Wakefield News, March 4, 1976

Wakefield News

March 04, 1976

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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- Buds a11 working together It's My Merchant . It wa salso decided to use tins place - to make the Rummage Sale a sue- Luck lunch being serve(j Country. . .. This cript was written James W. Bedell, Postmaster and time for one of the places to Granddaughter in "Who's Who" cess. The Rachel Guild will meet at the by Kav Wintersfor Ginn and corn-Thomas Ashlund, Real Estate register as a participant in the 4th Miss Ruth E. Hook. Chicago, am Mrs. Leona Sailer, Rehabilitation -hurch at 7:30 p.m. with Amelia PaR5- and was adapted for the pro-Hill was appointed President of 0f July Bicentennial Celebration. outstanding college student, is be- chairman, was authorized to pur- Tiebel and Sandy Richter as the Sram bv Mlss Anderson. The child-the bank and served for one year. Robert Linn.stated that all the jng featured in the '-Who's Who.- chase seven Mothers Day cards and Bible study leaders and Margaret ren then sanS "America, Oh Won-Andrew F. Olson was appointed Fireworks are ordered and can be of the American colleges and uni- handkerchiefs to send to the patients StratmaTi and Lil Sievert as the hos- derful" Mrs. Pumalas class then Vice-President. either delivered or picked up in versifies. She is a senior student at at the Veterans Hospital in Iron tessess sang "Washington and Lincoln and The Directors were anxious to Green Bay. It was decided to have the Khnhursi College at FJrnhurst. Mountain. The patients are then ask- The Esther Guild will meet at the recited "Lincoln's Story". Then both open the bank for business even Mr. Linn and Mr. Londo make fee m. Ruth is a daughter of Mr. and ed to select their card and handker- home of Pat Pikka with Bible study 2nd grades combined to sing Feb-before a permanent manager (Cash- trip to Green Bay to receive the Mrs. Curtis Hook and is a grand- chiefs to send to their wives or leaders being announced and Mrs. ruary's Birthdays and Our Flag . ler) was hired. And so on the event- fireworks therefore saving the Bi- daughter of Mrs. Lillian Hook. Sun- mothers on Mothers Day. This is an Pikka as the hostesses. Friends are Miss Dalbackas class resented ful day, November 1 1910 the Citi- centennial Committe part of the cost set Manor, Wakefield . annual project of the local auxiliary, invited tb any or all of the meeting "�ur Country's Flag a poem with zens Bank of Wakefield_ was open- 0f delivery and insurance. - ^ shiri urbanski, Poppy and new members are invited to join questions and answers. Kim and Ke- The Big Raffle for the Celeiiration VFW Auxiliary To Meet Chairman, reported that the pop- the guilds. ed for business with M. J. Wolff and James W. Bedell temporarily in was discussed. Several plans Continued on page six ,,,,,,,. a. t. , ,, -f +Vl, ,. . . . . - - . The Veterans of Foreign Wars pies have arrived and will be dis--- charge. At the end of the opening discussed and a decision on a bob- ^ meet on Wednesday, tributed and sold by the members School Calendar of Events Continued on page six Continued on page six Mar. 10 at 730 p.m. in the Lake- during ihe Memorial Day week. School Calendar of events for Wa-shore Veterans Hall The auxiliary Hostesses for the next meeting will kefield High School: are sponsoring a Rummage and Bake be Mrs. Jean Sawaski and Mrs. Ur- Sale on Mar. 13, and the members banski. ____ are asked to bring their rummage Following the meeting, a social semer. items to the meeting on the 10th. time was held and lunch was ser-Those who are donating baked goods ved by Mrs. Freda Kanto and Mrs. for the sale, are asked to have them Kay Sibley, to the building no later than 10 - Thursday .March 5: Class D District Basketball Tournament at Bes- YEARLY GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALES MARCH 1-9 Yearly Girl Scout Cookie sales March 1-9 with delivery will be April 1-5, at $1.25 a box. Money made helps with the financing of Friday, March 5: District Class D the many projects and activities Championship. the Brownies take part in. Monday, March 8: Athletic Ban- Troop 292 has been very busy and quet at Wakefield VFW at 6:00 p.m. active for two years. These Brownies Thursday, March 11: Seni-Finals do projects for our Senior Citizens, am. on Mar. 13. The cooperation World Day of Prayer ________ of all members are asked to make The World Day of Prayer will be Class"D~ Regional Tourney at Mar- learn about our City, learn first aid, the sale for the public a success- held cn March 5, at 1:30 p.m. at the quette. a"d to really boost their ambition Sharon Lutheran Church in Besse> 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 ;