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Picnic in the Park, Health Fair slated July 8 at Wavering Park
This year’s Picnic in the Park will be sponsored by the Northwoods Living Care Foundation and will include a chicken and rib barbecue. There also will be a health fair and games for children. 	—Photo By Sharon Gifford

The Northwoods Living Care Foundation will sponsor the 17th annual Picnic in the Park Tuesday, July 8, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Wavering Park in Phelps.

“We have moved the date up a month from August thinking this will be a more convenient date for everyone,” said foundation President Cathy Grady.

The event benefits the town of Phelps

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:49 PM
Blood drive set June 26

A Community Blood Center blood drive will be held in Phelps Thursday, June 26, from 2 to 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 4494 Town Hall Road.

“Volunteer blood donors are very special people,” said Jan Hadsell of the Community Blood Center.?“Donors play a crucial role in ensuring that hospital patients get the blood they need. Join this group of generous people, and schedule a donation appointment for June 26!”

Advance donation appointments are recommended,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:48 PM
Players win awards at basketball camp

Fourteen players attended the recent Great Northern Basketball Camp at Phelps High School under the direction of Matt Johnson of Hibbing Community College.

Johnson guided all players through the Great Northern Basketball Camp’s grades 5-8 division and grades 9-12 division, teaching programs and monitoring play in 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 leagues and playoffs.

Players in each session voted for the Hustle Award and the Most Valuable Player and competed in the free-throw, touch shooting and decathlon contests.

The following students from Phelps won awards:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:48 PM
Eighth-grade graduation
The class of 2018 recently graduated from eighth grade. Teacher Jennifer Leslie was the speaker followed by the iMovie and class recommendations for high school. Diplomas and awards were presented by principal Jason Pertile. The class included, front row from left, Angela Pietenpol, Marti Rudawski, Richeal Montezon-Long, Katherine Lewis and Rachel Johnson; and back row, Jacob Johnson, Caleb Seals, Brady Bierman, Tyler Mesun, Colyn Drenth, Jonathan Kangas, Nolan Rosner and Michael Franzen.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:36 PM
Debi Hill to retire from Phelps District

Debi Hill will retire from the Phelps School District June 30. She started working for the district in 1991 as secretary/administrative assistant, serving under seven administrators.

Hill grew up in Eagle River and graduated from Eagle River High School, attended Bryant and Stratton Business College in Milwaukee and received a degree with honors.

She worked as a typesetter at the Vilas County News-Review for seven years.

In 1978, she married Bruce Hill,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:35 PM
Museum trip
 Third-graders from Phelps School recently visited the Phelps Historical Museum to connect what they learned in social studies this year to history in the town. The class included, front row from left, Ryan Hehn, Brooke Andersen, Kaylynn Haapala, Sara Szuta and Madison Nyman; back row, Dreyven Long, Xander Johnson, Dustin Kangas, museum representative Jan Petrick, Soul-Angel Escribano and Hadley Olivotti. 	—Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:34 PM
Historical?museum plans home tour

The Phelps Historical Museum has announced it will hold its third annual Tour of Historical Phelps Homes Saturday, June 28, at 9 a.m.

The event will be limited to 18 years and older and up to 92 tickets will be sold. The museum has requested that guests take clean socks to wear in each home.

Tickets are $35 each, which includes coffee and donuts

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:34 PM
Garage sale set June 21

Land O’ Lakes Bible Church will hold a garage sale Saturday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child.

In the event of rain, the sale will be held Saturday, June 28.

The church is located one mile south of the intersection of highways 45 and B. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:22 PM
Spurgeon, Albrecht-Drager inducted into Fighting Knights Hall of Fame
The Rev. Gary Spurgeon (left) and Maxine Albrecht Drager recently were inducted into the Phelps School District Fighting Knights Hall of Fame.            —Photo By Sharon Gifford

Phelps School District Administrator Delnice Hill recently introduced two inductees to the Fighting Knights Hall of Fame, as Gary Spurgeon and Maxine Albrecht-Drager were honored with the distinction.

Spurgeon was born in the old Phelps Hospital. His dad was from the township of Vilas in Langlade County and his mother was from Conover.

During World War II, his family moved to Milwaukee,

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:12 PM
Nominations open for parade marshal

The Phelps Chamber of?Commerce is seeking nominations for the Fouth of July parade marshal for 2014.

The only requirement is that the person (or couple) is a resident of Phelps. Nominations may be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, June 13. They also may be dropped off at the chamber office.

For more information, call (715) 545-3800.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:11 PM

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