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Wendy Mohr, owner of Sweet Treats & More, served her first customer, Dave Franzen, during a ribbon-cutting event held at the location in downtown Phelps.    —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:56 AM
Donation to chamber
Phelps Maple Syrup Tour team members Lorin Johnson (left) and Eugene McCaslin (right) presented a $2,000 check to Phelps Chamber of Commerce Director Sheila Schmidt for marketing and promotion of future events. The funds were raised at this year’s Phelps Maple Tour.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:58 PM
Golden Years Café to open at Northern Exposure May 19

Northern Exposure Bar & Restaurant in Phelps is now the new home of Golden Years Café, the Phelps senior dining site for people 60 and older.

The Vilas County Commission on Aging has announced it is partnering with Northern Exposure and its owner Doug Horstman to host the new meal site.

The site will serve meals  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and is slated to open Monday, May 19.

The funding for the program comes from Title III Older

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:57 PM
Silver medal
 Phelps High School senior Jackie Samuelson (right) and her forensics advisor, Dorothy Kimmerling, recently attended the State forensics competition in Madison. Samuelson received 23 out of 25 points to earn a silver medal. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:57 PM
Kindle Fire HD raffle to raise flower money

The Phelps Community Development Committee is sponsoring a fundraiser raffle for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch model, and proceeds from the raffle will fund flowering plants in downtown Phelps.

Tickets cost $2 apiece or three for $5 and may be purchased at The Great Escape, Northern Exposure and Sand Lake Pub. Tickets also are available by calling Shelly Ray at (715) 545-2723 or Pauleyn Nystrom 545-3012.

The drawing will be held at The Great Escape Saturday, May 17, at 6 p.m.

The Kindle was donated by Frank and Joanie Barrett of Phelps.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:56 PM
Women’s club plans meeting

The Phelps Women’s Club will meet Monday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at the Phelps Fire Hall.

Meeting hostesses are Nancy Page and Kay Hickson. The speaker will be Debra Johnson, representing Sunshine for Humanity.

Items on the agenda include the flower boxes, the June dues-paying luncheon, the chicken dinner and basket raffle.

For more information, call Lola Sobieck at (920) 227-5561.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:56 PM
Chamber seeks names for 2014 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 of at the chamber office.

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

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:55 PM
Phelps students attend state SkillsUSA event
Earning awards at the recent SkillsUSA state competition in Madison were Phelps School students, from left, Alex Myszka, Taylor Olivotti, Jackie Samuelson, Teresa Kopanski, Madelyn Mesun and Marti Rudawski.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford

Seventeen students from Phelps High School recently attended the SkillsUSA State competition in Madison, and six students from the school placed in the event.

Alex Myszka earned silver in T-shirt design, Taylor Olivotti earned gold in middle school job interviews, Jacke Samuelson got third in high school job interviews, Teres Kopanski earned third in T-shirt design, Madelyn Mesun earned gold in T-shirt design, and Marti Rudawski got

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:56 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:56 AM )
Residents may reserve spots on rummage map

Phelps Community Development is seeking participants for its annual community-wide rummage-a-rama slated for Saturday, June 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents of Phelps who have items to sell may participate by purchasing a spot on the official event map. The cost will be $10.

Maps will be available to shoppers on the day of the sale.

To reserve a space on the map, send $10 to

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:56 PM
Phelps prom
The Phelps High School Prom Court for 2014 included, front row from left, Kaiden Smith, King Robert Rosner, Queen Destiny Schreiber and Sophia Mesun; back row, Nolan Rosner, Sawyer Rosner, Jason Boettcher, Nicholas Cirese, Sirron Nitka, Jackie Samuelson, Riley Brockman, Amanda Volkmann, Amanda Grmick and Angela Pietenpol. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:36 PM

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