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School lunch cost to increase for 2011-12

July 19, 2011

USDA requires BPS to charge more for meals
BREMEN — The cost of school lunch for a student at Bremen Public Schools will increase 15 cents per meal this fall. 
The increase stems from the USDA Child Nutrition Authorization Act Sec. 205, which requires public schools to charge an amount that is equal to the difference between free meal reimbursement and paid meal reimbursement.
Bremen Public Schools is reimbursed $2.72 for every free lunch served and 26 cents for every paid lunch served. The difference is $2.46.

BKO wants to knock out cancer

July 19, 2011

BREMEN — Saturday, July 30 at Sunnyside Park there will be a fundraiser walk and remembrance ceremony hosted by the Bremen Knockouts (BKO) 14 and under softball team. The past three years the girls have done community service including cleaning up a park built for a young lady who lost her battle with cancer. At that time, the girls decided they wanted to raise money for the fight. The charity walk begins at 5 p.m. Participation is $10 per person, $30 per family, or $100 for the Knockout Club (15 bracelets and program recognition). The cancer survivor remembrance ceremony begins at 6 p.m.

Council considers accepting LOW sewage

July 19, 2011

The Bremen Town Council heard an inquiry from Wastewater Superintendent Bill Reed regarding allowing a connection from Lake of the Woods.

Local 3 Cs Memorial Scholarship fundraiser July 12 in South Bend

July 10, 2011

SOUTH BEND — Hacienda at Erskine Plaza on Miami Road in South Bend has offered to help raise money for the 3 Cs program. From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 12, anyone that takes a coupon in will automatically have 20 percent of their bill given to the 3 Cs. Coupons will be passed out at the Bremen Firemen’s Festival parade and at the fair.

Firemen’s events a real ‘ball’

July 10, 2011

BREMEN — Fireman Chad Stepp from Tippecanoe, who was participating in the waterball contest at Sunnyside Park Saturday brought along his two-year-old son, Gavyn (who was dressed for the occasion in his own fireman gear) to watch. Stepp said it wasn’t his son’s first waterball contest as spectator; he saw another event two weeks previous. 

Bremen historic standpipe discussed

July 1, 2011

By Angel Perkins
Editor
A small group of history buffs met at the Italian Coffee Bar in Bremen to learn more about the local water standpipe. Bremen’s Charlie Sauter, U.S. History teacher at Jimtown High School, is a former water department employee, so he was naturally chosen by former township assessor Pat Rowe to be featured as the local authority on the subject.

Dirrim is Miss Blueberry 2011

July 1, 2011

Seventeen young women lit up the stage of the Argos High school auditorium Saturday night at the Marshall County Miss Blueberry Festival 2011 pageant — but ultimately, one outstanding contestant took home the crown. Shelby Dirrim, Bremen, was named the new festival queen, succeeding Miss Blueberry 2010, Shelly Ortiz.
“I’m still a little bit shocked — like, did they call the right number?” said Dirrim after the pageant. Clutching her bouquet of flowers and flushed with excitement, Dirrim added, “I’m really excited to represent the festival this way.”

Principal reports NSC sports added

July 1, 2011

BREMEN — Bremen High School Principal, Bruce Jennings reported to the Bremen Board of School Trustees information he received from the Northern States Conference.

Bremen’s Firemen’s Festival offers family fun

June 22, 2011

The Bremen Firemen’s Festival has been a traditional event in the area since its inception in 1950 that is anticipated by people of all ages.
Firefighters and other volunteers from the community work to ensure that the thousands of annual attendees have much to choose from: Food, music, games, rides, a parade, a waterball competition, fireworks, and more.

Anderson an inspiration to many

June 22, 2011

Kyle Anderson isn’t one to talk about himself or anyone else for that matter. But he will give you a great big smile, no matter who you are and no matter what — which is infectious.
It’s no wonder that Anderson, who recently graduated from Bremen High School and will be attending Manchester College this fall to become a teacher, received the WNDU-TV “Class of 2011” recognition as being an inspirational student. Principal Bruce Jennings who had nothing but good things to say about Anderson, nominated him.

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