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Broadband issue nixed by voters

Phelps residents voted Tuesday night against a referendum asking to purchase or lease property for broadband expansion in the town.

The referendum was voted down 230 to 164.

The question posed on the ballot read: “Would you support using taxpayers’ dollars to purchase or lease property and equipment for the expansion of broadband throughout the town of Phelps?”

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:16 PM
Women’s club plans meeting

The Phelps Women’s Club will meet Monday, April 14, at 1 p.m. at the Phelps Fire Hall.

Event hostesses will be Lola Sobiek, Jan Petrick and Carol Hockers. The women will share a visual presentation on the ice caves in Bayfield.

The meeting will be open to the public. For more information, call Sobiek at (920) 227-5561.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:15 PM
Solo and Ensemble
Due to inclement weather, Phelps High School students were unable to travel to Solo and Ensemble competition in White Lake in early March. A competition judge instead visited the school to adjudicate the students. Jackie Samuelson will go to State for trumpet and placed in Class A for vocals; Michael Franzen earned Class B for vocals and hand-chime choir; and Taylor Huza earned Class B for saxophone. Class C students included Austin Buell, saxophone; Alexis Sieg, clarinet; Teresa Kopanski, alto clarinet; Alexandria Myzska, trombone; Colyn Drenth, trombone; Brady Bierman, tuba; Richard Wilson, snare drum; and Jacob Johnson, French horn.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:25 PM
Women’s club seeking scholarship applications

Along with accepting applications from Phelps High School seniors, the Phelps Women’s Club recently extended its academic scholarship applications to include adult residents of Phelps interested in continuing education.

Applicants are required to have been Phelps residents for the last three years, or since 2010. Applications are available at the Eleanor Ellis Public Library during library hours.

For information, call librarian Kaye Petts at (715) 545-2887.

Applications may be mailed to Geraldine Arlt, P.O. Box 233, Phelps, WI 54554 and postmarked by May 1.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:24 PM
Elections slated April 1 for Phelps Town Board

Voters in the town of Phelps will see an election for two supervisor seats on the Phelps Town Board next Tuesday, April 1.

Incumbent supervisors Dorothy Kimmerling and Lorin Johnson will run against challengers Mike Duquaine and Cindy Regozzi. The top two vote-earners will win a seat.

Meanwhile, Chairman Colin Snook, Supervisor Steve Waier and Supervisor Wally Beversdorf are not up for elections this term.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:27 PM
Phelps voters get chance to meet the candidates

Phelps Community Development recently hosted its Meet the Candidate forum at Phelps School, giving voters the opportunity to submit questions to candidates.

Candidates who attended the forum included for Phelps Town Board candidates incumbent Dorothy Kimmerling, Lorin Johnson and Michael Duquaine; Phelps School Board candidates incumbent Mark Grmick, Kathy Mesun and Colleen Pietenpol; and Vilas County Board candidates Ward 1 Steve Doyen and Jim Schweizer; and Ward 2 Wally Beversdorf.

June Franzen was the moderator and Steve Waier

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:27 PM
Donations being sought for Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Phelps Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at Phelps School, and donations to support the event are being sought.

Organizers Rob Andersen III of Hillside Resort and Colin Crawford of Colin Crawford’s Guide Service said the event will be held for children through sixth grade or 12 years old.

Andersen and Crawford are asking for monetary donations to purchase hot dogs and chips; items to fill the plastic eggs; the guessing jar; stuffed animals; and candy for the children.

Sponsors’ names will be posted

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:04 PM
Entry deadline April 5 for maple syrup contest

The Phelps Maple Syrup Fest is seeking maple syrup producers to participate in the second annual Northwoods Maple Syrup Contest.

A?tasting event is slated at Phelps School during the festival, Saturday, April 5. Entries will be due by 9 a.m. and awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m.

All applicants must provide one pint of syrup per entry. Maple syrup producers of all sizes are welcome to enter.

Each entry will be rated according to the Wisconsin Maple Syrup

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:04 PM
Banquet raises $10,000 for Wounded Warriors
Local veterans Scott Spurgeon (left) and Doug Alderton, members of Wounded Warriors In Action, were both wounded Oct. 2, 2009, in Afghanistan. The Wounded Warriors program received $10,000 from the third annual fundraiser banquet.  —Photo By Jeanne Brown

Wounded Warriors In Action of Phelps (WWIA) recently held its third annual fundraiser banquet at Holiday Lodge, drawing 115 attendees and raising $10,000.

Proceeds will provide six Purple Heart recipients an all-expenses-paid two-day and three-night fishing trip to Phelps with local fishing guides from June 22-25.

Excess funds will be donated to WWIA to help support other events.

The event — coordinated by Lyle and Karen Spurgeon

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:31 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:28 PM )
Maple Syrup Fest to feature raffle prizes, craft show, tours
Jerry Gifford of Phelps showed off the grand prize 2013 Husqvarna 545 20-inch chain saw worth more than $500 donated by 17 North Service and Repair LLC. 	—Photo By Sharon Gifford

The third annual Phelps Maple Syrup Fest is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Phelps School, located at 4451 Old School Rd. There will be no charge for admission.

Fundraising raffle prizes valued at more than $500 each include a 2013 Husqvarna 545 20-inch chain saw, a two- by three-foot SS flat evaporator pan with accessories and a two-night stay at Wild Eagle Lodge.

Tickets cost $10 for two or $20 for five and are

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:30 PM

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