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  • Ambulance sale
    Carole Selin, Phelps emergency medical services (EMS) director, receives a check for $30,000 for the purchase of the Phelps 2010 LifeLine ambulance from Stephen Walson, town chairman in Marengo. Extras that were included in the sale were an electric cot, radio, phone system and studded tires. The town of Phelps purchased a
  • The Phelps Chamber of Commerce partnered with Travel Wisconsin this winter to collect winter clothing items for the Big Bundle Up program.
    This year, the community donated more than 600 winter clothing items including coats, hats, gloves, scarves, boots and much more. Items were dropped off at the
  • Students honored
    The Phelps Knights recently announced seventh-grader Logan Doppke, left, and 12th-grader Xiao Moutvic as its January students of the month. “Logan has shown a significant improvement in his behavior, focus, determination and work quality,” said teacher Kevin Graffwallner. “He participates in class and can have a real positive effect on the classroom.” Teacher Chris Rader said, “Xiao is
  • Christmas carols
    Friends and members of Phelps Congregational United Church of Christ gathered to go Christmas caroling recently. Singers visited shut-ins and families to share the music of Christmas and Christ’s birth. The 15 carolers ended the evening at Sweet’s Little Christmas Shoppe singing around the campfire and enjoying cocoa provided by the shoppe. Tom Hickson of Phelps accompanied the carolers on his accordion. —Contributed Photo
  • Holiday decorations
    Downtown Phelps was decorated for the holidays, including this display across from the lakeside park where there was a second display. This exhibit included a mailbox seeking letters to Santa Claus. —STAFF PHOTO
  • Husky pulls
    Top of the Hill Huskies LLC recently held an open house at Wavering Park in Phelps, as part of Sweet’s Little Christmas Shoppe events. Attendees were offered a campfire and marshmallows for roasting. To book a private dogsled excursion, call Diane at (715) 891-2704 for information or to set up an appointment. —Photos By Sharon Gifford 
  • Department adds two cold-water suits to arsenal
    The Phelps Volunteer Fire Department made a recent addition to its equipment list of two Mustang Ice Commander cold-water rescue suits.
    The purchase came at a good time as the North Woods experiences the dangers of early winter thin ice. 
    The purchase was made with
  • Visit with Santa
    The Borero family of Eagle River took part in a visit with Santa over the weekend at Sweet’s Little Christmas Shoppe in Phelps. Family members are, from left, Jessica, Andrea, Aria, Armani and Destry. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Sixth-grader Keira Riihimaki and 10th-grader Simon Garcia were chosen as Phelps Knights December students of the month. “Keira is a go-getter and makes exceptional use of her work time,” said Kevin Grafwallner. “She wants to be academically successful and works hard to do so.”  Rachel Smith said, “Simon
  • Area children reminded to write letters to Santa
    The Phelps Fire Department Auxiliary is sponsoring a Letters to Santa mailbox this year, located across from Pines Park on Highway 17 in Phelps.
    “Letters are welcome from any child, not only ones from Phelps,” said Santa Claus.
    There also will be an opportunity for
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