Duplicate bridge is a competitive activity among players in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Bermuda, plus others from countries throughout the world, who not only join their local sanctioned duplicate governing body, but ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) as well. Players are ranked according to the number of masterpoints they have earned.
The 50 duplicate bridge players who scored highest during the month of January by playing in Highland, Valparaiso, Calumet Township, Chesterton and Portage, are: Alfred Simmons, Louis Nimnicht, Zafar Khan, Ruth Westberg, Alan Yngve, Dave Bigler, James O’Connell, Barbara Graegin, Wayne Carpenter, Michael Brissette, Daryl Fraley, Barbara Walczak, Trudi McKamey, Joseph Chin, Patricia Mikuta, James Angell, Jerry Palm, Laverne Niksch, Norman Szewczyk, Carolyn Potasnik, Terry Bauer, Yuan Hsu, Wayne Hiser, Helen Miller, Charles Tomes, William Birk, Anna Urick, John Goring, Marci Tomes, Robert Porter, Robert Ferguson, Donald Valiska, Carol Osgerby, Rick Warburton, Jennie Alsobrooks, Mary Kocevar, Jane Krueger, John Teshima, Daniel Spain, Hilda Connor, Carol Miller, Mary Schultz, Robert Butz, Edmond d’Ouville, Joel Charpentier, George Roeper, Don Giedemann, Marge Hedegard, Delphine Slater and Gale Osgerby.
The Illiana Garden Railway Society is moving to Sunset Hill Farm Park. The society plans to carry on the operating traditions and craftsmanship associated with G-Scale model railroading since the society was founded in 2004. The Society is a not-for-profit group of train enthusiasts from Indiana and Illinois. Society members share an interest in all trains, but our layout is a G-Scale Outdoor Garden Railroad. Membership for a single member includes the entire family. We encourage the family to come out and enjoy running trains in this beautiful park. You do not have to have a garden railroad layout, just the love of trains. Activities include monthly society meetings (Jan. and Feb. excluded) at the Sunset Hill Program Center. More Information about the membership in the IGRS, is available from “Illiana Garden Railway Society” Facebook page.