PHOTO: Braving the elements on Crystal Lake...

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Warrior wrestlers sweep Quad Meet at NRHS...

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Wakefield goes 28-10 overall Published in the December 29, 2017 edition NORTH READING — The WMHS wrestling team traveled down Haverhill Street to North Reading High School on Saturday, Dec. 23 for a quad meet against North Reading/Lynnfield, Malden Catholic and Marblehead/Swampscott. In the end, it was a dominating performance against each team as the Warriors finished the meet with an overall individual match record of 28-10. Wakefield beat Malden Catholic to start the meet, 48-23. The Warriors picked up pins from senior co-captains Jake Goodchild (1:36 pin, 145 lbs.), Aiden Coleman (:46 pin, 195 lbs.), and Kevin Tran (4:10 pin, 170 lbs.). The Warriors also got wins from Anselm Schools (:45 pin, 106 lbs.), Jameson O’Callahan (forf.), Aidan Armstrong (1:06 pin, 126 lbs.), Jimmy Grover (11-6 dec., 160 lbs.), Steve Mercurio (1:30 pin,...

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Ruby L. Powell, 95

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Involved in aerobics until her late years Published in the December 29, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Ruby L. Powell, 95, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Alabama on June 12, 1922 she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Molly (Bayne) Cartee. As a child Mrs. Powell was raised and traveled throughout the south with her family. She resided in Tennessee, Arizona and New Mexico before graduating from Russelville High School in Russelville Alabama. She married the love of her life George Powell of Reading, in October 1941, and raised four children residing in Greenwood, and Lynnfield for over 70 years. Mrs. Powell worked as a sales consultant for Fashion – Two Twenty and Lady Finelle Cosmetics for over 40 years where she was...

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Arline R. Dunnells, 81

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Graduate of Wakefield High School Published in the December 29, 2017 edition NEWBURYPORT — Arline R. (Orben) Dunnells, 81, of Newburyport, formerly of Madison, New Hampshire, died early Wednesday morning, November 15, 2017 at Brigham Manor Nursing Home. She was the devoted wife of the late Norman L. Dunnells, who died March 16, 2005. Arline was born in Wakefield on June 19, 1936, one of eleven children of the late Raymond H. and Gladys E. (DeRenne) Orben and was a graduate of Wakefield High School. She worked as an assembler at Raytheon, retiring after many years. In her retirement, Arline and Norman moved to Madison, New Hampshire, to enjoy the beauty of the White Mountains. Her survivors include her daughter, Laura Bradbury; granddaughter, Tiffany and husband Kyle Anderson; two great-granddaughters, Lily E. and Alex...

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A time of change

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This is the second of two parts. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The second half of 2017 got underway as the Wakefield Independence Day Committee and the West Side Social Club teamed up once again to present the town’s traditional Fourth of July celebration. The day kicked off with morning children’s events on the Common followed in the afternoon by the biggest and best Independence Day parade in the state with World War II veteran Sal Orifice serving as Grand Marshall. Nighttime fireworks capped off another spectacular Fourth. On July 16 the town was stunned by the news that the body of a young man had been found in Lake Quannapowitt. Police investigators determined that the death was not suspicious and foul play was not suspected. In late July, the Event Planning Committee announced...

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