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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] 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...

[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] Kaye Borchers: “Anyone break a lacrosse stick?” Troy Niese: “No, but I can break one if you need some Mindset writing material.”   Meet Jacqui, one of our newest engineers and passionate guardian of lacrosse sticks. Despite not being our first...

[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’s your favorite back to school memory?”   For many, August/September equals back to school. So back in the day, what did Choice Oners look forward to about a new school year? Luke Hemmelgarn’s favorite memory? Playing euchre on the...

[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] Brittany Clinehens: “Jack just told Megan that he scares easily.” There are very few things we keep to ourselves here at Choice One, but one thing co-op Jack Poeppelman may regret sharing is that he scares easily… literally 60 seconds...

[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] Adam Gill: "Luckily the ants are dumb enough to just fly right into it. It surprisingly works."   Welcome to an installment of Choice Mindsets we'll call "Choice One-genuity." Because, hey, we're engineers and we get really excited about fixing problems....