November 2018

November 2018

HUGE THANK YOU FOR HALLOWEEN PARTY:
We could put out an entire Newsletter with details of the Halloween Party and the thank you of outpouring support and help to make the night a huge success. From the donations to the volunteers to all the families that came to enjoy the evening. We are still a work in progress, but this is getting more and more organized each year and have so many people supporting these events. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!

HUNTING WIDOWS WEEKEND:
This unique annual event takes place Saturday, November 17, 2018. Forty (40) vendors will be set up at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium from 9am to 3pm, so there is ample time to shop the varieties offered by artisans. Breakfast downstairs and lunch upstairs will be prepared by Northwestern Choir, they will be using proceeds from these meals to help fund their Choir Trip.
Raffle ticket fees for the beautiful handmade quilt will go to the KIN Charity. A lucky person will win this lovely creation!

Rental fees from the vendor tables fund KIN (Kids in Nebagamon) to purchase Christmas gifts for those in need and to buy the fixings for a family Christmas dinner. Have fun shopping, eating, visiting, and help your community at the same time. It’s a Win/Win for all.

CHRISTMAS PARTY:
Please mark the calendar and join us for the Lake Nebagamon Annual Christmas Tree Lighting December 2, at 4pm. We have a celebration with all the trimmings, including festive decorations, hot chocolate, cookies (sooo many cookies), live Christmas music, a sing a long, Santa and Ms Claus, candy canes and of course, lighting of our tree.

Join us during this time of Peace and Joy…. Christmas!
(bring a plate of cookies to share if you wish)

DEER HUNTERS:
Best of luck to a successful and safe hunting season.

Interesting online hunting information.
Artifacts found in Germany as old as 350,000 years and cave paintings found in France as old as 30,000 years indicate deer hunting has been around since well before the dawn of modern civilization. Back then deer weren’t only a source of food, either. Deer hide provided ancient people clothing and carpeting while deer bone provided clubs and fish hooks, along with knives and spearheads. Deer were a necessity for humankind as a source of sustenance, warmth, weaponry, adventure and sharpening instincts. Today values and instincts mean something totally different. The evolution of hunting over the past 4 million years or so is present in all of us as mankind. As times have changed and hunting has evolved, so too have our means for hunting. Not only have we had a diminished need for deer hunting in our modernized, rationalized society, we also have many more advances for efficient and effective hunting. This combination has devolved our instincts as a race when it comes to tracing deer. These intrinsic adjustments dramatically changed what is needed and how we hunt. With advances in shooting technology and guns that can even shoot and aim themselves, along with such tools afforded us as tree stands and backwoods mules, the deer hunter from over 1 million or even 1 hundred years ago would not recognize the way hunters operate today. The way we hunt today has made leaps and bounds over the past 4 million years. Gone are the handmade spears fashioned from deer bone, bound using deer hide leather, replaced with high caliber rifles accurate enough to allow a novice shooter pick off pencil tip from 300 yards. Also gone is the instinctual need to hunt deer, replaced with the convenience of meat markets on every street corner. But one thing remains; the tradition of the deer hunt is as strong today as it was when mankind first started tracing deer.

Recipe Corner
Cheater Baked Beans
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1 med size Onion finely chopped
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 (15oz) can Tomato Sauce
½ cup Molasses (not blackstrap)
2 TSP Mustard Powder
1 TSP Salt
½ TSP Ground Allspice
1 Bay Leaf
2 (15oz) Cans Navy Beans
(drained and rinsed) (4 cups)

Preheat oven to 350 Using an oven proof container, sauté onions to caramelize (10 min) add garlic, sauté for 1 min add Tomato Sauce, Molasses, Mustard Powder, Salt, Allspice and Bay
Leaf. Cook for 5 min

Add the Beans, cover and transfer to oven. Bake for ½ hour, stir, cook another 1/2 hour in oven. Sauce will thicken and sweeten, Serve Warm, Enjoy

NEWS FROM THE PEWS:
Sunday services in Lake Nebagamon are as follows:
St Anthony Catholic Church.Worship, 11am
Trinity Lutheran Church.Worship, 9am
Lake Nebagamon First Presbyterian.Worship, 11am
(coffee fellowship at 10:15am)
House of Hope Church.Worship, 10:30am

THE LIBRARY SHELF:
“The Emigrants” by W.G, Sebald is a compilation of stories about the people who fled their homeland during WWII. As they age, memories of their families, land, homes and former lives become more important than their current lives. Homesick, they recall the sights and even the smells of the earth and sky where their hearts and souls were born. Detailed descriptions are so vivid you can almost visualize the changing landscape, the angst, the subtle loss of freedom…. the grip of fear as people become transformed. Artfully written, it’s an observation about the human psyche.
As with all book reviews, this book came for our own Lake Nebagamon Library, The Imogene McGrath Memorial Library. Aside from an adult and children’s’ lending section, free use of computers and a printer (for a small fee), you can check out audio books, movies and books on many subjects using your library card. We are so fortunate to have our own library right here in our village, please stop in and visit.

IMOGENE MCGRATH MEMORIAL LIBRARY HOURS
Monday 9am-7pm Tuesday 9am-7pm Wednesday 9:30am-7pm Thursday & Friday 9am-5pm

HALLOWEEN WEBS:
Orb Weaver Spiders are showing themselves lately and perhaps frightening people because this species grows to its full size this time of year, Autumn. They are rather imposing. Having a fused head and throat, eight legs, a fang like a mouth, a huge abdomen, and hairy legs, they look fearsome. However, they are neat and tidy! Nocturnal, they eat their web in the morning to absorb the accumulated dew, leaving no mess. They spin their web all over again to catch pests such as wasps and other insects in that Halloween like web. U.S. Orb Weavers are not poisonous and are afraid of humans! If you have arachnophobia, a simple organic homemade spray will keep them at bay. Mix 1 cup water, ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide, 10 drops lavender and spray around doors etc. in the evening. If you spray a spider it will quickly run away, no need to kill it. Try to adopt the motto “Live and let Live” (a truce between man and nature) if possible.

SCHOOL DAYS:
Did you know, our Northwestern High School in Maple Wisconsin has 422 students in grades 9-12, and is the 207thlargest public school in Wisconsin? There are 29 full time teachers with a ratio of 16 students to 1 teacher. Superior has a ratio of 15 to 1. The OCTAGON, a weekly newspaper produced by the students, lists activities and topics of interests. (The word Octagon represents the 8 communities who came together to form the Maple School District.) From the Academic Quiz Bowl, to the Art Club, Sports, Drama, Music, and much more, they cover it all. Coming up, the KBJR Christmas City of the North Parade, November 8, at 7pm, will include our own Northwestern high School Band. GO TIGERS!! Check things out on the NWHS site for more information.

NCA (Nebagamon Community Association):
We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm in the lower level of the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium.
Our November 13 meeting will be again held at Dockside due to the auditorium schedule. We will be discussing the annual Christmas Tree Lighting party to take place December 2, 2018.
The Nebagamon Newsletter is sponsored by the Nebagamon Community Association. Please submit any news or articles to artsiebarbie@yahoo.com

YOUR OPINION MATTERS:
Please fill out survey and send responses to Jackie Meyer jmeyer210@hotmail.com
What Family friendly events would you like to see in the community? __________________________
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Would you be willing to donate money or volunteer? _______________________________________
How would you prefer to be made aware of events? ________________________________________
Contact info:
Name _______________________________
Address ______________________________
Phone ________________________________
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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.

MEETINGS: We meet the second Tuesday of each month, at 6:00pm in the lower level of the Lake Nebagamon auditorium. Everyone is welcome.

NEWS SUBMISSIONS: DEADLINE is the 20th OF EACH MONTH.

Email ~ artsiebarbie@yahoo.com

DONATIONS: If you would like to donate paper so we may continue to have our newsletter contact the village office (715-374-3101) or Patti Coughlin at Dockside (715-374-2334).
We need to thank all those involved in keeping the newsletter active and being available for our local residents. If you are interested in receiving an email copy of the newsletter monthly send request in email to pattisdockside@yahoo.com

Click here to download the pdf of the newsletter!

August 2018

NEBAGAMON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

AUGUST, 2018 EVENTS

1. Friday, August 3rd, 2018 — from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. “Night Out for Literacy” — 10th Anniversary of the McGrath Memorial Library in Lake Nebagamon. The Fundraiser will be held at Bridge’s Bar (on their deck) in Lake Nebagamon. The Zoomobile will be there for everyone and this is a family friendly event. Everyone is welcome.
2. There is Senior Bingo (for ages 50+) held at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium every Friday beginning at 12 noon. The games (and lots of fun) start at 12:30, so get there early and get your cards. The Bingo is held in the lower level of the building.
3. Tyler Jerstedt has a Woodcarvers Group that meets the first and third Wednesday of each
month at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium. The time is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and you bring your own supplies. Everyone is welcome to learn, carve, and enjoy the company of other artisans. Come and join in on the fun.

TAKE A HIKE!
No, not in the derogatory sense, ha ha. Take a walk through the Village of Nebagamon. There are a few “elderly” people that would like to have some company as they stroll through our beautiful Village. Everyone is welcome, i.e., parents with baby strollers, people in wheelchairs, etc. It is a great time to get together, get some fresh air, and socialize. If you are interested, I am compiling the list and I can get the walks organized. Give me, Debbie, a call at 218-830¬2317 or e-mail me at debInnews@outlook.com.

NATURE NEWS
MONARCH BUTTERFLY MIGRATION
Like Duluth’s Monarch’s buddies who are planting indigenous milkweed plants along the Lakewalk to assist the butterflies on their annual migration, Lake Nebagamon has its own Monarch heroes. Because most milkweed has been cut, poisoned, and otherwise destroyed by human development, the only habitat they eat and lay their eggs on, i.e., Milkweed, has caused the pollinators to disappear by 80% to 90%.

Lucky for rural areas, Milkweed still survives, but it’s our job to insure that it survives. Heidi Henrich Waller, of Lake Nebagamon, has been saving Monarch eggs and feeding them Milkweed. She and her son, Hudson, collect the eggs from mowed areas. Screen covered aquariums and glass jars filled with fresh (daily) Milkweed, Hudson careful harvests and keeps the eggs safe for 5 to 7 days. They then hatch into chrysalis that hang on the leaf for 7 to 10 days. They then morph into butterflies, dry their wings for a few hours, and then the beautiful Monarch butterflies are released into their garden onto asters, one of the Monarch’s favorite foods. A sincere thank you to the Waller family for your heroic efforts to save the Monarch
butterflies!

Submitted by Barb Resheske

“WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?”
The life of Mr. Rogers, the gentle, elegant, and kind television star of the 1960’s and 1970’s, is profiled in this PG13 film. It is now showing at the Zeitgeist Theater in Duluth. Going to the Zeitgeist Theater was an experience in itself. With an artistic venue, impressive cafe, and comfortable theater, the building is both modern and retro. The movie follows Rogers’ life as an overweight and bullied child, his ascent into ministry, and as a television star who saw the need for change in what children watched on television.
Cartoons and kid’s shows were violent, humiliating, and mean-spirited. But, that was the norm, and Rogers knew that they were harmful and frightening to children. His approach to a more gentle and kind world, he believed that all children were inherently good. He also believed that love is the answer and is a message that we all need to hear.
I give this man, and his movie, an A+!

Submitted by Barb Resheske

YOU CAN RECEIVE A GRANT FOR THAT?
With all of the rain recently, we experienced erosion, flooding, dock and boat loss, soggy lawns, compromise of our wells and septics, etc.
Receive a Grant! Approximately 30 homes on Lake Nebagamon’s shoreline have utilized grants through the “Healthy Lakes Program” and you can too. The Grant allows up to $1,000.00 per property for the installation of rain gardens and other shoreline initiatives to divert rain water and prevent damage. Homeowners can lower the cost of the rain gardens by assisting in the installation.

Working with Paul Hlina, of Leaning Pines Native Plants, you can also establish butterfly and bee habitats as part of the project. Lake Nebagamon Ambassadors Will Keifer, Phil Takkunnen, and Alan Yashimoto, can help guide property owners through the process.

If you have access to a computer and Internet, visit the website healthylakeswi.com. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by improving the health of your property and the
wonderful Lake Nebagamon.

Submitted by Barb Resheske

“IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO US”
Something so tragic as a vehicle accident, house fire, etc., we tend to think that none of those tragedies will happen to us and our family and friends. But, unfortunately, they do and drownings of small children are included in that list. For a child under 30 pounds, it takes 30 seconds for them to drown in just a few inches of water.

Unfortunately, drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death for children between the ages of 1 and 4. It only takes a few seconds for a child to walk out an open door, get to unprotected pools, or get to any body of water. If you have a pool, make sure you have a secure fence around the perimeters. If you live near water, ensure that the child is with an adult at all times and that they are wearing life jackets.

This is a gentle reminder for such an important subject. It can happen so quickly and the results can be devastating. Let’s all have fun during the summer and enjoy the water and be safe.

SUNSCREEN
Did you know that Sunscreen lasts only one year? The lotion in the sunscreen is okay, but the effectiveness of the Sunscreen itself has deteriorated and isn’t any good at protecting us from the harmful rays of the sun.

Also, you should apply Sunscreen every two hours when you are outside. Or, if you are active and perspiring or swimming, you should reapply each time you come out of the water or after you are done with the sports and/or activity.

How much Sunscreen should I apply? For an average adult, you need to apply a minimum of 4 “shot” glasses of Sunscreen on your body. You can never have too much Sunscreen.

THANK YOU!
Thank you to the Bennett Fire Department for the donation of paper to the Nebagamon Community Association Newsletter. It is greatly appreciated.

HATS OFF TO THE VILLAGE OF LAKE NEBAGAMON
The Village of Nebagamon organized a great 4th of July week. It was the perfect place for family fun. The Dragontail run was enjoyed by young and old and it was a safe and well-organized race. There was also a non-denominational church service which was attended by many.

There was a wonderful concert by the Superior Singers and many other fun bands. Nebagamon has an amazing swimming beach, the 4th of July parade, Community Picnic, boat parade, and fireworks.

It took many volunteers and a great office staff at the Village to organize this week long event.

Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Thank you and a job well done!

Submitted by C.J.B.

CANS FOR KIDS
Thank you, thank you! Thank you to everyone that have supported Cans for Kids in the Village of Lake Nebagamon. Your monthly contribution of aluminum cans will bring in many dollars for the kids at the end of the year.

The following are businesses that have supported the Can for Kids during the past 15 years. The Midland Store has helped by allowing the can trailer to be located on their property all year. Botten’s Green Acres (Brad and Jody Botten) have supported the can business for many years. The Kro Bar (Dean Bailie) has supplied cans for many years. Bridges Tavern (Tracy Longa) has allowed the cans to be supplied weekly for the can trailer. The Dockside (Patti Coughlin) has also had cans for the program.

There have been a number of businesses that have helped the can trailer to be functional for the last few years. Ernie’s Welding (Frank Hietala); Brule Standard Station (Wes Ravela); Copp’s Auto Repair (John Copp) and the Nebagamon Fire Department (Jim Dawson).

Your Can Team Leader, Roger Drolsum (715-817-5456) would like to thank everyone that has supported the Cans for Kids over the many years.

P.S. I have one request…please bend each can once. This will save space in the trailer.

Submitted by Roger Drolsum

MISSION STATEMENT: To welcome 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.

MEETINGS: We meet the second Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 p.m. The location is at the Lake Nebagamon, WI Auditorium, downstairs on the lower level. Please use side entrance. Everyone is welcome!

CONTACT INFORMATION: Debra Anderson, Editor 218-830-2317. (Please leave a message, if no answer.) E-Mail: debInnews@outlook.com.

NEWS SUBMISSIONS: DEADLINE IS THE 20th” OF EACH MONTH. Publication is on the 23rd of each month, or soon thereafter.

Would you like the Newsletter e-mailed to you? Please contact Debra at debInnews@outlook.com.

DONATIONS TO THE NEWSLETTER
If you would like to donate paper for the Newsletter to be printed on, please contact Debra. Or, if you wish to donate money to purchase paper and for other expenses, please let us know.

Downloadable Newsletter

July 2018

HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

 
JULY, 2018 EVENTS

  1. There is Senior Bingo (for ages 50+) held at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium every Friday beginning at 12 noon. The games (and lots of fun) start at 12:30, so get there early and get your cards. The Bingo is held in the lower level of the building.
  2. Tyler Jerstedt has a Woodcarvers Group that meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium. The time is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and you bring your own supplies. Everyone is welcome to learn, carve, and enjoy the company of other artisans. Come and join in on the fun.
  3. Dragintail Run/Walk. Saturday, July 7, 2018 — 9:00 a.m. This race is to support the Lake
    Nebagamon Fire Department. Contact Swan, Village of Lake Nebagamon, at: dawsomfire2@gmail.com with questions.
  4. Exercise for Everyone! The Exercise Class is held at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday for the summer months. Cardio, weights, and balance for everyone aged 2 to 102. Research has shown cardio is great for your heart and brain. AARP Newsletter says exercise is rebuilding heart muscle cells. So, come and join us and your friends and feel good all day. Reminder…you need to bring your own weights.
  5. “Consumer Education Information” meeting. All adults are welcome — invite your friends, family, and neighbors. Come and learn about wise shopping choices for natural and chemical free products. RSVP to Debra Anderson at 218-830-2317 (leave a message if need be with your name, telephone number, and how many will be attending). You can also e-mail at meladeb@outlook.com. The gathering will have refreshments provided and will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 9th, 2018. The location is at the Phoenix Villa Apartments, 6850 S. Fitch Avenue, Lake Nebagamon, WI 54849 in the Community Room.
  6. 4th of July Parade! Begins at 4:00 p.m. Start planning your floats and what you would like
    to enter into the parade.REMINDER FOR BOATERS DURING THE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS!!! IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU STAY 350 to 500 FEET FROM THE FIREWORKS BARGE.

PLOGGING ANYONE?
Jogging and picking up trash simultaneously has a new moniker called “plogging”. A trend among runners and those who want to clean up the litter, Lake Nebagamon is a good candidate for these folks. Dog and leisure walkers can also participate and we call them “Plockers”. With plastic gloves and bags in hand, bend from the knees instead of your back to prevent back strain. Do squats as you lower your body to put the trash into your bag. Very good for the gluts and the thighs. You will beautify your legs as well as the planet!
Barb Resheske says let’s plan a group to plog or plock and have a pizza afterwards. Anyone wishing to sign up, please contact Barb at 715-817-6584.

GETTING OLD ISN’T FOR THE WEAK
Telephone books still have tiny printed names, prescription bottles have child proof caps that can’t be opened by arthritic fingers, remote controls need to be read with a magnifying glass, etc., etc. Some people that don’t have a computer and/or access to Internet services, are charged bank fees for statements to be mailed to them. If they receive them electronically, they are free of charge.
You do have control of your bank service charges. If your bank has started this practice with your account, you can ask them to change the type of account you have so you don’t get charged. If they don’t have an option to offer you, there are many banks that don’t charge and there is also the choice of Credit Unions. I know change is sometimes difficult, but to save money, we need to take control and not pay fees for services that should be offered free of
charge.
Submitted by Barb Resheske and Debra Anderson

DID YOU KNOW?
It is against the State of Wisconsin law to spit on the sidewalks?
I am going to do some research and find out how many people are given tickets for this activity and it will be in August’s Newsletter. Just for curiosity sake.

NATURE NEWS
Monarch Butterflies have been traveling in pursuit of Milkweed for three months. They travel to Southern Canada where the Milkweed range ends.

Females are now laying the second generation of eggs and these will be the grandchildren of the butterflies that wintered in Mexico. It takes about one month for each generation to develop and over the summer, three generations will be produced in the North.

In June, there will be grandchildren, July produces great-grandchildren, and August produces great-great grandchildren.
Monarchs were sighted in Lake Nebagamon in early and mid-June. They were counted and reported to “Journey North”. You too can count Monarchs on their trip north or on their return South beginning in August. Please go online to “Journey North” to participate and join in this fascinating and fun adventure counting our beautiful pollinators.

Submitted by Barb Resheske

RECIPE OF THE MONTH
NON DAIRY CHIP DIP
2 Cups Tofu
2 Tabs Avocado Oil
1 Minced Garlic Clove
1 Pkg. French Onion Dip

Blend well for 4 minutes. Refrigerate a few hours to marinate and chill. Low in calories and fats!

FUTURE DATES FOR EVENTS
.Friday, August 3rd, 2018 —from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. “Night Out for Literacy” — 10th Anniversary of the McGrath Memorial Library in Lake Nebagamon. The Fundraiser will be held at Bridge’s Bar (on their deck) in Lake Nebagamon.

MISSION STATEMENT: To welcome 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.

MEETINGS: We meet the second Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 p.m. The location is at the Lake Nebagamon, WI Auditorium, downstairs on the lower level. Please use side entrance. Everyone is welcome!

CONTACT INFORMATION: Debra Anderson, Editor 218-830-2317. (Please leave a message, if no answer.) E-Mail: debInnews@outlook.com.

NEWS SUBMISSIONS: DEADLINE IS THE 20′ OF EACH MONTH.
Publication is on the 23rd of each month, or soon thereafter.

Would you like the Newsletter e-mailed to you? Please contact Debra at debInnews@outlook.com.

DONATIONS TO THE NEWSLETTER
If you would like to donate paper for the Newsletter to be printed on, please contact Debra. Or, if you wish to donate money to purchase paper and for other expenses, please let us know.

CORRECTIONS:
We reported in the June, 2018 Newsletter that the law prohibits boaters from being within 150 feet from the fireworks barge. I received a call from Tony Colletta, Lake Nebagamon Fire Department, and he said the distance is now 350 to 500 feet from the barge. This year, they are going to be setting off larger fireworks. Therefore, the distance for the boats to stay away from the barge is greater for safety reasons.

  1. What family friendly events would you like to see in the community?
  2. Would you be willing to donate money or volunteer?
  3. How would you prefer to be made aware of events?
    Contact info:
    Name
    Address
    Phone
    Email

Please contact Debra at debInnews@outlook.com with your responses!

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May 2018

FREE PUBLICATION!
NEBAGAMON COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
MAY, 2018

MISSION STATEMENT: To welcome 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.

MEETINGS: We meet the second Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 p.m. The location is at the Lake Nebagamon, WI Auditorium, downstairs on the lower level. Please use side entrance. Everyone is welcome!

CONTACT INFORMATION: Debra Anderson, Editor 218-830-2317. (Please leave a message, if no answer.) E-Mail: debInnews@outlook.com.

NEWS SUBMISSIONS: Deadline is the 20th of each month. Publication is on the 23rd of each month, or soon thereafter.
Would you like the Newsletter e-mailed to you? Please contact Debra at
debInnewsPoutlook.com.

If you would like to donate paper for the Newsletter to be printed on, please contact Debra. Or, if you wish to donate money to purchase paper, please let us know.

LEASH LAW:
The Village of Lake Nebagamon would like to remind residents (and visitors) that there is a leash law for dogs within the Village. Please, keep your pet on the leash for the safety of your dog, the safety of other dogs, and people (including children).

MAY, 2018 EVENTS:
1. There is Senior Bingo (for ages 50+) held at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium every
beginning at 12 noon. The games (and lots of fun) start at 12:30, so get there early and get your cards. The Bingo is held in the lower level of the building.

2. May 5th, 2018 — Derby Days at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lake Nebagamon. See information under Church News in this Newsletter.

3. Tyler Jerstedt has a Woodcarvers Group that meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium. The time is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and you bring your own supplies. Everyone is welcome to learn, carve, and enjoy the company of other artisans. Come and join in on the fun.

DID YOU KNOW?
Lake Nebagamon has a new retail store in town! It is called Birch and is located at 6869 South Lake Avenue, Suite 1. It is owned by Britta Smith and Sara Culhane Martinson. Britta, and her Husband Keith, have 3 children and live in Lake Nebagamon. Sara is a native of Brule, WI and lives there with her husband Bill.

Birch collects vintage household and kitchen goods. They also have for sale new clothing/accessories, handbags, jewelry, candles, soaps, and mugs. Their hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. And, on Sunday, they are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Their telephone number is 715-374-1114; e-mail is birchlknebagamonPgmail.com and you can also find them on Facebook at birchlakenebagamon.

MOTHER’S DAY!
Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 13th, 2018. Be sure to remember your Mother (Mom) on this day, be it in person or in spirit.
Here is a little bit of history and maybe surprising 5 facts that you didn’t know about Mother’s Day:
1. Mother’s Day probably started as a way for mourning women to honor fallen soldiers.

2. The earliest iterations of Mother’s Day in the U.S. were organized for several reasons, but celebrating mothers wasn’t among them. U.S. Women’s Groups, in the late 1800’s, came together in West Virginia, to tackle everything from infant mortality to disease and milk contamination. In 1870, a composer, by the name of Julia Ward Howe, issued a “Mother’s Day Proclamation” urging women to become politically active and to promote peace following the U.S. Civil War, according to National Geographic.

3. The official holiday’s founder, Anna Jarvis, boycotted the holiday. Jarvis, a native of West Virginia, organized the first Mother’s Day celebration at a church in Grafton, West Virginia in 1908 in memory of her own mother, who died 3 years earlier. She successfully campaigned to have the day adopted nationally, but by the time of her death in 1948, Jarvis had spent most of her personal wealth fighting the holiday she helped conceive. She apparently found the commercialization of Mother’s Day deplorable and sued groups that used the name “Mother’s Day” to promote consumerism. She even lobbied the government to remove it from the U.S. official calendar.

4. Jarvis never married and was childless.

5. The carnation was the original Mother’s Day flower.

MAY DAY:
You may not realize it, but May Day, an ancient spring festival in the Northern Hemisphere, is an astronomical holiday. It’s one of the year’s four cross-quarter days, or a day that falls more or less midway between an equinox and solstice, in this case, the March equinox and June solstice.

The other cross-quarter days are Groundhog Day on February 2″; Lammas on August 1st; and Halloween on October 31″.
Wrapping a Maypole with colorful ribbons is perhaps the best known of all May Day traditions. In the late 20th Century, people left homemade May baskets filled with spring flowers and sweets on each others’ doorsteps, usually anonymously. I know I did this as a child and it would be wonderful if this tradition could be revived.

CHURCH NEWS:
1. The Lake Nebagamon Presbyterian Church — services begin 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.

2. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lake Nebagamon says…”SAVE THE DATE”! May 5th, 2018. Ladies, put on your best hat and attend the fun event at the Church. There will be lunch, prize for the most beautiful hat, surprises, and more. The price is $15.00 per Adult and includes lunch, festivities, and a Mint Julep! Time is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

3. The Evangelical Church in Hawthorne wanted to be mentioned in the Newsletter. Their Pastor is Tom Leesberg. The telephone number for more information is 218-464-8179.

Click here to download May 2018 Calendar

FUTURE DATES FOR EVENTS:
Saturday, June 16th, 2018 — 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Village-Wide Garage Sale. To get a map of the Garage Sale Locations, stop at Lake Nebagamon Midland Cooperative on Saturday, June 16th, 2018.

To be on the map for your Garage Sale, contact geolehman1@iuno.com with Subject Line: Lake Nebagamon Sale. Or, Call George on or before June 14th at 715-373-9068 or 218-390-7346. $10.00 fee covers advertising costs and something to identify your site. This event is sponsored by Nebagamon Lake Association.

Friday August 3rd 2018 —from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. “Night Out for Literacy” —10th Anniversary of the McGrath Memorial Library in Lake Nebagamon. The Fundraiser will be held at Bridge’s Bar (on their deck) in Lake Nebagamon.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
“Life is like riding a bicycle…to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

ADVERTISING:
PAPARAZZI JEWELRY! Tina Souza and Stacey Kitzman are the Consultants and all jewelry is priced at $5.00. The jewelry is perfect for proms, weddings, a night out on the town, and every day use. Beautiful selection. Contact Tina Souza at 715-815-0086 or Stacey Kitzman at 715-815-0160.

Click here for Dragin Tail Run/Walk Registration Form

DRAGINTAIL RUN/WALK
9:00 A.M. START TIME
SATURDAY JULY 7, 2018

DraginTail is a 5 mile Run/walk to support the Lake Nebagamon Fire Department. The
race is held on a certified course and is chip timed by Duluth Timing and Events, LLC.
(Duluthtimingandevents.com) – Email dawsonfire2@gmail.com with questions

Pre-Registration: Participants may register online at Tempotickets.com/DraginTail or by mailing form and check to P.O. Box 514, Lake Nebagamon, WI 54849.

Entry Fee: $20.00 before June lst and $25.00 June 1-28, $30 after June 28th through race day. Please Make Checks Payable to: L.N.F.D. (Lake Nebagamon Fire Department).

Race Day Registration: Lake Nebagamon Auditorium from 7:30 am – 8:45am

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE LAKE NEBAGAMON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Dragin Tail Helpers Registration Form

DRGAIN TAIL HELPERS NEEDED FOR OUR LAKE NEBAGAMON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNUAL FUNDRAISER. IF YOU CAN HELP FOR AN HOUR DURING OUR ANNUAL DAY WHICH IS JULY 7, PLEASE EMAIL SWAN DAWSON AT dawsonfire2@gmail.com or CALL 715-817-8311. THANK YOU!!!

March 2018

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Nebagamon community newsletter

MARCH, 2018

MISSION STATEMENT: To welcome 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.

MEETINGS: We meet the second Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 p.m. The location is at the Lake Nebagamon, WI Auditorium, downstairs on the lower level. Please use side entrance. Everyone is welcome!

CONTACT INFORMATION: Debra Anderson, Editor 218-830-2317. (Please leave a message, if no answer.) E-Mail: debllnews@outlook.com.

At this time, I would like to introduce myself. Since I have such a common name, and there are many Debra (Debbie) Anderson(s) in the area, it has been suggested that I explain which one I am. I am new to the area (approximately 2 years ago) and moved from Barnes, WI. My Dad had a cabin in Barnes, WI, so we used to spend a lot of time in this wonderful community, especially at the Dairy Queen! I am originally from Grand Marais, MN.

I am retired and work part-time at the McGrath Memorial Library in Lake Nebagamon. Feel free to stop in and introduce yourself. It would be a pleasure meeting people of the area and the community.

At the same time, you can check out some books from the Superior Library Section of the Library, if you wish. And, we also have a “Lending Library” whereby you don’t need a Library card to check out the books. It is based on the honor system. Hope to see you soon!

NEWS SUBMISSIONS: Deadline is the 20th of each month. Publication is on the 23rd of each month, or soon thereafter. News items can include community events, business events, school activities, church activities, etc. We will publish articles on people of interest, local history, etc. Please contact the Editor, Debra Anderson. (Contact information provided above.)

This Newsletter is a “Work in Progress” and will eventually have the format a Newsletter should have. In the meantime, we are working on formatting, the logo, and layout. Thank you for your patience.

If you would like to have the newsletter e-mailed to you, please contact Debra Anderson at debllnews@outlook.com. She will add you to the e-mail list for distribution of the newsletter. We will not be mailing the newsletter via the U.S. Postal Service.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED:

The Nebagamon Community Association is in need of Adult Volunteers for Friday evenings for rollerskating at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium. The Volunteers would supervise the skaters, sell snacks, assist with the rollerskates, cleaning, and closing the Auditorium. If interested, please call Swan at the Administration Office for Lake Nebagamon at 715-374-3101. If we get more people involved, we can offer the rollerskating again to the children of the community.

MARCH, 2018 EVENTS:

1. There is Senior Bingo (for ages 50+) held at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium every Friday beginning at 12 noon. The games (and lots of fun) start at 12:30, so get there early and get your cards. The Bingo is held in the lower level of the building.

2. MARCH 4TH! Bridge’s 4th Annual Polar Plunge. This fundraiser is to raise funds for the Volunteer Fire Department of Lake Nebagamon.

The entry fee for each “Plunger” is $20.00. You can also get Sponsors for your Plunge and we will be able to donate more money to the Fire Department. There are prizes for the most money raised and for the best Plunge-wear! Each participant will receive a T-shirt commemorating their courage and willingness to jump into ice cold water! There will be a bon fire and hot dog feast at Bridge’s Bar after the event.

Pre-Register at Bridge’s Bar before March 4th. You can get a pledge sheet at the same time. Otherwise, you can register on the day of the event from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

You don’t need to take the Plunge to enjoy the festivities! Come and cheer on the participants, watch the fun, enjoy the bon fire, and have a light lunch. This all benefits our Volunteer Fire Department! Without them coming to our rescue in our time of need, situations could be much more tragic and dire. They are our heroes!

3. IN YOUR EASTER BONNET! Lake Life Products, on Lake Avenue in Lake Nebagamon, will hold their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Shop. The Easter Bunny will be there also! So, hop on down to the shop, on Saturday, March 31st, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., to have some “hare raising fun”! You will have an “eggsellent” time. See you there!

TRIVIA INFORMATION ON EASTER:

Why a Bunny? German Immigrants, in the 1700’s, brought with them the tradition of Osterhaws, the Bunny who laid eggs. Children would build nexts for Osterhaws to lay colored eggs.
Why an Egg? To Christians, the Easter egg represents the empty tomb and the resurrection of Jesus.

DID YOU KNOW? Written and Submitted by Barb Resheske

Douglas County has been asking residents to have water tests done on their wells to set a data base for the future. Why you ask?

That future being whether or not Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO’s) will be coming to our County. They have been forced out of other states because the ground water contamination has been so foul. Wells, waterways, rivers, and lakes are drowning in manure. CAFO’s commonly lock 25,000 to 40,000 pigs in warehouses. The sows live their entire lives inside barred cages. Millions of gallons of liquid manure is injected into dirt and sprayed onto land as a means of getting rid of the fecal waste.

Presently, there are 240 CAFO’s in Wisconsin. Bayfield County is currently in a lawsuit against the CAFO planned near Ashland, at the headwaters of Lake Superior and its watershed. The decision to allow CAFO’s in Douglas County has now been given to the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). You can contact them and ask them to protect us, the taxpayers and consumers against CAFO’s in our pristine wilderness.

The contact numbers are 608-224-5012 or 1-800-422-7128. Or, on the Internet, you can go to DATCP Home Page.

BOOK OF THE MONTH: Submitted by: Barb Resheske

“The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen” by Sean Sherman

Researched and written by a Lakota Native American, who grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the Dakotas. As a youngster, he realized that Government handouts of canned foods were not what Natives had in their Ancestry. Living with his Grandparents, he began cooking, at an early age, for them. This piqued his interest and eventually compelled him to travel the world searching for the roots of Indian foods. He discovered greens from dandelions, lambsear, gluten free grains that included wild rice, amaranth, corn flour, tubers, and sumac. There were jams made from berries, apples, and squash. The wild meat included venison, bison, and fish. All were natural foods that were staples of a healthy and nutritional life. The recipes are easy to prepare and are wholesome and artistically photographed.

A beautifully orchestrated look into the lives of the original people, their demise, and their rise back to self-reliance and need for their cultural place in America. One of the top chefs in American, Sean Sherman, has a restaurant in Minneapolis. Road trip anyone???

THANK YOU!

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Nebagamon Community Association Members, Upper Great Lakes Foods, Manions, Midland Marketplace of Lake Nebagamon, Dollar General Store located in Poplar on Highway 2 and P, and to all of the Volunteers who helped to make our First Annual Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser a success! You are all awesome and we appreciate you greatly.

A special thank you to Patti, Pat, and Preston from Dockside (Lake Nebagamon) for their kitchen skills. You are awesome chefs! They offered both a Vegetarian Sauce and Meat Sauce for people with special diets, which was appreciated.

These fundraisers are to raise money to have 4th of July Fireworks in Lake Nebagamon. So, thank you to the community members for attending and donating so generously.

LION’S CLUB INTERNATIONAL

Lion’s Club International began in 1916 to help meet the needs of communities, both local and global. A non-political service organization established in over 200 countries worldwide, their aim is to raise money for worthy causes and for charitable purposes.

Lion’s Club have a Constitution, By-Laws, a Code of Ethics, and a Pledge to give unselfish service to others. Sadly, our own local Lion’s Club, located in Lake Nebagamon, have disbanded after giving many years of loyal service to our community. Declining memberships and the retirement of many hard working and diligent members are the reasons for their demise.

The grateful citizens of Lake Nebagamon wish to extend their heartfelt thanks for the generous time and energy our Lion’s Club has given to us. From Northwestern High School scholarships, to our 4th of July Fireworks, to our Garden Club, and numerous other organizations. Thank you for the 50 plus years of leadership.

You will be sorely missed!

CHURCH NEWS:

1. The Lake Nebagamon Presbyterian Church will meet at Solon Springs Presbyterian Church for the month of February, 2018. The Solon Springs Presbyterian Church will meet at Lake Nebagamon Presbyterian for the months of January and March, 2018. Services at both Churches will begin at 10:30 Sunday morning. Everyone is welcome.

2. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lake Nebagamon says…”SAVE THE DATE”! May 5th, 2018 is the date and be sure to keep it open as they have a wonderful event scheduled for that date. More news to follow in the April, 2018 Newsletter.

3. The Evangelical Church in Hawthorne wanted to be mentioned in the Newsletter. Their Pastor is Tom Leesberg. The telephone number for more information is 218-464-8179.

PLEASE NOTE: If other Churches in the area have news, please contact Debra Anderson to get the information into the next Newsletter.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

“Those who judge, don’t understand; those who understand don’t judge.” Unknown

JOKE OF THE MONTH:

Science Tip: You can distinguish an alligator from a crocodile by paying attention to whether the animal sees you later…or after awhile. Ha ha

SERVICE DIRECTORY:

Queen Bee Cleaning. Please call Terri at 715-919-6036. She is going to have an advertisement in next month’s newsletter with more information. Give her a call and discuss the services she offers and what the prices are that she charges.

LAKE NEBAGAMON COMMUNITY EVENTS – MARCH, 2018

3/2 Friday Ice Skating Party and Bon Fire Dockside – At Lake

3/3 Saturday Book Across “Bagamon” Dockside – At Lake
Snowshoe, Ski, Walk/Run from Dockside
Across the Lake to Lighthouse and Return.

Wounded Warrior Ride – 9:00 a.m. Sign in at Roadhouse
Fundraiser supporting our American In Hawthorne
Troops and Veterans. ATV/Snowmobile
Ride on the beautiful winter trails of
Northern Douglas County, WI

70’s Disco Karaoke Party – 9:00 p.m. Dockside

3/4 Sunday Polar Plunge – 1:00 p.m. Bridges Bar and Lake
(See Article in this Newsletter)

3/5 Monday DJ Trivia – 7:00 p.m. Dockside

3/7 Wednesday Smear – 6:00 p.m. Dockside
Live OpinioNation Trivia – 7:00 p.m. Bridge’s

3/8 Thursday Music by Lee Martin – 8:00 p.m. Bridge’s

3/10 Saturday Boot Hockey Fun Day Dockside – At Lake

3/12 Monday DJ Trivia – 7:00 p.m. Dockside

3/13 Tuesday Nebagamon Community Association Meeting Auditorium – Lower
6:00 p.m. Level

Music by Russ Darwin – 7:00 p.m. Bridge’s

3/14 Wednesday Smear – 6:00 p.m. Dockside
Live OpinioNation Trivia – 7:00 p.m. Bridge’s

3/15 Thursday Music by Lee Martin – 8:00 p.m. Bridge’s

3/17 Saturday St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Party Bridge’s, Dockside
*Pre-Parade – Live Music 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. by
Len and Lois Dockside
*Drop off Appetizers/food for post-parade party
Between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Bridge’s
*Parade staging and a pre-parade drink at
Maureen’s House – 11614 E. Main Street
*5:30 p.m. – Prompt start of Parade! Debbie and
Ed will lead the parade West (towards Bridge’s)
Then North, Up in Front of Bridge’s around town
And end up at Dockside for a drink.
*Post Parade – Enjoy live music and appetizers Bridge’s
At Bridge’s Bar. It is a Participation Parade!

50’s Sock Hop Karaoke – 9:00 p.m. Dockside

3/19 Monday DJ Trivia – 7:00 p.m. Dockside

3/21 Wednesday Smear – 6:00 p.m. Dockside
Live OpinioNation Trivia – 7:00 p.m. Bridge’s

3/23 Friday Music by Similar Dogs – 6:00 p.m. Bridge’s

3/26 Monday DJ Trivia – 7:00 p.m. Dockside

3/27 Tuesday Music by Russ Drarwin – 7:00 p.m. Bridge’s

3/28 Wednesday Smear – 6:00 p.m. Dockside
Live OpinioNation Trivia – 7:00 p.m. Bridge’s

3/31 Saturday Masquerade Karaoke Party – 9:00 p.m. Dockside

February 2018

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NEBAGAMON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY, 2018

MISSION STATEMENT: To welcome 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.

MEETINGS: We meet the second Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 p.m. The location is at the Lake Nebagamon, WI Auditorium, downstairs on the lower level. Please use side entrance.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Debra Anderson, Editor 218-830-2317. E-Mail: debllnews@outlook.com.

NEWS SUBMISSIONS: Deadline is the 20th of each month. Publication is on the 23rd of each month. News items can include community events, business events, school activities, church activities, etc. We will, publish articles on people of interest, local history, etc. Please contact the Editor, Debra Anderson. (Contact information provided above.)

If there is anyone that would like to volunteer to help with the distribution of the Newsletter, please let Debra Anderson know,
This Newsletter is a “Work in Progress” and will eventually have the format a Newsletter should have. In the meantime, we are working on formatting, the logo, and layout. Thank you for your patience.

Another goal of ours is to be on Facebook and to have a Web Page designed. This will enable the public to have access to information for our area, be up to date on events that are occurring, and provide input.

Also, if you would like to have the newsletter e-mailed to you, please contact Debra Anderson at debllnews@outlook.com. She will add you to the e-mail list for distribution of the newsletter. We will not be mailing the newsletter via the U.S. Postal Service.

FEBRUARY, 2018 EVENTS:
1. Buti Yoga is taught at the Lake Nebagamon Auditorium (upstairs) by Elizabeth Kessler. Buti Yoga is a style of yoga that combines jump training, dancing, and yoga. This is a more intense workout. Buti means “a secret remedy or cure.” The classes will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. During the month of February, 2018, the classes will be held on February 5th; February 16th; and February 22″d, 2018. Everyone is welcome.

DID YOU KNOW?
ABOUT OUR FEATHERED AND FURRY FRIENDS
During the freezing weather, animals’ paws or feet can suffer frostbite in a matter of minutes. Once frostbitten, the area can take over a year to heal. This of a burned and raw paw that will be walking on hot asphalt this summer. This is double the pain and suffering for our furry friends.

Leave your animal companion out for a very short time to relieve him/herself and switch to using baking soda to thaw ice. Rock salt contain toxic chemicals that burn feet. When the animal cleans him/herself, the toxins are deadly.
There are WI State Statutes that protect animals from neglect and abuse. The Statutes require shelter, water, food, and cleanliness. The State Statutes are 951.01 to 951.15.1.

We all must be the eyes and ears for those that cannot speak for themselves. So, please help protect neglected animals by taking a stand and reporting animal abuse. And, be kind to your own pets. Pets get just as cold and lonely as humans do, so do the right thing and take care of them properly.

NATURE ALL AROUND US
Written By Barb Resheske
The GBBC is coming!
The Great Backyard Bird Count will take place February 16th through the 19th, 2018.

Why count birds???

In 2017, 210,000 participants in 140 countries counted 5,940 species, with a total of 986,786 birds counted. The survey showed birds moving and staying farther north than usual. You might notice that wildflowers are changing too. As birds fly over, they carry and release seeds in their droppings. I’m seeing wildflowers new to this area. I now have asters in my garden that I didn’t plant.

You can help by counting as little as 15 minutes in your yard, at your feeder, or from your window. Just go to www.audubon.com to register.
FYI, there is a “Rare Bird” alert that notifies thousands of birders to areas where rare birds appear. These birders stay, shop, eat locally and often return the following seasons. Cities can receive up to $130,000 in grant money for enhancement of its bird habitat.

Birding has its advantages in many more ways than tracking birds. It can benefit municipalities too. You can visit the “American Birding Association” site for information. Three years ago, I had a Western Grebe land in my yard. Far off course, it is usually found on the Pacific Coast. The D.N.R. confirmed the bird. That was very exciting.

Birders have life lists and will travel all over the world to add to their list. My list is a paltry 93, while come baby boomers have 7,000. An intriguing non-fiction book a man’s quests is “All the Birds in the World”.

An intriguing non-fiction book about a man’s hirding quest is “All the Birds in the World”.

COMMUNITY NEWS:
GOOD NEIGHBORS!
It’s snowing again. Every time it snows, I worry about how I’ll get out of my driveway. And, every time it has snowed for many years, my wonderful neighbor, Kevin Knaack, snowblows me out. When I had pulmonary embolisms and was on death’s door, my wonderful neighbors, Kevin Knaack and his Father, Fred Knaack rushed me to the hospital.

Sainthood runs in this family. Their boys are always willing to help with lawn care. The family driveway is filled with teenager’s cars, their basketball hoop a draw for many kids all summer long. Hearts as big as Texas, Stacy and Kevin Knaack open their home to many.

In 2015, Stacy, Kevin’s generous wife, took it upon herself to start a Robotics program for the Northwestern School District. Even after their own children went to other pursuits, she was the force behind the continuation of the program. Fundraising, borrowing kits from CESA in Ashland (the kit contains 700 small pieces and had to be counted after every use…which Stacy and Kevin did), writing manuals, attending Board Meetings, finding used computers for kids to program, being at the Elementary School to teach and mentor children in the STEM system of Robotics every Tuesday and Thursday since 2015. And, all of this was done on their own time and after work… come rain, snow, and blizzards.

Denfeld High School students took second in the world championships. There is a $40,000 budget just for robotics in one Duluth School.
The STEM system uses science, technology, engineering, and math to program robots. All children can participate in this program and use their abilities.

Without Robotics, we wouldn’t have prosthetic limbs and other pertinent medical devices. Refrigerators that make ice, automatic door openers, conveyor belts, car starters, you name it—they all had to be programmed for the convenience of our people.

Our own Northwestern STEM teams have gone to state competitions, having created robots that must meet certain criteria, i.e., run, climb, lift, navigate, and be properly programmed to compete with other teams in a maze challenging format.
Expenses are paid for with a few donations, fundraisers, and with the help of the Knaacks. Please consider helping this worthy educational opportunity for children of this School District. The program is in need of used laptops, mentors, coaches, and money.
Please contact Stacy and Kevin Knaack at 218-310-2303.

THANK YOU!
The Nebagamon Community Association wants to thank all of the volunteers who made our Halloween and Christmas events a success! We couldn’t have done it without you. The following are students who generously donated their time to help decorate, clean, and assist the Nebagamon Community Association. You Kids rock!

Alyssa King, Ryan Kelly, and Isabella Gerber, a million thanks!

CHURCH NEWS:
The Lake Nebagamon Presbyterian Church will meet at Solon Springs Presbyterian Church for the month of February, 2018, The Solon Springs Presbyterian Church will meet at Lake Nebagamon Presbyterian for the months of January and March, 2018. Services at both Churches will begin at 10:30 Sunday morning.
Everyone is welcome.

PLEASE NOTE: If other Churches in the area have news, please contact Debra Anderson to get the information into the next Newsletter.

RECIPE OF THE MONTH:
Will return in March, 2018 Issue.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
“The first to apologize is the bravest.
The first to forgive is the strongest.
The first to forget is the happiest.”
Unknown.