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  • Senior day
    Staff and students from Phelps School recently hosted a senior appreciation day at the school. More than 30 senior citizens participated in activities such as card playing, living history interviews, poetry, pickleball, creative story readings, living book reports, limerick reading, and bingo. “It was an event for students to share their work with the visitors and also a change for the students to interact with them,” said Pam Klessig. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Planning for the eighth annual Maple Syrup Fest in Phelps is well underway, and committee members are currently seeking sponsors and volunteers for the event which will be held Saturday, April 6. 
    The committee invites local businesses to become sponsors for this growing event. Sponsors receive
  • Phelps Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) invites the public to a free “Souper Sandwich” supper Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the church, located at 2303 Highway 17 in Phelps.

    The dinner will feature
  • The Phelps Easter Egg Hunt, coordinated by Rob Andersen and Colin Crawford, will be held Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. at the Phelps School in the small gym and commons.
    “Last year we had an overwhelming turnout for the annual Phelps Easter Egg Hunt,” said
  • Phelps School 11th-grader Cody Kangas and sixth-grader Meredith McCormack were chosen as the February students of the month. 
    “Cody is a very hard-working student and is always willing to participate in class,” said teacher Ann Pickart. “He does a great job staying on task and completing his homework in a timely manner. Cody works well with others in class and is
  • Vendor applications for the eighth annual Maple Syrup Fest, scheduled for Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Phelps School, are now being accepted. 

    This annual event continues to grow, attracting
  • Spelling bee
    The Phelps School District recently held the Scripps Spelling Bee for grades five through eight. Winners include, from left, seventh-grader Dylan Seals, first place; eighth-grader Kaylynn Haapala, second; eighth-grader James McCormack, third; and eighth-grader Kayla Wilson, alternate. The winners will move on to the Regional bee at Eagle River Elementary School Thursday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. The bee was coordinated by
  • Cook-off
    Phelps School recently held its 16th annual Winter Carnival with a chili, soup and dessert cook-off. Winners included, from left, Mike Duquaine, first place, chili; Debbie Crawford, accepting the second-place pie award for her daughter, C.J.; Rae Perlewitz, second place, soup; Robyn Perlewitz, second place, chili; Abby Thompson, second place, dessert, and third place, pie; Lola Sobiek, first place in both pie and
  • Blast-Off event raises $6,000
    As part of the Northwoods Blizzard Blast, a Blast-Off event was recently held at Great Escape Bar & Resort in Phelps.
    “This was an extremely successful event,” said coordinator Celeste Hendrickson, Phelps Chamber of Commerce director.
    Proceeds from the event totaled
  • The Phelps town crew has completed its work on an outdoor skating rink which has opened downtown.

    The rink is located at the corner park. Picnic tables are available for skaters to sit at while putting on their skates. The rink also has lighting for use during the evening hours.  
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