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  • Student honors
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:41 AM
    Austin Buell and Zoey Yanda were recognized by Phelps School as the February students of the month.  Yanda was nominated by Ann Pickart. “Zoey has really improved her effort this year and has worked hard to get good grades,” said Pickart. Buell was nominated by David Justice. “Austin is always extremely polite, has a great work ethic and is willing to help out others,” said Justice. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:40 AM
    Organizers of the 2017 Maple Syrup Fest in Phelps encourage vendors and those looking to attend to save the date for the sixth annual celebration, which will be held Friday, April 1, at Phelps School.
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    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:54 PM
    Students at Phelps School took part in a team effort project by constructing snow sculptures which were graded on overall look of sculpture, difficulty of design and teamwork involved in building. The senior class was awarded the top prize. Those taking part were, from left, Amanda Grmick, Taylor Huza, Sawyer Rosner and Jena Rudawski. Second place went to the freshman class with the junior class taking third. The event was organized by teacher Kevin Grafwallner. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:53 PM
    The Phelps Winter Carnival took place recently with a cooking contest being held for the best chili, soup, pie and dessert. Winners from the event were, front row from left, Isaiah Perlewitz (second-place soup) and Ryley Darr (first-place soup); second row, Amanda Grmick (second-place chili) and Deborah Elverson (third-place chili, first-place dessert); and back row, Linda Crass (first-place chili), Debbie Crawford (first-place pie) and Frisk and Bret Miller, who offered entertainment. Winners received Phelps Chamber Bucks. —Photo By Sharon Gifford

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:52 PM
    The Big Sand Lake Ice Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, and will be headquartered at the boat landing.

    It is sponsored by Sand Lake Pub. Prizes will be awarded after fishing. Cost is $15. For more information, call (715) 545-3200.
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:51 PM
    The Regional spelling bee was held recently in Three Lakes. Students, from left, Soul Armstrong and Jazz Escribano, both of Phelps, each placed along with winner Nick Wagner of Three Lakes. Participating schools included Three Lakes, Phelps, Elcho and Northland Pines. Wagner will advance to the State competition in Madison. Escribano will serve as the alternate. —Photo By Jennifer West

  • Crossbow winner
    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 3:23 PM
    David Wienschol of Grays Lake, Ill., was the winner of a Barnett 160-pound cross bow at the Phelps-Land O’ Lakes Lions Club’s Great Northern Ice Fishing Tournament held on Lac Vieux Desert recently. Over 140 fishermen took part. There were contests for the largest fish caught in morning and afternoon shifts, with winners taking home $100 cash. Morning winners were Joe Pestka of Woodruff,  Swede Carlson of Eagle River, Will Schumacher of Appleton and Dave Klingenmeyer of Phelps. Afternoon winners were Matt Larsh of Rockford, Ill., Caleb Koppa of Wausau, James Liebe of Beverly, Kevin Lewitzke of Wausau and Corey Schumacher of Weya¬≠wega. All contestants received a door prize. A meal was served afterward at Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino in Watersmeet, Mich.         —Photo By Sharon Gifford

  • Trail donation
    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 3:23 PM
    Phelps Women’s Club recently donated $500 to help with the addition to the Conover-Phelps biking and walking trail which is nearing completion. Taking part in the donation were, from left, club member and trail development group representative Mak Holcomb, club treasurer Deb Ryan, trail project manager Rollie Alger, and club co-presidents Carol Smith and Kay Hickson. The donation will fund almost 10 yards of the new trail section which will run on abandoned railroad grade north of Highway K from Muskrat Creek Road to Song Hill Lane. Donations can be made to Great Headwaters Trails, P.O. Box 609, Eagle River, WI 54521. More information and online donation forms are available at ghtrails.org.       —Contributed Photo

  • Top spellers
    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 3:21 PM
    Phelps School District held its annual spelling bee recently, coordinated by Joe Crownhart and run by June Franzen, Angela Kummerow, Laura Myszka, Ginny Parker and Sharon Gifford. Jazz Escribano, left, took first place and will advance to the Regional competition held in Three Lakes Feb. 8, along with other winners, from left, Kaylynn Haapala, second place; Soul Armstrong, third place; and MacKenzie Vold, fourth place.                —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:40 AM
    Phelps School has announced its first-quarter honor roll for the 2016-’17 school year as follows:

    “A” Honors

    Sixth grade: Soul Armstrong and Kaylynn Haapala.
    Eighth grade: Cody Buell, Jazz-Rae Escribano, Jordyn Franzen, Taylor Kolling and Abbie LeGault.
    Ninth grade: Kyle Lewis and
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