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  • Invention Day
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:12 PM
    Second-graders in Pam Klessig’s class at Phelps School celebrated National Invention Day with a birthday party for Thomas Edison. Each student, along with help from a family member, was asked to design an invention focusing on problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The inventions were shared with classmates and family members at the party. Donna Brand was the hostess, serving cake and juice. Students taking part in the event were, front row from left, Jorja Morris, Wyatt Erickson, Adrienne Trollen, Matthew Kimmerling and Bodde Regenfuss; and back row, Gregory Marohl, Ayden Ekdahl, Isaiah Perlewitz, Ashton Foster, Terefech Snook, and Anjelika Vold-Tank. Lilly Merkel is not pictured. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:55 AM
    Sand Lake Pub in Phelps will host its annual Ice Fishing Derby to be held on Big Sand Lake this Saturday, Feb. 17, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Headquarters for the event will be at Sand Lake Pub located on Highway 17. Prizes will be awarded after fishing. Cost is $15. 

    For more information, call (715) 545-3200.
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:54 AM
    The Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Phelps on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

    Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 years old with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and have a photo ID.

    Donors are encouraged to eat a regular meal and drink plenty of fluids. To schedule an appointment, call Lola at (920) 227-5561.

    The church is located at 4494 Town Hall Rd.
  • Top spellers
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:53 AM
    Phelps School held its annual Spelling Bee recently. Helping with the competition were pronouncer June Franzen, and judges Laura Myszka, Marge Hiller, Sharon Gifford and Jason Pertile. James McCormack took first place, spelling the word “temple” in the 17th round. He and three others advanced to the Regional spelling bee held in Elcho Feb. 13. Placing in the contest were, from left, McCormack, Kayla Wilson (second place) MacKenzie Vold (third place), and Xander Johnson (alternate). The event was coordinated by Joe Crownhart. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Students recognized
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:52 AM
    Staff at Phelps School recently announced the February students of the month. Freshman Cody Buell, left, was nominated by teacher Rachel Smith. “Cody has a growth mind-set, a strong work ethic and a positive attitude, all of which make him a great role model to his peers. He is always willing to help classmates,” Smith said. Eighth-grader Charity Suri was nominated by teacher Todd Riha. “Charity is a great student who works hard to understand topics that challenge her. She is always willing to help others with school work, or socially. She has a great sense of humor and always has an appropriate attitude in school,” Riha said. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Positive vibes
    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 11:37 AM
    Seven Phelps students were recognized recently for showing positive behavior. Each student received a certificate along with a $20 Grandma’s Toy Box gift certificate. Students awarded were, front row from left, Lucy Davis, Brooke Barnekow and Ryker Hafer; back row, Terefech Snook, Ryley Darr, Hayden Foster and Aerowyn Marchant. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 11:36 AM
    Organizers have begun the planning process for the annual Phelps Easter Egg Hunt coordinated by Rob Andersen and Colin Crawford.

    The date of this year’s event will be Saturday, March 31, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Phelps School gymnasium.

     Crawford said last year’s event saw an overwhelming turnout, and event hosts are again looking for area donors who are able to lend a hand.

    ‘We put on this entire event based on donations only,” Crawford said. “There is no cost to the participants or their families.”

    Donations are used to purchase items to fill the eggs and the guessing jar, goodies for each child, some bigger prizes and the meal items. Items for the photo backdrop decor, live potted flowers and
  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 11:35 AM
    Organizers of the 2018 Maple Syrup Fest in Phelps encourage vendors and those looking to attend to save the date for the seventh annual celebration, which will be held Saturday, April 7, at Phelps School.

    The Phelps Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for vendors interested in taking part in the event. Application forms are available online at phelps.wi.us. Approximately 70 vendors are accepted for the event and space does run out early.

    The event will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature guided sugar bush tours, tree-tapping demonstrations, the popular Maple Cafe, a maple syrup contest and
  • Annual fishing contest brings hundreds to area
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:54 AM
    The Great Northern Ice Fishing Tournament was held this past weekend on Lac Vieux Desert in Land O’ Lakes and once again brought hundreds of fishermen to the ice to help raise money for the Phelps-Land O’ Lakes Lions Club.

    Officials said that over 100 fishermen took part in the 32nd annual event, competing for cash and prizes in a number of different categories.

    Winning the $100 cash prize for largest fish in the morning division was Scott Kolinski of Eagle River who caught a 231⁄2-inch walleye. Pat Angel of Lake Villa, Ill., took first place with a 103⁄4-inch perch. Bob Schumacher of New London and Dave Klingenmeyer of Phelps tied with 73⁄8-inch blue¬≠gills. Top northern pike was caught by
  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:53 AM
    Organizers of the 2018 Maple Syrup Fest in Phelps encourage vendors and those looking to attend to save the date for the seventh annual celebration, which will be held Saturday, April 7, at Phelps School.

    The Phelps Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for vendors interested in taking part in the event. Application forms are available online at phelps.wi.us. Approximately 70 vendors are accepted for the event and space does run out early.

    The event will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature guided sugar bush tours, tree-tapping demonstrations, the popular Maple Cafe, a maple syrup contest and
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