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  • Scarecrow Fest draws estimated 4,000
    It was estimated that more than 4,000 people attended last Saturday’s 10th annual Scarecrow Fest held in downtown Phelps. 
    There were more than 40 craft and food vendors, a fur trade encampment, pumpkin chuckin’, scarecrow contest, Smokey Bear program, children’s flea market, music by
  • Prime rib dinner tickets on sale for Oct. 12 event
    The Phelps Fire Department will host its annual Prime Rib Dinner Saturday, Oct. 12, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hillside Resort on South Shore Road in Phelps.

    Cost is
  • Knights in training
    As part of the Phelps School prekindergarten orientation program, the class learned the rules of riding a school bus before going for ice cream cones at Sweet Treats & More in Phelps. Pictured are, from left, teacher Leslie Miles, Rylie Kerins, Max Robbins, Blake Davis, Annmarie Paremski, Claire Smith, Ariyah Ivaska-Bergman, Wayne Stapleton, Lily Racine and helper Teresa Franzen. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • The results for the Phelps Twin Triathlon have been finalized. Twenty-three contestants turned out on a sunny day to take part in the fifth annual Twin Triathlon on the shores of North Twin Lake in Phelps Aug. 24.
    The event saw
  • New bathrooms
    Ron Buell, park commission chairman, stands beside the newly constructed bathrooms in the lakefront Pines Park in downtown Phelps. The construction of the rest-room was a combined effort of the Park Commission, Planning Commission, Phelps-Land O’ Lakes Lions Club, Phelps Woman’s Club and taxpayers. The
  • A hunter safety class will be offered Friday, Sept. 20, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Phelps Fire Hall.
    Both classes are mandatory for hunters. Registration for the class will take place Friday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the fire hall. Cost is $10. To reserve a spot, call
  • School adds new teachers
    The Phelps School District recently hired Melissa Friel, science teacher, and Tammy Tschida, special education paraprofessional and student transition specialist for the 2019-’20 school year.
    Friel attended
  • Women donate
    The Phelps Woman’s Club recently presented a $1,000 check to the Phelps Town Board for town beautification. Monies were collected from various fundraisers throughout the year. Shown here, Steve Doyen, town chairman, accepts a check from Deb Ryan, club treasurer, while club members look on. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Women donate
    The Phelps Woman’s Club donated $1,000 recently to the Headwaters Food Pantry in Land O’ Lakes. Participating in the check presentation are, club Secretary Mary Ann Holcomb, center, and Tom and Jill Rohloff of Headwaters Food Pantry. Monies were collected from various fundraisers throughout the year. The club’s next fundraising event is Scarecrow Fest slated for Saturday, Sept. 14, in Phelps. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Woman’s Club donates to library
    The Phelps Woman’s Club recently donated $3,500 to the Phelps Library.  
    Librarian Cari Hutton expressed her thanks for the donation and for all the things the Woman’s Club does for the town. 
    “The monies will be spent on
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