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Wakefield offers simple winter fun at no cost


December 28, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

THE ICE RINK on the southwest end of Sunday Lake is not yet ready for skating, but that didn't stop some Bessemer residents from having some "slip-sliding" fun on Friday afternoon. Shown from left are Joseph Miller, Sunny Reil, Carly Reil and Muly Reil. Husband and wife Joseph and Carly just moved here from Chicago. Muly is Sunny's dad.


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WAKEFIELD - Winter fun in Gogebic County does not necessarily require tickets or expensive equipment, as several local residents proved here on Friday.

Although the Wakefield ice rink is not yet ready for skating, a group of Bessemer residents used only their boots and a good deal of gusto to maneuver around the ice, occasionally falling, but getting right back up for more.

"We just moved here a few days ago," said Joseph Miller, who was also referring to his wife, Carly Reil. "We wanted to be the Christmas present."

He said they had been living in C...

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