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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’).

Family hopes to raise awareness for Autism

April 26, 2011

By Michelle Donaghey
Correspondent
Autism is a disability that is near and dear to the heart of Bremen grandma, Marla Miller, who only wishes more people would know and realize what it is all about — and what it isn’t.
She hopes especially during this month that is dedicated to Autism awareness, more people will learn more about Autism and not be afraid of it.

Unlikely spring break destination for 2008 Bremen graduate

April 5, 2011

While winter was in full force, most college students geared up for spring break excursions to the beaches of Florida. Julie Manges went to Florida — for a brief layover on her way to Honduras.
Along with two fellow Huntington University students, Manges, a 2008 Bremen High School graduate, traveled to Honduras last month through World Gospel Outreach (WGO). The group offers medical and dental screenings to residents in impoverished countries, with the stated goal of healing and treating them “physically as well as spiritually.”

Jordan is Lilly Endowment winner

April 5, 2011

BREMEN — Hope Jordan has been named the recipient of a four-year, full tuition scholarship as the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF) 2011 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.
She will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and an $800 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.
Hope is the daughter of Jack and Hope Jordan of Bremen. She attends Bremen High School and is planning to attend DePauw University and will major in Business and pursue minors in Spanish and Psychology.

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. 

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