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  • Maple syrup winners announced
    The Phelps Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners from the recent 10th annual Maple Syrup Fest maple syrup contest.
    “We had many great maple syrup entries this year, with 28 entries submitted from Wisconsin, Michigan, and even one from New York,” said
  • Sweet stuff
    As part of the Phelps Maple Syrup Fest put on last Saturday by the Phelps Chamber of Commerce, attendees could take self-guided tours of local sugar bushes to see how the sweet elixir is created. —Photos By Sharon Gifford
  • Season ended
    The Phelps Knights Middle School boys basketball team recently finished their season. Team members include, front row from left, Robert Wenberg, Mason Andersen and Noah Spink; and back row, Bradyn Meistad, Logan Doppke, Eragon Wenberg, Skyler Schotz and coach Jason Pertile. —Contributed Photo
  • Team growth
    The middle school Phelps Knights girls basketball team recently finished their season. Team members include, front row from left, Addison Szuta, Raelee Steeno, Kami Robbins, Haylee Schwaiger and coach Tammy Tschida; and back row, volunteer assistant coach Taliea Doppke, Alivia Jones, Aerowynn Marchant, Keira Riihimaki and Brieana Crow. Missing from the picture is
  • An expected contested Tuesday, April 6, spring election race for the Phelps clerk/treasurer seat currently held by incumbent Marjorie Hiller became an uncontested ballot with the recent withdrawal of challenger Jim Paquette.
    Said Paquette in a March 9 email to the News-Review, “I’m
  • Tenth-grader Dustin Kangas and eighth-grader Aerowynn Marchant were recently chosen as Phelps Knights April Students of the Month. “Dustin is polite, hard-working and finishes assignments on time,” teacher David Justice said. Teacher Kevin Grafwallner said, “Aerowynn is a leader and strives to be academically successful.” —Photos By Sharon Gifford
  • Fun in the sun
    Kendra Rader, teacher at Phelps School, recently took students in grades four and five, and middle and high school students out to the sledding hill behind the school to enjoy what may be the final days of winter. —Contributed Photo
  • The Community Blood Center will hold a Phelps community blood drive Thursday, March 25, from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, located at 4494 Town Hall Road in Phelps.
    Blood donors must be
  • Volunteers hold trail clean up day
    The Phelps Chamber of Commerce hosted their second annual winter trail cleanup at the Deerskin snowshoe trails Feb. 27. 
    Twelve volunteers took to the trails to clean up any branches, trees and other debris from the trail system. 
    “We couldn’t have picked a better day for this trail clean up. The weather was wonderful and 
  • Festival planning
    At the February meeting of the Phelps Woman’s Club, chamber Director Amy Thomason shared information about the chamber’s summer music events being planned and invited the woman’s club to take part. The woman’s club also decided to proceed with the 2021 Scarecrow Fest to be held Sept. 18. Craft vendors are needed for the annual fall festival and should contact Sharon Gifford at
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