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Boys & Girls Club, restaurant partner for fundraiser

August 26, 2013

SOUTH BEND — Bremen Boys and Girls Club is partnering with Erskine Plaza Hacienda in South Bend.
Erskine Plaza Hacienda will donate 20 percent of what is spent during their Hacienda Gives Back Fiesta Day on Tuesday, Sept. 3, to Bremen Boys and Girls Club. Participants must bring a token and show it to their server.
The tokens won’t be distributed at Hacienda and must be obtained prior to arrival.

Nearly 100 kids take part in annual triathlon

August 23, 2013

BREMEN — For four years, the Bremen Kiwanis has put together a triathlon for kids ages 5-16.
The Bremen race is a challenge of physical fitness which includes swimming, biking and running. The children are divided up into divisions and subdivided into age groups. These kids practice and prepare for this event.
Division I is for all kids ages 5-10 on the day of the race.
Groups are then broken down even more into 5-6 year olds, 7-8 year olds, and 9-10 year olds.
These kids swim 25 yards, bike a mile, and run .6 mile.

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August 23, 2013

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Are you a hunter? You'll want to read this

August 23, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — The deadline for hunters to apply for this year’s state park deer reduction hunts is Aug. 25.

Hunters must apply online by visiting Hunting.IN.gov and clicking on the "Reserved Hunt Info" link. Paper applications are not available.

Deer reduction hunts reduce the ecological damage that deer herds cause in state parks by helping to maintain deer browsing at a sustainable level. Biologists determine which parks require a reduction each year based on plant recovery and previous hunter success.

Properties requiring a reduction in 2013 are:

Sara Slabaugh is Bremen’s newest DYW, BHS senior will now go to state contest

August 22, 2013

BREMEN — Seven of Bremen’s most talented young women competed Saturday night, but in the end there can be only one Distinguished Young Woman of Bremen.
The judges selected Sara Slabaugh as Bremen’s DYW of 2014.
Slabaugh bested six other Bremen High School seniors to earn the victory. She’ll now compete at the state event in Kokomo in February for a chance to continue to the national program.
Slabaugh earned a $1,000 scholarship by winning the local contest.

Practices continue for contestants in DYW

August 15, 2013

BREMEN — The seven contestants taking part in this year’s Distinguished Young Women of Bremen event spent the last week preparing for Saturday’s competition and organizers say tickets remain available.
“As their last few days approach, the girls are staging talents, preparing for interviews, and perfecting routines,” said Lisa Lemler, event organizer. “The contestants have been practicing hard every Sunday since the end of June at the Bremen United Methodist Church Student Center, so the audience is in for a wonderful show.”

Welcome back!

August 15, 2013

The Bremen High School class of 1978 celebrated its 35-year class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Bremen VFW. Attendance was well over 100 with 56 classmates and nine teachers included in the gathering: (in front from left) Teresa Hochstetler Kobold, Anna Wagley Gonzalez, Nancy Martin Cox, Susan Wittlinger Madlem, Jim Haywood, Sue Carey Ernsberger, Nancy Carter Linville and Pat Reed Wilson.

Police: 'Roughhousing' led to violent crime

August 12, 2013

BREMEN — A Bremen man has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery and battery by means of a deadly for allegedly stabbing a friend while “roughhousing” in early July, according to police.
Bremen police Chief Matt Hassel said Jason Houk, 34, of the 900 block of Center Street, was booked into the Marshall County Jail shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday.
Bremen police were called to an area near the intersection of Center and Third streets at about 11:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, on a report of a stabbing, the police chief said in a news release.

Kelty replaces Merritt on Bremen school board

August 10, 2013

BREMEN — Sheila Kelty is the newest member of the Bremen school board.
Kelty was sworn in at the board’s July 23 meeting, corporation officials said recently. Her term runs through December 2014.
Kelty holds a doctorate of Health Administration from Central Michigan University and an MBA from Ball State University.
Kelty currently works as a health care financial advisor for Purdue University. She previously worked as vice president of Community Hospital of Bremen from 2005 to 2009.

Meet the DYW candidates for 2013

August 10, 2013

BREMEN — Distinguished Young Women of Bremen, formerly Bremen’s Junior Miss, will be holding its annual program on Saturday, Aug. 17, 7 p.m. at the Bowen Auditorium.
There will be seven young women competing for this year’s title. 
Television personality Dean Huppert with WSJV will emcee the program this year.
Seven contestants will compete for the title of the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of Bremen and over $2,000 in cash scholarships.
The DYW Program is full of scholarship opportunities for high school senior girls.

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