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   Wakefield News (Newspaper) - March 4, 1976, Wakefield, Michigan                                CUT    CLERK 9-59 EDITOR'S COLUMN STORY OF THE WAKEFIELD BANK To tell the story at this time of the beginning of what is now the First National Bank of Wakefield _ seems like a fairy tale, but true, BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE nevertheless. Prior to 1910, a limit- HITS $7,246.66 TOWARDS THE WAKEFIELD NEWS VOLUME S3, NUMBER 31 THE WAKEFIELD NEWS   THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1976 SUBSCRIPTION RATE: $5.00 PfcR YEAK ed service was provided by two or three of the leading merchants. Customers would leave surplus funds -jt^l with a trusted merchant in safe- GOAL FOR CELEBRATION The Wakefield Bicentennial Coin-met in general session on mu   7 "\ Monday. March 1. at 630 pjn. at keeping.- The town was developing ^�  ^setManor Joto Ctoeuo. as a community and prospering. Several hundred men were employed in the three operating mines; the Brotherton, Sunday Lake, and Castile. Many were working in the woods supplying the  mines with general chairman presided over the meeting. The secretary. Mrs. Signe Honkala, read the minutes of the previous meeting and Mrs. Shirley Urbanski. treasurer, gave her report. Both reports were accepted as read. timber. There were three organized - uSns^^teTSS a grand churches; The Finnish (now first) w��T*>~* " Lutheran Church, St. Mary's (Cath- total of �7,246.66 had been reached as of the 1st of March, towards the goal of $15,000.00. Of this 55^32.71 in the First National Bank of Wakefield in a saving accounts. while ,,,, �,,.,,,,, , .. ,,vm,,o ,_ ,,,_ $1,353.95 in the checking account for T^oJ1"^! ll,m'.lS 1T^edn^ *f!=* current accountsT^ olic) Church and the Union (now Methodist) Church. There existed a Village Government, a Township Government and a School District. Mrs. Tlrbanski also announced several gifts had been tetaaved since the last meeting. The Committee acknowledges, with gratitude, donations from the following residents and ex-residents: Mr. and Mrs. Sid- PERSONALS BICENTENNIAL PROGRAM HELD AT CENTRAL SCHOOL By Delores Geroux Did you know that George Wash- Kenneth Hanson, Chicago, spent several days  visiitng his  brother, Gordon Hanson, his niece,   Elaine .   ,     ,     ...      , A   , , Hanson  and   other relatives  and jngton loved to dance? And do you friends know his favorite dance? Did you ttt know you can get music from a , .r.     ,,  _   . ,, pop bottle? And did you know that Mr- and Ml8"  Donald  Rostollan ,f        work hard and stud    and and family, Waukesha   Wis. spent practice your ..part.. that everyonc the weekend visiting his mother, ____ Mrs. Emma Rostollan, Sunset Manor Co-operation? and other relatives and friends. will enojoy a program because of of 80 acres (two forties). The original Plat of the Village of Wakefield was filed in 1886. The economic future of Wakefield was bright in 1910. Job opportunities were good in the mines and woods. The labor suply was provided largely by immigrants, com- GEROUX post wo. ii oi waseucjn tu-esKui a ^ -~ ...� . . . mnthpl. Mr, Tnhn ing mostly from Finland, Poland, jT110 ^gj****** Wakefield Bicentennial Committee. L-R: Front Row. Roman Novak, Ben ^nd jvilh he' ^�'fel  ^rs. John tu,,        v-i,,a ,n-----..in c,-   and Mrs. John (Elsie KoskD Gan- Bud mer. The theme for the day is "Edu ON FURLOUGH After completing a 13 month tour cation for All of Life", prepared by of duty in Korea with the Military Latin American Women. Police   Specialist   Fourth     Class    A reader from the Immanuel Lu-David H- Pikka is spending a 30 theran Church will be Mrs. Nancy day furlough, with Ins family and Spearing. All women of Immaneul Blood Bank at High School Cafe- selling cookies, like all they are mak-teria at 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   .      ing plans for quite a few bicenten- Sat., March 13: Regional Class D nial projects. Championship.   Piano   Festival   at    These girls will be having a Fly Ashland. Up mother and daughter banquet to _ close out their two years as brown-Mr. and Mrs. Nels Kuivinen re- ies, won't you support this cookie friends. On April 2nd he will report are asked to attend the day set turned home after spending several sale for a group of terrific brownies to Fort Stewart, Georgia. David is aside for all women A World Day weeks with their son in law and who will be Junior Scouts next year, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herb Pikka. of Prayer. Reader from First Lu- daughter- and family at Saginaw, Their leaders are Mrs. Donna Doney Wakefield. theran is Mrs. Mary Kuusisto. Mich. and Mrs. Delia Grace. Bicentennial Celebration July 2,3,4,5   

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