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Contest winners announced from Scarecrow Fest event
Ella Sobieck was named the winner of the under-14 division of this year’s scarecrow contest at Scarecrow Fest in Phelps with her dog-themed display.

Event organizers have announced the winners from various contests at the recent Scarecrow Fest in Phelps.

Ella Sobieck won the under-14 scarecrow contest, while the Jusufi family won the over-14 division with the “live scarecrow.”

The winner of the 50/50 drawing was Steve Dunphy.

The largest pumpkin contest’s first-place

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 5:35 PM
Brat sale
Mary Ann Pinterics (left) and Jackie Fruth recently manned the brat stand at Trig’s in Eagle River in an effort to raise money for Phelps area snowmobile trails.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:51 PM
Low-income clinic project seeks professional volunteers

Deb Elverson of Phelps has met with the new owner of the vacated Lillian Kerr Nursing Home building in Phelps in an effort to set up a nondenominational ministry and nonprofit low-income clinic and community center.

The building’s owner will allow the project with one stipulation: she must receive commitment by Sunday, Sept. 22, from volunteer lawyers, doctors, dentists, optometrists, board of directors, and others with expertise in their occupation.

She also must hear from those interested in using the services provided.

To volunteer or for more information, call Elverson at (715) 545-2572.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:50 PM
Bill Jamerson speaks on CCC at historical museum open house
Phelps Historical Society open house speaker Bill Jamerson autographed copies of his book, “Big Shoulders,” for attendees.   He also gave a presentation on the Civilian Conservation Corps at the event.                                     —Photo By Sharon Gifford

The Phelps Historical Museum recently hosted an open house which included refreshments, music and speaker Bill Jamerson, who gave a presentation on the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

The CCC was a federal program created by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1933 which put men to work restoring natural resources, building roads and fighting forest fires.

“An average CCC boy planted 1,015 trees a day, a

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 2:45 PM
Women’s club plans meeting

The Phelps Women’s Club will hold a meeting Monday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Phelps Fire House.

Hostesses are June Franzen and Donna Brand.

The agenda will include results of the Scarecrow Fest. Guests are welcome to attend.

For more information, call Sharon Gifford at (715) 545-4008.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 2:45 PM
Former pro basketball player highlighted at Hometown Reunion
By Sharon Gifford
Phelps Correspondent

Mary Elverson-Kismore will have a display set up at the Phelps Hometown Reunion Saturday, Sept. 14.

Elverson-Kismore, a 1959 Phelps graduate, played professional basketball for the Texas Cowgirls after graduation. She is the only Phelps graduate to become a professional athlete.

The Texas Cowgirls were a world-famous basketball aggregation made up of the top girl players in North America.

They excelled in playing ability, showmanship

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 5:07 PM
Scarecrow Fest set downtown Sept. 14

The fourth annual Scarecrow Fest sponsored by the Phelps Women’s Club will be held in Phelps Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors can see scarecrows and decorated pumpkins throughout town, and may enter their own creations or participate in the Largest Pumpkin Contest.

A craft fair is planned with a fine arts display. Several local artists and quilters will be displaying their works.

There will be music throughout the day presented

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 5:07 PM
Hometown Reunion planned
Planning to attend the Hometown Reunion will be Phelps graduates, front row from left, Adeline Somers Elverson, 96, graduated 1934; Mildred Klabunde Larson, 95, graduated 1936; and Ella Mustonen Davies, 93, graduated 1940; back row, Leonard Alinen, 93, graduated 1938; and John Caskey, 98, graduated 1933.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford

The Phelps Hometown Reunion for alumni, staff and anyone who has been involved with Phelps School is planned for Saturday, Sept. 14, in conjunction with Scarecrow Fest.

Tours will be available at the school from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A buffet at Holiday Lodge for $25 a ticket limited to 150 people also will be offered.

A quilt raffle will be held with proceeds

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:25 PM
Historical museum sets antique show Sunday

The Phelps Historical Museum will hold an antique show and sale this Sunday, Sept. 1, at the museum off Highway 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Smokey Bear will make an appearance during an open house at the museum, while root beer floats will be served for guests.

Other attractions will include a CCC?Camp reenactment, ethnic foods, music, wine and cheese.

After Labor Day weekend, the Phelps Historical Museum will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:25 PM
Museum plans open house Sunday

The Phelps Historical Mu­seum will hold an open house Sunday, Sept. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Wine, cheese and other beverages will be offered at the museum.

Raffle tickets will be available to purchase for $2 apiece or three for $5. First prize is $1,000, second is $300 and third is $200. The drawing will take place at 4 p.m. at the museum.

At the downtown park area at 2 p.m. a re-enactment

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 2:25 PM

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