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Entry deadline April 5 for maple syrup contest

The Phelps Maple Syrup Fest is seeking maple syrup producers to participate in the second annual Northwoods Maple Syrup Contest.

A?tasting event is slated at Phelps School during the festival, Saturday, April 5. Entries will be due by 9 a.m. and awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m.

All applicants must provide one pint of syrup per entry. Maple syrup producers of all sizes are welcome to enter.

Each entry will be rated according to the Wisconsin Maple Syrup

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:04 PM
Banquet raises $10,000 for Wounded Warriors
Local veterans Scott Spurgeon (left) and Doug Alderton, members of Wounded Warriors In Action, were both wounded Oct. 2, 2009, in Afghanistan. The Wounded Warriors program received $10,000 from the third annual fundraiser banquet.  —Photo By Jeanne Brown

Wounded Warriors In Action of Phelps (WWIA) recently held its third annual fundraiser banquet at Holiday Lodge, drawing 115 attendees and raising $10,000.

Proceeds will provide six Purple Heart recipients an all-expenses-paid two-day and three-night fishing trip to Phelps with local fishing guides from June 22-25.

Excess funds will be donated to WWIA to help support other events.

The event — coordinated by Lyle and Karen Spurgeon

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:31 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:28 PM )
Maple Syrup Fest to feature raffle prizes, craft show, tours
Jerry Gifford of Phelps showed off the grand prize 2013 Husqvarna 545 20-inch chain saw worth more than $500 donated by 17 North Service and Repair LLC. 	—Photo By Sharon Gifford

The third annual Phelps Maple Syrup Fest is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Phelps School, located at 4451 Old School Rd. There will be no charge for admission.

Fundraising raffle prizes valued at more than $500 each include a 2013 Husqvarna 545 20-inch chain saw, a two- by three-foot SS flat evaporator pan with accessories and a two-night stay at Wild Eagle Lodge.

Tickets cost $10 for two or $20 for five and are

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:30 PM
Candidate forum set March 20

Phelps Community Development will hold a Meet the Candidate Forum at Phelps School Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m.

This will be an opportunity for the voters of Phelps to submit questions to those candidates running for positions on the town board, county board and school board.

June Franzen of Phelps will serve as moderator and will ask the candidates questions submitted by area voters.

The committee encourages Phelps voters to get involved in the forum and the ask the candidates where they stand on the issues.

There are questions forms along with a deposit box located in the hallway of the Phelps Library. Questions must be submitted by this Friday, March 14.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:29 PM
Second-graders set fundraiser

The Phelps second-grade class, under the direction of Pam Klessig, has scheduled a breakfast fundraiser event Saturday, March 22, at Sunrise Lodge on West Shore Road from 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $6 for children younger than 10.

Breakfast will be served by second-grade students and will benefit the class’ trip to Milwaukee Public Museum.

Tickets are available from students and may be purchased at the door. Raffle tickets for a Kindle Fire HD also are available for $1 each or six for $5. The drawing will take place at 11 a.m. the day of the breakfast.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:29 PM
Blood drive set Thursday

The Phelps community will hold a blood drive Thursday, March 13, 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. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and have photo identification.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:29 PM
Snow sculpture contest
Students from Phelps High School recently participated in a team snow sculpture contest. Each class built a sculpture, which was graded on overall appearance, difficulty of design and teamwork. The senior class, from left, Kyle Walsh, Josie Cornella, Jackie Samuelson, Kendra Pietenpol and Sirron Nitka, won first place with three minions from the movie “Despicable Me.” The junior class took second and the sophomores took third.                       —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:11 PM
Watercolor workshop set at Phelps Library March 7
Back by popular demand, a watercolor-painting workshop again will be offered to adults in the Phelps area. Participants will learn the basics of watercolor painting.        —Photo By Sharon Gifford

The program Watercolor Play for Adults recently was offered at the Phelps Library under the direction of Teresa Franzen.

Due to popular demand, the class will be offered again Friday, March 7, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Students will learn basic techniques and create pictures of Chinese dragons, flowers or a project of their choice.

The purpose of the class is to get people to try watercolors,

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:10 PM
Snomo club sets fundraiser this Saturday

The Phelps Snowmobile Club will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Saturday, March 8, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Holiday Lodge & Supper Club in Phelps.

The cost is $10 per ticket, and tickets will be available at the door.

Proceeds will benefit trails with brushing and grooming.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 2:07 PM
Contest winners
Spanish students, from left, Lexi Lucas, Robert Rosner, C.J. Crawford and Taylor Huza displayed their winning ribbons from the recent 2014 State Spanish Contest at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee.                  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:00 PM

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