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  • Maple Syrup Fest help needed
    Planning is underway for the ninth annual Maple Syrup Fest scheduled for Saturday, April 4 in Phelps.

    The event has grown from a simple bus tour of local sugar bushes in 2012, to a full day of activities and fun that attracts more than 3,500 people. In addition to the continuation of the sugar bush tours, the day includes
  • The Phelps Chamber of Commerce recognizes the volunteers who are dedicated to keeping the Phelps-area backcountry trail systems, such as the Deerskin Snowshoe Trails, in good condition.  

    The Deerskin trails are located on the
  • A free community event and conversation on substance abuse is scheduled at the Phelps School Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 7 p.m.  

    Rise Together, a team of national educators and advocates, will lead attendees in a discussion centered around Phelps youths and substance misuse prevention. National educators and
  • Blizzard Splash slated Jan. 25 in Phelps
    As part of the Northwoods Blizzard Blast, the second annual Blizzard Splash will take place in Phelps on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Great Escape Bar and Restaurant.
    In addition to a 
  • The Phelps School and Community Committee will sponsor a winter carnival at Phelps School Saturday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m.  

    Hot dogs and chili will be offered at no charge in the commons area from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Children’s games and inflatables will be set up in the big gym from 4 to 7 p.m. and
  • A community blood drive will be Thursday, Jan. 23, from 2 to 6 p.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, at 4494 Town Hall Road in Phelps.

    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
  • Students honored
    Senior Kyle Lewis and sixth-grader Brieana Crow were chosen as Phelps January Students of the Month. “Kyle has shown a tremendous amount of personal and academic growth in his high school years,” said Kevin Grafwallner. “He always uses proper manners and is an absolute pleasure to talk to.” Samantha Henderson said “Brieana is a very motivated student whose enthusiasm and hard work have been persistent.” —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Christmas sing-along
    Phelps Congregational United Church of Christ hosted a community sing-along recently, with Christmas songs chosen by the audience. Carols were led by Tom Hickson on keyboard, Kay Hickson on piano and Ted Pasternak playing a concertina. Members of the audience joined in singing and also volunteered to join the Gospel band twice during the evening. Homemade cookies were served afterward. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • As part of the Northwoods Blizzard Blast, the second annual Blizzard Splash will take place in Phelps on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Great Escape Bar and Restaurant. 

    In addition to a 
  • Knights finish strong
    The Phelps Junior High Basketball team finished the season with an 8-4 record. “For a group of six they worked really hard every day for the greater good of the team,” said coach Jason Pertile. “They worked on improvement of themselves to be a better student and basketball player.” The team includes, front row from left,
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