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  • Youth volleyball
    The Phelps Knights junior high volleyball team recently finished their season under the direction of coach Kendra Rader. Team members are, front row from left, Haylee Schwaiger, Aerowyn Marchant, Kaylie Grasse and Jodie Grasse; and back row, assistant coach Madisen Hassell, Kaylynn Haapala, MacKenzie Vold, Cloe McCormick, Taliea Doppke, Kayla Wilson and Rader. —Photo by Sharon Gifford
  • With the warming temperatures and summer apĀ­proaching, the Phelps Chamber of Commerce is beginning to plan a number of special events and festivals.
    According to Executive Director Celeste Hendrickson, visitors and area residents alike can enjoy a number of gatherings around the area, ranging from the huge Fourth of July celebration complete with fireworks to several muskie fishing tournaments.
    Plans are in the works for the 13th annual flag retirement ceremony to be held at Sand Lake Pub June 14. The organizers of the event invite members of the public to join the Sand Lake Pub in celebrating the ceremonial retiring of old and tattered flags, followed by a potluck dinner.
    For those fishermen looking for events, Hank Lesniak’s Valley of the Giants Musky Tournament is set June 16. This
  • Fab Lab
    Twelve community members attended the recent open house at the new Phelps School Fab Lab. Teacher David Justice along with students Cody Buell and Bryce Volkmann gave demonstrations using the CNC Shop Bot, Epilog Laser Engraver and the Plasma CAMCNC metal cutting machine. Justice said all who attended enjoyed the tour and some expressed interest in projects that can be done for the community. Plans are for another open house in the fall and next spring. The lab is always open to the public as needed. —Photos By Sharon Gifford
  • The Phelps Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for a 2018 Fourth of July parade marshal as part of the annual Phelps Independence Day celebration to be held Wednesday, July 4, from 3 to 11 p.m.

    “We are going to have a blast in Phelps with our Fourth of July celebration and can’t wait,” said Celeste Hendrickson, the chamber’s executive director.

    The festivities will kick off with a parade through downtown Phelps led by the grand marshal, followed by food and drinks, live music, children’s activities and much more.

    Nominations for the parade marshal are
  • Booster scholarship
    The Phelps Booster Club awarded its annual scholarship to senior Nolan Rosner at the annual Phelps Awards Night recently. Taking part in the presentation were, from left, club members Lynn Kolling, Robert Rosner, award winner Nolan Rosner, Kyha Buell and Linda Gutierrez. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Phelps students compete at Skills USA contest
    Twenty-three students from the Phelps School District competed recently at the Skills USA state competition in Madison under the direction of advisors David Justice and Jill Mesun.
    Skills USA is a national nonprofit organization formed through a partnership between students, teachers and industry working together to ensure that America has a skilled work force and helping the students excel.
    Students who take part are those looking for careers in trade, technical and skilled occupations including health occupations.
    Phelps students were
  • Club induction
    Six Phelps High School students were recently inducted into the K Club at an awards ceremony held at Gateway Lodge. The K Club was formed years ago to give a special award to those students who participated in both athletics and the arts. Different point values were assigned to each extracurricular with 100 points needed to be inducted. Those recognized recently were, from left, Nolan Rosner (180 points), Angela Pietenpol (133), Michael Franzen (136), Jacob Johnson (100), Marti Rudawski (178) and Brady Bierman (147). —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Museum trip
    Phelps School’s second-grade class, under the direction of Pam Klessig, recently went on their annual Milwaukee Public Museum field trip. The students along with their families enjoyed traveling by coach bus to Milwaukee. At the museum, they experienced the Dome Theatre, planetarium, butterfly vivarium and many other exhibits such as The Streets of Old Milwaukee, Tropical Rainforest and Third World Dinosaurs. The trip ended with the students taking their families out for dinner at Golden Corral. The trip was funded through a fundraiser chicken dinner at Hillside Resort in October. —Contributed Photo
  • Phelps School will host a Fab Lab Open House this Thursday, May 10, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
    Members of the Phelps community are welcome to attend, and will have the opportunity to see the new equipment and hear about how it will benefit them. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
    Guests are asked to enter through the doors to the commons on the lower level and they will be guided to the lab. There is no charge to attend. Guests are requested to RSVP for the event. For more information or to reserve space, contact David Justice at djustice@phelps.k12.wi.us or call (715) 545-2724.
  • Spring concert
    Students at Phelps School recently held their spring Pops Concert. Both middle and high school band and choirs performed. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
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