Doug Rentz  |  
Cardinals flying high at groundbreaking

New Bremen Local School is one step closer to bringing all Cardinals into one nest. The district celebrated the groundbreaking of its new $17 million elementary and middle school Thursday that was attended by dignitaries, school administrators and the entire 750 K-12 student body.

Superintendent Jason Schrader said this was a historic moment for the K-6 student body and thanked members of the Board of Education, Cardinal Levy Campaign, Garmann/Miller Architects-Engineers, the Gilbane Company and the village administration for helping create a modern, state-of art facility.

"We wanted to bring back a true K-12 feel," Schrader added. "This also is a more cost-effective measure joining both buildings onto one campus." The buidling will include classrooms, a multi-purpose dining and gym area, and a playground, broadening the scope of what teachers and student are able to do in technology and in extended learning areas.

For a full recap of the day, click here to read Sandy Rose Schwieterman's article in the Sidney Daily News.

Click here to watch Lima Channel 35's report by Britt Salay.

Construction manager Gilbane also released new of the groundbreaking, which can be viewed here.