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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 but BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE Prior to 1910, a HITS TOWARDS THE WAKEFIELD NEWS VOLUME NUMBER 31 THE WAKEFIELD NEWS MARCH 4, 1976 SUBSCRIPTION YEAK ed service was provided by two or three of the leading Customers would leave surplus funds with a trusted merchant in GOAL FOR CELEBRATION The Wakefield Bicentennial in general session on mu 7 March 1. at 630 at The town was developing Joto as a community and Several hundred men were employed in the three operating the Sunday and Many were working in the woods supplying the mines with general chairman presided over the The Mrs. Signe read the minutes of the previous meeting and Mrs. Shirley gave her Both reports were accepted as There were three organized - a grand The Finnish Lutheran St. Mary's total of had been reached as of the 1st of towards the goal of Of this 55^32.71 in the First National Bank of Wakefield in a saving while in the checking account for 1T^edn^ current Church and the Union There existed a Village a Township Government and a School Mrs. also announced several gifts had been since the last The Committee with donations from the following residents and Mr. and Mrs. PERSONALS BICENTENNIAL PROGRAM HELD AT CENTRAL SCHOOL By Delores Geroux Did you know that George Kenneth spent several days his Gordon his Elaine A Hanson and other relatives and loved to And do you friends know his favorite Did you ttt know you can get music from a pop And did you know that and Donald Rostollan work hard and stud and and Waukesha Wis. spent practice your that the weekend visiting his Mrs. Emma Sunset Manor and other relatives and will a program because of of 80 acres 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 The labor suply was provided largely by com- GEROUX post ii oi a ing mostly from Wakefield Bicentennial Front Roman Ben John and Mrs. John Garv Post Shirley ana they also attended the ney Mr. and GEROUX POST NO. 11 of Wakefield present * check of the with his Mrs. Celeste Beber Chairman of the Bi- Italy and England M bians and Croatians later u encouraging to hear Wakefield Bicentennial Jonn ana croatians w many Back Edward Ernst There was need then for a general With Mrs. Gannon's she Don Mary Jo Kay Bonnie banking Such service We read the Wakefield Kews Photo by Bruce Davey from cover to nothing All these questions were answered when the 2n of the Bicentennial Program was presented at the Central Sent ol on r 25tii. Greeting all the parents and friends ot the students were and Kevin they also gave out the programs and announced the The afternoon Mrs. Alice entered the auditorium carrying a Bennington Flag red 6 white strips and 13 stars in a circle on a blue The children welcomed every one by singing and Crack The pledge of to the flag was recited Ski Flying at Copper Peak on and the Star Spangled Banner was Mr. and Mrs. Dean LeBlanc returned to their home at after spending the weekend with her Mr. and Mrs. Joe Beber and with other Mr. and Mrs. A. James Gilbert returned from Milwaukee where they visited their Missy ' for several Mr. and Mrs. Tom Beber and family of visited here at that time provided in the area by four banks in the three capes our interest in an your - in one in To call at a bank meant travel by This was usually a whole day There was only two automobiles in one owned by E. R. the other by Gust The leading businessmen recognized the of a bank and had discussions on the matter at various there appeared to be lack of in in the fall of 1910, as by two bank fixture salesmen from a Mr. A. J. Soloman and M. J. Wolff appeared Miss Dawn a senior student at Ferris Big is visiting her Mr. and Mrs. David Sawaski and Mrs. Edith Carr has returned from The people of are RICHARD SORO SPEAKER S TO true putting out all their AT SENIOR CITIZENS DINNER DONATED IU efforts in raising funds to enjoy a head Gogebic BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE wonderful 4th of July tins commissioners and On Feb. 25th a special where she spent three weeks THE PAPER DRIVE IS OH The m th Bessemer High gift was presented to the Wakefield visiting Mrs. Lillian Hobbs and other first pick-up be Mar. speaker at the Bicentennial Committee by on of She was accompanied by 6th. Volunteers trucks and loading meeting of the Senior the leading organizations of our Mrs. Mary who visited her are in Please call either in the Motor The American Legion son in law and Mr. and of these two members for pick-up - He introduced by Mrs. Geroux Post No. 11 presented a Mrs. Keith Cowgar and family and of your paper on Saturday - 224- 6591 or 229-5476- Give your name sung by all in Miss first grade spelled out in large with all the students explaining what each letter Mrs. Olive first grade en ered the room dressed in They proceeded to ' e a circle and the boys raised there arms for the girls as they passed under the arch. When they had r. turned to there places Mrs. announced on They boys and girls recited a poem about the First at the dinner check of to the Wakefield and other relatives and friends in called the Peace Pipe George address of began with the singing Bicentennial Committee for the Mich. Mrs. Cowgar is Washington's favorite dance was the of the grace Be the Tie benefit of the town's people toward the former Lorraine Kunes of Wa - paper can be picked up at your home quickly and Mr. Ted Miskovich is the co-ordinator That led by Mrs. Mayme th Bicentennial Each month as Post Commander Gary Hokey Pokey and the children danced and sang to the delight of the audience. In speaking of Black the Wolff had some pre- for drivers and paper Sofio chose as his topic Halberg leads the members in their Mr. and Mrs. David Bellmore re- Mrs. Niemi asked her banking These two It was agreed the and distributed graphs the Preamble to the Con- turned Sunday from Boca dents to They meet with a number of will jump for the Celebration showing the various committees in of the American Legion is Florida where they spent 2'-i months eluded there part of the program businessmen and soon plans were ing at 4 on Jury 4th. the county and them this is a pledge and a promise vacation with Mrs. Janet Holdener with singing A SMALL under way for establishing a will be wearing smoke explained the functions of each erne fcr all people to and daughter They also It was at this time that An organized meeting was held in ped to their boots so that the of the Gad and Country we associate ed Mr. and Mrs. Joe Beaucher at both the 1st grades combined their 1910. Capital was can follow their He then snoke on what these com- Foster 100% Fort they talents to sing the for and an order was placed with Mr. Finco also that all - - - 10 inculcate a sense of ed in Fort Ind. with Mrs. and Land and Soloman for a safe and fixtures at the communications on the Venetian Act 56 3oard.*R- C obligation to State Betty Borgen and other My a cost of Soloman agreed Parade will be in the by next and Comm. on The 2nd grade with Miss to accept bank stock instead of cash and and a new board was with this thought in mind Mrs. Agnes Carr has returned from was next on the in payments of the His bank Ted Miskovich reported that a em Commission on Mental this gift is stated the a three week visit in Cleveland Their recitation was the stock was later redeemed and Basketball Charity could be which will open in Ashland on June the and it is also with her sister and keynote of the whole It ed Banking quarters were set up for some time in April after l ' with this thought that it was brother in Mr. and Mrs. an individual yet cooperative rented from Anton Sr. the regular season is A dis- He a is while they Joined jn bringing forth the meaning of in the space now occupied by the cussion on Women's was riven to Action such as this by another Mrs. Arthur Neef FREEDOM .It started by the class Bugni Barber Rental was If there are any of the women was a we can plan and be confident in of Gross Mic. and the three saying is being able to per The safe and m Wakefield to play Health and that w this was the attitude of spent an enjoyable five days choose what you like tures arrived and installed in ball for the Bicentennial team please on asing is in the Wakefield Bicentennial ' ' ' 1fQI:nopemng day on 224.6591 or 229-5476. He wri tee ember 1, 1910. Dan reported tnat the oi Social Service The interested group had to de- button sales are continuing at a Building Hospital American Legion Auxiliary cide on one of three types of steady If you do not have Forestry Library Plans To Enter Float a National a State your Bicentennial Booster Jury Board Specials elections Bank or a Private They de- you can purchase one from any of seq of His talk on the private the members of the most educational and it was the easiest kind to Mrs. Audrey chairman of gave all a true insight of organize and since it had the Queen announced that county commission no legal minimum requirements and 5 beautiful young ladies from our sai * no State or National examiners to high school have applied for the con- They also attended the each child picking up his part and theater in the Round in adding a little more to the where they say and heard the You can walk in the cool ed TV Miss Kate Smith greeness That is the You and George Goebel and other can wade in a brook and feel the The trip was made by plane to muti squishy under your You The American Legion Auxiliary can fish for a You can met in regular session on lie on your back and chew on a day evening with president Kay Mrs. Ralph stem of a float down the SiWey Various reports of spent a week visiting her river on a homemade the secretary and Mr. and Mrs. Eino She - dom is a bird It is the reports were given and is the former Linda contend This type of bank was test They Ruth Debra - oio sneet music or song conference held in Gladstone Immanuel Lutheran Guilds lawful at that time and were com- Glenna Julie Sibley and donate them to the grouw mon in Michigan and other Carol There will be more pop pop bang of fireworks exploding in the sky the children developed the they touched on some of the responsibilities that have such as. read To Met March 8 Such type of bank organization has on the queens and the contest in the The local American Legion and The of the immanuel Lu since been abolished and no longer next issues of the Wakefield zhe Auxiliary have decided to go as theran church will meet on March vou are vou choose a President lawful in And the in- Robert of the Lead run a prepare and enter a float g The study will be Chapter He has a big job to We group proceeded to organize bers Club stated that Jury 2 at 10 Class of 32 who will be coming in the Bicentennial general parade g An object Lesson for nave a too Do your part a private unincorporated bank and the Turkey Shoot will to Wakefield for the celebration will to be held here in Delores the Ministering in vour nome and class assumed the name Citizens This is set as part of the Grand be welcomed by Theresa and Cappo was named the chairperson and the Christian's lo your school Those elected as member of the first There win be 6 man at a Open off a Rummage Sale to be held on an study on the and vour You are free Board of Directors 1 turkey for each This Come and help Drop April 27 at the Post The 0f and so are others But no one John A. Cattle all take place at the either one of us a card if you plan of the sale is earmarked to ' win meet at 2 can De free We must Sive ' Andrew F. Confectionary Ontonagon Law to Theresa Wa- purchase materials and items for the at the with Adelaide and For what freedom Store sociation Club House or Helen Pezzetti Fourth of July Float and the and Alice Koivula as the is Ks choice and it's Anton Hardware This activity will be held all 5203 ML 48224. of all members is asked study leaders and with Pot working together It's My Merchant It wa salso decided to use tins place - to make the Rummage Sale a Luck lunch being This cript was written James W. Postmaster and time for one of the places to Granddaughter in The Rachel Guild will meet at the by Kav Ginn and Real Estate register as a participant in the 4th Miss Ruth E. am Mrs. Leona Rehabilitation at 7:30 p.m. with Amelia and was adapted for the was appointed President of 0f July Bicentennial outstanding college is be- was authorized to Tiebel and Sandy Richter as the Sram bv Mlss The bank and served for one Robert that all the jng featured in the chase seven Mothers Day cards and Bible study leaders and Margaret ren then sanS Oh F. Olson was appointed Fireworks are ordered and can be of the American colleges and uni- handkerchiefs to send to the patients and Lil Sievert as the Mrs. class then either delivered or picked up in She is a senior student at at the Veterans Hospital in Iron sang and Lincoln and The Directors were anxious to Green It was decided to have the College at The patients are then The Esther Guild will meet at the recited 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 home of Pat Pikka with Bible study 2nd grades combined to sing a permanent manager 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. Birthdays and Our Flag was And so on the fireworks therefore saving the Bi- daughter of Mrs. Lillian mothers on Mothers This is an Pikka as the Friends are Miss class resented ful November 1 1910 the centennial Committe part of the cost set Wakefield annual project of the local invited tb any or all of the meeting Country's Flag a poem with zens Bank of was 0f delivery and - shiri Poppy and new members are invited to join questions and Kim and The Big Raffle for the VFW Auxiliary To Meet reported that the the ed for business with M. J. Wolff and James W. Bedell temporarily in was Several plans Continued on page six a. t. - - The Veterans of Foreign Wars pies have arrived and will be At the end of the opening discussed and a decision on a meet on 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 during ihe Memorial Day School Calendar of events for Veterans Hall The auxiliary Hostesses for the next meeting will High are sponsoring a Rummage and Bake be Mrs. Jean Sawaski and Mrs. Sale on Mar. 13, and the members are asked to bring their rummage Following the a social items to the meeting on the 10th. time was held and lunch was who are donating baked goods ved by Mrs. Freda Kanto and Mrs. for the are asked to have them Kay to the building no later than 10 - Thursday 5: Class D District Basketball Tournament at YEARLY GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALES MARCH 1-9 Yearly Girl Scout Cookie sales March 1-9 with delivery will be April 1-5, at a Money made helps with the financing of March 5: District Class D the many projects and activities the Brownies take part in. March 8: Athletic Troop 292 has been very busy and quet at Wakefield VFW at 6:00 p.m. active for two These Brownies March 11: do projects for our Senior am. on Mar. 13. The cooperation World Day of Prayer of all members are asked to make The World Day of Prayer will be Regional Tourney at learn about our learn first the sale for the public a held cn March 5, at 1:30 p.m. at the to really boost their ambition Sharon Lutheran Church in The theme for the day is ON FURLOUGH After completing a 13 month tour cation for All of prepared by of duty in Korea with the Military Latin American Police Specialist Fourth Class A reader from the Immanuel H- Pikka is spending a 30 theran Church will be Mrs. Nancy day with Ins family and All women of Blood Bank at High School selling like all they are at 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ing plans for quite a few March 13: Regional Class D nial Piano Festival at These girls will be having a Fly Up mother and daughter banquet to close out their two years as and Mrs. Nels Kuivinen re- won't you support this cookie 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 David is aside for all women A World Day weeks with their son in law and who will be Junior Scouts next the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herb of Reader from First and family at Their leaders are Mrs. Donna Doney theran is Mrs. Mary Mich. and Mrs. Delia Bicentennial Celebration July 2,3,4,5
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