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Pence in Bremen for bill-signing ceremony

July 12, 2013

BREMEN — Gov. Mike Pence was in Bremen on Wednesday, July 3, for the ceremonial signing of a pair of laws spearheaded by northern Indiana state legislators.
"These bills I believe will contribute to the safety of our people," said Pence, speaking at the Indiana State Police post in Bremen.
One bill limits the amount of pseudophedrine and ephedrine consumers can purchase to 61.2 grams per year without a doctor's prescription.
The law, authored by State Sen. Carlin Yoder, R-Middlebury, passed during the 2013 legislative session.
The law's intent is to curb methamphetamine production.

Bremen Firemen’s Festival schedule of events

June 29, 2013

Tuesday, July 2
Festival Opening With Parade - 6:30 p.m.
(Bands, Floats, Clowns and Marching Units)
Carnival Opens - 6 p.m.
Bremen Firemen’s Food Tent 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3
Carnival Opens - 6 p.m.
Bremen Firemen’s Food Tent 6 p.m.
PAY-ONE-PRICE NIGHT: Ride Any Ride As Often As You Like
“Girls Mayhem on the Mound” Fast Pitch Softball Tourney. Games start at 5 p.m. (Hosted by Bremen Fastpitch GirlsSoftball League)
PULSE FM Live Radio Remote - Giving away World Pulse Festival Tickets

Thursday, July 4
Carnival Opens 4 p.m.
GIGANTIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT 10:30 p.m.

Bremen’s Firemen’s Festival starts Tuesday

June 29, 2013

BREMEN — For more than six decades, the Bremen Firemen’s Festival has been a staple of Marshall County and given people a snapshot of the best of what a small-town, summer festival can offer.
The event this year is Tuesday, July 2, through Saturday, July 6.
Local firemen who have managed the festival through the years have offered favorites like the parade, which kicks off the Bremen Firemen’s Festival every year with its menagerie of entrants.

BUMC fundraising for new building

June 29, 2013

BREMEN — Bremen United Methodist Church is raising funds to build a new center.
At a special combined service Sunday, June 23, BUMC announced the beginning of its Scriptural Funding Campaign to raise funds to build a new Family Life Center.
The fundraising theme is “Building Bridges.”
“Bremen United Methodist Church is passionate about reaching the unchurched and the lost,” Pastor Jeff Smith said in a news release.

Kids turn out for Auxiliary’s Fun Day

June 29, 2013

BREMEN — For 10-year-old Breighton Treesh, Saturday’s annual VFW Auxiliary Kids Fun Day was all about running and digging.
“I like the three-legged race and the penny scramble,” Breighton said.
Treesh, who will be a fifth-grader in the fall at Triton Elementary School, was one of about 20 children to take part in Kids Fun Day at VFW Post 8972 in Bremen.
The event is an outreach program organized by the the VFW Ladies Auxilliary.

Sundial: How Christian Science led to Bremen’s library

June 29, 2013

Many folks in Bremen were worried during the summer of '41. Sure, they could buy a pound of coffee for 17 cents at Kenny's Kash & Karry, or a warm blanket for less than a dollar at Dietrich's, but bargains like these paled beside newspaper reports of Germany invading Russia. Would we be drawn into the war? Would Bremen boys have to fight overseas?

McKeand leaving as assistant principal

June 29, 2013

BREMEN — Bremen High School is losing a senior administrator, but he’s not going very far.
The Union North School Board members approved the hiring of Bremen High School Assistant Principal Nate McKeand at their meeting Thursday, June 13.
McKeand is the new junior-senior high school principal for the district.
A veteran teacher and administrator, McKeand has served as BHS’ assistant principal for the past six years.
McKeand said he’ll miss the people he’s met the most.

Vermaas family returns to Bremen

June 29, 2013

BREMEN — The Vermaas family is coming back to First Baptist Church in Bremen for another family crusade July 14-18.
This year will be bigger than ever with fun for the whole family.
Prizes, puppets, illusions, music, competition, and gospel preaching will all be a part of this fun-filled week.
Starting on Sunday and continuing through Thursday night, registration and a free dinner will begin at 5:45 p.m. and the crusade begins at 6:15 p.m.
Make plans for the whole family to be there, as all ages are welcome. Transportation is available if needed.

Quilt raffle

June 29, 2013

Quilt raffle
Community Hospital of Bremen is having an auxiliary quilt raffle. The quilt’s name is Light in the Valley. It is 93 by 112 inches. It was pieced by Lydiana Ann Kuhns. It was quilted by Northwest Sewing Circle. Second prize is a $100 BP gift card. The gift card was donated by Bellman Oil. The drawing is Aug. 1. Tickets are $1, or six for $5. Tickets may be purchased from any auxiliary member, in the hospital gift shop or at Wooden Peel. The drawing will be held during the annual CHB Auxiliary Chicken Barbecue.

 

Natural ingredients: Rentown Garden Walk was fundraiser for Rolling Meadows school

June 21, 2013

BREMEN — The rain held off for much of the fifth annual Rentown Garden Walk which took place Saturday, June 15.
The event gives visitors a chance to walk or drive to different homes in the Rentown community.
There are baked goods to purchase, refreshments, and much to be learned about flower, vegetable and fruit gardening.
The Garden Walk, like Rentown’s Old Fashioned Days, benefits the local Amish school Rolling Meadows.
The school was started in 2002, and currently has 35 students from grades one to eight.

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