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Tree lighting
Bradyn Meistad (above) recently visited with Santa at Phelps’ annual tree lighting at Holiday Lodge. The event was sponsored  by various local sponsors and the Phelps Community Development Committee. Santa arrived on a fire engine, taking his seat inside Holiday Lodge to hear Christmas wishes. Each child in attendance at the event received a goodie bag. Hot cocoa and cookies were provided by Sunrise Lodge. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:06 PM
Breakfast with Santa
The Phelps High School students (above), from left, Caitlin Crawford, Alexis Lucas and Amanda Volkmann were among the sophomore class which recently held its Breakfast with Santa fundraiser. Seventy children and adults attended the event, which included visits with Santa Claus and a meal. A collection for the food pantry was taken and baked items were available to purchase. Funds from the event will be added to the class fund.                      —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:08 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:09 PM )
School to hold Xmas concert

The Phelps School Music Department, under the direction of Kim Johnson, will present its Christmas Concert Monday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s small gymnasium.

There will be performances by the choir, seventh- through 12th-grade band, sixth-grade band, and two hand-chime choirs.

Grades four-year-old kindergarten through five will present the musical “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Teresa Jennings. Admission to the program will be free.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:07 PM
Blood drive slated in Phelps Dec. 19 at St. Mary’s Church

The Northwoods Community Blood Center Inc. will hold a blood drive in Phelps, Thursday, Dec. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 4494 Town Hall Road.

Donations of all blood types are needed. Donations from people with O Negative, A Negative, B Negative and O Positive blood are especially needed.

Blood donations are projected to decrease substantially in the last two weeks of December, according to Jan Hadsell of the Community Blood Center.

“This blood drive will bolster the blood supply before the holidays, lessening the impact of the donation decline,”

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:07 PM
Breakfast fundraiser set to benefit snomo clubs

The Sunrise Lodge will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-15, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. both days to benefit local snowmobile clubs.

All of the proceeds will be donated to the snowmobile club of the customer’s choice, including the Phelps Snowmobile Club, Land O’ Lakes Frosty Club, Conover Snow Buddies, or U.P. Thunder Riders of Watersmeet.

All monies raised will go directly to trail maintenance and grooming.  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:06 PM
Phelps Chamber of Commerce accepting gently used winter gear

The Phelps Chamber of Commerce is welcoming residents to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s The Big Bundle Up campaign.

The statewide collection program will run through Jan. 4, 2014.

This is the third year of the program. Last year’s program collected more than 17,000 winter items to help warm up families in need. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:06 PM
Our Savior sets Xmas cantata

Our Savior Lutheran Church will hold its 2013 Christmas Cantata — “We Sing with the Angels” — under the direction of Steve Kolling Sunday, Dec. 15, at the 7:30 a.m. service and the 10 a.m. service.

The adult choir, jubilation choir, children’s choir, and Woodland Strings will perform. The performances will be open to the public.

Our Savior Lutheran Church is located at 223 Silver Lake Road in Eagle River.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:06 PM
Lions donate
he Phelps Lions Club recently donated $500 to Warm The Children. Taking part in the check presentation were, from left, Sharina Adams of Warm The Children and club member Jerry Gifford.            —Staff Photo By GARY?RIDDERBUSCH
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 2:05 PM
Christmas concert
The Phelps School music department will present its Christmas concert Monday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the small gym. There will be performances by two hand-chime choirs, seventh- to 12th-grade band, sixth-grade band and choir. Four-year-old kindergarten through fifth grade will present the musical “ ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Teresa Jennings. Among the hand-chime performers will be, front row from left, Jackie Samuelson, Alexis Lucas, Andrew Gill, Destiny Schreiber, Marti Rudawski, Jena Rudawski and Michael Franzen; back row, Jacob Johnson, Nicole Fiebrantz, Robert Rosner, Brady Bierman and Taylor Huza. Missing from the photo were Angela Pietenpol and Amanda Grmick. 		 —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:53 PM
Blood drive set Dec. 16

The Phelps community will hold a blood drive Monday, Dec. 16, from 2 to 6 p.m. at St.?Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 4494 Town Hall Road.

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. 

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 1:52 PM

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