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Chad Balster: 1993-1994 Exchange Student

Chad's year in Crailsheim had a family connection

Chad Balster was the Worthington exchange student to Crailsheim in 1993-1994.
Chad Balster was the Worthington exchange student to Crailsheim in 1993-1994.
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Host families:
Hach (Altenmunster), Kuehnle (Grundelhardt), Pfaender (Ingersheim), Lehmann (Honhardt)

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Staci remembers crossing the Berlin Wall into East Germany
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Astrid became an Opera singer after her year in Worthington
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Dieter's love of exploring wildlife only grew in Worthington

Current city/state:
Louisville, Kentucky

Current occupation:
Glass Artist

Fondest memory of my year in Crailsheim:
Being able to welcome my brother (Nick Balster) to Crailsheim at the end of my year (93-94), and the beginning of his year (94-95). I was able to show him all the excellent sights like the "Wasserturm" as well as the best bike paths to get around his new home.

How the year abroad changed me:
The year abroad changed me by making me a citizen of the world, where I was not only an ambassador from the USA, but also a fellow Crailshiemer. The sister cities program is invaluable to promoting understanding between cultures that goes through the generations. I'm proud to have participated not only in this program, but also the sister cities program of my current home, Louisville. In 2014 I was able to perform in an arts festival in Perm, Russia via a similar exchange.

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Copies of the book "Worthington & Crailsheim: 75 Years of Partnership" are available for purchase at the Nobles County Historical Society in downtown Worthington.

Worthington & Crailsheim: 75 Years of Partnership
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Copies of the book "Worthington & Crailsheim: 75 Years of Partnership" are available for purchase at the Nobles County Historical Society in downtown Worthington.
75th Anniversary book, lapel pin unveiled during visit by Crailsheim band, city residents.
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Originally published July 25th, 1947, in the The Worthington Daily Globe
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Originally published April 29, 1958, in The Worthington Daily Globe
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Chad's year in Crailsheim had a family connection
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Staci remembers crossing the Berlin Wall into East Germany
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Astrid became an Opera singer after her year in Worthington
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Dieter's love of exploring wildlife only grew in Worthington
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The sousaphone Günter received from Worthington is one of the reasons he plays in the Crailsheim City Band today
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Host families:
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Janssen's year in Crailsheim changed his life
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Crailsheim gave Eva a lot - but her favorite thing is curiosity!
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Editorial originally published April 29, 1958, in The Worthington Daily Globe

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