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Bremen Schools attract visitors

February 17, 2012

BREMEN — “There are many amazing things happening every day within the walls of the Bremen Public Schools,” said elementary-middle school principal, Larry Yelaska to the Bremen Board of School Trustees at a recent meeting. “The word is starting to spread about our success and initiatives.”
Yelaska pointed out that the schools will be hosting several visitors during the month of February and that administrators and teachers from the Wawasee School Corporation were planning to visit Bremen with the purpose of gathering information and experiences with the Teacher Evaluation Pilot program. 

Pfeiffer in Kokomo for DYW program

February 17, 2012

BREMEN — Jenna Pfeiffer, 2011 Distinguished Young Women of Bremen, will be competing in the Distinguished Young Women of Indiana Program in Kokomo the week of Feb. 19.

Bremen Conservation Club to host breakfast buffet and raffle Feb. 18

February 17, 2012

BREMEN — The Bremen Conservation Club will host a breakfast buffet and raffle at the VFW/American Legion Feb. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Koontz recognized at annual dinner

February 7, 2012

BREMEN — Local business owner Kent Koontz was recognized Jan. 30 at an annual dinner to celebrate the local volunteer fire responders and their fellow emergency agencies.
He wasn’t acknowledged for his involvement with his store, Koontz Hardware, or his handiwork with Historic Bremen Inc., or his other community efforts but for his more than 45 years (and eight months) as a Bremen firefighter.

Pride award issued

February 7, 2012

Dana (above left) and Dave (above right) Pierce were recently awarded by the Town of Bremen for efforts they’ve put into remodeling their home at 401 E. South St.
Council president Heath Thornton (above center) nominated the couple during a regular meeting saying “what they’ve done is magnificent.”
After approving a resolution to award the couple, Thornton first read and then gave them a copy of the document and offered them pins at the Jan. 23 meeting.

Fundraiser in full swing

February 7, 2012

A fundraising initiative started three years ago at Bremen High School is going strong this year as members of Bremen’s National Honor Society (and in conjunction with the local Kiwanis K Kids group) are emptying pop tabs from the collection bin that Bremen students collected to benefit Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis. A competition has been begun between the elementary and middle school classrooms to see who can collect the most.

College prep workshop makes transition easier

February 7, 2012

BREMEN — Graduation is only a few months away, and many graduating girls are preparing themselves for the transition from being high school students who live at home, to being college freshmen who live on campus or independently.

Reenactment for the whole family

February 7, 2012

BREMEN — Bremen Public Library’s February Family Reading Program —“The Blue and The Gray — Commemorating 150 Years Since the Civil War” continues. The next program, for all ages, is Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.
The program is an interactive battle reenactment of the Battle of Shiloh. Attendees will be assigned which side they are going to be on when arriving for the program. Come dressed in the Blue or the Gray if you are partial to a one side over the other.

New iPads motivate kids to learn

February 2, 2012

BREMEN – Bremen Public Schools has found an exciting new way to motivate students to learn.
The school recently purchased 110 iPad2 devices with $65,000 in funds awarded through a state grant.
“The students really want to use them,” said Angela Balsley, Special Services Director. “They are new, novel, fun. Students are very motivated and interested in it.”
The students aren’t the only ones excited about the new technology.

Wastewater, town focused on leaks

February 2, 2012

BREMEN — White Star Cruise Line Vice President P.A.S. Franklin claimed he believed the vessel Titanic to be unsinkable and reportedly — he said that as the ship sat on the bottom of the ocean. When Town of Bremen representatives were told in 2010 that the bio (biological oxidation) towers included in its $2.86 million wastewater facility repair, replacement and refurbishment plan were said to be watertight, they believed it — and like the tragic cruise ship’s representatives — continued to believe … until the leaking began.

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