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  • Fire station north holds open house
    An open house was held recently for the Phelps Fire Station North with an estimated 200 community members in attendance.  
    Attendees were treated to a brat or hot dog lunch along with picnic favorites and door prizes. 
    This event was
  • The Eleanor Ellis/Phelps Public Library will host a Skulls, Skins and Bones program Thursday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m.

    Participants will identify animals by exploring the structure and function of their skulls, skins and bones. All ages are invited to attend.

    The program is
  • Fourth of July pie
    Jacob Pippel of Del Mar, Calif., won the children’s pie eating contest at the Phelps Fourth of July celebration downtown. The contest was judged by Jerry Gifford, coordinated by Quita Sheehan and sponsored by the Phelps Chamber of Commerce. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Lake association draws 187 poker run contestants
    North South Twin Lakes Riparian Association recently sponsored its 12th annual Poker Run by boat on North and South Twin lakes. 

    The event saw 187 contestants registered with a total of 34 boats. Registration took place at the Peplow dock where participants received a map, tally sheet and their first playing card. Following the map, they
  • Big picnic
    More than $15,000 was collected and  will be added to the ambulance fund. “We have a number of great volunteers and donors who contribute to the success of this event, but sadly to say in the last two years the foundation lost three of its members — Greg Cousins, Jack Hammond and Charlie Frankenthal —  and all were a big part of the event since it began in 1998,” said organizer Cathy Grady. —Photos By Sharon Gifford
  • Scarecrows and candy
    Phelps held Fourth of July activities last Thursday with a parade, dunk tank, concessions tent and more. —Photos By Sharon Gifford
  • The Phelps-Land O’ Lakes Lions Club will hold its 23rd annual Steak in the Park steak fry Wednesday, July 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wavering Park in Phelps.

    Dinner will be served rain or shine and
  • Steam train visit
    The Phelps Summer Knights, under the direction of Teresa Franzen and Lisa Duquaine, visited the Laona Lumberjack Stream Train and Camp 5 Museum recently, finalizing their summer program on gardening. Touring through the woods, the students picked out flowers that they have studied. Here, the Knights stand in front of the 103-year-old steam engine that pulls the train cars with passengers to visit Camp 5. “This model steam engine is the only one left in the world,” said the conductor. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • SUNSET OVER TWIN
    Warm summer weather finally arrived in the North Woods late last week, opening the door for...
  • As part of the Eleanor Ellis/Phelps Public Library summer reading program, Tracy Chipman, Wisconsin storyteller, will share her ancient art of storytelling with all ages Thursday, July 11, at 11 a.m. on the library lawn. 

    The summer reading program highlights
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