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  • New windows
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:24 AM
    After two years of fundraising, the members of Phelps Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) recently replaced the church’s 100-year-old windows. The church was established and constructed in 1908 on the shore of Big Twin Lake for $2,000. In February 1919, the church burned to the ground, and in 1921 a church and parsonage were constructed across the street from the original building. In 1962, Phelps Congregational Church became Phelps Congregational UCC. The window project was undertaken by Boyer & Franzen Construction and installation took four weeks. A dedication ceremony conducted by the Rev. Mary Willis was held after the job was completed. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:23 AM
    The Phelps Women’s Club Scarecrow Fest will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Phelps.
    There will be flyboarding on the lake, giant Jenga and line dancing in the street.
    Guests, businesses and residents can create a scarecrow to enter for a prize. Other events include the pumpkin chuckin’ contest, craft fair, quilt show and Headwaters Art League displays.
    In the women’s club booth there will be
  • Shelter donation
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:22 AM
    A number of children in Phelps recently donated $200 to the Humane Society of Vilas County. The proceeds came from loom bands sold during a recent softball tournament at Wavering Park. Taking part in the fundraiser were, from left, Keira Riihimaki, Jodie Grasse, Sophia Mesun, Bodde Regenfuss and Kaylie Grasse. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Obstacle course
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:21 AM
    The first group of youths who completed the Phelps Fire Department obstacle run were recognized at the recent Phelps Fire Department pig roast. The obstacle run was organized by Kathy Regenfuss along with helpers Christy Riihimaki and Carole Selin. More than 50 children took part in the event. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:20 AM
    The Phelps Congregational Church will be hosting “Paul Family Bluegrass” in concert Sunday, Aug. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    The church is located on Highway 17 in downtown Phelps. There is no charge for the event. Refreshments will be served after the concert.   The public is welcome.
  • Firemen’s picnic
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:12 AM
    More than 600 guests visited Wavering Park in Phelps this past weekend for the annual Firemen’s Picnic. “I would like to thank all who supported us this year,” said Phelps Fire Chief Norm Mesun. “Our picnic was a success because of  our community. We had many new attractions this year and we plan on making those part of our annual picnic.” Winners were announced for raffles held during the picnic. Andy Regenfuss won one-half of a pig; Dan Kintz, AR-15 rifle; Bob Skwerski, kayak; Vicki Hollander and Norm Buckmaster, $500 Jensen- Akins gift card; Tim Salm, iPad Pro; Julie Drewniak, Ryobi Tool Kit and $250; Sherry Bierman, $250; Wayne Schilling, $250; Carrie Darton, Yeti cooler; Janet Hauggen, $250; Marianne Schofield and Dennis Saeger, $50 and a Phelps Chamber of Commerce gift certificate. —Photos By Sharon Gifford
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:11 AM
    Big Sand Lake Club will sponsor its eighth annual charity golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 13, beginning at 11 a.m.

    The Founding Fathers charity golf tournament is in remembrance of founding club members Charlie Barrett, Homer Galpin, William Keese, Peter O’Shaunessy, Tony Chiara, Bob Runtz Sr., Ray Siesecke, Bob Grogan Sr., Dean Milburn and Kep Vorhees, to name a few.

    To register a foursome, call the club at
  • Jamerson tells CCC stories
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:10 AM
    The Phelps Public Library recently hosted author, filmmaker and songwriter Bill Jamerson, who shared his knowledge and stories of the historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) with a large group at Wavering Park in Phelps.
    Jamerson spoke about the  CCC, a federal program created by President Frank­lin Roosevelt in 1933.
    “The CCC put boys to work restoring
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:09 AM
    The Community Blood Center will hold a blood drive at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Phelps Thursday, Aug. 17, from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

    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 photo ID.

    Donors are encouraged to eat a regular meal and drink plenty of fluids.

    The church is located at 4494 Town Hall Road.

    To schedule an appointment, call Lola at (920) 227-5561.
  • Youth gardeners
    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 11:34 AM
    Teresa Franzen works with a couple of area youths as she shares gardening techniques as part of the summer program at Phelps Public Library. Throughout the program, she quizzed students on live plants brought from her garden. The group discussed nutrients, composting and fertilizers that plants need to survive. The program finished with the students mixing different soils together and planting a tomato plant. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
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