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Benefit raises over $26K for local family

March 23, 2011

BREMEN — The community came together last Thursday for an evening of giving and friendly competition with the 15th annual Swartzlander Basketball Benefit Game.

The proceeds from this year's event went to Jon Hershberger and his family. Last July, Hershberger was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare form of cancer. While donations are still coming in, the $26,518 raised after event expenses will help with current and future medical costs.

HorseSaddleShop Outlet opens March 26

March 16, 2011

BREMEN — The HorseSaddleShop Outlet, located at 1205 W. Plymouth St. between Family Dollar and Curves, will host its grand opening March 26. The outlet specializes in used saddles, western wear, horse tack and western décor. The grand opening will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, free refreshments, giveaways and special sales prices.

The HorseSaddleShop Outlet is an extension of HorseSaddleShop.com. The Internet business began in 2000 and has become one of the top western sites on the web. The outlet strives to bring the benefits of a big store into a small town. 

Mobile meth lab busted

March 11, 2011

BREMEN — On March 9 at about 9:03 a.m., the Bremen Police Department received a complaint of shoplifting from the Bellmart, 1151 W. Plymouth St.

Before officers arrived, the suspect vehicle left the business west bound on Plymouth St. At about 9:06 a.m., the suspect vehicle was located and stopped on SR 106 west of Industrial Dr. by Officer Bruce Gadziola.

CPR classes set for March 26

March 10, 2011

BREMEN — The American Red Cross Marshall County Chapter will offer free compression-only CPR training classes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26 at the Bremen Senior Center, 103 N. Center St. The classes are open to all community members age 14 and over.

Each class is one hour. A Spanish interpreter will be available for one of the classes.

National Register to consider Bremen landmarks

March 3, 2011

BREMEN — Within the next year, two local landmarks could be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Working with Bremen historian RT Henke, Plymouth architect and preservationist Kurt Garner hopes to secure the designation for the Bremen Depot and the town's water storage standpipe.

The honor comes with potential financial benefits.

"Being on the registry helps you in getting grants and so forth for future projects," Henke said. "In a lot of cases it gives you points, because it is an important consideration. This really is a good thing to do."

BHS intramural champions

February 24, 2011

Eight co-ed Bremen High School intramural basketball teams with a total of 84 participants competed for seven weeks, and the championship team, the Cobras, finished with a record of 10-1. Pictured are Cobras team members (front, from left) Juan Esparza, Zackery Renner, (middle, from left) captain Jared Weldy, Aimee DeLeon, (back, from left) Greg Damian, Mitch Moren, Jose Cruz and Sean Knepper. Not pictured: Ryan Saunders and Vianca Montes De Oca.

Benefit for Boys & Girls Club set for March 19

February 23, 2011

BREMEN — The Boys & Girls Club of Bremen is preparing to host its second annual Great Big Kid Club event March 19 at 5:30 p.m. at St. Isadore Hall, Bremen. The evening will feature dinner from Hoosier Catering and an art show featuring creations by the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Bremen.

Personnel, vehicle changes at BPD

February 18, 2011

The Bremen Police Department is used to trading in its used vehicles for new ones, which it will soon do with two within its six-vehicle fleet. However, it isn't used to the simultaneous staff turnover it currently faces.

Dispatcher Laverne Replogle retired Feb. 17 after 17 years between the BPD and the Marshall County Sheriff's Department 911 center. Barb Capron, the department's dispatch supervisor, will retire Feb. 28 after 28 years of service.

Capron's position will be filled in-house by Melinda Daily, a radio operator of 23 years who will move from Class B to Class A.

State report favorable for Bremen schools

February 9, 2011

BREMEN — With the release of the Indiana Department of Education Annual Performance Report, Bremen Public Schools saw continued improvement in some key areas.

Perhaps most notably, Bremen High School's graduation rate jumped to 92.3 percent, up from 85.6 percent two years ago and 7.2 percent above the state average.

"That's been a big goal as part of the improvement plan at the high school," Bremen Public Schools Superintendent Russ Mikel said. "Unlike some districts, we're at that rate without granting any waivers, so that's a true number for us and we're pretty proud about that."

Trouble averted with local gas leak

January 7, 2011

BREMEN — In a not-so-uncommon occurrence, a local digging project turned hazardous last week.
Last Monday, B & W Specialized Drilling of Indianapolis was performing a directional bore for Bremen Castings, for fiber optic line between buildings. A gas line was not located in the drilling location, and the crew hit one, causing a significant leak.

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