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Science fair winners earn trophies at Col. Wheeler Middle School

2014-04-06T00:00:00Z Science fair winners earn trophies at Col. Wheeler Middle SchoolBy Kathy Lessner Times Columnist
April 06, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Congratulations to Col. John Wheeler Middle School Science Fair overall winners Matt Sulka and Hugo Rodriguez.

The school recently held its second science fair. Eighth-graders were able to choose their topic of study, then show off their skills using the scientific method to solve problems. Students chose a variety of topics including investigations into music and thinking, a sense of snakes and where does grass grow the best.

The winners of each group received a ribbon. Overall winners received a trophy and recognition. The fair was judged by members of the community, including Mayor David Uran.

Breakfast and more

For those of you looking for some company and fellowship, enjoy St. John United Church of Christ's Breakfast and Blessing on Saturdays, April 12 and 26. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and is free, but good will donations are gratefully accepted.

Jump, hop or skip

Trinity Lutheran School in Crown Point will host a fundraiser from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Midwest Training Center, 10600 White Oak Ave, Dyer. Children in kindergarten through grade 8 will enjoy a Jump, Hop, Skip, Run or Flip program. The cost is $10, with 50 percent of the proceeds going to Trinity’s PTL.

Nurses host benefit run

It is always hard on a family when someone is stricken with cancer. IUN Nurses on the Run will help the family of Lidia Sibakoska, a widowed mother of four battling cancer for the third time, medically unable to work and is being denied Medicaid.

A race will be held at 9:30 a.m. April 27 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. The cost to enter is $35.

To register, visit Call Nicky at (219) 713-3702 with any questions.

Flip a coin

Goodfellow Coin Club will host its annual spring Tri-Cities Coin Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at St. Matthias Church Hall, 101 W. Burrell Drive, Crown Point. 

The show will include a multitude of dealers selling, buying and trading collectable coins, currency, gold, silver and coin collecting supplies. Club members will be on hand to provide information on club membership and answer questions on collecting. The club is a member of the Indiana State Numismatic Association and Central States Numismatic Association.

Back from break

Hopefully, the Crown Point High School students who traveled to Germany for Spring break this past week enjoyed some Spring-like weather.

Students left March 30 to fly to Frankfurt, and from there students they visited Rothenburg, Heidelburtg, Dachau, Munich, Innsbruck, Venice, Verona, Luzern, the Alps and the Black Forest.

Heidi Polizotto, German teacher, and Lisa Landgrebe, senior English teacher, chaperoned this wonderful trip,  hoping to give students a travel experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.

If you have news to share about happenings in Crown Point, contact Kathy at (219) 663-5389 or Opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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