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Caray Schmiesing: “Does anyone know how to use this thing?” How many green shirts does it take to work a typewriter? Apparently, fewer than it took to move Tony’s desk. Our technology has certainly changed over the years. Gone are the days of the typewriter, digital planimeter, survey...

Eric Kuck: “I’m a protégé following in the steps of my mentor.” On the left is Choice One surveying "mentor" Allen Bertke in May 2009. On the right is surveying "protégé" Eric Kuck, nearly 10 years later in October 2018. Same tree, same senior-picture-style pose, same safety-green...

Brittany Clinehens: “I’m pretty sure Kyle was previously in a boy band.” If you haven’t seen it, check out the Choice One music video inspired by the 1993 Boyz II Men R&B video “End of the Road.” Featured in our spin on this slow jam are COEC’s...

Ryan Francis: “Someone did a pretty good job photo-shopping a bicep onto Dan’s arm.” If you aren’t sure, that’s Dan in the sunglasses and blue headband, buying tickets to the gun show during Choice One’s Christmas card photo shoot. Dan, we’re fairly confident that your bicep (and...

Kaye Borchers: “I’m already practicing writing ‘Frizz’ in my mind.” It’s Christmas card signing time again, and surveyor Craig Frilling thought of switching things up this year and signing his nickname “Frizz” instead of “Craig” on the COEC Christmas card. Sounds like a simple thing to do,...

Kaye Borchers: “I think Kecia and Kyle should “race” down the hall.” We’re not sure who’s going to win this crutch-assisted footrace down the Sidney office’s hallway: Kyle on a newly repaired knee, or Kecia on a newly repaired ankle. Whether there will be post-race repairs needed...

Amy Butler, Utility Clerk, Village of South Lebanon: “When you add me to your phone contacts, just label me “Wonder Water Woman.” Our friend Amy from South Lebanon offered to text this selfie to us, and she wanted her name in our phone's contact list to be...

Brittany Clinehens: "You can never have too much Caray!" While adding a new employee to the website (side note: meet land surveyor Chris, pictured lower-right above), we accidentally doubled Choice One Controller Caray Schmiesing’s website profile. Perhaps we can fool people into thinking we now have a...