Phelps - Vilas County News-Review
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  • Vets honored
    A program coordinated by Kevin Grafwallner honored veterans at Phelps School Nov. 8. The honor guard of the Veterans of Foreign Wars-Amvets Post 8400 of Land O’ Lakes posted colors and guest speakers were Rob Swearingen, 34th Assembly representative, and Brian Thomas, Vilas County Veterans Service Officer, who served for 20 years in 
  • The Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, located at 4494 Town Hall Road in Phelps.
    Blood donors must be
  • From the early 1960s, hunters and the community have enjoyed a family style meal to celebrate the opening of deer season which has now become legendary.

    Members of
  • Students honored
    Phelps School recently announced its November Students of the Month, seventh-grader Aerowynn Marchant and 12th-grader Jacob Mueller. “Aerowynn has taken the initiative this year to prepare for tests and quizzes. She makes excellent use of her work time and often leads by example,” said teacher Kevin Grafwallner. “Jacob has
  • The Phelps School District will honor veterans Friday, Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the school’s big gym during its Veterans Day program.

    The program will include a variety of student musical and choral performances under the direction of music teacher Lisa Duquaine. Guest speakers will include
  • Donations for Santa Project being accepted until Dec. 12
    As the Phelps Fire Department is always seeking ways to serve the community, to provide Christmas gifts for children was a need they could help meet.

    In 2011, a donation fund was started from a 50-50 raffle held within the department. Each year, a department Santa Project coordinator then gets a list from the school which includes
  • Trick or treat
    Members of the Phelps Woman’s Club dressed up to hand out candy to children downtown last Saturday during the town’s Halloween festivities. —Contributed Photo
  • Record turnout
    The Phelps Volunteer Fire Department wishes to express a huge thank you to the people who attended the annual Prime Rib Dinner on Oct. 12, and to Hillside Resort for hosting the event. “We had a record turnout for dinners, so we apologize for some of the wait times but appreciate the patience,” said Chief
  • The Phelps Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting recently where members gathered to review the past year and discuss thoughts and ideas for the chamber’s coming year. 
    Elections also were held for
  • Fire safety
    Phelps School District kindergarten through fifth-grade students toured the Phelps Fire Hall recently as part of Fire Prevention Week. Department volunteers who assisted in the tour were Rob Andersen, Carole Selin, Tony Campion, Christy Riihimaki, Fire Chief Norm Mesun, Ray Kangas, Todd Bierman, Beck Niesen and Amanda Drewsen, along with K-9  Stitch from the Vilas County Sheriff's Department. —Photos By Sharon Gifford
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