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Bremen Police honor fallen officers

May 17, 2011

A small crowd gathered around the flagpole in front of the police department in Bremen Saturday morning. They anxiously awaited the unveiling of a rock commemorating the service of Bremen police officers Tony Swartzlander and Chad Beeson. Both officers were killed —Swartzlander in the line of duty, in 1981 and Beeson while on active duty in 2003 in a car accident.
“This has been a long time coming,” said Sergeant Steve Pittman. “We wanted to do this years ago.”

K-Kids collecting pop tabs

May 11, 2011

BREMEN — The Bremen Kiwanis Kids (K-Kids) group has added a spark to the community-wide collection of pop tabs.
The Bremen High School National Honors Society began collecting the tabs a few years back. A special container was designed and built to hold one million tabs. The container has already been filled and emptied once with all of the proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House for Riley Hospital.

Student Leaders honored

May 11, 2011

BREMEN — April 28, Bremen High School held its 24th Annual Student Leadership breakfast. Traditionally, the school honors the Class Officers, Club Officers, Team Captains, and Student Council members with a breakfast, a keynote speaker who is the epitome of leadership, and a T-shirt. 
This year’s breakfast was prepared by the DECA Club, and the t-shirt had the school logo on it that listed our school’s three Core Values:  Mutual Respect, High Expectations, and a Caring School Community.

‘Don’t Touch that Dial’ set for Saturday in Bremen

May 11, 2011

BREMEN — If you enjoy classic songs from popular television shows and movies, you’ll really like “Don’t Touch that Dial,” the Bremen High School Swing Choir’s Spring Sing.
“’Don’t Touch that Dial’ has a great variety of music from movies and television from all decades,” said Kathy Overmyer, director. “It’s sure to be a really funny show as well with a few extra clips from TV commercials and many special numbers by individuals. The students have been working very hard and the overall showmanship of the group is really great! And they sound pretty darn good, too!”

Summer Swim Club begins May 16

May 11, 2011

BREMEN — Practice for the 2011 MAPSC summer swim club will begin Monday, May 16 at the Bremen High School pool. Practice time is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. During this time, there will be a parents meeting and registration in the Lion’s Den at 6:30 p.m.
All students in grades K-8 are eligible. The only requirement is the ability to swim one length of the pool in any stroke.

Annual drug take back day a national event

May 11, 2011

BREMEN — The Bremen Police Department was at Woodie’s Supermarket Saturday taking part in the second national Drug Take Back Day. Chief Matt Hassel said the day proved to be a success — with community members, many of them seniors, bringing in their expired, unwanted or unused medications. By 1:30 p.m. Hassel and his men, reserve officers, and DEA Special Agent Bert Davidson had collected more than a box full (of the two they had brought) of discarded drugs.

A piece of history renewed

May 11, 2011

BREMEN — A piece of Bremen history has been renewed and Saturday, it was unveiled for the public to tour during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the B & O Depot.
The building was originally dedicated Oct. 22, 1929 on North Center Street and rededicated May 1 at its permanent home at 810 Douglas Road.

King crowned in Bremen

April 26, 2011

BREMEN — Bremen’s newest “king” was in the building but he wasn’t doing any singing. He played piano in fact, during the fifth annual Lion King Contest held at Bremen High School’s Bowen Auditorium Thursday evening. Contestant number four, Thomas Manges, earned the right to wear the crown and also earned the title of Academics winner. Manges will have a total of $1,050 to give to his charity of choice, the school tennis team.

School board accepts resignations

April 26, 2011

BREMEN — The resignations of a basketball coach, a school therapist, assistant principal and job coach were accepted Tuesday night by the Bremen Board of School Trustees as well as the retirement of a teacher that has served BPS for more than 40 years.
The board accepted the resignations of Kyle Hanyzewski, high school boys varsity basketball coach, Aislinn Zentz, K-12 mental health therapist, Shawna Davenport, K-5 assistant principal and Brenda Parks, high school job coach.

3 area residents’ requests approved

April 26, 2011

Three requests considered by the Marshall County Board of Zoning Appeals April 12 from Bremen residents were unanimously approved, but not without the board asking some tough questions.
Appearing before the board was Harvey Chupp and his father-in-law, Gerald Yoder. Chupp and wife Gloria plan to convert an existing building at 4133 County Line Road from an agricultural shop use to grocery.
The front portion of the structure (50’x50’) would be used for the retail business and the rear portion for storage and warehouse use (40’x50’).

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