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Easter Egg Hunt set this Saturday

The annual Phelps Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at Phelps School, and donations to support the event are being sought.

Organizers Rob Andersen III of Hillside Resort and Colin Crawford of Colin Crawford’s Guide Service said the event will be held for children through sixth grade, or 12 years old.

There will be a visit from the Easter Bunny, who will visit with children prior to the hunt. A hot dog and chip meal will be offered at no cost.

All children will receive a prize. Children should take along an Easter basket and a nonperishable item for the food pantry.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:39 PM
 
Ambulance donation
Organizers of the 2014 St. Germain Radar Races showed their appreciation to the Plum Lake Ambulance Service with a $5,500 donation April 2. Plum Lake Ambulance provided equipment and personnel for safety and rescue at the races. On hand for the check presentation were, from left, Plum Lake Ambulance Chief Kevin Rasmussen, Jim Anderson of Elbert’s Resort in St. Germain, and ambulance crew member and EMT Barb Rasmussen.	 —Photo By Wally Geist
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:19 PM
 
Crafts, demos, raffles featured at third Phelps Maple Syrup Tour
The Phelps Maple Tour was headquartered at Phelps School and featured a large craft show. More than 900 attendees were on hand Saturday for the third annual event, which also featured guided sugar bush tours, tree-tapping demonstrations, contests and prize drawings.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford

The Phelps community held its third annual Maple Syrup Tour Saturday, drawing more than 900 attendees.

Doors opened at 8 a.m. with a craft show and sale throughout the day, hands-on activities with the Northwoods Children’s Museum and food served at the Maple Café hosted by Sunrise Lodge.  A silent auction and 50/50 drawing were offered.

Other events included hands-on tree-tapping dem­on­strations and tastings of maple taffy on the snow.

Sugar bush bus tours guided by Lorin Johnson

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:18 PM
 
Pietenpol, Mesun earn seats on school board

Colleen Pietenpol and Kathleen Mesun have earned seats on the Phelps School Board, as voters ousted incumbent member Mark Grmick last Tuesday.

Pietenpol garnered the most votes with 272, followed by Mesun with 265 and Grmick with 146.

The top two vote-earners won positions. Member Randy Samuelson filed for noncandidacy.

Colleen Pietenpol, 45,

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:17 PM
 
Easter Egg Hunt slated April 18

The Phelps Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at Phelps School for children through sixth grade or up to 12 years old.

Rob Andersen III of Hillside Resort and Colin Crawford of Colin Crawford’s Guide Service are coordinating the event.

The Easter Bunny will visit with children prior to the hunt. A hot dog and chip meal will be offered at no cost. All children will receive a prize.

Children are asked to take an Easter basket and a non-perishable item for the food pantry.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:17 PM
 
Kimmerling, DuQuaine to serve on town board

Voters in Phelps Tuesday night elected Dorothy Kimmerling and Mike DuQuaine to seats on the Phelps Town Board.

DuQuaine had the most votes with 252, followed by the incumbent Kimmerling with 245.

Lorin Johnson and Cindy Regozzi lost the election with 158 votes and 53 votes, respectively.

Meanwhile, Chairman Colin Snook, Supervisor Steve Waier and Supervisor Wally Beversdorf were not up for elections this term.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:16 PM
 
Broadband issue nixed by voters

Phelps residents voted Tuesday night against a referendum asking to purchase or lease property for broadband expansion in the town.

The referendum was voted down 230 to 164.

The question posed on the ballot read: “Would you support using taxpayers’ dollars to purchase or lease property and equipment for the expansion of broadband throughout the town of Phelps?”

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:16 PM
 
Women’s club plans meeting

The Phelps Women’s Club will meet Monday, April 14, at 1 p.m. at the Phelps Fire Hall.

Event hostesses will be Lola Sobiek, Jan Petrick and Carol Hockers. The women will share a visual presentation on the ice caves in Bayfield.

The meeting will be open to the public. For more information, call Sobiek at (920) 227-5561.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:15 PM
 
Solo and Ensemble
Due to inclement weather, Phelps High School students were unable to travel to Solo and Ensemble competition in White Lake in early March. A competition judge instead visited the school to adjudicate the students. Jackie Samuelson will go to State for trumpet and placed in Class A for vocals; Michael Franzen earned Class B for vocals and hand-chime choir; and Taylor Huza earned Class B for saxophone. Class C students included Austin Buell, saxophone; Alexis Sieg, clarinet; Teresa Kopanski, alto clarinet; Alexandria Myzska, trombone; Colyn Drenth, trombone; Brady Bierman, tuba; Richard Wilson, snare drum; and Jacob Johnson, French horn.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:25 PM
 
Women’s club seeking scholarship applications

Along with accepting applications from Phelps High School seniors, the Phelps Women’s Club recently extended its academic scholarship applications to include adult residents of Phelps interested in continuing education.

Applicants are required to have been Phelps residents for the last three years, or since 2010. Applications are available at the Eleanor Ellis Public Library during library hours.

For information, call librarian Kaye Petts at (715) 545-2887.

Applications may be mailed to Geraldine Arlt, P.O. Box 233, Phelps, WI 54554 and postmarked by May 1.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:24 PM
 
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