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Wakefield News (Newspaper) - December 30, 1976, Wakefield, Michigan EDITOR'S COLUMN As we approach the end of 1976 a backward look at some of the major as they affected the Wakefield seems in 1976 from an economic viewpoint was a rather slow cne for the Wakefield In the latter part of 1975, the White Fine Mine cut back on its production of copper resulting in layoffs for large numbers of While Copper production did not improve substantially during 1976 White Pine did recall about 700 employees which improved the employment picture some In 1976, While Pine announced a proposed merger with Louisiana Land Development Kimberly-Clark in Marenisco its sawmill this fall which was another blow to our area as a goodly number of Wakefield residents were employed The mill was purchased by Louisiana Pacific in the latter part of the and hiring has begun once The biggest blow to Wakefield's economy was the destruction by fire of the Connor Sawmill north of Thomaston in A decision as to whether Connor's will rebuild at their former site has not yet been It is our hope that the Connor Forest Industries will continue to operate in the Wakefield and that the overall economic picture will show improvement for the coming In 1976. the tranquil waters of Sunday Lake claimed the lives of two Wakefield youths with a tragic The victims of the accident were Robert age 11, and Steven Lee age 19. The Ozzello boy and his cousin Todd Ozzello were on the lake in a boat when the craft Fishing on the nearby Boggs and a friend Earl became aware of the boys plight and with total disregard for - their own personal safety went to their Saltzberry managed to pull Todd ashore while Boggs went for the other lad and himself became a In these days of and the anti-hero Boggs and Saltzberry chose to become They did not have to become as they did not know the two lads out there in the but they went to their aid and became true At this writing both have been recommended for the Carnegie medaL The final story of the year was our Bicentennial Plans began shortly after the 4th of July of 1975 under the Chairmanship of John abely assisted by Donald who took charge of the many activities held to raise funds for the event which was to be held over the 4th of July 1976. Civic organizations and private individuals formed committees to take charge of the many events that were to take When the final all was in Beautiful together with the return of thousands of former residents who participated in all of the festivities made it one of the best celebrations ever to be held in The community spirit developed during the preparations for our Bicentennial has These energetic citizens are embarked on projects to improve the trailer park at Sunday Lake during 1977 as well as ether civic The staff at the Wakefield News wishes everyone a Happy and New Michigan Lottery 12-23-76- Michigan 17-426 Winter Wonderland 306658, 5S303, 322 Wakefield Area Snowfall This week 112 inches One year ago 85 inches THE WAKEFIELD NEWS VOLUME 64, NUMBER 11 THE WAKEFIELD NEWS DECEMBER 30,1976 PER YEAR Al Entertained Guests and Relatives For the Holiday Professor Norman Niemi and son visited his Mr. and Mrs. Nestor Niemi and his sister and brother in Mr. and Mrs. Al Wacker and other relatives and He is a Professor of Furniture Design at the University of He was accompanied by Ahti Taskinen and son Juoko of Prof. Taskinen is a teacher at the School of Art and Design and in addition to his teaching is Finland's noted Furniture Designer and is well known for his work throughout with his wife Sinikka and are spending a year visiting in Cincinnati where he is Professor of Design at While in this he visited many of the ski Copper Lake and said the area was comparable to He enjoyed a at ihe Harold Niemi visited Carl grade school classes at Central where the local children interviewed Juoko of his life in They visited Kimball and was also interested in the work at the Randall Furniture He was a house guest at the Al Wacker Juoko was amazed that so many of the local children could speak Finnish Mr. and Wacker held an on Sunday for relatives and friends who were interested in. Art or Finnish which was enjoyed by the guests and the A Presented At First Lutheran Church A Cool in SHORT NEWS ABOUT TOWN Gary and Donald his sister Bruce and her daughter all from and and Carta of visited their tne Furnace was presented as a children of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mr. and Mrs. James for 19<6 Gift to the First visited at their home over the a few days just before New 17311 by the Youth This was first Don and students at Choir and the Junior Luther reunion after 10 gan State and Laming Community at on Sunday at the found time over Christmas This was a Buryl Red to drive up from the lower lyrics by Grace Hawthorne Matthew student at University of Ann and student at gan State East Mr. and Mrs. Gary Aho and and was most and mv and was enjoyed by the congregation and spent the holidays with their were holiday guests K was held following the Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Jarvi at the home of his Mr. and opening morning worship other friends and Mrs. Edwin Aho and other relatives and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Mezzano choral Taking the part of Danel was Tanja Hamilton and King FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MATT 86 returned home after spending Roobert student at Christmas day at Stambaugh were igan State East many with and Mrs. is spending the with his Mrl John his T brother and other relatives and they visited with Mr. Henry Cut Holiday weekend guests at the home Mr. and Mrs. Keski Miss Diane student at Aleisha Amy Mary Beth Lynn MakL Macie Shelley Dale Miss Peggy Wiita left by plane The director was Aim Instrumentalists were Randy Jane Zuidmulder and Ann The congregation joined in the last the People Matt Waataja 86, 1209 were a lc Randy Keski of Michigan Tech. and Miss Beth Tim son died Friday ioe Sgt. and Mrs. Denise student at jane morning at Divine Infant Hospital Surprise and children Melissa ern Michigan are he was a patient two and Troy of Wurtsmith ing the holidays with their Born Sept. 23, 1890, at and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ellison Mr. and Mrs. Martin he came to the of Mrs. Surprise is the United States and to Wakefield in former Julie Keski and Mrs. 1913 and lived here He at- lison is the former Gail tended schools in ing World War he served with Holiday guests at the home of Mrs. David Mrs. Nordine the United States On Nov. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Koski were js the former Colleen 11, 1920, he was married to the their Mr. and Mrs. David Koski former Katri at and of White and Mr. Amie Dean who is em- before a large audience. She died June 28, 1974. He and Mrs. Robert Koski and family ployed spent the was a miner at Sunday Lake mine of and Mr. w - - untile retiring in 1954. George Koski of Mass Mr. Waataja was a member of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Stempihar and son Jr. of Sterling Hei for San Diego to spend a OI the two week vacation with Mr. and worship held with the assembly This presentation was a most timely and beautiful gift presented Christmas Party Held Aat Sunset Manor The tennants of Sunset Manor wanted to do their thing this and with the permission of the they did their thing from those 90 years young to 65. Preparation were made after eral and they all agreed to the party on December 22. The hall was decorated in the real Christmas with everyone participating with the table set with the Yule tide Soft organ music was furnished Jiv one of the tennants and the fun began with the tasting of all the were of different such as cheese coffee cakes plus many Following the the traditional Christmas songs were accompanied the A then said by a wish that the memories of this year's happiness be carried out with additional plans for next First Lutheran Church and Geroux American Legion Survivors include three Mrs. Eino Kauranen and Miss and Mrs. J holidays with his Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Wirpio and tives and Winter District Conference The Winter District Conference Mr. and Mrs. John Geroux and of the Church of Jesus Christ of are spending the 1�?* ana oi oi with w Mr children Joan and Louie spent the Latter-Day Saints will be days with her Mr. and Mrs. Mike and his Douglas Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Si five three great other Natives and JT one Daniel and Karoliina Halkola and Onnea Funeral services were held day at 1 p.m. at First Lutheran aams Church with the Rev. Wayne Kuusisto Spring burial will be in Lakeside ' The remains were taken to the church Monday at 10 a.m. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Running Mich. Christmas holiday with their son in held in Iron on and Mrs. January 15-16, 1977. Saturday sessions at 1:00 pm and Sunday sessions at 9:00 at the Mr. and Mrs. John Iron Mountain High on were holiday guests at the Street Prospect & streets in Iron Those coming from the west on will enter the city on Mr. and Mrs. Gene Ament and venson ave. Turn right on Holiday visitors at the home of and the High Mr. and Mrs. Mike Orlich were Mr. Mr. and Mrs. Francis other Wis. spent the holidays with relatives and friends Reino She is the former Margaret and Mrs Mr. and Mrs. Gary Niemi and Pallbearers Elmer of St. Miss Raymond Reuben Orlich of Hales Charles James Dean and and Mrs Louis spending the hen of Mrs. Syrjala T* Tracy Attending from out of Mr. and Mrs. J. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Cottage Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mr. and Mrs. Matt Mr. and Mrs. John the former Anyone desiring in homes of church please write to Pres. Jimmy 919 Iron Mich. 49870. Mr. and Roger telephone 906-56&2841. Leadership meeting win Sunday IIS holidays with her Mr. and Debbie and M 1^ and Mrs. Bennetts former Juliann & is the Boosts Local Ski Hill Family Visiting at the home of Mr. and Storage Mrs. Richard and Mrs. John Mrs. The local church Steve Bordano over the Christmas M Mrs. Adele Baynes Sidney Mayr of Wakefield can be weekend were Mr. and Mrs. visited hi contacted at 229-557. 1^ Duluth - is a surgical patient at the Winners For Contest St. Mary's Winners in the home and yard Mrs. Richard Carbtree of County Goal Set At To date Gogebic County has readier 57 of its goal for the 1976 Christmas reported Mary R.N. Michigan Association's Public Information chairman for The county goal is The 68-year old state organization that began as the Association for the Prevention and relief of broadened its scope in 1961 as other respiratory diseases such as chronic and asthma became more threatening to the But tuberculosis is by no means Ronald who is The Christmas contest stationed at the Hill Air Base in visited his Miss Koski * and * wither 7Tlal'oi^ the north Mrs. Jennie Koski and mB the first prize of He Mr. and Hyler 0shkot,vdnd Mrs. Salmela spent the TroS asking if he could hear An- Miss Judy Kolvu were with relatives in and Ann who tied for this swering the affirmative the callers guests at fhe home 0f Mr. and Mrs. w said they noted he had a Michigan Koivu and at the home of 111 Fifteen home owners had spem me tered for the and many Mrs. Jennie Kosta and license and would like to talk to and Mrs Leo Mrs. Mr and saw Hyler is the former Charlotte soon drove a with six They said they had planned on skiing in but because of conditions were enroute to They asked him Fannie Sunset ski conditions in - homes were visited by John spent iown in- eluded Roy Julie Ahnen and Don The contest was held to get home Funeral Services Held Funeral services for O. Elmer 69, Brotherton was held from the First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Wayne Kuusisto Spring burial will he held in Lakeside Pallbearers were Jr. and Michael Borowski William Joseph Ringsmuth and Richard Attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. William Lahti and Mr. and Mrs. Brian Sgt Mark and Donald Death Notice Word has been received of the death of Dave Walt 17, son oof Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sharp of 14396 Florida Col. He was fatally injured in a car accident on Nov. 19 near Col. He was a Senior at Gateway High Surviving besides his parents are a and his Mr. and Mrs. T. A. and Aurora and Mr. and Mrs. Elden Sharp of Las The were former Wakefield about ski conditions in day guests at the home of his and he told them aU about were Mr and Mrs. Warren Tnd John owners to deck their homes and showed them the hill on the Niemi and famil of Mi. Mr 3^ to make the city a most ski map and told them how to get rona wis. ana ritv to visit and - - - T Mrs. David Perry of to ana Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mrs the former Joanne the decorations were really out- Tenn. spent the will also visit standing and it was re- driving for about 32 told them to call for reservations if - and could holidays with her Mr. and m Mr. and Mrs. Robert C of C To Meet 5 stav at in T V J his Mr. a stay at in Mrs A1 and her Signs would lead them to the ski ent and Nestor Niemi lodges and They noted there and other relatives and mr and wasn't enough snow in Utah to A1 Mr and even open the hills and headed for was hold their monthly dinner meeting Wakefield following his enthusiastic S for on Jan. 5 at 630 Ronnie will complete 20 MrS 1MrelltS- years in service on Jan. 5 and arrive here in Feb. to make his Mr. and Mrs. Rexford Mary Lou Medical Technologist at Grace Northwest Hospital in Detroit has returned to Michigan after a holiday visit with her family and His wife and son have resided were holiday guests at here such since His fhe home of his Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Lame Ranta tha EUiott and her Mr. and are lifelong residents of Wakefield Mrs Dominic She is the former Mary Ann Mrs First Lutheran Worship New Year's Eve program will spent the holidays with her be presented at 7 p.m. Friday at son in law and Mr. and nf children Patty and JacK oi Mrs. Edwin Aho and her at the Lakeview Tnn The dinner Mr. and Mrs. Walfred She be catered by the A and B is the former Maria Catering A good attendance is asked to make plans for the Mr. and Mrs. Lawrie Setala oi coining Reports win be made Thunder spent the on a days visiting with relatives and friends in Wakefield and She is the former Barbara rock of Dr. and Mrs. Simon Rosen and Township Christmas Party the First Lutheran Church Mrs. Edwin Aho and sored by the Committee in the lower Worship Mr. and Dominic Billie and vices with Holy Communion will Ann Arbor were holiday 5"^, be held on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. visitors at his Mrs. in the language and 10:45 esa Billie and other relatives and 1^J^/^SS^mi a.m. in the English The ' Ronald won a medal church school will meet at 9:30 a.m. ' On Wednesday the confirmation Mr. and Mrs. Larry Mastalish and class will meet at 3:45 p.m. the children Sheri and Green Bay Youth choir will practice at 5:30 the holidays with her 111. spent a week at while skiing at Indianhead Mountain this graduate student cnoir win practice ai tne wnn net 7T,;,0r<=;K. nf Wow m p.m. and the Senior choir at 6:30 Mrs. Mary Menghini and other re- S p.m. They also participated in the skiing in the Senior Citizens Have Dinner The Senior citizen dinner on Wed New is relatives and friends in the Wakefield area over the holiday Mrs. Thomas Albiniak received Wide eyed was Santa really Wakefield Township Christmas Party began with the Lord's surgical treatment at Wausau er in unison led by Mrs. Alice the Visiting her Lutheran Services Following the an was her husband and and her Regular worship services will be informative talk on nutrition was Mrs. Edward Yatchak held on Sunday at 8 and 11 given by Mrs. David She and at the Lutheran spoke on the Basic She then There will be no communion answered several Her Brad son of Mr. Mrs. vice on Jan. 2. The rites talk was most John is spending a leave of communion win be held at both Anthony Rudnicki of Ironwood during the holidays with his family on Jan. 9. distributed to the purchasers and other relatives and Grandma's Kitchen Brad is in the United States Navy Cook and is stationed in HAPPY NEW YEAR From All the News Nellie wants a picture green and
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