Keddie Norconk Library

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The Keddie Norconk Memorial Library is the Bear Lake Branch of the Manistee County Library Service.
The Keddie Norconk Memorial Library Board represents this joint effort of the Village of Bear Lake, Bear Lake Township and Pleasanton Township, who joined together to create this wonderful community facility. Our official ground breaking was on Friday, September 28, 2004.

Our official “Library Angel” Fund drive to buy shelving for the interior was a resounding SUCCESS and we thank all those generous donors!

In 2000, a donation of $150,000 was made by a private citizen towards the creation of a new
Bear Lake Public Library.
We have instituted a Keddie Norconk Memorial Library Honor Roll to record the donors.
The Keddie Norconk Memorial Library Board is pleased and proud to recognize the Award of a $5000.00 grant from the Oleson Foundation toward the installation of the library HVAC system.
And a $13,000 grant for our computer system from the Manistee Local Revenue Sharing Board!
Thank you!

Keddie Norconk Memorial Library – Honor Roll

Now that the building is finished, we ask you to salute the many, many generous people
who have made this dream a reality. We thank them one and all!
John and Gene Martin. Whose selfless gift began this whole project.
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Ken and Diane Edwards Who contributed the land for the building site.
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The Oleson Foundation $5000.00 toward the installation of the library HVAC system.
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Mike and Dave Anderson Donation of labor for roof shingle installation
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Scheppelmann Electric Donation of the temporary electrical service box.
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Al Decatur & Russ Bowling Donation of labor for finish brick work.
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Joanne Schroeder
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Bear Lake Promoters Donation of flag pole and shelving unit – Library Angels #4
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Leslie Smith and Family Donation of Keddie Norconk Memorial Library Sign
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Fred Alkire and Family Donation of front entrance door.
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George and Geraldine Thompson Donation towards the ceramic tile entrance.
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Jeff Hartun Donation of labor for painting the interior.
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Superior Energy Donation of natural gas hook up.
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Consumers Energy Donation of temporary electrical hook up.
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Village of Bear Lake Donation of water hook up.
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Oak Grove Cremation Center Donation of the foundation corner stone.
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The Martin Family
Donation of shelving units and computer supplies. Library Angels #1 and 2
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Rob Iverson Volunteer flooring contractor.
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Les Johnson. Key Energy Donation of site work.
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Volunteers – Construction Crew
Paul Hietanen, Ray Knudsen, Bob Peterson, Don Brisbin, Corkey and Dendra Best, Jerry Mathieu, Tim Richard, Jim Custer, Jim Uren, John Mosure, Dave Alkire, Fred Alkire, Tom Nettler, Dale Eaton, Ken Joyner, Ted Nielson, Jack Hasse, Larry Marek, Dave Adams, Willie Adams, Jerome Kenny and Dick Marlet, Derek Bartlett and “Blacky”, Elroy and Carol Urbanus, CG Schindler, Ron Zook, Daniel Zook, Syd Schroeder, Ed Walburn, Bob Peterson, Bruce Grosso and Jim Reed.
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Bear Lake Women’s Club Donation of 3 shelving units. Library Angel #3
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In Memory Of
The Thompson & Watsell Families Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #5
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In Memory of June Lieb Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #6
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Pioneer Press Printing Donation of printing services.
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Dendra Best, deertracks.com Inc. Donation Interior, Graphic and web design.
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Carol and Elroy Urbanus and In Memory of Hilda Cushing Widgren
Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #7
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The Adams Family Donation of Library windows.
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The Matesich Family
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Mr. & Mrs. Hopkins
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MarEll Porcelain Donation and manufacture of Library Angel donor porcelain plaques.
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The Swanson Family and In Memory of Jerry Swanson Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #8
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Don and Dorothy Shreve In Memory of Frances Shreve Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #9
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Bear Lake Lions Club Donation of shelving units. Library Angel #10
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Bear Lake Lioness Club Donation of 3 shelving units. Library Angel #11
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Jason Martin Sawyer Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #12
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CG & Dorothy Schindler Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #13
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In Memory of Alta V.Cole from the Reed and Cole Families Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #14
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Northwestern Savings Bank and Trust Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #15
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In Memory of Jesse and Sarah Jane Wass Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #16
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Jim and Dot Uren & Paul and Nancy Hietanen Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #17
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In Memory of Ellen and Robert Anderson Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #18
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In Memory of ‘Chick’ Hejl Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #19
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In Memory of Chester and Edna Babcock Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #20
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In Memory of Jack and Margaret Sawyer Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #21
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Bear Lake Triginta Club Donation of shelving units and chairs. Library Angel #22
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Blarney Castle Oil Company Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #23
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Carver and Gloria Edwards Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #24
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Thompson Stump Removal
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Mary and Ray Knudsen Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #25
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The Mathieu Agency Donation of shelving units. Library Angel #26
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Mr. & Mrs. Richard Russell
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Bill and Lois Merriman
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The McBride Family Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #27
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Koningbunkport Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #28
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In Memory of Jessie Maria Turner Scott Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #29
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The Rollenhagen Family Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #30
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Virginia Richmond
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In Memory of John and Mary Hill
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In Memory of Gordon Spoelman
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In Honor of Marge Six and Mary Ann Myers Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #31
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In Memory of Rudolph and Carrie Wurstner Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #32
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Curtis, Chris, Greg and Keith Graham
In Honor and Memory of
Mildred and Arnold Graham
Donation of decorative tile work in vestibule.
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The Arnold Graham Family Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #33
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In Memory of Hannah and William Kingscott
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Anonymous Donation
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In Memory of John Bradford
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Rudolph and Marion Norconk
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The Dayton Club Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #34
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In Memory of Harold “Pete” and Jane Snyder Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #35
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Honor State Bank Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #36
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In Memory of Theresa Bowling
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Betty Wurstner
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Dr. Norman and Barbara Olson Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #37
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Ward Lake Energy Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #38
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Louis Nault
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Jean Burly Donation of 2 iMac Voice activated computers.
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In Memory of Francis Goodreau Donation of shelving units. Library Angel #39
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Anonymous Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #40
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Jerry and Madeline Mathieu Donation toward circulation desk granite counter top.
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Bear Creek VFW Post No. 6333 Donation toward circulation desk granite counter top.
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Janet Schell
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Thomas and Wanda Mallison Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #41
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Sandra And Carroll Bair Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #42
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James & Shirley Eaton Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #43
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In Memory of Myrtle Wilson Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #44
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“Two Men And A Truck” Mike Urbanus Donation of delivery services.
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Thomas and Ken Mallison
In Honor of
Alvina and Clarence Mallison
Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #45
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Joseph Bogus Rip and Run Canopy Donation of shelving shipping.
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Northstar Automotive
In Honor of The Keillor Family
Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #46
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Tim and Nancy Richard Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #47
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Jim Merriman
In Loving Memory of Margie Merriman Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #48
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The Churchill Family
In Loving Memory of Winston and Mary Churchill Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #49
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Donavan & Tillissa (Norconk) Anderson
Paul & Barbara (Loranger) Sedlar
& Jerrold & Marilyn (Loranger) Johnson
In Loving Memory of Chester and Helen Norconk
Donation of shelving unit. Library Angel #50
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Grand Rental Station of Manistee Donation of use of masonry saw and blades.
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Paul Rasmussen
In Memory of Carol Rasmussen
Donation of 2 adjustable height folding tables for Children’s Library and 2 framed art prints.
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In Memory of Bill and Anne Gunn Donation toward interior tiles.
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In Memory of Theresa Hunt Smeltzer Bowling Donation toward interior tiles.
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In Memory of Harry Wilkes Donation toward interior tiles.
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In Memory of Andrew Michalko and William Wallach Donation toward interior tiles.
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In Memory of Alfred and Raymond Johnson Donation toward interior tiles.
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In Memory of The Nurnberger Family Donation toward interior tiles.
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Shell Exploration Production Co. Donation toward technology purchases.
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In Memory of
Grant B. Keefer Supt. of Bear Lake School 1928 – 1934
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Richmond Drug Library Angel Too for DSL!
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In Memory of Carl Cook and in Honor of Ayvonne Cook Bear Lake’s first Librarian
Donation. Plus garden sculpture.
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Ernie and Marguerite Nardone Children’s Library furniture.
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Manistee Local Revenue Sharing Board
Grant to purchase the ADA computer 6 station work table and the final 3 new DSL enabled iMac computers.
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