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  • Students of the month
    Phelps School eighth-grader Haylee Barnekow (left) and twelfth-grader Tay Doppke have been named January students of the month, nominated by teacher Dan Smith and teacher’s aide Laura Andersen respectively. Doppke is taking Nicolet College classes her senior year. —Contributed photo
  • Donations given
    Two local organizations donated items to go toward the Vilas County Foster Care program recently. The Phelps Sewing group sewed 30 cloth bags and the Phelps Woman’s Club purchased 15 fleece blankets for the program. Presenting the donation are, from left, Debbie Ryan; Kelly Pyne, Vilas foster care representative; Vickie Andersen; Debbie Thomson; and Jan Enberg. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Carolers
    Members from the United Congregational Church and St Mary’s Catholic Church joined together to sing Christmas carols at 14 homes and the Phelps Care Senior Living in Phelps recently. Afterwards, they gathered at Sweet Treats Christmas Shoppe to enjoy hot chocolate and a campfire where more carols were sung. Members of the caroling group include
  • Phelps School District named 12th-grader Darren Wittchow and eighth-grader Alivia Jones as the November Students of the Month. —Contributed Photo
  • Mush, huskies
    Part of the Christmas events held recently at Sweets Little Christmas shoppe in Phelps included scheduled sled dog rides with Diane Gagliano of Top of the Hill Huskies. Pictured with two of the Siberian huskies are, from left, Trinity Evans, a family friend from Irma; musher Ellen Reese, and Amelia Gagliano. Top of the Hill Huskies, located at
  • Costume contest winners
    The Phelps Woman’s Club Christmas Luncheon at the Phelps Congregational Church announced the winners of its 1950s costume contest recently. As part of the luncheon, a fundraising auction was held for the Headwaters Food Pantry in Land O’ Lakes that raised $557. Club members brought items from home to donate, which were then bid on to raise the monies. Posing with a Marilyn Monroe cardboard lookalike are, from left,
  • Sweets visit
    Ellie and Zach Tomaszewski of Eagle River visited with Santa Claus at Sweets Little Christmas Shoppe in Phelps recently. After visiting with Santa, each child received a treat bag. “We look forward to being open throughout the holiday season, offering crafts and decorations created by local artisians and sponsoring a number of winter events,” said
  • Lions give
    The Phelps-Land O’ Lakes Lions Club recently donated $1,000 to the Headwaters Food Pantry in Land O’ Lakes. Taking part in the check presentation are, from left, Lions Rollie Alger, Brian Blank, Eric Eismueller, Bill Reckling and Paul Schefell, president of the food pantry. The Lions club encourages contributions to the food pantry as more than 30 families in the area take advantage of the organization. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Visits with Santa
    More than 100 children and adults attended the inaugural tree lighting in downtown Phelps on the evening of Dec. 4. Santa Claus visited with children, handed out goodie bags and lit the Christmas tree, and a campfire and hot chocolate were available to keep attendees warm. The event was sponsored by the
  • Sweets Little Christmas Shoppe in Phelps has scheduled sled dog rides with the Top of the Hill Huskies Saturday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

    Tickets for the rides must be purchased at the Christmas Shoppe and the rides will be located at 1431 Highway A in Phelps. Tickets cost $15 each. The Christmas Shoppe is open
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