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Flag burning ceremony held at Sand Lake Pub
Emma and Darrin Niec retired their grandfather’s flag by burning it at the ninth annual ceremony in Phelps on Flag Day. — Photos By Sharon Gifford

Sand Lake Pub owners Connie and Dan Swiecichowski sponsored the ninth annual flag burning ceremony on Flag Day Saturday.

“We are retiring these tattered flags in honor of our country and for those who have served, fought and died,” said Dan Swiecichow­ski.

The honor guard of the Veterans of Foreign Wars-Amvets Post

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:50 PM
Picnic in the Park, Health Fair slated July 8 at Wavering Park
This year’s Picnic in the Park will be sponsored by the Northwoods Living Care Foundation and will include a chicken and rib barbecue. There also will be a health fair and games for children. 	—Photo By Sharon Gifford

The Northwoods Living Care Foundation will sponsor the 17th annual Picnic in the Park Tuesday, July 8, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Wavering Park in Phelps.

“We have moved the date up a month from August thinking this will be a more convenient date for everyone,” said foundation President Cathy Grady.

The event benefits the town of Phelps

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:49 PM
Blood drive set June 26

A Community Blood Center blood drive will be held in Phelps Thursday, June 26, from 2 to 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 4494 Town Hall Road.

“Volunteer blood donors are very special people,” said Jan Hadsell of the Community Blood Center.?“Donors play a crucial role in ensuring that hospital patients get the blood they need. Join this group of generous people, and schedule a donation appointment for June 26!”

Advance donation appointments are recommended,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:48 PM
Players win awards at basketball camp

Fourteen players attended the recent Great Northern Basketball Camp at Phelps High School under the direction of Matt Johnson of Hibbing Community College.

Johnson guided all players through the Great Northern Basketball Camp’s grades 5-8 division and grades 9-12 division, teaching programs and monitoring play in 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 leagues and playoffs.

Players in each session voted for the Hustle Award and the Most Valuable Player and competed in the free-throw, touch shooting and decathlon contests.

The following students from Phelps won awards:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:48 PM
Eighth-grade graduation
The class of 2018 recently graduated from eighth grade. Teacher Jennifer Leslie was the speaker followed by the iMovie and class recommendations for high school. Diplomas and awards were presented by principal Jason Pertile. The class included, front row from left, Angela Pietenpol, Marti Rudawski, Richeal Montezon-Long, Katherine Lewis and Rachel Johnson; and back row, Jacob Johnson, Caleb Seals, Brady Bierman, Tyler Mesun, Colyn Drenth, Jonathan Kangas, Nolan Rosner and Michael Franzen.  —Photo By Sharon Gifford
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:36 PM

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