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Riley Dance Marathon earns nearly double projected goal

March 27, 2014

BREMEN — The 2014 Riley Dance Marathon was a big success this year.
With a goal of $6,500, which committee members were concerned about meeting as late as the morning of the dance marathon, the total earned came out to $10,399.50.
"I think the key to it being successful was that we turned it over to the kids," Melissa Manges, guidance counselor at Bremen High School and head of the Riley Dance Marathon Committee, said. "When kids are in charge and put their hearts into it, the sky's the limit."

BHS counselor becomes Kentucky Colonel

March 27, 2014

BREMEN — Melissa Manges, counselor at Bremen High School was nominated into the the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels during the Riley Dance Marathon last weekend.

Homeschooling panel held at Community Gospel

March 27, 2014

BREMEN — The Mint City Home Educators hosted a panel discussion Tuesday, March 18 at the Community Gospel Church in Bremen for families considering homeschooling their high school-age children.
A group of thirty parents listened to a panel of local parents and students that have experiences in home school during high school years and addressed issues concerning the process with topics ranging from choosing curriculum, maintaining transcripts and preparing for college.

Bremen Schools discuss makeup days

March 13, 2014

Bremen Public Schools Superintendent Russ Mikel formally announced his
retirement during the Bremen Public Schools board of trustees regular
meeting Tuesday, February 18. Snow canceled classes that day, but the
board meeting went ahead as scheduled.
"I'd like to thank the board, staff, students and parents for the
years," Mr. Mikel announced. "I plan to continue with my duties
through June 30th."
Mikel spent nine years serving on the board of school trustees. He
plans to stay in the local area. The board agreed to wait until a

Bremen resident making the big times in new film

March 13, 2014

BREMEN — Local Bremen resident, Craig Lemons continues to grow in the acting industry as he prepares for next month's Indiana premier of the movie "Sand Castles."

Bremen Castings redeems themselves with wastewater

March 7, 2014

BREMEN — In the Bremen's Wastewater treatment plant pretreatment program, it was noted that the 2013 testing for Bremen Castings found the company to be in "Significant Non-Compliance" for the third and fourth quarter of the year. A notice was issued to the local paper in regards to the situation, as is required by law.

Bremen host blood drive

February 6, 2014

BREMEN — There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive from 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at St. Isidore's Hall, 803 W. Bike St., Bremen. The theme if this drive is "Helping Save Lives is Always in Season. Give Blood This Winter."
There is an urgent need for Blood Donors.
Due to the severe weather experienced this past month nearly 600 American Red Cross Blood Drives in 26 states had to be cancelled. This resulted in a shortfall of some 20,000 units of blood and platelet donations.

Two Distinguished Young Women winners

January 29, 2014

BREMEN — Sara Slabaugh was named the Distinguished Young Woman for Bremen this year. Unfortunately, she won't be attending the state competition in March due to basketball conflicts.
"A couple weeks after that, I found out about the state sectionals and I'm the captain," she explained.
"We had to call over to the national people and ask what to do with the scholarship money and where it would go."
Instead, competing at the state competition this year for Bremen will be Bay Cope.
"I was sad that Sara didn't get to go and take this opportunity, but I'm also excited to go," Cope said.

Bremen New Year baby finally headed home

January 29, 2014

BREMEN — The first baby born in Bremen this year has already been through a lot.
"We had him on Friday night, Jan. 3," Jennifer Morawski explained of her son, Braxton. "When he was born, probably about seven hours afterward, he started having seizures and we transferred him to Memorial."
Due to his condition, the decision to announce his birth was withheld until last week, when the Morawski family received word that their son would be released Saturday.

Bremen High School Counselor Corner

January 28, 2014

BREMEN — With the influx of news this week, there wasn't enough room to place the entirety of the BHS Counselor Corner. As promised, here is the rest:

The following scholarships are available through local and national programs for high school students interested in furthering their education:

Woodies Scholarships — Woodies Supermarket will be available in the
Bremen High School Guidance Office. Applications are due back at the high school guidance office by 3:15 p.m. March 3.

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