LCN Alum and Current Green Elementary Teacher Making A Difference One Pretzel At A Time


Shane Sellers

Katherine Nebel with Ned’s Pretzels in her classroom at Green Elementary.

Shane Sellers, Sports Editor

National Bullying Prevention Month is held during the month of October and unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Supporters wear the color orange to create awareness. A teacher in the L’Anse Creuse district has been supporting this cause with her family’s company: Ned’s Pretzels.

Mrs. Katherine Nebel, a second grade teacher at Green Elementary, has been making a difference since her company was created in 2007. Nebel said, “Ned’s Pretzels was established to generate profits to help support anti-bullying and anti-violence programs in communities throughout Michigan, to make a difference for a peaceful future.”

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Ned’s pledge to support anti-bullying programs.

Among the programs that Ned’s supports are the Lapeer Family Literacy Center, Huron County Child Abuse and Neglect Council, and the Care House of Macomb County, among many more. The Care House is located in Mt. Clemens. “We believe in making a difference in our community, and we demonstrate this by supporting anti-bullying and anti-violence programs for a peaceful future,” Nebel said.

Ned’s Pretzels is also dedicated to L’Anse Creuse. Nebel is an alumnus from LCN, as well as her sister and co-owner, Katie. Their mom, Bette, also owns the company. They live in the L’Anse Creuse district and continuously support the local schools. Ned’s will be at LCN on Saturday, December 7, to support the LCN Band’s 34th Annual Crafty Christmas Craft Show.

LCN Band’s 34th annual Crafty Christmas Craft Show flyer.

The company sells their pretzels in many stores across the state, but the two stores that L’Anse Creuse residents would recognize most are Randazzo Fresh Market and Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market. Ned’s owns a commercial kitchen in Lapeer with five employees working full time to make the pretzels, as well as an office in Clinton Township. Interested customers should also check out their website at There, customers can view and purchase their product online and read more about the company’s commitment to anti-bullying and anti-violence programs.

With the official anti-bullying month coming to a close, Nebel wants everyone to know, “We must continue to do everything we can to protect our youth from bullying in our schools, youth programs, and online.”