March/April 2021

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A library in Lake Nebagamon was a longtime dream of the late Kay Coletta. And as with most of Kay’s dreams, she worked hard to achieve it. A group of Nebagamonites met many evenings to plan for the library and to get funding. Through grants and donations, the library came to be. Kay and her committee decided to name it after Imogene McGrath a longtime educator and a dear friend of them. Imogene died before the library opened in July of 2008, but Kay asked her permission to name it after her before she died. The year of Covid showed how much the library means to us all. It was one of the things most missed during the shutdown. We have been open only Wednesdays from 9:30 to 2:30 for several months but this gave patrons the opportunity to pick up books they ordered from the library system and helped ease the isolation. We are fortunate to have a SER trainee at the library, Jerry Wickland who will resume training April 8 allowing the library to be back to normal hours. Imogene’s family are all involved in the library as are some of her dearest friends. Three generations of the Anderson family are actively involved in many aspects of the IMML, as well as three generations of the McGrath family. It is truly heartwarming to have so many people eager to help out. The library exists only through the generosity of others. We receive no funding of any kind. Expenses are paid through donations and fundraising. Donations can be mailed to IMML. PO Box 502 Lake Nebagamon Wi 54849

NCA MEETING: May 18 @ 6pm (Bridges)
We are always looking for volunteers or those willing to come to meeting to keep our events alive.

As I close out my term on the village board, I am filled with gratitude. I want to thank the members of the board which I had the privilege to serve alongside, the incredible staff of Amy Huber, Daisha, Nolen, Nick Hofstader, Paul Urbanak, Patrick Coughlin, and John Stack. Most of all I want to thank you, the people of Lake Nebagamon, for the privilege you have given me to serve for the past two years. Thank You!! Darrell Kyle, Village President

Keep watch as the NCA is starting to hold meetings again and planning future events with Covid protocol and following CDC recommendations. It seems our community is looking forward to moving ahead and enjoying the events we have had in the past and have missed in 2020. Agendas updating times and meetings will be posted at the Post Office and at Midland, along with restoring monthly newsletters. After our first meeting since 2020 we have decided to start planning, Memorial Day services at the Cemetery with coffee and treats. Looking into a Farmers Market downtown Lake Nebagamon, 4thFest, and bringing back our Halloween Party and Christmas Tree Lighting. Keep updated by joining us monthly at area businesses and watch for our new Facebook page.

Most area businesses are reopening more hours and offering as much a possible while we all navigate how we will all proceed ahead. Please be kind and supportive to the businesses trying to stick to guidelines and do what they can to open at full capacity when the time comes.

Thank you to the local business’ here that support and help the NCA with printing expenses for our monthly newsletter. Please support our community.

Have you been on the village website? The Village Board meets the SECOND Tuesday of each month. As always, it takes a Village.

MISSION STATEMENT: To welcome new businesses, community groups and citizens of Lake Nebagamon, Wi to participate in the promotion of the community. Our objective is to work together to inform Lake Nebagamon, Wi area of local news.

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The can trailer has been relocated to the fire department parking lot. Please drop your cans off and a huge thank you to all donations as this fundraising account helps to supplement the purchase of fire and medical equipment and gear to keep our community safe.