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Memories & Milestones

Rials-Gardineer engagement

Andrew Gardineer, a 2002 graduate of Rifle High School and former resident of New Castle, and Leslie Rials of Youngtown, Ariz., have announced their engagement to be married. The wedding will be held at Spruce Tree Guest Ranch in New Castle on Aug. 22, 2014. His mother and father, Donnie and Shelley Gardineer of New Castle, are also proud to announce that on Dec. 8, 2013, Andrew was awarded his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Giva Santana. His fiance Leslie was awarded her purple belt.

Garden School Students attend Future City Competition

In January, the Garden School, of New Castle, sent two teams to compete in the Future City Regional Competition at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Future City is a national, middle school engineering competition where students imagine, design and build cities of the future. Presenting the city of “Modor” were Nathan Bleakley, Bannon Teague, and Michael Thompson. For their entry “Velocity”,  Sophia Miller, Laurel Morley, and Molly Hancock were presented with two awards: the “Engineering our Future” award, presented to the highest scoring, first-time competitor; and a $300 technology grant, presented by the KU School of Engineering, to be used for math and science programs at the Garden School.

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