January 2006

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Friendly Hills fifth-graders experience Colonial Days

Fifth-graders at Friendly Hills Middle School in Mendota Heights took their study of the the Colonial era to a new level with an all-day Colonial Days experience on Friday, Jan. 20.

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Jan

Henry Sibley gymnast setting school records

The Henry Sibley girls’ gymnastics team is in the middle of an incredible season. The team recently broke a 17-year school record with a score of 141.35. Samantha Howard (pictured right) has broken several individual school records as well.

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Jan

General Dynamics grant leads to impressive projects at Friendly Hills Middle School

Thanks to a $2,000 grant from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GD-AIS) in Bloomington, science is a lot more hands-on for fifth-graders at Friendly Hills Middle School in Mendota Heights.

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Jan

Show brings history to life at Heritage Middle School

Fifth- and sixth-graders at Heritage Middle School in West St. Paul learned a lot about American history when Thomasina Taylor performed “Daughters of Africa” at the school on Friday, Jan. 20. The show is a music-driven performance produced by the Mixed Blood Theatre.

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Jan

Sara Ryan, Friendly Hills fifth-grader

Sara Ryan watches her roller coaster creation as it performs an upside-down loop. The Friendly Hills fifth-grader used 2,500 K’Nex pieces, gears and a motor to demonstrate the power of gears in transferring energy.

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Jan

Henry Sibley math team first in conference

Midway through the season, Henry Sibley’s math team is hanging on to first place in the conference, leading second-place Mahtomedi by three points, 207 to 204. The St. Thomas Academy/Visitation team is in third place with 177 points. Two meets remain before the state tournament on March 13.

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30
Jan

Lilydale receives $145,000 trail grant

The National Park Service has awarded $145,000 in grants for improvements to regional trails along the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities.

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Jan

Behnken-Oster

Bob and Jan Behnken, South St. Paul, and Steve and Trish Oster, Omaha, Neb., joyfully announce the engagement of their children, Amanda and Larry. Amanda is employed by Independent School District 196 as an early childhood speech/language pathologist.

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Jan

Wourms - Urbanski

Andrea Wourms of Grand Rapids and Steve Urbanski of Inver Grove Heights, both living in Crystal and both working in the airline industry, announce their engagement. An Aug. 5 wedding is planned at The Church of St. Patrick in Inver Grove Heights.

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Jan

Thompson Lake aeration will cause thin ice

Thompson Lake, a small lake located within Thompson County Park in West St. Paul, will have unusually thin ice over the next few weeks. County officials suggest citizens should avoid walking or riding on the ice for the rest of the year.

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