Since 1943, the LaPaz Lions Club has been the only service organization in the LaPaz- North Township community. True to the Lion’s motto of “We Serve,” the Club has provided numerous academic and athletic awards to students at the old LaPaz High School and now LaVille Jr. – Sr. High School.
Historic Bremen, Inc. was founded in 2001 for the preservation and collection of history unique to the northeast Marshall County community of Bremen, Indiana. The organization’s largest project was the relocation and restoration of the Bremen Depot. The building was moved with help from a federal grant and local matching dollars in 2009. The total project cost was $800,000. Historic Bremen has since turned its attention on the establishment of a history center in the downtown. As their collection grew the organization developed a sophisticated computer system of cataloging donations and tracking donors. The Bremen Center for History held its grand opening on May 19, 2013. Currently the organization’s exhibits and offices occupy approximately three-quarters of the space available to them. The next phase will be to finish the remaining space for additional exhibits.
Named for the Potawatomi word for the Yellow River, the Wythougan Valley Preservation Council initially formed in 1999 for the preservation of the Garn House in Plymouth, Indiana. Since that time the organization has continued to inform and involve the public on other projects for the preservation of local heritage. The Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from all ten townships in Marshall County and routinely evaluates potential projects in
The LaPaz Lions Club is hard at work on a project that was near and dear to two former Marshall County Historical Society board members’ hearts.
Elizabeth Marshall and Kathryn Weissert, who have both passed away, had focused for some time on erecting signs at the county’s unmarked cemeteries. Lions secretary and treasurer Don Balka said that for those looking for genealogy information, unmarked cemeteries can pose a real problem.