Brandon Rowe has passed along a digital album of wonderful school photos from the 1920s and ’30s, when his grandmother’s sister, Mary Young, was a teacher. Many of these are her personal copies, and she labeled the students. The collection… Continue Reading →
In late April, this author met with Phyllis [Sheetz] Borkholder, who offered a large number of digital photos and some physical photos for our collection. These included a family scrapbook and four family photo collections that include Sheetz, Berger, and… Continue Reading →
More than 150 photos from the Otho and Gertrude [Nufer] Huff family are now available on our Flickr account. These were generously provided by the Steve Huff family for scanning and include some related family and friends. Otho Huff was… Continue Reading →
Kerry L Stevens, graduate of the Bremen High School, will appear at the Bremen Public Library on November 14, 2018, to promote his book Forever Herself: A Son’s Memoir of a Remarkable Woman, about his mother, Berthella May [Whitmyer] Stevens,… Continue Reading →
In 2014, Charles Schramm gave a talk at the history center on the history of Woodie’s Food Mart, which started downtown on West Plymouth Street.
In 2014, Kent Koontz gave a talk at the history center on the history of Koontz Hardware store, sold in 2017 to the Jones family and called Yoder Hardware.
Robert Earl Hughes was a tall, wall-eyed country boy who grew up in Missouri who became the heaviest human being alive, tipping the scales at over 1,041 pounds—that is, until July 10, 1958, when he was laid low by the… Continue Reading →