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New Sign of Autumn

Posted by Dutchman Tuesday, October 8, 2013 0 comments


For the last 4 years, we can tell when it is autumn by the sound in our neighborhood.  Sandhill Cranes visit our yards and their trumpeting is heard most early mornings.  There is nothing like waking up to that pre-historic sound wafting through your open window.


First Official Acceptance

Posted by Dutchman Saturday, September 21, 2013 0 comments


Tyler just received his first official college acceptance letter.  It is from Milwaukee School of Engineering and includes a $48,000 merit scholarship.

MSOE  ranked #10 in US News Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Northwestern University

Posted by Dutchman Sunday, July 21, 2013 0 comments

Norris University Center - Northwestern University
Outside the NU Library

Touring the grounds, Northwestern University

Nike Town - Michigan Ave., Chicago
Garret's Popcorn Shop - Michigan Ave., Chicago


Road Trip Coming Up

Posted by Dutchman Saturday, June 29, 2013 0 comments

Tyler and I will be heading to Minneapolis in a couple of weeks to visit my parents.  On the way we'll be visiting Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Tyler is narrowing down his college picks and will be sending out applications in another month.

Purdue University Visit

Posted by Dutchman Monday, April 8, 2013 0 comments

Tyler and I just returned from a visit to Purdue.  Tyler really liked the campus and was impressed by the Computer/Electrical Engineering College.  We stayed at the Union Hotel which is on campus at the student union.  Tyler got a chance to eat at the dining hall with the students, tour one of the residence halls, and meet with instructors and students in the engineering department.  Before we left, we attended the Purdue/Northwestern baseball game.  There, for $5 ($2 for Tyler) we were able to sit in the first row above the 1st base dugout.  Not bad, when you consider that it costs the same amount to watch an Oxford High School basketball game.  Purdue was last year's Big Ten Champion.



Zach Heads off to Spring Training

Posted by Dutchman Friday, February 22, 2013 0 comments

Zach left for the Washington National's spring training camp in Viera, Florida last night.  He is riding down with Shane McCatty, a pitcher in the National's organization.  Shane's father Steve, is the pitching coach for the Nationals.  Zach will be staying with them for a week.  Nice time to be down there, as it is snowing heavily here.

Posted by Dutchman Tuesday, February 12, 2013 0 comments

Tyler Qualifies for BPA States


Tyler recently qualified for the state Business Professionals of America competition.  He placed in the Visual Basic .Net category at the regional leadership convention.  The "states" will be held over four days of March in Grand Rapids.

Not bad for only 3 months of programming...


Tyler is four from the left in the top row.

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