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  • School plans online Vet Day program
    The Phelps School District, under the coordination of student council members and student council advisor Kevin Grafwallner, will hold a prerecorded Veterans Day program in place of the usual in-person program due to visitor restriction from the COVID-19 pandemic.  
    The program will include
  • The Phelps Woman’s Club is sponsoring a Phelps Halloween Trunk-or-Treat event Saturday, Oct. 31, from 3 to 5 p.m.  
    Treats will all be wrapped in individual bags and handed out from trunks of vehicles at various locations in Phelps. These treat locations will include Phelps Convenience Center, Great Escape Restaurant, Northern Exposure, Phelps Congregational Church, downtown Phelps at
  • The Phelps Chamber of Commerce will host a Fall Trail Clean Up Saturday, Oct. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at Whispering Lake Parking Area (FR2178)
    Attendees should take along trimming saws and branch pruners to volunteer a few hours of time to help clean up area trails. 
    RSVPs are needed by
  • Winners take home prizes in Historical Museum raffle
    The winners of the recent Phelps Historical Museum raffle were announced this week by museum officials.
    Lori Wichman of Mukwonago won a kayak; Julie Becker of Alvin won the $200 money tree, of which she donated $100 back to the museum; Jeanne Mulrooney of Phelps took home a
  • Woman’s club to host mum, pumpkin sale

    Town decorated with scarecrows 

    The Phelps Woman’s Club will host a Fall Mum and Pumpkin Sale this Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Phelps.
    Shoppers can choose from

  • First day of classes
    Phelps schoolchildren attended their first classes of the year Sept. 1. Principal Jason Pertile guided students as they got off the bus the first day of school to which line they should stand in — the breakfast line or the classroom line. Masks are mandatory on all students and staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic while riding on the bus to and from school as well as during classes. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • The Phelps Congregational United Church of Christ, located in downtown Phelps, will hold a multi-family rummage sale Saturday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    Items include
  • Safe rides
    Dan Volkmann, owner of North Winds Bus Service in Phelps, stands by one of his buses during the open house at the Phelps School. Parents and students were invited to tour the bus to see that each bus has been supplied with hand sanitizer, masks, assigned seating, and is disinfected after each bus trip. Volkmann said he is proud to offer this safe transportation for the students of the Phelps School District. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Phelps School District is participating in a free breakfast and lunch program for the 2020-’21 school year.

    This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision. All students enrolled at the school may participate in the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program at
  • Sixth annual Twin Triathlon ‘a success’
    The sixth annual Phelps Twin Triathlon took place last Saturday morning with a total of 31 participants in the event. 

    This year’s participants took to the water for an 8K paddle on North Twin Lake, then hopped on their bikes for a 15K ride on the Phelps trails, and finally, laced up their shoes for a
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