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  • Santa breakfast
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:34 AM
    Phelps School recently hosted its annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser for the Vilas County News-Review’s Warm The Children program. The fundraiser was organized by Colin Crawford’s Guide Service, Phelps Outdoors and the Phelps School Student Council. More than 70 meals were served to area children and their families. —Photo By Sharon Gifford 
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:33 AM
    The Phelps Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism to assist with its annual charity drive, “The Big Bundle Up.”

    The chamber will act as a drop-off site for those looking to donate new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items to the Department of Tour­ism’s campaign.

    “The Big Bundle Up” is a statewide collection program that began Nov. 16 and will run through Jan. 2.

    Now in its seventh year, the program has collected more than 103,400 warm winter items to help families in need.

    Items can be dropped at
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:32 AM
    The Phelps Congregational Church in Phelps  is hosting a “Christmas Sing” event Tuesday Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. The church is located in downtown Phelps on Highway 17.

    The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the program which is directed by Pastor Mary Snell Willis.

    A reminder to those attending services around the holiday is that the Christmas service will be on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. There will be no morning service that day.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:31 AM
    The Phelps Chamber of Commerce is now accepting vendor applications for the 2018 Maple Syrup Fest to be held Apr. 7, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Phelps School.

    The seventh annual event is expected to grow once again, last year attracting over 3,000 visitors from around the midwest.

    Organizers said vendor spaces filled up quickly in 2017, so those interested in submitting an application are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

    Applications that are received after the spaces have been filled will be placed on a waiting list. Approximately 70 vendors are accepted for the event.

    For more information, contact the Phelps Chamber at (715) 545-3800. Applications can also be found online at phelpswi.us.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:30 AM
    Sunrise Lodge in Phelps welcomes guests to an all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16-17, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. to help benefit local snowmobile clubs.
    All proceeds from the breakfast can be donated to the snowmobile club of choice: Phelps Snowmobile Club, Land O’ Lakes Frosty Club, Conover Sno-Buddies, or the U.P. Thunder Riders of Watersmeet, Mich. Donations will help clubs with trail maintenance and grooming.
    Cost for the all-you-can-eat meal is $10 and $5 for children 10 years old and younger. All tickets will be sold at the door.
    Breakfast includes
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:29 AM
    Students at Phelps School will be constructing a shed as part of their Building and Construction class and are looking to do it for a member of the Phelps community.
    Technology Education in­structor David Justice said the class is able and willing to design a shed to specifications needed and then build the structure.
    For more information or to inquire about having a shed built, call Justice (715) 545-2724, ext. 420, or email djustice@phelps.k12.wi.us. All phone calls should be made between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Christmas bazaar
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:28 AM
    The Phelps Chamber of Commerce hosted a Christmas Bazaar at the Phelps School this past Saturday. Many community members from Phelps and surrounding communities attended. Over 60 vendors displayed their crafts or goods. The Phelps Woman’s Club had food available to purchase. —Photos By Sharon Gifford
  • Student recognized
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:27 AM
    Eighth-grader Taliea Doppke of Phelps School was recognized as the Student of the Month. She was nominated by teacher Rachel Smith who said, “Taliea is a hard-working student who always tries her best. She is quick to offer help to struggling classmates.” —Contributed Photo
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:48 AM
    Students at Phelps School will present their annual Christmas program Monday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the small gym.

    Under the direction of music teacher Kim Johnson, the program will feature school bands, full choir, handchimes, skits and an elementary musical presentation.

    There is no charge for the concert. Community members are encouraged to attend.
  • Phelps department, auxiliary accepting Christmas donations
    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:46 AM
    Phelps Fire Department and Phelps Fire Department Auxiliary have announced they are once again seeking donations to help purchase gifts for area children who may not receive many pres­ents this holiday season.

    For the past seven years, the fire department has held 50/50 raffles at its December social, with all monies raised going to purchase gifts for children in the Phelps area.

    Department and Auxiliary members have, in the past few years, asked community members to get involved if they want to help.

    “The last few years we have expanded to
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