t be out in the sun so he couldn’t swim in our big pool and do some of the other activities here,” Sandy said. “Instead, we bought one of those little pools for him that you could put anywhere and we put it in the shade.” Every night, Nelson and Sandy would take the youngster for a ride in their golf cart. “He always wore a little hat because he didn’t have any hair,” Sandy said. The treatments ended and the family left. But that Christmas, Sandy and Nelson got a Christmas card from the boy and his family. “His grandmother sent me a photo of him with a full head of hair. He is doing great. I think I bawled for a week when I got that card and picture.” For more information: Contact Lake Monroe Village Recreational Park at (812) 824-2267, www.LakeMonroeVillage.com

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Welcome to Daviess County! UPCOMING SEASONAL EVENTS

September

Daviess County Amish Quilt Auction September 1, 2012 Doors open at 8:00 am at Simon J. Graber Community Building, Cannelburg, north of Hwy 50 on CR 900E. Tours welcome. Daviess County Turkey Trot Festival Phone: 812-254-0938 Dates: September 6, 7, 8, 9 Location: North of Highway 50 at Ruritan Park in Montgomery White River Valley Antique Show Phone: 812-345-0064 Date: September 6-9, 2012 Location: Daviess County Fairgrounds, Hwy 57 in Elnora. Celebrating our 28th Show Daviess County Family YMCA

Phone: 812-254-4481 or 254-YMCA 405 NE 3rd Street in Washington Website: www.dcymca.org A full service family oriented facility.

Gasthof Fall Festival and Quilt Auction September 15, pre-view days are 12, 13, 14 Auction will begin at 12 noon. Craft Vendors, Flea Markets, Gospel Entertainment, Barrel Train Rides. Gasthof Amish Village, Montgomery 812-486-4900 Fall Machinery, Carriage & Antique Machine Auction September 25 & 26 Dinky’s Auction Center, auctioning some of the finest carriages in the Midwest. Amish baked goods and crafts. CR 900E at 550N

Eastside Park

Phone: 812-254-6010 Community Building: 812-254-8234 Hours: 7:00 am to 11:00 pm NE 21st Street and Memorial Avenue in Washington

20th Century Chevy Car Fest Phone: 812-617-5580 Dates: September 15 and 16 Location: Eastside Park in Washington

October

Registered Boar Goat Auction October 13 Dinky’s Auction Center CR 900E at 550N Building Material Auction October 20 Dinky’s Auction Center CR 900E at 550N

Daviess County Horse and Colt Auction September 27 Dinky’s Auction Center CR Terror on Main Street 900E at 550N Haunted House Phone: 812-617-2004 Knepp’s Horse & Colt Date: Fridays and Auction Saturdays in October September 28 Dinky’s Location: 607 East Main Auction Center CR 900E at 550N

For locations, time and more information call 812-254-5262.

November

North Daviess Community Craft Show Phone: 812-687-7686 or 812-259-2011 Date: November 10 Location: North Daviess High School in Odon Gasthof Holiday Bazaar November 2 & 3 Indoor Event Variety of Vendors, Flea Markets, Taste of Gasthof Goodies, Festive Holiday Shopping at Gasthof Amish Village

December

Dinky’s Christmas Auction December 1 Dinky’s Auction Center CR 900E at 550N

Daviess County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau One Train Depot Street, P.O. Box 430, Washington, IN 47501 Phone: 812-254-5262 or 800-449-5262 • Fax: 812-254-4003 www.daviesscounty.net

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If you want to find out how friendly Daviess County folks are, call 1-800-449-5262


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