Trojan Football ends another successful campaign In a season full of uncertainties related to factor completely out of the control of the players, Wakefield stood tall, stood together, and marched through the season undefeated. To read the full story, including head coach, Mike Hassler's, comments, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Lady Trojans drop conference games Wakefield dropped a pair of conference regular season games then went 1-1 in pool play at the Lewis & Clark Conference Volleyball Tournament. To read more, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Extensions of Wakefield sales tax on the ballot The extension of the 1% sales tax increase will be on the ballot November 3 and the consensus around Wakefield is it is a valuable asset to the community. To read all about the extension, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Trojans end football season undefeated A somewhat short-handed Wakefield Trojan football team remained unbeaten with a 64-41 win over Hartington-Newcastle at Eaton Field in a game probably not as close as the final score indicated. Pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican for the full story.
Lady Trojan Volleyball has successful week with two victories Wakefield had arguably its most successful week of the 2020 season with a couple of Lewis & Clark Conference regular season triumphs over Winside and Creighton. To read all bout the games, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
News from Allen... By Callie Anderson Isom and Dickens named Homecoming King and Queen Congratulations to the 2020 Allen High School Homecoming King Anthony Isom and Queen Carly Dickens. Anthony is the son of Mike and Val Isom. Carly is the daughter of Rusty and Carla Dickens.
New Arrivals: Parker Jane Suing Parker Jane Suing was born at 1:04 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Unity Point Saint Luke’s in Sioux City to Timothy and Alea Suing. She weighed 6lbs 9 oz and was 20 inches long. The paternal grandparents are Kristi Huber and Chuck Suing of Laurel and the maternal grandparents are Shawn and Billy Johnson of Missouri and Shaun Johnson of Sioux City.
Junior High Football is the heart of football By Mike Renning Wakefield and Tri-County Northeast butted heads in junior high football last week. It should remind everyone how simple this complex game can be and exactly why it's played. For the full story, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Wakefield Market draws another crowd The last installment of the Wakefield Market drew a substantial crowd and substantial vendors as it closed its first season in town. Pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican to read more about the market.
Trojans show team strength to remain unbeaten In the entire year, a coach will always profess it takes a team-effort to get a win, and certainly a great team for an undefeated season. The Wakefield Trojans proved that very sentiment with a hard-fought, team-defining win over Laurel-Concord-Coleridge last week on the road, 30-24. The full story can be found in the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican, available now.
Named the grand champion Simmental purebred bull at the 2020 NE State Fair Named the grand champion Simmental purebred bull at the 2020 NE State Fair in the Simmental open class show was Felt Perserverance 302F. The full story can be found in the agriculture section of the Wakefield Republican, available now.
Troop 172 hosts Court of Honor Haglund earns Eagle Scout On September 13th, Wakefield Boy Scout Troop 172 and Cub Scout Pack 172 held its Court of Honor. It was the first Court of Honor since December of last year. A court of honor had been planned for April, but had to be cancelled due to Covid. However, that did not keep the Scouts from working on merit badges and rank advancements. Pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican to read all about the Court of Honor.
Dawson Samuelson The family of Pvt Dawson Samuelson is requesting a card shower in his honor. Cards and greetings will reach him at the following address: Pvt Dawson Samuelson C.Co. 58th Trans BN Class #47T "Outlaws" 1791 Cooley Ave Ft. Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Borg shows Grand Champion at State Fair Hunter Borg had some recent success at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Borg showed the grand champion market animal in the FFA division and the champion purebred Simmental female in the open beef show at the state fair. To read more, including when Borg's showing career began, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Wakefield Fire Dept. has house burn The Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department had a house burn on September 14 in town and the entire process is helpful for the property owner and for the department. To read all about the fire, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Council places Sales Tax renewal on ballot At the August 12 meeting of the Wakefield City Council, the council, with information from at least two public comment meetings and primarily online survey results from 110 Wakefield Community members, agreed to add to the General Election ballot a question to voters to continue the 1% sales tax for the collection of funds toward economic development and infrastructure in the Wakefield Community through 2037. The full story can be found in the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Wakefield takes delivery of new ambulance After several years of waiting, the Wakefield Rescue Squad took ownership of a new ambulance last week. The new vehicle was a plan in the making for several years now and it's ready to serve the community with all of the new bells and whistles. To read all about the new ambulance, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Council approves funding to contribute to grant increases The Wakefield City Council hosted a couple of public hearings to determine whether the city would contribute dollars to qualify for grants, which would at least double the city's money. To read details on the grants, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Wakefield School reopening plan working By Mike Moody, Superintendent at Wakefield Community Schools Going back to school this year was unlike any I have ever experienced. The COVID-19 pandemic did indeed force us into a "new normal" setting-at least at the school. With that being said, I am pleased to announce that the first week of school has been stressful, eventful, challenging, and (above all) very successful. To read Superintendent Moody's full report, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Benson Racing turns 51 Mike Benson decided over 50 years ago to give his driver's license a break and take his "lead-foot" to a dirt oval to have some fun. What transpired over the next 50-plus years was a lot of fun, friendship, and racing. The full story can be found on the front page of this week's Wakefield Republican.