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Hometown Reunion Committee donates to music department
The Hometown Reunion Committee recently donated $1,750 to the Phelps School music department. Taking part in the check presenta-  tion were, from left, Betty Hansen, music director Kim Johnson, Sandy Mutter, Joyce Spurgeon, Kathleen Schofield and Donna Lepisto.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford

The Phelps Hometown Reunion Committee recently presented a $1,750 check to Phelps School music director Kim Johnson for new instruments in the classroom.

The donation was made possible through profits from the recent Hometown Reunion at the school.

Committee members said they chose the school’s music department

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:21 AM
Church plans hunter’s dinner

Members of the Phelps Congregational United Church of Christ will host a hunter’s dinner on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. The church is located on Highway 17.

“For generations, the hunters and the community have enjoyed the family-style meal to celebrate the opening of deer season,” said a church spokesperson.

There will be a suggested donation of $10, although youths 5 and younger will eat free of charge.

The public is welcome to attend and carry-outs will be available. The meal will include  meatballs, potatoes and gravy, green beans, coleslaw, pickles, and assorted pies.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:21 AM
Holiday event slated Dec. 1

Holiday Lodge in Phelps will host the Christmas Booyah Bazaar, Sunday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vendors, crafters, baked goods, homemade booyah, and Santa will be featured. Donations such as bleach, blankets or pet food for the Humane Society of Vilas County and nonperishable food items for the food pantry will be welcome. Monetary donations also will be accepted.

For information, contact event coordinator Sarah Wirtz at (920) 819-0811 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 11:20 AM
LaBine of Ojibwe tribe holds rice program for 2nd-graders
Roger LaBine of the Ojibwe Tribe recently put on a presentation for second-grade students at Phelps School, showing them the ins and outs of harvesting wild rice.    —Photo By Sharon Gifford

Pam Klessig’s second-grade class at Phelps School recently got the chance to see a presentation on harvesting wild rice.

Roger LaBine of the Ojibwe tribe was invited to talk about the practice and its importance to Native Americans.

“It is a spirit food, a gift from the creator,” said LaBine.

He began his presentation in the small gym,

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 1:57 PM
Fire safety program
Landen Leslie, owner of Forever Fire Safety, recently presented a program at Phelps School on fire safety. The presentation included the latest statistics, preparation and evacuation techniques during a fire. The free program was sponsored by the Phelps Chamber of Commerce.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 1:56 PM
Phelps Halloween
The Phelps Parents Association sponsored a halloween party Saturday at Phelps School after trick-or-treating in town. The Lions Club and student council helped with games. Those showing off costumes included, above from left, Taylor Kolling, Kayla Whitehead and Alexis Sieg. Winners of the guessing games included a four-way tie in the gum contest between Fiona Quiett, Austin Buell, Zoe Buski and Alexis Sieg. Cody Kangas won the sucker contest.  			        —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:38 PM
Heavy metal tour
Phelps eighth-grade students under the direction of Andrew Richards were among the participants at the Heavy Metal Tour. They learned about expectations in the manufacturing field during the segment at Hypro Inc. 		    —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:32 PM
Golf proceeds
Michele (left) and Mike Vinovich (right) of Eagle River, coordinators of the Wounded Warriors Golf Outing, recently donated $2,000 in event proceeds to the Wounded Warriors in Action organization. Accepting the check for the group was Scott Spurgeon of Phelps.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:54 PM
Trick-or-treat set by parents

The Phelps Parents Association is organizing a trick or treat map for the town of Phelps, and will hold a Halloween party at Phelps School Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The map will feature the addresses of homes open for trick-or-treaters, who will be traveling from house to house prior to the party from 2 to 5 p.m. Maps will be available at local businesses that day.

A free meal of hot dogs and chips will be served at the party, followed by games in the small gym.

Donations of bars or

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:54 PM
Women’s club plans meeting

The Phelps Women’s Club will meet Monday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Phelps Fire Hall.

Maxine Bickelhaupt and Sharon Gifford will serve as the event hostesses.

Andrea Oestman and Jan Petrick will demonstrate jewelry making and all attendees will be given the opportunity to make their own pendant from selected sea glass. There will be no charge for the products.

Club members and guests are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Gifford at (715) 545-4008.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:53 PM

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