City of Wakefield
Wakefield is governed by a Mayor-Council form of government. Mr. Tom Henderson is currently the Mayor of Wakefield. City Council members of Ward 1 are: Mike Mogus and Terry Nicholson. The Council representatives for Ward II are: Mike Loofe, Council President and Paul Eaton. The City of Wakefield provides electrical services, sewer services, street repair, water services, and waste management which include the operation of a recycling center.
The voter registration division in Wakefield is 5th Street. Everything north of 5th Street is Ward I. Everything south of 5th Street is Ward II.
For more information, please contact the City of Wakefield at 405 Main Street, P.O. Box 178, Wakefield, NE 68784. Telephone: 402-287-2080.
Salem Lutheran Church
Pastor Darwin D. Garton
411 Winter Street PO Box 39
Schedule of Services:
6:30 pm Saturdays with Holy Communion
10:30 am Sundays with Holy Communion
Contemporary Service 1st Saturday of each month
Sunday School (children and adults) 9:00 am Sundays
Sat. Adult Class 5:30 pm
|Evangelical Covenant Church
Pastor Ross Erickson
802 Winter St PO Box 109
|Schedule of Services:
9:30 am - Christian Education Hour (Children - Adult)
10:45 am - Worship Service (nursery)
5:30 pm - "Snak-Shak"
6:15 pm - Pioneer Club & Jr. High
6:30 pm - Adult Bible Study
(Children's ministries and Nursery provided)
|St. John's Lutheran Church
Pastor William Bertrand
412 W. 7th
Schedule of Services:
11:00 am - Sunday Worship
10:00 am - Adult Bible Study and Sunday School
PM - Christian Education for grades 3-8
Pastor Dr. Dan Cravatt
3rd & Johnson Streets
PO Box 550
|Schedule of Services:
8:45 am - "The Christian's Hour" (KTCH radio 1570 AM)
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:30 am - Praise/Worship Hour
6:00 pm - Hispanic Services
11:00 am - Ladies' Study (Sept. - May)
7:00 pm - Bible Study (Sept. - May)
7:00 pm - Youth Group (R.U.S.H.)
|Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
216 West Third Street
|Schedule of Services:
9:30 am - Church School
11:00 am - Worship Service
American Legion Anton Bokemper Post
81 - American Legion Post 81 welcomes you to
become a member of our Post. Please call or email Ken Petit, Adjutant
at (402) 287-2362 or email@example.com to find out how you can be a member in Wakefield,
Nebraska. Come to Wakefield and see our beautiful Veterans
Park. We need you!
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic,
mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service
organization which now numbers nearly 3 millions members - men and
women - in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide. These
Posts are organized into 55 Departments - one each for the 50 states,
the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 81
- To participate in and to contribute to the accomplishments of the
aims and purposes of the American Legion. Contact Liz Ekberg at
(402) 287-2653 for further information.
Boy Scouts of USA
- All levels of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are active in Wakefield.
Contact Scoutmaster Cheryl Roberts for more information.
Corinthian Lodge #83
- An organization of men which are on the level and equal.
Known for its charity. For further information, contact
Bob Jones or Alvin Sundell.
Gardner Senior Citizen's Center
- Gardner Senior Citizen's Center offers noon meals (M-F) with reservations
needed to be phoned in by 9:00 am. The Center is located at 3rd
and Johnson Streets. For more information, contact (402) 287-2149.
Girl Scouts of USA -
"Brownies" (Grades 1-3) and "Junior" (Grades 4-6)
troops are organized. Cookie sales occur in January with delivery
in March. Contact Val Bard at (402) 287-2839 for more information.
Golden Rod Chapter #166, Order of the
Eastern Star - Order of the Eastern Star is a charitable
and fraternal organization. For further information, contact Nancy
Kinney at (402) 375-1976.
Sons of the American Legion Squadron
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Unit
5765 -To participate in and to contribute to the accomplishments
of the aims and purposes of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
VFW Allen Keagle Post 5765
- VFW is a patriotic historical and educational organization to preserve
and strengthen comradeship among its members.
- An energetic group of people promoting the high quality of
life and business in the best of Rural Communities in Nebraska,
which we proudly call home.
Wakefield Community Club
- The Wakefield Community Club is a voluntary organization
of individuals and businesses working together to advance the
general welfare and prosperity of the Wakefield Community.
The Club meets every first Thursday of the month at 9 am at
the Gardner Senior Center.
We sponsor events every year such as 4th of July Fireworks, Hot Air Balloon Festival and Taste of Wakefield just to name a few. We also put on many special events throughout the year. Check out our Facebook page for more information!
Wakefield Firefighter Auxiliary
- Be of service to the firefighters.
Wakefield Health Care Center
- The purpose of the Wakefield Health care center is to care
for the elderly. With our new apartments, the health
care center provides the best living arrangement possible
for all the residents. For
further information, contact (402) 287-2247.
Wakefield Lions Club
- Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month except during summer.
Gardner Public Library
Gardner Public Library contains 11,156 volumes and has
an average annual circulation of 24,500. Library activities include
a summer reading program and Halloween and Christmas programs.
Graves Library Museum
Graves built and donated the first building used for a school. He
also donated money and assisted with the building of local churches. He
provided land for the cemetary, established the Graves Public Library
as a memorial to his son, and created Graves Park, still existing
today, with scores of walnut trees. A subdivision of the city
is the Graves Addition.
The Graves Public Library has been a sharp public figure in the Wakefield
community since 1915. Built in memory for Jay Philo Graves,
this library has been serving Wakefield for over 9 decades. The
original structure held a portico entrance standing six feet tall,
above a 13 step exterior staircase. The building is a great
honor for the Grave's family and served the community proudly.
In 1885, Graves moved to California where little is known of his
life. The sad ending to the story is that Philo Graves died
penniless. Wakefield friends of this man who did so much for
our town took up a collection to have his body returned to the area
In the basement of the museum, is the Russ Marshall Antique Wrench
Collection. Russell Marshall wanted to purchase a building
to put his wrench's in so in 2005 he purchased the Graves Public
Library. Russell has collected wrenches for 15 years. The
wrenches will be displayed at the museum for years to come.
Family Resource Center
The mission of the Family Resource Center is "To provide quality
services to children and families and to have a safe, healthy learning
environment. To always enjoy ALL children working together united
in a loving and giving community. To be a respected and trusted
resource center working with all appropriate agencies for the betterment
of our community."
The Family Resource Center (FRC) in Wakefield provides services to
meet the changing needs of our community and beyond. Programs
for children, parents and families are provided by the FRC. In
addition, forty-four percent of the FRC programs service the adult
population. The local food pantry is managed by the FRC as well. Currently,
our community has additional needs that the FRC hopes to be able to
provide in the future through the building of a new facility.
The Rescue Squad in Wakefield is comprised of 23 volunteer Emergency
Medical Technicians who respond to calls with three fully equipped ambulances,
one with a defibrillator. The ambulances are owned by the Wakefield
Volunteer Fire Department.
Providence Medical Center (PMC) provides the health
care needs of area residents. Fourteen specialty clinics and 52
visiting specialists are available at PMC on a regular basis.
This 34-bed, acute care facility with a 6 bed bassinet nursery provides
skilled/swing-bed, intermediate and domicillary care. PMC has
an on-site CAT scan and mammography services and features an oncology
respite room and birthing suite. A mobile MRI unit visits the
hospital weekly. The hospital has coronary care units, an ancillary
department which includes radiology, laboratory, physical therapy, and
emergency/out-patient services. The Providence Wellness Center
offers the latest in exercise technology to its members. PMC has
developed an innovative plan which will assist individuals undergoing
cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation,
osteoporosis prevention and treatment, and individual supervised exercise.
Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department
The Wakefield Volunteer Fire Dept is made of 26 active members. They are led by the chief, assistant chief and 2 Captains. They also have a training officer and attend various training exercises through out the year including the Nebraska State Fire School. They are known for the longevity of their members. Five of the members have over 30 years of experience, and there are several others with 20 years or more. Their equipment includes 2 pumpers and 2 tanker trucks.
Wakefield also has their own Rescue Unit with 2 ambulances. The firemen all double as rescue volunteers and 19 of them are EMTA certified.
The city-owned Wakefield Health Care Center was
built in 1974 and expanded in 1977. The 44-bed facility, providing
nursing level care to residents, is state and federally approved for
Medicaid and Medicare. The Care Center enjoys active local support
and involvement from the community with social, recreational, transportation,
and physical therapy programs.
A six-unit assisted living apartment complex is a part of the Care
Center. An additional 17-units will be ready for occupancy in
Little Red Hen Theatre
In the summer of 1992 our first presentation, The Hobbit, was performed in our old nest. Volunteers had worked for months finding a space, cleaning the building, building a stage, auditioning and rehearsing. Rave reviews encourage the local thespians, and the Little Red Hen Threatre continued!
Casts have been large and small; musicals and adult dramas have been presented. Audiences have enjoyed old favorites and new styles of presentations. Sets have been simple; sets have revolved. Through the years, though, one aspect of LRHT has remained constant — the volunteers!
Volunteers helped build our sets and props, ran lights and sound, directed shows, acted and sang, seated our guests, and spiffed up our nest for company. Volunteers worked with makeup and hair. They sewed costumes and props; they organized shoes. Volunteers sold tickets and folded programs. They found just the perfect props for the plays.
Then, when the coop began to droop, volunteers emptied our old nest and stored things while the new theatre was being constructed. Without all the volunteers, we could not have moved everything back into our new nest in the spring of 2005 and presented such a wonderful opening show that summer.
Visit our website and see the future: http://www.littleredhentheatre.com.
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