Painted bikes bring pops of color and personality to the streets of BremenThursday, September 13, 2018
WSBT 22 ReporterA unique project is going to bring some color and art to a local community.A couple noticed nearby communities had different kinds of artwork displayed on the streets, and now Bremen is using old bicycles as their canvas.You don't have to look too hard around Bremen to find brightly decorated bikes -- they're in front of homes and businesses throughout the town. Barb Stouder and her husband Jay came up with the idea after noticing that other communities showcased artwork.They decided using bicycles would be a different way to go.We knew a few people in Bremen that already had bicycles painted in their yards, said Stouder. We thought it would be nice if the town could come together, a way to draw people to town. It has really caught on.Currently they have 34 different bicycles at homes and businesses around town.Those taking part, first of all, are given a helping hand to locate an old-time bicycle, then it is up to them to decide a possible theme, how the colors will go, and how they want it to be.They can do whatever, decorate them however they like, in a theme, or a painted color, said Stouder. A lot of them will add a basket or put flowers in to change with the s...http://wsbt.com/news/local/painted-bikes-bring-pops-of-color-and-personality-to-the-streets-of-bremen
German authorities take aim at far-right party's youth wingThursday, September 13, 2018
We need to treat them like other enemies of the Constitution and observe them accordingly."
Authorities in northern Germany's Bremen and Lower Saxony said Monday they have begun monitoring the party's youth wings in the two states.
Boris Pistorius, Lower Saxony's interior minister, said the decision to keep an eye on the AfD's local youth wing, was unrelated to the recent events in Chemnitz. It was based on Young Alternative's anti-democratic goals and links to the Identitarian Movement, a white nationalist group that has been under state surveillance for four years, Pistorius said.
His counterpart in Bremen, Ulrich Maeurer, described the views of AfD's youth wing in the city-state as "pure racism."
While Germany's top security official, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, said over the weekend that the party as a whole didn't merit surveillance, the monitoring of its youth wings at the state level was a significant step. Some members of the Left party, which describes its position as democratic socialist, also are subject to surveillance.
AfD immediately announced that it would dissolve the two youth sections in question to avert harm to the party and insisted its aims were democratic.
Andreas Kalbitz , a member of the party's national leadership, accused other political parties of panicking in the face of AfD's electoral success.
AfD's rise since its founding five years ago has shaken Germany's establishment and called into question the country's post-World War II consensus that far-right parties have no place in the mainstream.
Nancy A. RenodinThursday, September 13, 2018
Catholic Church, Lowville and enjoyed crocheting. She loved country and western music, singing in talents shows and at gatherings, and singing in the choir at St. Peter’s Church, New Bremen. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.
Bremen man dies in weekend motorcycle crashThursday, September 13, 2018
A Bremen man was killed over the weekend following a one-vehicle crash in Kosciusko County south of North Webster.Kosciusko County Sheriffs Capt. Chris McKeand said 52-year-old James R. Ernsberger III was pronounced dead at Memorial Hospital in South Bend on Saturday after suffering head and neck injuries when he crashed his 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
McKeand said Ernsberger was driving northbound on S.R. 13, near C.R. 200 North, shortly before 1:30 p.m. with a group of other motorcyclists when he laid down his motorcycle for an unknown reason and without making contact with another motorcyclist, according to a news release.
Ernsberger was thrown from the motorcycle and was unresponsive by the time the other motorcyclists reached him.
A helicopter flew Ernsberger to Memorial, but he died of his injuries. The crash remains under investigation, according to McKeand.
Ernsberger had been taking part in a 9/11 charity ride when the crash happened, according to an obituary posted on the...http://www.thepilotnews.com/content/bremen-man-dies-weekend-motorcycle-crash