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  1. Wakefield City Council gets details on proposed renovationsRead the original story

    Monday Mar 12 | Daily Globe

    Wakefield - Architect John Larson, of Gwinn, told Wakefield City Council members Monday he hopes to have the municipal building's proposed fireproof storage room complete by June 30. Council members voted unanimously to allow him to call for bids on construction of the room. The move will reduce the size of City Manager Richard Brackney's office.


  2. Jason McCall Farrell, 40Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 9 | The Wakefield Daily Item

    Born in Stoneham on November 1, 1977, he is the son of, and survived by, James M. and Cheryl A. Farrell, longtime Wakefield residents. Jason attended the Hurd School, the Wakefield Middle School, and the Wakefield High School, graduating in 1996.


  3. Phyllis Marie KiviRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 7 | Daily Globe

    ... Ginger (Forrest) Kivisto, George Kivi, Ken Kivi (Beth Turonie and Rick), all of Ironwood , Mary Kay Kivi, of Wakefield , Scott (Dee) Kivi, of Sault Ste. Marie; grandchildren: Corey (Melissa) Kivisto, Krystal (Nick) Averitt, Patrick (Pamela) Goetz, ...


  4. Wakefield city workers object to change in work hoursRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 6 | Daily Globe

    Wakefield - A Tuesday work session of the Wakefield city council resulted in angry city workers voicing complaints about a pending change in work hours. At its most recent regular meeting on Feb. 26, council members had voted to change the city work day from the current schedule of 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. to the later period of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mayor pro tempore Amy Tarro was the only member to vote no on the change, which was expected to take effect after the March 11 adjustment in daylight savings time.


  5. City of Wakefield zeroes in on "dreamscape" prioritiesRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 27 | Daily Globe

    Wakefield - As of Monday, the Wakefield city council now has a "top three" list of priorities in relation to proposed remodeling of the municipal building. John Larson, the Gwinn-based architect whose "dreamscape" vision has been mulled over by council members in recent months, was on hand to discuss related issues, along with city manager Richard Brackney.


  6. Dana W. Nahigyan, 90Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 27 | The Wakefield Daily Item

    Dana W. Nahigyan, 90, of Canton, formerly of Wakefield died Monday February 19, 2018 at Royal of Fairhaven. Born in Malden on December 12, 1927, he was the son of the late Souren and Ruth Nahigyan.


  7. Trainer, therapy dog visit library to encourage readingRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 25 | Daily Globe

    Wakefield - Julie DeRosie and her service and therapy dog, Remington, came to the Wakefield Public Library Saturday to listen to kids read. Remington is an enthusiastic 2-year old mixed-breed dog who has been trained by DeRosie to provide therapy for children and adults.


  8. Ralph Howard Fruik Jr.Read the original story

    Friday Feb 23 | Daily Globe

    ... . Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield . Condolences may be expressed online at


  9. Skaters survive BrooklineRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 23 | The Wakefield Daily Item

    After narrowly edging non-league opponent Brookline in Wednesday's matinee at the Stoneham Arena, the Wakefield High School boys' hockey team now hopes to make it a one-two punch when they face Wilmington in their regular season finale on Friday. By defeating Brookline, 4-3, the Warriors claimed two of the three points they required to advance to the MIAA Tournament via the Sullivan Rule, which allows teams with sub-.500 records an opportunity to qualify for the playoffs by winning at least half their games against opponents in their division or below.


  10. Students Stage Walkouts At Arlington High SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 21 |

    Arlington high school students walked out of class Wednesday at about noon, joining nationwide protesters responding to a recent school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Wakefield High School students made their way to the athletic stadium for a rally in favor of stricter gun control laws during a 30 minute class walkout.


  11. Margaret H. "Marge" AholaRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2018 | Daily Globe

    Marge was born on June 29, 1929, in Wakefield , a daughter of Oscar and Hazel Nicholson. She attended Wakefield High School and graduated in 1947.


  12. Wakefield fishing tournament raises funds for volunteer fire departmentRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2018 | Daily Globe

    Wakefield - The weather was excellent for Saturday's fishing derby to raise funds for Wakefield 's Volunteer Fire Department. Whereas last year there was a layer of slush on the ice, this year the ice was perfect for fishing, and it was not too cold either.


  13. No license required this weekend to fish in MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    ... of Natural Resources says admission is free at state parks and recreation areas. In the Upper Peninsula, the Wakefield fire department in Gogebic County is holding an ice fishing contest Saturday. In Michigan's Thumb, there will be an ice fishing ...


  14. Edith "Edie" Curran, 56Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | The Wakefield Daily Item

    ... Ms. Curran was born on March 16, 1961, to (the late) Ernest and Priscilla (Stormont) Foss. A 1979 graduate of Wakefield High School, Edie lived most of her life in Wakefield. After some years in the medical and drafting fields, she was known to many ...


  15. State transportation economic development grants to support 355 jobs in the Upper PeninsulaRead the original story

    Feb 14, 2018 | State of Michigan

    ... will leverage $338,800,000 in private investment, at a private/public investment ratio of more than 65-to-1. Wakefield Copperwood Resources, a mining and exploration subsidiary of Highland Copper Co., is proposing to mine copper ore and produce ...


  16. David Allan Saubert Sr.Read the original story

    Feb 13, 2018 | Daily Globe

    David Allan Saubert Sr., 47, of Trout Creek, passed away with his son on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at their home. He was born Nov. 27, 1970, in Wakefield , the son of Walter and Paula Saubert.


  17. Wakefield planning commission discusses moving forwardRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2018 | Daily Globe

    Wakefield - At the Monday meeting of the Wakefield planning commission, city manager Richard Brackney gave members an assignment of sorts. Brackney pointed out that commission member Jim Anderson has said previously that the downtown suffers from a lack of aesthetics.


  18. Kids free fishing weekend contest to raise funds for firefighting equipment in Gogebic CountyRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2018 | State of Michigan

    During Michigan's winter Free Fishing Weekend, the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department will hold its ninth-annual ice fishing contest on Saturday, Feb. 17 on Sunday Lake in Gogebic County. The 224-acre lake located in Wakefield is one of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' designated Family Friendly Fishing Waters, home to perch, panfish, walleye and northern pike.


  19. Wakefield Township renews energy agreementRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2018 | Daily Globe

    Wakefield TOWNSHIP - Wakefield Township's 30-year franchise agreement with Xcel Energy was about to expire, so the township board renewed it with Michael BeBeau from Xcel in attendance Tuesday. Township chairman John Cox said he has lived in many places over the years and is pleased with the energy provision by Xcel in the township.


  20. Leonard Elliott, 48Read the original story

    Feb 8, 2018 | The Wakefield Daily Item

    Born in Melrose on November 24, 1969 he was the son of Linda J. Elliott of Wakefield. He was the step-father of Christopher Kelly of Florida.


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