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   Wakefield News (Newspaper) - November 17, 1977, Wakefield, Michigan                                THE WAKEFIELD NEWS VOLUME 65, NUMBER 5 THE WAKEFIELD NEWS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1977 SUBCRIPTION RATE: $6.00 PER YEAH Area Ski Hills In Readiness For Winter Frolics and Fun PERSONALS City Council Gets Involved With Local Hospital Problems The Wakefield City Council has kefield. Ihe city council reports that begun to play an active role in the it be considered before any final question of the future operation of actions are taken. Divine Infant Hospital. 'Further, we would appreciate an City Manager Dale Soumis wrote up-to-date appraisal of your situa- a letter to Sister M. Virginette, hos- tion so that we can better appraise pital administrator, and met with ourselves of our' alternatives." her. The text of the letter is as Soumis reported several alterna- follows: tives to the council at a Tuesday "We have recently become aware evening special meeting, of the fact that you may soon be Council   members   learned   that closing your doors. We have also when the mining company hospital learned that  you  are considering was conveyed to the Catholic sisters selling the hospital. Because both who currently operate the facility, moves greatly affect the city of Wa- it was done by creating the Wake- Gerald Shefka, Royal Oak, MI. is spending a two week vacation with When Michigan turns white, it tain and   Crystal Mountain  have SfJEi^S". ^^"mT!?," ^ndMfc he?i,agwfun!e risr a ~ sr*swimming poois and/or sau- sswa t\?^nA^ special breed of sports enthusiasts    some have indoor tennis courts. mn ' ��* who like to meet old man winter Most have some type of baby sit.    M   and Mr. Dejm LeBlanc re_ f�iw �{U �L i�n.e, 'wkJEffi Ung Service> rental ea-uiPment and turned to their home at Eveleth, follow the bears into hibernation expert professional instruction  in MN. afther spending the weekend lU0Tg.o 1=^"^ !!Jn^L^annf both downhi11 and cross country skKhere with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. seem to resist the magnetism of ing for all age groups. Most areas       ^b      d   j h    h    relatives Michigans frosted playground, ac- a]so offer a variety 0f package plans and friends. cording to the Travel Bureau, Mich- for weekend and midweek skiers. ,eTnh�D^?h!^cL�fnS^Hne; i, The win1"" fun in Michigan is by    Missy Gilbert and Kelly of Min- tlJ �p�nJ? !i lviHp,^lPtt'�ntHo no means limited to the ski slopes neapolis spent the  weekend here Burpam %7?7R  mZtL   Winter and trails. It's a snowmobile* para- with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. wffT,I" �hJ�       ma Y�\Z dise wi'h hundreds and hundreds of James Gilbert and with friends, fnnr.T Z iJnnii nL      = miles �f storybook trails. For those rL^nXS.ll'Z wh0 take th� sP�rt ^ seriously,       Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Grasso and ?�rtnyol^n   oi= g?K   ^P'^S there's Michigan's "Triple Crown" daughter Jonelle. Lake Tomhawk. lwn IZ?�T,   ! ,! at I-^a �  �f snowmobile racing; the Thunder Wis. and their son in law and daugh- also gives you a thumbnail descrip- Bay m   TC 250 and T_500 races ter> Mr and Mrs Steve Tenus and ENGAGED: The Rev.   and   Mrs. rT� wLT!l'^ a�onlmo.ndat'ons, held in January and early February, son Trevar of Ocononowoc, Wis. Clifford Brege of Saginaw. Mich, trail information and location. J J --------n- --------, ,u, ,,,o,,mo,� nt 4V,p;, New on the ski scene this year ...                     , . ..       ,. Mr< �-mil ,ira' SoumlPtold the council that  it contract expires. t..,.;,d se, up n hospUal authority to When he leaves the Hurley Dis- b       Funds raised through a bond Loaf, Shanty Creek, Cchuss Moun- greatest of winter's good times. LEO O. OLSON, 65 PASSED AWAY MONDAY REV. CARL H. GRONQUIST NEW PASTOR OF IMMANUEL sig, Gayle Pogliano, Doreen Salli,    The former Susanna Haukkala was at Marenisco. specifications would  be approxim- Jayme Vidakovich, Jean Vittone.      born March 24. 1893. at Lapua, Fin-    A Wakefield native, Mezzano is ately $250,000, an amount he term- GRADE 11- Craig Belongie, Carol land- and came to the United States a '937 graduate of Stout State U, ed "nominal", adding that he felt Donev Rick Keskey John Rvdeski, ancl to Wakefield with her parents Ivlenomonie, Wis. He received his it was a more reasonable cost to t^^i cl>,.-^cH  rn� cvhnpok Diane as a teen-age sirl.  She attended rrfaster's degree in   administration bear than that of building an ad- Joel bdwasKi, nose aennecs, uiane .r Qn Ju]y l% from th, University of  Michigan, ditir.n at Grand View. he was married to Esko Ollikka at Ann Arbor, in 1953. The manager told the council he Funeral services for Leo O. Olson,    The Rev. and Mrs. Carl H. Gron- Singleton. Jon Wuorinen. 65, 202 Lepisto Ave, who died Mori- quist, arrivedI here Friday from Bea-    GRADE 10:     Richard Barrette, Wakefie!d He died A   n 10  19,.    He was named superintendent of had approached a hospital manage day, will be held Thursday at 10 yer   Dam,   Wis   to serve as the Mar>- Brennan  Brad Dalbec Tony Jn ig-0 M    omUn went to make the Hurley School District in 1961 ment firm and believed such a firm *i HkeSld4 Mem�nal .C*aV? !ntenm ^ioru^ the Immanuel Lu- Grayvold. Brenda Linn   Carol Mc- hef home wUh    dau hter at Pa-J;T1 t0 succoed H. F. Connors, who re- could manage the hospital profit-with the Rev. Wayne Kuusisto of- theran   Church   Pastor   Gronqu^t Ginn. Tom Morrison   Jeff Novak   Sorings. She was a member of First tired   . ably  and also bring doctors into ficiating. Burial was in  Lakeside would appreicate it, to be informed Bruce Perttula, Richard Picoldi. Jeff Luth        Church. Wakefield, and     Before being appointed Maren- the area. Cemetery.. if a member of the congregation is Sawaski, David Wamnk. its Marv Cirde isco superintendent. Mezzano work-    Other rumored uses of the hos- Mr. Olson was born Feb. 24, 1912, "1-at home or in a hospitaJ, or GRADE 9: Kirk Backman, Jean Survi' inciudp two dauehters ed as safety superivsor for the Mich- pital discussed bv the Council in-at Wakefield and attended school wishes private Holy Communion. Blodgett, Louis Boetto, Melody Flo- MrV Jacob Svreinf Wakefield and ^an Highway Department and as eluded the possibility of having the here, graduating from Wakefield A Nursery church teacher for i haug> Tanja Hamilton, Paul Kivi, M " _ - . " ;Ia_kev 'Palm an industrial arts instructor in the building converted "into a nursing High School in 1929. He resided here and 4 year olds at Immanuel is Annette Lehtinen, Carol Myers, s^no,^T"T �4anachildren- 13 Wakefield School District for 11 home facility or proposing it as a his entire life. On Aug. 31, 1971, he needed. Those interested are asked Richard Randall. Lori FJichter, Janet *pran=- -^children-   1ive  sisters >'ears. site for the stiite veteran's home was married to the former Patricia to call church school superintendent,, vittone. : f�fl So^a LVmpi and Mrs Saima    He sei'ved in World War U as a slated for the Upper Peninsula. Ann Parent at   Bessemer. Dwight. Lundeby. GRADE 8: Paula Danielson, Rickyi xokola   Wakefield-   Mrs    Justina commissioned officer in  the U.S.    The council agreed it would do He was an electrician for the On Thursday, at 7:15 p.m. a rjonev, Dean Gerbig, Dawn Gilki-JHo'm Ironwood and Mrs Elizabeth Navv for a period'of 32 months, what it could to keep the hospital City of Wakefield until retiring "Strength for-Missions" meeting will son, jolin Grayvold, Heidi Johns,1 Huhtala and Mrs. Martha Ramo wlth much o� that time spent in open but Soumis emphasized that three years ago. He was a mem- be   held   at the Salem  Lutheran Walter Johnson, Joel Laessig, Mic- Canada   and two brother,  Arvid, the Pacific Theatre. bcr of the National Rifle Associa- Church, Ironwood, for area mem- nael Lane, Darold Londo, Michael Houchton and Jtohn WasWngton! tion. -    bers. The   confirmation  class will Marczak. Ted Mattila. Karen Pel-     ^_________-____'____ Mr. Mezzano  is the son of Mr. the city would not assuming any of the costs  of operation. A key factor in Divine Infant's future appears to be the cost of liability insurance. Soumis said he understood the cost of coverage has b.^�n doubled from the approximately J30.OG0 per year currently paid. ti0n> meet Saturdav at T a ^ On Tunday ^aFCZa� ^^tm\K^Fel- Funeral services were held Tues- SLJgZ Jam6S MeZ2an�  Sn -�f Survivors   include   his   widow; ^shin /ervfees  ^ at 1 P-m- at   Krst  Luthern Wakefleld-_ three stepsons, Louis Parent, Seat- worshi,p serv� ml be held at Sandra Urbanski, Pete Yon. WU- here with the Rev. Wayne Kuusisto Firct ,,.�lor3, WnrchJZ le, Wash., Larry Parent, Keil, Wis., ^�^ol             S&t^i IlBm      1                            /� officiating. Burial was in Lakeside First Lutheran Worship and Jeffrey Parent, Pensacola, Fla.; ��Vmwf^~TtifSn? Sll GRADE 7: Amanda Amore, Liet- Cemeterv.                                        A Sewing Bee will he held hs- four   stepdaughters,   Mrs.     Stan �e held and^Bible presentations will fe Casanova> Mark Danielson, Julie The remains were taken to the ginning at 9 a.m. today (Thursday)__ Stevens, Milwuakee; Mrs. William �eDt,ma,?,t 1,"^!^ Ii w Davidson, Edward Deloria, Kim Hal- church Tuesday at 10. at First Lutheran church. The doa-     IDl:l>IK1TrK.,rkCK.IT,c movcD Brockenkamp, Seattle, Wash., Mrs. a es' ^hme C^"*Lft JL^ii ^th vorson- Kevin J^nson, Debra Jur-               _1- cpnesses will meet at 1:30 pm. At SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER Ford   Petty, Key West, Fla., and at ,9 a,;m' mA worshiP service with �   d    Kahn    Dennjs Liber. ht       f Isabe,a installed the home of Mrs. Ella Noll. The Ev-             by Thomas Lanway Mrs. Thomas Zeckovich, Wakefield; ^^11 be held on {        John LUmakkai Paul Linna. "S�ifarlS� angelism  Committee will meet in QUESTION: Does school close on eight step-grandchildren and two Thanksgiving Eve, at ,.30 p.m. Minier? Michael Movrich. �'f!ce" fof 1978r T   ,   _    . the  church   library  at 6:30  p.m.     Friday, November 25th for Tranks- sisters, Mrs. George Dreseley, An- ... .      . .^TT--~T~ David Nelson, Diane .Nurmi, Judy , The Daughters of Isabella, Guada- There,will be no Study tonight. A    giving? tigo, Wis., and Mrs. Bennett R. Hull, Wakefield-Rotary Club Nurmi, Brian Perttula, Jeff Pikka, lope  Circle No.  .46 of Bessemer, "Strength for Mission' meeting will ANSWER:   School  will  be closed Ironwood Met at Dinner Meeting Kay Richter Robin Sampson, Daan- installed it's 19i8 officers with Mrs. be held   at   the  Salem   Lutheran     Thursday and Friday, November Preceding him in death were his The  Wakefield-Bessemer Rotary iel Singleton, Jayme Smith, Gregory Lea Nelson. State Financial Secre- Church, Ironwood, at 7:30 p.m.         24th and 25th  for Thanksgiving parents, Mr. and Mrs AntU Oslon; Club-held their dinner meeting in the Williams. tary. doing the honors. Her assist-    Sunday, at 9:30 a.m  the church     vacat on. There will be a full day 4,T. 1J.k4.We                   oip =^ Hieh School rafPteria with the A                _ ants as  Marshalls   were   Johanna school will meet and the Fimvsh     of school Wednesday, Nov. 23. two brothers, Henry and Ole, and ^Bh^Schort^ o!_            __J ,,.J c.,_ skwor and Emma Niemi. As in- worship  service will be held. At QUESTION: Will Wakefield request coming Regent Mrs. Mary Bretall 10:45 a.m. the English worship ser-     an   annexation   with   Bessemer ------                                          �euo ^^.....c,  .....                    ----- f\T Lfivme inidni. rauv. u .... Bolo and Mrs. Joseph Severin. four sisters,   Mrs. Mary  Buskola, and B Catering Service in charge. Pie Social and Bread Sale Mrs. Selma Bassford, _ Mrs. Agda During[the business session a re- At Divjne ,nfant> Nov. 22 was presented the gravel, the out- vice will be held.'At 5 p.m. a pre-     Township and Marenisco? _ basketball came snonsored bvthe    The Divine Infant Hospital Guild, going Regent Letizia Pitrone was Advent program will be sponsored ANSWER: The Wakefield Board is ___.        - �,afu   "r.j'vi ,,JjL�j f;r,=r.V.!Quv are sponsoring a Thanksgiving Pie given   her "pin"   and a  standing by the Junior Luther League be-     not going to request an annexa- HONOR ROLL FOR sLccess^^^ Social and Bread Sale on Tuesday, ovation in recognition of excellence gtnning at 5 p.m. with a li|ht sup- MARENISCO SCHOOL ^tll* L nil 1w TS it � �s�r  Nov- 22- trom 2 P-m- t0 4:30 P-m- in performing her official duties for per followed by a program which Following is the Honor Roll list- ?els  Renorts were given' and ap- in the lobby and the cafeteria ?f the the past 3'= years. will  include  a sing-a-long and - a ing from Marenisco School District proved hospital. They are also, raffling a     Rather than a .gift exchange at religious film  and other interest- for. the first Marking Period, which v The "members decided that their 10-12 pound turkey. The drawing the next meeting, Dec. 5, the mem- ing presentations. A good attendance ended on Friday, October 28. These di,Tr mTto   Sht   Nov  17),        take Placevat 4 P',m-       funds Bers will purchase 50c articles for is urged.' are students who have attained a.thev would[first meet at the hiHh derived from the social and drawing one doUar. and the profit will go On Wednesday, the youth choir "B" or better grade  average for school cafeteria for about 10 min- ^ earmarked for a Resusci-Anne to chartiy. will practice at 5 p.m. and at 7 the period. utes to conduct^v unshed busi-    Tne next meetinS of        SoM    Following  closing   prayers,   the p.m. a Thanksgiving Eve worship Grade 1: Joel Childers, Wayne Gil- SaStKenrouKo wiU      held on Monday' N�V;T 21 cir61e moved to a local restaurant service will be held. bertson, Natalie Paviovich. ^la noup to the^ake*w VeS at 7:30 pm- in the cai*eT.- Neuw where  they enjoyed a meal and _- Grade 2: Robin Hoffman, Tammy ranc Home where thev will partake members are invited to join the dedicated the ables lunch chairman,    Orders for the 1978 Echo are be-Holz, Tammy Kumma.                of a sSeUi dLner  tetaTSon-                                                  Mary BretaU and Helen Proft        ing taken at the High SchooL The Grade  3:   Kelly  Kumma,   Susan �ored bv the^Wakefield In Actton                -                  Mrs- Lea Nelson was presented book cost $6.00 without a plastic-Thomas.       .                             There           m^^vmg^m                                   ^              with her 30 year charter member- cover and $6.50 with. Grade 4: Steven Childers.             Nov 17 and no meeting on Nov' 24     The Wakefield In Action Com- ship certificate. She was a citizen of    $4.00 deposit is required with the Grade 5: Robert Adrian, Heidi Ham-    Tne program chairman Carl E. mittee will  sponsor   a   spaghetti Wakefield when the D or I was order. If any would like to place ilton.                                       Kleimola, Snted a most interest- feed" Thursday. Nov. 17 from 5 to formed and now Irving in the Can- their  order   call. 224-7211   during Grade 6: James Gagnon, Vicki Al- jng and educational talk on Social 8 p.m. Come, get into the action, adian. Soo. school hours, den.   , ' Security and Retirement pensions and enjoy a night out with friends.---.�    : Teiri Pavlwich ' for sch�o1 employees. Mr. Kleimola Chef Catherine" Makela will be at Grade 8: Tina DuCharme Rick Maki  .as been on the retirement council her usual best! Mrs. Rose Londo. Christine Raisanen, Todd Tice  ' for several years and well versed chairperson, and her committee wel-Grade 9: Doreen Duchan   Bambi �n the work of the retirement pro- comes everyone to enjoy an old Gilbertson Barbi GilberUn n�   gram' Hls talk was beneficial and favorite - SpaghetU! vS^utane^TanS^u^n enj�yed by the group- wU1 ^ on ^e in **T nna Ryskey.                 the Rev. Wayne Kuusisto. The min- Thursday, Nov. 17 Grade   12: ~    .....   - V?ardpn,i?-�TathvSkRolton   Kathv uter of the "previous meeting and     Boys' Varsity Basketball oJmnn eSf SivldS Bill Gul the treasurer report by Bruno Saari    Wykons at home, 6:15 & 8:C Friday, Nov. 18 Snor ^Jri KT' WMT     The men  voted to  donate  the     No "School - Hunting Day Sm Barbara^NiSaf    ' sum of $500 to the �rga* ^"d ^d Monday, Nov. 21 Hill, Barbara Nikolai. also to remember the service .men Ironwood at home, 5:15 & 7:00 p.m. who are members of the church, Tuesday, Nov. 22 with a 'Christmas gift. Boys' Varsity Basketball At the January meeting, a film    Ironwood at home, 6:15 & 8:00 WHS Closed November 18 Th  entire Wakefield  Township    ... .... _______, _________0, _ _____ ------      -------- School system will be closed on Fri- entitled "Ciphers in the Snow", to Thursday & Friday, Nov. 24-25 day, November 18th because of deer be  provided by Martin Beckman No School - Thanksgiving Vaca- hunting. of the Lutheran Brotherhood, will tion. This was negotiated with .the Wa- be shown. The film deals with per-               - kefield Education Association in Au- estrian safety in the winter. During Ozzello Assigned As Infantryman guest. Parents should note that their the program at the Wednesday meet- Private John W. Ozzello, son of children will not attend school on ing, the Rev. Kuusisto read from Mr. and Mrs. John P. Ozzello. 102 Friday, November 18. the book, "Understanding the Ni- Lakeshore Drive, Wakefield, recent-Classes will be in session as usual ceme Creed", by George Forell. ly was assigned as an Infantryman                                                                                                   ..c..^.^.   r^^.^j   ......   --. the rest of the week.  . Following the program, coffee was with the 82nd Airborne Division at Pictured are Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Lake who. were married Oct. 29 Township to Wakefield  Township - served by Bruno Saari and Leonard Ft. Fragg, N.C.                             at First Lutheran Church. Wakefield. Mrs. Lake i's the former Georgana School District. The final decision Wakefield Cards meet West Iron Pikka. The next meeting will be Pvt. Ozzello entered the Armv Autere daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ahola, Wakefield. Mr. Lake rests with the Intermediate School County, Thursday, Nov. 17 here. held on Dec. 14, in May of this year.                  "   is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lake Sr., also of Wakefield.       District. tion vote from either Marenisco or Bessemer Township at this time.  However, the Bessemer Township School is contemplating a vote sometime, this school year to annex with Bessemer City Schools. The Wakefield School Board is considering the possibility of transferring the property in*Sections 25 through 30 of Bessemer Township into the Wakefield School District for school purposes only. The Wakefield Board is considering this action because of the following reasons. 1. Sections 25 through 30 are adjacent to our school district and people residing in these sections are actually closer to Wakefield than Bessemer. , 2. High School students who now resident in these sections now attend the Wakefield High School. 3. Residents of Sections 25 through 30 have Wakefield telephones and mailing addresses. 4. Wakefield is an accredited school offering a full program which will provide a good educational opportunity for these pupils. 5. The above mentioned property is located south and east of Wakefield. The students would not have to he transported very far and would be close enough to participate in after school activities. 6. The tax rate is approximately the same in both school districts right now. However, after 1979 the extra voted Building and Site millage will expire, reducing the amount of millage in Wakefield. It will not be necessary to renew the Building and Site millage because all the renovation work will have been completed. The Wakefield Board would have to pass a resolution requesting the Intermediate School District to transfer   property   from   Bessemer   

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