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Encore Consignment opens store in Plymouth

November 1, 2011

Third location in six years for the widely successful store
PLYMOUTH — Encore Consignment opened in Plymouth just a few weeks ago, finding a home downtown next to Rock On 109 Boutique. Owner Pattie Udstuen, who also oversees two other Encore locations in Nappanee and Bremen, said that she had been wanting to open a store in Plymouth for quite some time.
“We’ve had customers asking us to come to Plymouth for the last few years,” said Udstuen, adding that some even sent her tips on possible locations.
“One business owner even offered (us) space in her building,” said Udstuen.

Butch Nine memorial Thursday

November 1, 2011

The Nappanee Police Department will hold the 23rd annual memorial of the death of Officer Brant Nine. Brant (Butch) was killed in the line of duty Nov. 3, 1988 while responding to a call at a local merchant regarding an individual attempting to pass a forged check. Officer Nine was 41 years old and had served on the Nappanee Department for six years prior to being shot in the line of duty. The Memorial Service will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Bremen Cemetery at the grave site for Officer Nine.

Drug Take Back Oct. 29

October 27, 2011

The Bremen Police Department and Reserve Officers will be participating in the National Take Back Initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to until 2 p.m. residents can drop of their expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs to the Bremen Police Officers at Woodie’s Supermarket parking lot, 116 N. Bowen Ave. in Bremen.

Crowel celebrates 7 years making things ‘cozy’ in Bremen

October 27, 2011

Kathy Crowel says that when she opened her shop in October of 2004 she wanted to bring things “cozy” to her customers.
The Cozy Home Shop, 111 W. Plymouth St., in Bremen does just that offering new and quality used items for sale. Crowel said that most of what she offers was acquired from auctions and estate sales and she tries to pass on affordable prices.
“I try to keep things reasonable,” she explained. “If I can I will pass on the savings if I paid less for it.”

Bremen chosen to be part of two pilot programs

October 27, 2011

Bremen has been chosen to be part of two, interrelated pilot programs from the IDOE (Indiana Department of Education). One will allow juniors to take the ACT test for free reported
While there are “a lot of hoops to jump through” Bremen High School Principal Bruce Jennings told school board members he thinks it will ultimately be a great thing for Bremen High School.
“Last spring, we signed a memorandum of understanding with the IDOE to participate in these two pilot programs,” he said, “And we are excited to be chosen as leaders in this opportunity to improve Indiana’s public schools.”

School earns more than $5K in books through book fair

October 27, 2011

Students at Bremen Elementary-Middle School will be reading plenty of new books this fall, thanks to the highly successful Scholastic Book Fair.
The school earned more than $5,000 in books based on a sales total of $9,514.78 from the event, held Oct. 3 through Oct. 7.
Principal Larry Yelaska pointed out that purchasing from the book fair is a win-win.

Local pumpkin patch a family enterprise

October 20, 2011

Around the quiet, serpentine neighborhood of Lake of the Woods one can find a little spot that bursts with seasonal color.
Located at 9082 N. Shore Drive, Carson’s Pumpkin Patch has a little bit of everything in fall decor including pumpkins and gourds in many shapes and sizes. Dennis and Judy Redman started the little patch when Carson, their only grandchild, was just 2.
Now 4, the young man is said to believe the whole thing, including grandpa’s collection display of Farmall tractors, are all his.

Home benefits Habitat, athletes

October 20, 2011

Instead of being a shelter for its residents, a home located on the corner of Maple and East streets will benefit not only those intending to fix up their homes, but also some area athletes.
Town officials purchased the property with the intention of tearing it down to put up a girls softball diamond. Before they do that though, they decided to let the structure be a benefit to the general public another way.

New facility added to Doctors Hospital and Neuromuscular Center

October 20, 2011

A new medical facility will soon be added at Doctors Hospital and Neuromuscular Center.
Dewayne Long, CEO for Doctors Hospital has announced that Physicians Hospital System is building a new state-of-the-art adult acute care psychiatric hospital in Bremen. The facility is to be located behind the Doctors Hospital and Neuromuscular Center, an in-patient physical rehabilitation center and is currently under construction at the location on Whitlock and Grant streets. 

Bremen students becoming computer savvy

October 20, 2011

It seems every day we hear about updates and upgrades in technology with computers, phones or iPads. Students today need to learn and know how to use it if they want to be prepared, especially for college and the workplace.
Teachers and staff at Bremen Public Schools are making sure that students will be technologically savvy and are working to make that happen, even at the Elementary School level. 

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