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Blood drive set Aug. 22

The Phelps community will hold a blood drive Thursday, Aug. 22, from 2 to 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 4494 Town Hall Road in Phelps.

Advance donation appointments may be made by calling Lola at (920) 227-5561 or by visiting

Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduling an appointment helps ensure a fast and convenient process.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old or 16

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:07 PM
Schellgell to present dolls program

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans (LOLA) announced its upcoming 100 Days of Art classes and events for the month of August.

Wednesday, Aug. 14, Joanne Schellgell of Simple Life Antiques will present If Dolls Could Talk from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the LOLA Center for the Arts located at 4263 Highway B in Land O’ Lakes.

Schellgell has been making her bricolage art dolls for the past five years using found objects.

“It is her way of recycling, and repurposing every day items,”

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:22 PM
More than 200 attend August Fest
Lac Vieux Desert Lake Association members served a variety of food at the association’s annual August Fest. Two-hundred and   sixteen people attended the fundraiser event, and the funds will help the association work on lake improvements. —Photo By Sharon Gifford

The Lac Vieux Desert Lake Association recently sponsored its annual August Fest at Hillside Resort in Phelps, serving 216 attendees an all-you-can-eat feast of hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, fried fish, crayfish, gumbo, fries and coleslaw.

Laura Anderson of Hillside Resort organized and ordered the meal, while the Caskey family cooked, fried and served.

Disc jockey Dennis James

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:11 PM
Geocache workshop scheduled at library

Rollie Alger and Arlyne Becker have scheduled a free Geocache workshop at Phelps Library Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17, from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

Those interested should take along a laptop, iPad or smart phone to access the internet and a global positioning system (GPS) device if available.

Neither item is necessary for the workshop, but they are necessary if participants plan to hunt for caches after completion of the workshop.

The workshop will cover setting up a

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:11 PM
Historical museum featuring new display on Lesnik family

The Phelps Historical Museum is now featuring a new display on the Lesnik family, who made yearly trips to Kugler’s Resort on Big Sand Lake for 60 years.

The historical display will be featured for the rest of the month, according to museum member Jan Petrick.

Information regarding the unusual Blue Room bar where anglers sat

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:10 PM
Blood drive set Aug. 22 PDF Print E-mail

Phelps will hold a community blood drive Thursday, Aug. 22, from 2 to 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church located at 4494 Town Hall Road.

To schedule a donation appointment, call Lola at (920) 227-5561 or visit donors also are welcome.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:10 PM
Phelps School offers free, reduced price lunches

The Phelps School District recently announced its policy for families unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program or milk for split-session students under the Special Milk Program.
Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone interested.
Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:20 PM
Big Sand Lake Club plans Founding Fathers golf event
Big Sand Lake Club plans Founding Fathers golf event

Big Sand Lake Club will sponsor the fourth annual charity golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 11, beginning at 11 a.m.

The name of the event has been changed from the Vance K. “Kep” Vorhees charity golf tournament to Founding Fathers.

This is in remembrance of founding club members Charlie Barrett, Homer Galpin, William Keese, Peter O’Shaunessy, Tony Chiara, Bob Runtz Sr., Ray Giesecke,

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:01 PM
Phelps plans 16th Picnic in the Park

The 16th annual Picnic in the Park will be held Friday, Aug. 9, at Wavering Park in Phelps from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

The event, which has been moved from the usual Tuesday evening to Friday evening, will be held this year in memory of Don Ruck.

The meal includes barbecued chicken and ribs, plus an assortment of side dishes such as baked beans, potato salad, fresh fruit and choice of homemade desserts.

The Hits will provide live music during

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:01 PM
Woman’s club plans meeting PDF Print E-mail

The Phelps Woman’s Club will meet Monday, Aug. 19, at member Sue Rapp’s home.

Rapp and Vickie Andersen will be the meeting hostesses. Rapp will deliver a presentation on Native American collectible items.

Items on the agenda include the new handbook and Scarecrow Fest.

For directions to Rapp’s home, call (906) 548-9495.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:01 PM

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