Camden Geiser is Wakefields newest Eagle Scout Camden Geiser, son of John and Shanda Geiser, of Wakefield Boy Scout Troop 172 passed his Eagle Board of Review to become the Troop's newest Eagle Scout. The board of review was held in Winside on January 10th and consisted of the district chairman and three Scout leaders from the local district. For his Eagle project, Camden and his team assembled a bench and it was placed at the Veteran's Garden outside of the Legion Hall. Though he completed his project last summer he had to finish a few Eagle Scout required merit badges before he was eligible for his Board of Review. Camden has been an active member of the Troop since April of 2019 and is currently serving as a patrol leader. He has gone with the Troop on summer camps to Lewis and Clark Scout camp in South Dakota and Camp Wilderness in Minnesota. This summer Camden is planning on going to Sea Base High Adventure in the Florida Keys and Medicine Mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
over 2 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
Camden, Wakefields newest Eagle
Dixon County Spelling Bee held Ingrid Lopez Ramos places fifth The annual Dixon County Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, January 25th, in the main gym of Allen Consolidated Schools. Students from Wakefield, Allen, Emerson-Hubbard, and Ponca competed spelling a series of increasing difficult words until only one remained. Wakefield sent five students to the Bee: Mark Ruiz Cardona, the winner of last week’s Wakefield Spelling Bee; Gracyn Sullivan, Lesly Fernandez, Asher Geiser, and Ingrid Lopez Ramos. After a written exam and many rounds of oral spelling a new winner for Dixon County was crowned: Kaylee Kloster of Ponca. She is now able to participate in the Midwest Spelling Bee in Omaha on Saturday, February 26th where she will compete with other students from across Nebraska and western Iowa. The top five finalists in the spelling bee were: first place Kaylee Kloster, Ponca; second place Luke Jackson, Ponca; third place Abrahm Krusemark, Ponca; fourth place Books Kephart, Ponca; and fifth place Ingrid Lopez Ramos of Wakefield.
over 2 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
Top five finalsts of the Dixon County Spelling Bee
Mark Ruiz Cardona wins Wakefield Spelling Bee Wakefield Community Schools held the annual Wakefield Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 18th at 1:30 p.m. in the main gym. Participants from grades fifth to eighth grade took tests prior to the event to determine who would participate. Then through a course of increasing difficult words to spell students were eliminated until there were only five left. The top five finishers were: Mark Ruiz Cardona, 6th grade who won the spelling bee, Gracyn Sullivan an 8th grader took second, Lesly Fernandez also from the 8th grade took third, Asher Geiser from the fifth grade placed 4th, and Ingrid Lopez Ramos a fifth grader placed fifth. Those five will travel to Allen next week on Tuesday, January 25th at 1:30 p.m. to participate in the Dixon County Spelling Bee. The winner there will go on to participate in the Midwest Spelling Bee in Omaha on Saturday, February 26th where they will compete with students from across Nebraska and western Iowa. The winner of the Midwest Spelling Bee will compete at Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland.
over 2 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
The winners of the Wakefield Spelling Bee
Jumpin' Java opens at Third and Main What was a dream for Ashley Campbell has now become a reality and her reality is only the beginning. The Jumon' Java House located on the corner of 3rd and Main Streets here in Wakefield is now open for business and serving everything about coffee and smoothies. According to Campbell it's only the beginning of what her dream-vision involves. "I want to offer healthy alternatives to the people and the kids here in town," Campbell said. "Eventually, I want to be here for the kids to have a place to stop after school and have a healthy treat and the parents to stop for coffee or one of our other items." The items include a full line of coffee products, smoothies, both fruity and healthy, and eventually a line of soups and sandwiches for lunch. For the immediate future, until the New Year, Campbell will be open from 7:00 a.m. to around 1:00 p.m. but the plan is to open at 5:30 a.m. once things get started next year. She wants to include the kids because that is her nature - she recently was a para-professional at Wakefield Community Schools and was torn between continuing with the kids she has grown to love and help over the past couple of years and her dream of opening her own healthy store. "I wanted this to feel like a home anyone could come and stop by," Campbell said. "That's why we put 'House' in the name." Her boyfriend, JJ Cruz is on hand when he's available and that is the 'we' that put in the 'house'. "Obviously we are new at owning a business and doing what we are doing at the moment," Campbell said. "But I did this while I was going to college and I just feel like this is what I'm meant to do - healthy foods for friends."
over 2 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
Ashley Campbell and JJ Cruz
Downtown beautification continues with Lazy Acres Thanks to a participation grant, Lazy Acres Decor and Floral changed its storefront and let the sun in, so to speak. "If we wouldn't have been able to get the grant, we would have never done a project like this," Lazy Acres owner Sarah Ekberg said. "It is a wonderful program to help local businesses and help smaller cities stay current with storefronts and signage." The grant Ekberg was referring to is part of the Downton Beautification and Rehabilitation There is a limit on the amount a business can receive and 15 percent of the amount must be paid by the business up front - the rest of the project will be paid by the grant. "When Megan (Weaver) first told me about the grant I was ready to sign up," Ekberg said. "I think I was the first application turned in - it was a 'no brainer' to me - 85%." The Wakefield Community Redevelopment Agency administers the matching grants and there is a $75,000 limit per business in the amount available. Ekberg put in new doors, a new entryway with a lot less brick and a lot more window. "It is so much brighter in here with the additional sunlight," Ekberg said. "I feel like I'm almost outside." Although the timing of her project was not the best, she's extremely pleased with the outcome of her decision. "A lot of people were doing their decorating for Christmas and we were pretty hard to get to the store," Ekberg said. "People in town and my customers are the best, they would call and we would figure out a way to get them what they needed - either at the back door or I would take it to them." Ekberg has also had a first-time event since the project was basically completed. "I had my first window-shoppers the other day," she said. "You can actually walk by my business and see in a window - it was great."
over 2 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
The current facade of Lazy Acres
Senior Center gets new sign The Wakefield Senior Center is set to put itself on the local visual map by erecting a new sign in front of its door for all to see. "We wanted a sign to match the quality of where we are," Wakefield Senior Center director, Sherry Oswald said. "We have this beautiful building and we wanted to put up a sign we could all be proud of displaying." And, as is the fashion of the senior center - they did it economically. Wakefield Economic Development director, Megan Weaver designed the sign and the center intends to apply for an up to $1,000 grant from sales tax money to pay for it. Oswald's husband, Steve and senior center board member, Jerry Nicholson will put up the sign and the only cost to the Wakefield Senior Center will be the sign. "It's how we do things," Sherry Oswald said. "It's kind of how we have to do things - thank goodness my husband loves me as he gets roped into a lot of projects around here." Including meal delivery. It is how things should work in a small town and it seems to be working here. The economic development director designed the sign, according to Oswald, her husband and board member will put it up and hopefully, sales tax money will foot the bill for the materials. "We just want to keep moving forward," Oswald said. "Whatever is necessary we will do."
over 2 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
The new sign for Wakefield Senior Center
Wakefield Schools honors Veterans Wakefield Community Schools honored local Veterans with its annual Veteran's Day program in the high school gym on Thursday, November 11. The honor program began with a welcome from Wakefield Community Schools, superintendent, Matt Farup. The Anton Bokemper Post 81 American Legion presented the Colors to the gathering. Wakefield Student Councils presidents Olivia Donner and Rylee Reeves led the crowd in reciting the "Pledge of Allegiance". The Wakefield high school band, under the direction of Esly Ovando performed the "National Anthem". Pastor Charity Potter delivered remarks about Veteran's Day then the Wakefield 2-6 grades recited "On Veteran's Day". Wakefield's 5th-grade students then recited the poem "In Flanders Field". The high school choir performed "In Flanders Field" arranged by Greg Gilpin. The Quilt Shop Quilters the presented Quilts of Valor to 16 area Veterans. Caleb Chase, Eliseo Sarmiento and Jocelyn Weaver presented Wakefield Student Poetry. Farup delivered closing comments before the Wakefield Band trumpeters performed "Taps" as the American Legion retired the Colors. More pictures from the Veteran's Day program can be found on the Republicans Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wakefieldrepublican/photos/pcb.3089258484653071/3089258281319758/
over 2 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
Wakefield School choir
Wakefield Athletic Complex becoming a reality After years, months and days, the Wakefield Athletic Complex started to become a reality last week when the Milo Meyer Construction Company started doing some dirt work at the site. What was an idea some years back has been picked up by present school administration, interested community members and the Wakefield Community Board of Education to move Wakefield into the next realm of high school sports. Community involvement is the only way a project of this nature could be accomplished and to see those preliminary efforts come to fruition with the initial construction phases is heartfelt to many involved in the process. "This is just the beginning, but it is the beginning," Wakefield Community Schools superintendent Matt Farup said. "We have a lot of work to go but it is great to get started." Farup indicated the preliminary work being done is on what will become the stadium portion of the project. "We wanted to try to get the footings poured for the stadium and all that encompasses," Farup said. "It is a relief to get that done before winter sets in." Milo Meyer Construction Company of Wayne found a lull in its schedule and showed up to begin some dirt work. "The company doing the project allows us to sub-contract local companies for the some of the work," Farup said. "That was part of the attraction of the company we chose and we wanted local plumbers, electricians, cement contractors and dirt contractors to participate in the construction - it gives everyone more ownership in what we are doing." The bulk of the existing $3.78M project has been funded, but Farup indicated some of the amenities surrounding the complex would require additional fundraising or dollars. "Some of the landscaping and extra things we are still looking for dollars," Farup said. "The stadium, lights, concession stand and turf are included in what was considered by the board." The Wakefield Community Schools Board of Education will most likely vote on approval of the final contract for the construction of the stadium, lights and turf at its next meeting but the preliminary work is underway. A formal "ground-breaking" ceremony has been set for November 23 at 4:00 p.m. at the site, but in the interim, the pre-grading and footings portion of the construction will continue as weather permits. Fundraising is ongoing for some of the amenities and landscaping surrounding the complex including the purchasing of individual bricks for a walkway leading into the stadium or buying a spot on a donor board which will be displayed ay an entrance or near the stadium itself. Farup also stated a new campaign will be kicked-off around the ground breaking. "We are going to unveil a 'Become a Trojan' campaign around the time of the ground breaking," Farup said. "Just contact me at the school if you're interested in donating." Although the beginning of the construction is without a lot of pomp and circumstance at the moment, Farup is glad to see the beginning. "This has been a long arduous process," he said. "In the end it will be something the school and this community can be extremely proud of."
over 2 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
Construction getting underway
The Wakefield Senior Center will be hosting a soup fundraiser on Sunday, October 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Wakefield Community Center. A free will donation will be requested and the proceeds will go entirely to the Center.
over 2 years ago, Brook Curtiss
Wakefield Teammates chapter looking for mentors After a year of COVID which saw Teammates mentors and mentees meting only via Zoom or limited contact, the Wakefield Chapter of Teammates is set to match up people to help students through the trials of life and the school. "It's a very rewarding experience to get to spend time with these kids," Teammates co-sponsor, Mike Clay said. "A lot of our mentors go into the program thinking they are going to help a young kid and by the end of the year, the mentor got more out of it than the mentee." Clay and Timarie Hansen are running the Wakefield chapter and are looking forward to matching students with mentors for this school year. "We got some things done last year, but COVID really hampered what we could do," Clay said. "Meeting face-to-face is very helpful and I think everyone would agree - close and personal is always better." To become a Teammates mentor, contact Timarie Hansen or Mike Clay at Wakefield Community Schools.
over 2 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
Teammates logo
Rock the night away at Little Red Hen Theatre Make plans to rock the night away at the Little Red Hen Theatre on November 5. The blues, funk, rock, and soul sound of Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal will be bringing the house down for a special “one-night-only” performance at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5. Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal promise to ". . . deliver a sound so big, so funky, so wring-the-sweat-out-of-you energetic that it reaches through the speakers and shakes you until you start moving”. Tickets are now on sale for the event with wine and beer available for purchase at the venue. Seating is limited and advanced reservations are highly recommended. Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal can be described as a real working band of music for the people and by the people. Featuring Hoyer’s signature voice, hammering keyboards, and horns over a “freight – train” rhythm section, the raucous funk and smooth soul sound dutifully pays homage to the past soul giants while simultaneously charging forward into the modern era. Formed in 2012 in Lincoln, the award-winning five-piece band includes some of the area's most revered and accomplished musicians. Joining Hoyer (keyboards/vocals) is Blake DeForest (trumpet), Mike Keeling (bass), Benjamin Kushner (guitar), and Harrison ElDorado (drums). Inspired by the sounds of Stax, Motown, Muscle Shoals, New Orleans, Philly and San Francisco, the band continuously crosses musical boundaries both in style and era, and joins forces each show with a common goal - to have the crowd dancing so much they forget even their smallest troubles. In 2017, Josh was featured as a contestant on NBC's The Voice, and the band completed their first European tour; a 27-city stint capped with a live album release from their show in Brussels, Belgium. The hard-working band completed several national tours from 2015-2017, playing more than 150 shows in 32 states each year, including opening for George Clinton, Charles Bradley, Booker T Jones, and Muscle Shoals Revue. Tickets for the Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal are on sale now and can be purchased at www.littleredhentheatre.com or by calling the Little Red Hen theatre at 402-287-2818. The event is made possible in part with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, as well as the Dixon County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Wayne County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
over 2 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal
Harding/Lamprecht first line of defense for mental health As a continuation of highlighting mental health services at Wakefield Community Schools, it is a pleasure to spotlight Elementary Guidance Counselor, Tiffany Lamprecht, and Secondary Guidance Counselor, Lori Harding. The role of guidance counselor has evolved through the years in response to the changing needs of students. Lamprecht and Harding are the first points of contact whenever a student is struggling academically, socially, or emotionally. These ladies wear the many hats requiring large skill sets and prioritizing their relationships with students and staff. Because of their commitment to students and staff, no two days are the same. Lamprecht in the library teaching whole group guidance lessons or meeting one-on-one with students in her office to provide more targeted supports. "Her fun and caring personality draws staff and students alike to her throughout the day. Mrs. Lamprecht," pricipal Angie Zach said. "She drops whatever she is doing to be present for people who need an ear or a shoulder to lean on." This is Lamprecht’s second year as elementary guidance counselor. "The staff is grateful for her positivity and never-ending support," Zach said. "Mrs. Harding has a revolving office door," said Zach. "She sees many students throughout the day to support them with class schedules, post-secondary planning and goals, a quick check-in, or individualized social-emotional support." With a focus on mental health awareness and services this school year, Harding and Lamprecht are both involved in student wellness activities, staff wellness activities, and community outreach activities. "Mrs. Harding embodies the strength of empathy while holding students to high expectations," Zach said. "She can be described as the 'heartbeat' of the secondary building as Mrs. Harding has great awareness of student needs and is a highly trusted member of the staff. This is Harding’s ninth year serving as the Secondary Guidance Counselor. Mental health is the focus this month at the Wakefield Community Schools and the nation. With the services available at Wakefield Community Schools, it's not a monthly commitment - it is an annual commitment.
over 2 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
Lori Harding and Tiffany Lamprecht
Lots of 'happenings' at the Little Red Hen Theatre The Little Red Hen Theatre has been busy of late, between murder-mystery dinners, auditions for "Die-Hard", and preparing for a live music concert with Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal on November 5th. On October 2nd, around 150 people gathered at the Wakefield Civic Center for the Little Red Hen Theatre’s "Trailer Park Tragedy" , and worked to uncover a murderer. Over the course of the evening guests were treated to a night out with some “crazy and kooky trailer park residents", witnessed, a murder, and spent the night sleuthing to uncover the culprit. The talented and entertaining cast included, Alison Bruckner, Audrey Loggins, Brandon Dorsey, Buffany DeBoer, Christy Roberts, Garret Robinson, Katelyn Pommer, Tyler Masek, Mike Mogus, Mike Pommer, Olivia Dekok and Sharon Boeckenhauer. The event was a fundraiser for the Little Red Hen and funds raised will be used to help upgrade components of the theatrical lighting system. The theatre is currently casting for its upcoming production of "A Very Die-Hard Christmas". An over-the-top parody of the classic action film, the show promises to be entertaining for audiences and actors. The theatre is seeking actors ages 16 and older of all types to help bring the comedy to life. Rehearsals will begin the last week in October with performances scheduled for December 9-11. Auditions are being held on October 15 and 16th. Interested performers and technical volunteers are encouraged to visit the theatre’s website at www.littleredhentheatre.com to sign up for an audition time and learn more about the production. On Friday, November 5, the Little Red Hen theatre will be welcoming Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal to town for a “bring-the-house-down” concert of rock, blues, and funk fusion. A former contestant on NBC’s "The Voice", Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal promise an original sound that will entertain and blow audiences away. Patrons may make reservations now and tickets will go on sale for the general public on October 18.
over 2 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
A Trailer Park Tragedy
Wakefield third & fourth grade football beats LCC After playing tackle football for the past few years, Wakefield Youth Rec decided to offer flag football for the younger players and joined a league with Stanton, Wayne, Laurel and Wakefield. Wayne has three teams in the league while Stanton, Laurel and Wakefield each offer one team into the mix. Wakefield has a game left on the schedule this fall after going 3-1 in its first four games. "We decided to switch over to flag football to try to get more players to participate," Wakefield Youth Rec president, Scott Hansen said. "This fall has gone pretty good - we'll revisit the program after this year." After splitting with Wayne teams earlier in the season and defeating Stanton, Wakefield took on Laurel this past week and defeated Laurel-Concord-Coleridge 36-24.
over 2 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
Bo Decker running the ball against LCC
Rock out at WAKEFEST this Saturday WAKEFEST will be rockin’ Main Street in Wakefield this Saturday with a day-long celebration that has something for everyone. Formally known as Balloons N’ BBQ, the newly reimagined festival is a joint venture between the Wakefield Community Club and Wakefield Youth Rec. While much of the scheduled activities will seem familiar to past attendees, there are some notable differences; most notably the booking of a featured artist to perform a live concert on Main Street in the evening, followed by fireworks. WAKEFEST is slated to feature live music entertainer Billy McGuigan and his dynamic band the Downliners. Live music will also be performed by a local musician, Tegan Nissen, and a regional band will appear as well. The Wakefield Youth Rec BBQ competition features all-you-can-eat chicken wings and pulled pork, as well as a Burger Battle for the youngsters. "We decided to add pulled pork to the menu this year as not everyone likes chicken wings," Wakefield Youth Rec representative, Megan Weaver said. "We are still looking for people interested in grilling, you can sign up until 5:00 p.m. on Friday." The Burger Battle is set for 2:00 p.m. with grillers eligible to register until 1:00 p.m. for the competition. The BBQ and Live Music will take place within the ticketed festival area, which includes access to beer gardens at Sidelines and County Line Lanes and Dining. Live Music and BBQ all start at 5:00 p.m., but there are a slew of activities leading up to the main event. The day kicks off with Michael Foods Wakefield Farms Color Run at 8:00 a.m. from Graves Park, followed by the WAKEFEST Breakfast at the fire hall starting at 9:00 a.m. The WAKEFEST Parade will kick off from Graves Park at 10:00 a.m., pass the care center, and travel east to main street before turning south and heading to the school. The STREET FESTIVAL will run from 1st and Main south to the Little Red Hen theatre and post office. From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., attendees can stroll the streets of downtown and visit the food and craft vendors and the younger ones can try their hand at laser tag, the video game truck, inflatable obstacle course and other fun activities. Nebraska Humanities speakers Kevin and Charlotte Endorff will present “No Time On My Hands: The Story of Grace” at the Gardner public library at 11:00 a.m. The Car Show will begin at Noon on 2nd and Main, the ever popular CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT (with prizes!) kicks off at 2:00 p.m. There is also a Pedal Pull tournament that starts at 2:00 p.m. in the Bank First Parking lot. While most of the event is presented free of charge to the community, participants do have the option to upgrade their experience. Tickets for the BBQ, Live Music, and gated beer gardens are $20 if purchased in advance or at $25 dollars at the door. Some kids’ activities require an “activity bracelet” that gives the wearer unlimited access to the bounce houses, video game truck, and laser tag arena inside the Little Red Hen Theatre. Discounted student/child tickets and combo packages are available for purchase.
almost 3 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
Wakefest
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almost 3 years ago, Brook Curtiss
Wakefield Republican
The Wakefield Athletic Complex is surging forward According to Wakefield Schools superintendent, Matt Farup, the Wakefield Athletic Complex is moving forward at the pace a ground-breaking ceremony may be in line early this fall. "We're getting things lined up to hopefully get ready to turn some dirt," Farup said. "I know it seems like we're crawling but once thing get into place there will be noticeable progress." Farup has invited the local community to take part in the actual construction of the press box, concession area and team rooms - and the entire project. "If any local contractors would like to get involved with the construction of the building, we welcome it," Farup said. "Any local plumbers, concrete people, electricians, masons, landscapers-just contact us." Farup requested interested parties to contact him at the high school or Megan Weaver at Wakefield Progressive. In addition to local contracting help, Farup explained another local program involving cash donations. "We have a pledge from an anonymous donor to match any cash contributions up to $250,000," he said. Whether the donation is $50 or $10, or $100, the donation will be matched which would account for $500,000 if the donations reach the $250,000 threshold. "We really want to make this a community project," Farup said. "Frankly, it already is, and it has to be - we just want anyone who would like to be involved get involved." Another avenue the community can use to participate in the project is with the Legacy Brick Campaign. Various sizes of bricks will be available to purchase for a "walkway" heading into the complex. Loved ones, fathers, mothers, grandpas, grandmas, businesses, organizations, alumni, former teams, memorials - all will be welcome. "The moneys generated by the Legacy campaign will help also help the community to get involved with a donation," Farup said. "It's a way to help build what we all want the complex to look like."
almost 3 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
Rendering of a overhead view of the Wakefield Athletic Complex
Nebraska Endangered Missing Advisory - Zoey Kain Issued On: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 12:52:55 PM McCook Police Department is attempting to locate ZOEY KAIN, 14, white female, short dark hair with red highlights. ZOEY is approximately 5'6" and 180 pounds. Last seen at 2242 on July 28, 2021 in McCook. Last seen wearing a grey shirt with Gary Superfoods logo, blue jeans and Hey Dude Shoes. It is unknown who ZOEY is with or what type of vehicle she is in. Contact 911 with any information about ZOEY KAIN.
almost 3 years ago, Brook Curtiss
Zoey Kain - provided by NSP
Production Credit Adjustment to start appearing on June electricity bills Details have been released by the Wakefield City Council and administration about a $1.1 million bill received from the Wakefield power supplier as the town’s share of the electricity shortage draws that happened this past February. As a result, the City Council approved a temporary increase to Wakefield power customers, which will help to pay back “half” of that $1.1 million that the Council decided to pass on to the community’s residential and commercial/industrial users. In February of this year, temperatures dipped very low across the Midwest, creating a power shortage as the extra load was required for people to heat their homes, specifically in locations where they had not typically used that much power during that time of year in the past. “Due to the extreme weather conditions this past February,” said City Administration Jim Litchfield, “many communities were assessed unusually high power bills due to conditions beyond our control.” An example that made headlines earlier this year would be Texas and Oklahoma where there were millions without power because of a lack of regular supply during this time period, causing the suppliers to use their “reserves” at a premium cost to distributors. The City’s power supplier – Big Rivers Electric in Kentucky – passed along the added costs of purchasing power on their end to their customers – the City of Wakefield, among a number of others, at varying degrees for usage. Starting with the June bill, coming in the first part of July, Wakefield customers will notice a separate line item of a “Production Credit Adjustment” which will be adding a 1.01 percent charge per kilowatt hour used. The bill is generated completely off usage, not a static fee. So, for instance, – if a customer used 100 kwH in June, and would have owed $100, they would now owe $101.01 instead. That $1.01 will be directed to replace the “half” of the $1.1 million the City has already paid, until the funds have been paid back. Financially speaking, the entire $1.1 million has already been repaid from the City’s funds, and the “PCA” coming back into the City coffers will be used to replace “half” of those funds that the City spent on the bill – around $550,000.
almost 3 years ago, Wakefield Republican - Sean A.
From the City: City Wide Clean-Up Day is Saturday, May 1st from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Utility customers may dispose of unwanted items behind the city shop at 303 Oak Street. Items that will not be accepted are tires, batteries, shingles or large loads of construction material.
about 3 years ago, Brook Curtiss