The family of Dick and Beverly Kai would like to announce the 70th wedding anniversary of their parents, who were wed on August 27, 1950. Dick and Beverly Kai are the parents of Muriel, Cindy, and Mark.
Fan rules for fall sports Wakefield Community Schools superintendent, Mike Moody, recently released some fan rules for viewing sports in Wakefield. The fan rules can be found on the front page of this week's Wakefield Republican.
Experienced Allen Eagle squad looking to improve on 6-3 finish in 2020 season The 2020 edition of Allen Eagle football will be in search of returning to the playoff picture for a fifth consecutive year. The Eagles return five starters on both sides of the football, along with several others, who played significant minutes in 2019, and all will be called upon to show leadership. The full story can be found in the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Emerson-Hubbard Pirates return seven seniors Emerson-Hubbard returns seven seniors for a 2020 season. Seven seniors is a good number for an 8-man squad, but many things need to fall into place to secure a successful season. To read what Pirate head coach Joe Kvidera had to say about the upcoming season, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Wakefield Softball finishes another successful season The Wakefield 14 and under and 18 and under softball teams ended their respective seasons at a state tournament in Hastings at the Smith Softball Complex. To read what coach Mike Mogus had to say about the season, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Trojans ready for 2020 gridiron campaign Wakefield returns plenty of skill position talent from the 2019 team that completed a very competitive schedule with a stellar 7-1 record. To read what head football coach Mike Hassler said about the team, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Eaton clan successful at any level of ball Paul and Janelle Eaton have been fairly successful in their endeavors for the past 50 years or so. The Eaton's granddaughter, Laini Michaelis recently won the 12 and under state championship in the USSSA Nebraska State Softball tournament. The full story can be found on the back page of the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Sidelines to host another 'Cruise In' Sidelines Bar and Grille will host the final 'Cruise In' on August 26. "These are a lot of fun to get out and show off the cars," said Randy Krueger. "Especially now when we can't get out like we like." To find out what else Krueger has to say about 'Cruise In' and when the event begins, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Henderson trial postponed After jury selection earlier this month and some testimony was given and it was discovered, one of the prospective jurors was infected with the COVID-19 virus causing a mistrial. To find out when the trial is set to begin again, including what Henderson is being charged with, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Lady Trojan volleyball begins solo campaign For the first time in a few years, two to be exact, the Wakefield Lady Trojans will embark on a season without Allen. They will be without the neighbors to the north, but they will also drop in classification and reap the benefits of a coach from the Cheryl Greve camp. The full story can be found in the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Wolfpack Volleyball set to begin first season For the first time ever, the Northeast Nebraska Woflpack will take to the volleyball court and compete as a D-1 high school cooperative. To read what longtime volleyball coach Cheryl Greve has to say about the cooperative, find this story on the back page of the Wakefield Republican.
Wakefield Ponies have successful season The Wakefield Pony League started the 2020 campaign with a win. Unfortunately, they lost the next four games before gathering momentum to end up in the league championship game at Craig later in the season. To read more, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Wakefield Fire Department keeping residents safe The Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department keeps Wakefield and the surrounding area safe-at times when the area doesn't know it. FireCatt was in town testing over 7,000 feet of hose on the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department's trucks to assure the hoses are fit to do what they are intended to do. The full story can be found in the latest edition of the Wakefield Repubican.
This past weekend, the Little Red Hen theatre stretched its wings for some outdoor theatre. "Love Letters," by A. R. Gurney was presented by the Little Red Hen Theatre in collaboration with faculty from Wayne State College. To read more on the outdoor performance, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Results from the 2020 Dixon County Fair Although it was a somewhat abbreviated version of the Dixon County Fair, the fair was held recently with winners announced and some moving on with projects to the Nebraska State Fair. To see the full list of winners who qualified for the Nebraska State Fair, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Rising over Wakefield... This large crane was working at Michael Foods installing a new air unit on Tuesday, August 4. The air unit is used to maintain room pressure in the facility.
Internship evolves to friendship Wakefield Senior Center manager, Sherry Oswald, applied for an intern from Wayne State College last spring. Ariana Martinez came on as an intern from Wayne State College and has fit right in at the Senior Center and with the people she has met over the summer. To read more on this evolved friendship, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Work to begin on Hwy 9/35 near Wakefield Weather permitting, armor coating will begin August 10 on Highway 9 north, near Wakefield, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. State maintenance forces will be performing armor coating on Highway 9/ Highway 35 junction to the Highway 9/US Highway 20 junction north of Allen. Traffic will be maintained with a pilot car and flaggers. Anticipated completion is August 19. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near work zones, to buckle up, and put phones down.
Gardner Foundation donation finalizes funding at Humpty Dumpty The Humpty Dumpty Daycare has competed fundraising for its new addition to the existing building in Wakefield. To read what the new addition will add to the daycare, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.
Post 81 crushes Ponca in final game of season Wakefield Post 81 finished an abbreviated season with a decisive win over Ponca at Eaton Field in Graves Park on July 30. To read how the final game of the season went, pick up the latest edition of the Wakefield Republican.