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LaBine of Ojibwe tribe holds rice program for 2nd-graders
Roger LaBine of the Ojibwe Tribe recently put on a presentation for second-grade students at Phelps School, showing them the ins and outs of harvesting wild rice.    —Photo By Sharon Gifford

Pam Klessig’s second-grade class at Phelps School recently got the chance to see a presentation on harvesting wild rice.

Roger LaBine of the Ojibwe tribe was invited to talk about the practice and its importance to Native Americans.

“It is a spirit food, a gift from the creator,” said LaBine.

He began his presentation in the small gym,

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 1:57 PM
 
Fire safety program
Landen Leslie, owner of Forever Fire Safety, recently presented a program at Phelps School on fire safety. The presentation included the latest statistics, preparation and evacuation techniques during a fire. The free program was sponsored by the Phelps Chamber of Commerce.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 1:56 PM
 
Phelps Halloween
The Phelps Parents Association sponsored a halloween party Saturday at Phelps School after trick-or-treating in town. The Lions Club and student council helped with games. Those showing off costumes included, above from left, Taylor Kolling, Kayla Whitehead and Alexis Sieg. Winners of the guessing games included a four-way tie in the gum contest between Fiona Quiett, Austin Buell, Zoe Buski and Alexis Sieg. Cody Kangas won the sucker contest.  			        —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:38 PM
 
Heavy metal tour
Phelps eighth-grade students under the direction of Andrew Richards were among the participants at the Heavy Metal Tour. They learned about expectations in the manufacturing field during the segment at Hypro Inc. 		    —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:32 PM
 
Golf proceeds
Michele (left) and Mike Vinovich (right) of Eagle River, coordinators of the Wounded Warriors Golf Outing, recently donated $2,000 in event proceeds to the Wounded Warriors in Action organization. Accepting the check for the group was Scott Spurgeon of Phelps.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:54 PM
 
Trick-or-treat set by parents

The Phelps Parents Association is organizing a trick or treat map for the town of Phelps, and will hold a Halloween party at Phelps School Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The map will feature the addresses of homes open for trick-or-treaters, who will be traveling from house to house prior to the party from 2 to 5 p.m. Maps will be available at local businesses that day.

A free meal of hot dogs and chips will be served at the party, followed by games in the small gym.

Donations of bars or

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:54 PM
 
Women’s club plans meeting

The Phelps Women’s Club will meet Monday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Phelps Fire Hall.

Maxine Bickelhaupt and Sharon Gifford will serve as the event hostesses.

Andrea Oestman and Jan Petrick will demonstrate jewelry making and all attendees will be given the opportunity to make their own pendant from selected sea glass. There will be no charge for the products.

Club members and guests are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Gifford at (715) 545-4008.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:53 PM
 
Fire safety night planned Oct. 17

The Phelps Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a fire safety awareness night Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Phelps School commons area.

The educational program will be presented by Landen Leslie, owner of Forever Fire Safety. The presentation will include the latest statistics, preparation and evacuation during a fire.

The program is free to the public and

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:53 PM
 
New teacher
The Phelps School Board hired Kevin Hill as the cross-categorical special education teacher at Phelps School. Hill attended UW-Stevens Point and earned a bachelor of science degree in special education. He previously worked for D.C. Everest Junior High as a teacher, job coach and support worker for adults with cognitive disabilities. He and his wife, Melissa, have one son, Orion. Hill’s hobbies include fishing, hunting, bike riding and spending time with his family.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:11 PM
 
Women’s club to hold meeting

The Phelps Women’s Club will meet Monday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Phelps Fire Hall.

Maxine Bickelhaupt and Sharon Gifford will be the meeting hostesses. Jan Petrick will be the speaker.

Guests are welcome to attend. For information, call Gifford at (715) 545-4008.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:10 PM
 
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