Community Health Survey

Opportunity to take the Community Health Survey, and a also a chance to win a $25 gift card.


Phelps Santa Project

Phelps Santa Project reaching out to community

The Phelps Fire Department and Phelps Fire Department Auxiliary are once again teaming up to sponsor the Phelps Santa Project.  The Santa Project was started in 2011 by Todd Bierman, as a way to bring Christmas joy to children in the Phelps community who may not receive many gifts due to economic situations in their family.  Bierman, after 11 dedicated years, has decided to pass on the torch.  Dick and Debbie Ryan of Phelps will be heading up this much needed project.  Dick Ryan said, ” We are looking to the community to help make this Christmas a little brighter for the children in Phelps.” The Ryans have helped out in the past and are very excited to continue this great cause.  In order for the program to operate, the Phelps School District provides the fire department’s Santa Project coordinator a list including the number of children, gender, ages, size and a gift the child would enjoy. No personnel information is shared with the coordinator. Volunteers then shop for the items, wrap the presents and deliver the items to the school. Funding for this project comes from several sources including the Phelps Fire Department Christmas party raffles with matching funds from the fire department auxiliary and for the last several years the community has been very generous with cash donations in reaching the needs of the children in the Phelps community. Donations can be sent to: The Phelps Santa Project, PO box 32, Phelps, WI 54554. Checks should be made payable to the Phelps Firemen’s Auxiliary. The auxiliary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible. The 2022 Deadline for donations is Tuesday, December 6th

Deb Ryan said, “We would like to thank Bierman for all the work he has put into this program. The Phelps community is a great place to live and visit. Let’s all help in making this Christmas very special one for our children.”  


Town of Phelps Donates to VCEDC – Vilas County Economic Development Corporation

Chairman Steve Doyen, on behalf of the Town Board of Phelps, presented a check for $5,000.00 to the  Vilas County Economic Development Corporation-VCEDC at the October 12, 2022 Town Board Meeting.  At the meeting to accept the donation were Executive Director Kathy Schmitz and Board Chairman Jim Tuckwell.  Kay and Jim explained how important donations are, and how they are used to support economic development in Vilas County.  VCEDC is very grateful for the towns support.