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Winners of Geocache event announced
Phound it in Phelps winners included, from left, Max and Connie Hofman, first place; Kevin, Janet and Abraham Meinka, third place; and Deb, Colin and C.J. Crawford, second place.                                                          —Photo By Sharon Gifford

The inaugural Phound it in Phelps Geocache event recently was held at Wavering Park. Roland Alger and Arlyne Becker coordinated the event.

Phound it in Phelps had 15 registrants — individual or team — with 34 total participants. 15 caches were hidden throughout Phelps.

Participants used their global positioning system (GPS) to locate

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:20 PM
Lake association sets August Fest at Hillside

The Lac Vieux Desert Lake Association will sponsor the annual August Fest Sunday, Aug. 11, from noon to 4 p.m. at Hillside Resort off South Shore Road in Phelps.

The event will feature an all-you-can-eat feast including hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, fried fish, crayfish, gumbo, fries and coleslaw. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for youths age 10 and younger.

Disc jockey Dennis James will entertain with karaoke music.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:19 PM
Sign-up open for Try-athlon PDF Print E-mail

Registration is now open for the Phelps Chamber of Commerce’s annual Colorama Try-athlon event slated for Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Try-athlon is a five-kilometer walk/run, bike and canoe or kayak event open to individuals or three-person relay teams.

For registration forms, visit or call Steve Waier at (715) 545-3800. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:19 PM
Picnic in Park to raise funds for Phelps EMS

Northwoods Living Care Foundation will sponsor the annual Picnic in the Park Friday, Aug. 9, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Wavering Park in Phelps.

The event is a fundraiser for the Phelps ambulance fund.

“One of the major reasons our annual Picnic in the Park fundraiser has been so successful the past 15 years is because we have made it a social event for the entire family,” said Cathy Grady, president of Northwoods Living Care Foundation.

“We are proud of the great chicken and

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:18 PM
Sold out
More than 460 adults and children recently attended the 17th annual Phelps Lions Club Steak Fry held at Wavering Park, marking the highest attendance on record for the event. Attendees enjoyed food and live music by the Bill Hassey Orchestra with Skip Wagner. Club Treasurer Ed Rahn said the success of the event was helped by donations from the Mendham family at Sunrise Lodge, Barry Mohr at the Phelps Convenience Center and a number of individual donations. The event was coordinated by club members Dennis Konieczka and Mike McAdams. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 4:46 PM
Pig roast planned Aug. 3 in memory of Don Ruck

The 57th annual Phelps Volunteer Fire Department picnic and pig roast — held this year in memory of Don Ruck — is planned for Saturday, Aug. 3, from noon to 9 p.m. at Wavering Park.

Ruck compiled all of the articles for the Phelps Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department for several years.

Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event. Children younger than 12 will be served hot dogs and chips at no charge.

Wilderness Reserve owner Ken Cox donated land for a second

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 4:46 PM
Care foundation plans picnic, buys injury simulation gear
Phelps EMS Supervisor Carole Selin (left) and Northwoods Living Care Foundation President Cathy Grady displayed the new casualty simulation moulage kit purchased by the foundation for EMS training activities. 	—Photo By Sharon Gifford

The Northwoods Living Care Foundation (NLCF) recently purchased a casualty simulation moulage kit for the Phelps Emergency Medical Service (EMS) at a cost of $795, which was raised through donations generated from a community Christmas letter sent by the foundation last December.

In existence since 1976, the foundation raises money for

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 4:44 PM
Lions officers
 The Phelps Lions Club recently installed its officers for the 2013-’14 year, who included, front row from left, Wally Beversdorf, past president; Larry Bickelhaupt, director; and Jim Schweizer, scribe; back row, Mick McAdams, president; Roland Alger, secretary; George Hockers, tail twister; and Ed Rahn, treasurer. The club meets the third Thursday each month. For more information, call (715) 547-6359.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:32 PM
NATH event raises $1,216

The Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing Inc. (NATH) and the Chain Skimmers Water Ski Team held a benefit water-ski show and concert June 23 on Lake Pleasant in Conover.

Approximately 50 people attended the event, and  raised $1,216 which will help both Frederick Place and Chain Skimmers.

Since opening Jan. 31, 2011, Frederick Place has provided shelter for 243 individuals, including 34 children. A total of 9,179 nights

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:29 PM
Wounded Warriors in Action sponsors fishing trip for vets
The Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation recently sponsored an all-expenses-paid, two-day and three-night fishing event for five veterans with local Phelps fishing guides. Taking part in the event were, front row from left, volunteer Larry Vold and Wounded Warriors associate Scott Spurgeon; middle row, veteran Dale Smith Jr. of New Mexico, guide Colin Crawford, veteran Kurtiss Lamb of Tennessee and veteran David Riley of Wisconsin; back row, veteran Dale Smith, guide Steve Doyen, guide Andy Regenfuss, veteran Nathan Gibbs of New York, volunteer Troy Kane and Wounded Warriors associate Robin Vold.             —Photo By Sharon Gifford

Four purple heart recipients and one nonmedical attendant from four different states recently were awarded an all-expenses-paid, two-day and three-night fishing event with Phelps fishing guides.

The trip was researched and planned by Purple Heart recipient Scott Spurgeon, an associate of Wounded Warriors in Action (WWIA).

The outing was funded through a WWIA fundraiser

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 3:34 PM

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