Author: ChoiceOne

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Matt Hoying: “Marla and I have been negotiating the payment for these cookies for a week or so now.”   For over 20 years, Marla Schroeder (Tony’s daughter) has been supplying Choice One with her infamous holiday monster cookies. However, 2020...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Inquiring Mindsets: What are your favorite or least favorite holiday traditions? With the holidays in full swing, we have been discussing some of our favorite--and least favorite--holiday traditions. Of course, many of us enjoy baking cookies, sipping eggnog, and watching...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!” The holidays are upon us, and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to send a shout out to our corridor-studying, signal-designing, vehicle-counting traffic engineers. Indeed, these guys might be more passionate...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Mitch Thobe: “I wonder how many pins and screws are inside Choice One employee bodies?” Recently, surveyor Dan Perreira broke his arm and needed several permanent screws surgically installed. Lucky for him, he has quite a few Choice One friends...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Brian Schmidt: “I was told I am a superhero for donating blood and I even got the socks to prove it!” Imagine our delight to find Brian “Schmidty” Schmidt sitting at his desk, diligently designing a bridge or sewer system,...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Eric Kuck: “At least their company gets them a helicopter…” Sometimes, these Mindsets just write themselves, no enhancements needed: Mitch Thobe: Our surveyors should be glad they only have to fight through densely wooded properties or wade into rivers to collect...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Caray Schmiesing “This will be my post-surgery cartwheel maiden voyage!” If you recall, our controller Caray is really good at cartwheels, but then took advantage of that two-for-one shoulder surgery we “offered” about a year ago. As this week’s  photo...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dana Bicknell, City of Lebanon “Wait, Nick Selhorst won a Tough Man competition?”   A few weeks back, Nick Selhorst took a day off to celebrate winning a Tough Man competition. And Dana was...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Ken Carter, Centerville-Washington Park District: "Matt, include in the proposal topographic survey, design, and a signed self-portrait that we can hang in our office."   Don't even try to guess the proposal fee for the above-mentioned project. The number of zeros...