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  • 50 years
    The Phelps Snowmobile Club recently celebrated its 50th anniversary at Sand Lake Pub in Phelps. The event included a pot-luck meal along with raffles throughout the afternoon. Proceeds from the celebration will benefit the Phelps snowmobile trails, said organizers. Board members for the 2022-’23 season are, from left,
  • Author and illustrator Lorie Hetrick-Volenberg, pen name Lena Lichenpold, will share her children’s book “Gramelda the Grasshopper; The Story of How the Lichen Grasshopper Came to Be,” Saturday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Eleanor Ellis Public Library.

    The event will include
  • Registration open for muskie classic
    Registration is now open for the 42nd annual Midwest Musky Classic slated for Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Phelps.

    Tournament fishing will take place on North and South Twin lakes, Lac Vieux Desert and Big Sand Lake.

    According to
  • Return to the castle
    Students spent time outside during their first day of the 2022-’23 school year Sept. 1. Classes were in session for a half day with dismissal at noon and the first full day was Sept. 2. —Contributed Photo
  • The Phelps Snowmobile Club will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a potluck picnic Saturday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Sand Lake Pub in Phelps.

    The event will include several different types of raffles and games.

    “This is
  • Three new staff members welcomed to Phelps School
    Phelps School District has welcomed three new staff members ahead of the 2022-’23 school year.

    Brandon Sharpe has joined the district as the new physical education and health teacher, while Rachel Riemer and Shannon Barron have both taken positions as
  • The Phelps Snowmobile Club held a board meeting Aug. 9 at Thunder Bay Resort to discuss membership, promotional opportunities and its 50th anniversary celebration.

    Key items discussed included
  • Donation
    Phelps Woman’s Club recently donated $3,000 to the Eleanor Ellis Public Library to go toward its childrens book collection development and special programming. Taking part in the check presentation are Kaye Petts (left), library director and Kathy Mesun, president of the woman’s club. The woman’s club will also sponsor the upcoming Phelps Scarecrow Fest Sept. 17. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • Ronald Buell resigns as supervisor, Jeremy Ryan appointed to fill seat
    Phelps Town Board Supervisors unanimously voted Aug. 10 to appoint Jeremy Ryan to the supervisor seat left open by Ronald Buell Jr.’s resignation.

    According to Phelps Town Clerk Sheryl Ward, Buell notified the board July 15 that he was resigning for personal reasons.

    Buell told the News-Review, “With
  • Raffle winner
    The winner of the Phelps Chamber of Commerce’s Music on the Lake 50-50 raffle Aug. 10 was David Mazun of Phelps. The $374 prize was presented to him by chamber staff Laura Boll and Jenni Duquaine. The last concert of the summer series takes place tonight, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. at Lakefront Pines Park. Unity the Band is scheduled to perform. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
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