Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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June 3, 2014

Triple the fun

When about 176 seniors graduate from Batesville High School Saturday, six will be sharing an uncommon bond. The Class of 2014 boasts not one, but two sets of triplets.

Due to high-risk pregnancies, the babies arrived in cities, then were brought home to Batesville. Cassandra, Connor and Jordan Dickey were born Sept. 7, 1995, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. The children of James and Sandy Dickey, Batesville, have no other siblings.

Just 25 days later, Michaela Westerfeld recalls, “Ben, Ginny, and myself were born at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati,” Oct. 2, 1995. Rounding out the family are parents Mark and Debbie Westerfeld and two older siblings, Ann Mears and Robert Kruthaupt.

“As kids, we loved to be outside together,” riding bikes and Rollerblading, according to Michaela. Her sister remembers playing with Tinker Toys and Lincoln Logs.

When younger, Cassandra Dickey says, “we enjoyed going on family bike rides, fishing (and) camping ...” According to Connor, “We enjoyed having our neighbors over in the summer and playing Wiffle ball in our yard or playing yard games.”

Now the young Dickey men favor playing basketball and football with friends. The trio also like playing board games such as Clue with their parents. The family goes golfing quite often, “but most of the time I just drive the cart,” the cheerleader says. “We also enjoy going to sporting events, such as the Cincinnati Reds baseball games.”

Michaela Westerfeld notes, “As we have grown up and gotten into sports, we all share the love of track. My sister and I do all of our training together.” She has also been a cheerleader and the two females served as team manager at separate times when their brother was on the wrestling team.

Although neither set of triplets is identical, pranks can still be pulled. According to Connor Dickey, “When my brother and I would go somewhere when we were younger, we would joke around and say we were the other to see if we could convince people. That was always fun.” Michaela reports, “Ginny and I sound very much alike on the phone, so sometimes when one of our parents calls, we will make them guess, or not even tell them who they are talking to. Even to this day, my parents cannot tell us apart on the phone.”

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