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Wounded Warriors holds second annual fundraiser
Purple Heart recipients who attended the recent Wounded Warriors In Action fundraiser banquet at Holiday Lodge included, from left, Matt Tennessen, U.S. Army, Afghanistan; Albert Mietus, U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam; Scott Spurgeon, U.S. Army, Afghanistan; and Tommy Miles, U.S. Air Force, Vietnam.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford

All 150 dinner tickets were sold at the second annual Wounded Warriors In Action (WWIA) banquet at Holiday Lodge in Phelps.

Phelps residents Lyle and Karen Spurgeon, along with Robin and Debbie Vold, coordinated the event, which featured a turkey dinner buffet with all the trimmings.

“Because of the awesome

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:36 PM
Blood drive locale changes PDF Print E-mail

The Phelps Community Blood Drive scheduled for Thursday, March 28, will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 2 to 6 p.m.

The church is located at 4494 Town Hall Road (across from the library).

To schedule a blood donation appointment, call Lola Sobieck at (920) 227-5561.  Walk-in appointments also are welcome.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:35 PM
Donations sought for Easter Egg Hunt

Rob Andersen III of Hillside Resort and Colin Crawford of Colin Crawford’s Guide Service will again organize the annual Phelps Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at Phelps School.

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

Sponsors’ names will be posted at the hunt, and at various locations throughout town after the event.

Donations can be sent to

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:35 PM
Brat fry
More than 200 snowmobilers visited the Phelps Snowmobile Club’s recent Trailside Brat Fry at the intersection of trails 45 and 6 to for a bonfire, brats, hot chocolate and coffee. Club member Mary Ann Holcomb said attendees enjoyed the music of accordionist Tom Hickson. Proceeds benefit trail grooming.                                                  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:34 PM
Cooking contest
A chili, soup, pie and dessert cook-off was held at the recent Phelps Winter Carnival. Winners for chili included first, Crawford family; second, Linda Crass; third, Travis Buckmaster; soup, first, Jordy and Dave Franzen; second, Leslie Miles; pie, first, C.J. Crawford; second, Jane Sjostrom; third,Tere-  sa Franzen; dessert, first, Kathy Schofield; second, Laura Weinand; third, Lisa Volkmann. Taking part in the winners presentation were, front row from left, event coordinator Lisa Volkmann, Jordy Franzen, Michael Franzen and C.J. Crawford; back row, Dave Franzen, Debbie Crawford and Kathy Schofield.                                                         —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:59 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, February 19, 2013 5:00 PM )
Waier to take over as chamber director

The Phelps Chamber of Commerce recently an­nounced Steve Waier will replace Danielle Myszka as chamber director.

His responsibilities in­clude managing the chamber office; coordinating events; assisting chamber members in promoting businesses and events; marketing and promoting Phelps to increase tourism; attracting additional small businesses; and working with the school to increase enrollment.

Waier grew to know Phelps

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:58 PM
Phelps Maple Tour set April 5-6

Organizers seeking princess applicants

With the next Phelps Maple Tour, Exhibit and Craft Show set to take place April 5-6, event organizers are seeking applicants for its annual Maple Syrup Prin­cess contest to be held at Holiday Lodge April 5.

Candidates are required to be girls from the Phelps area between the ages of 10 and 17. The queen will be selected for her enthusiasm for maple syrup as well as her ability to communicate, commitment to community service and personality.

Judging will take place the week of April 1,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:57 PM
Snomo club sets dinner PDF Print E-mail

The Phelps Snowmobile Club will hold its annual spaghetti feed Saturday, Feb. 23, at Holiday Lodge in Phelps.

The dinner will take place from 4:30 to 8 p.m. There will be raffles and prizes.

Event proceeds will benefit Phelps area snowmobile trails. For more information, call (715) 545-2515.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:57 PM
Homemade valentines
Prekindergarten through fifth-grade students handed out homemade valentines at Rennes Lillian Kerr Healthcare Center on Valentine’s Day. The nursing home is set to relocate to Rhinelander March 1.                 —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:56 PM
Winter carnival
 The Phelps community recently held its ninth annual Winter Carnival at the school. The event was sponsored by the Community Relations Committee and included a chili and dessert cook-off, inflatables, games and music (above). The band Horizon of the Great Lakes Naval Academy performed in the small gymnasium. All events were open to the public and there was no charge for admission. The event was funded by the Rural Education Achievement Program.  —Photo By  Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:03 PM

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