Skulls, Skins & Bones – Library Event

Phelps library will host skulls, skins and bones program


“As part of the library’s Summer Reading Program “A Universe of Stories”, the Eleanor Ellis / Phelps Public Library will be hosting Skulls, Skins and Bones:  What Stories Do They Tell?”presented by Trees for Tomorrow of Eagle River on Thursday, July 18 at 10:30 am.  Participants will identify animals by exploring the structure and function of their skulls, skins and bones.  All ages are invited.

Antique Critique

An “Antique Critique” fundraiser sponsored by the Phelps Historical Museum is planned for Sunday, July 21 at the Phelps School commons area from 1 to 5 pm.


Professional appraiser of antiques and fine art, Mark Moran, who has done appraisals on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, will be on hand to give those interested antiquers a value of vintage items. 


Cost for appraisals is $20 for the first item and $10 for each additional item.  Cost for attendance to view appraisals is $10.  A light lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day and is included in the ticket price.


Baskets valued at $100 – $250 each will be raffled by museum volunteers towards the end of the show approximately 4 pm. 


If you’d like your  items appraised, please stop in at the Phelps Museum to sign up for a time slot or go to the web site, complete the form, and mail it in with your check.  A good description of the items will help with the process allowing more items to be appraised.  A photo of the items will also help, but not required.  Walk-ins will be fit into the schedule as best as possible. 


All weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (like leg-hold); Nazi memorabilia; coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious gems; Beanie Babies are excluded from appraisal.


Items can be any size, as long as you can bring it into the school the day of the event. 


As an added feature of this event, Mark is willing to come to your home to appraise large items.  The cost is $75 per hour, and appointments need to be made outside the 1pm – 5pm time of the show.  Call 715-281-5060 or [email protected] to arrange a home visit.


Assessment Revaluation Notice for 2019


A revaluation of property assessments by Hoffman Appraisal Service in the Town of Phelps shall occur for the 2019 assessment year. The approximate date for the field work will start September 13, 2018 to the end of the year. The approximate dates of the revaluation notices being sent to property owners is expected to be in August, 2019. Please also notice that the Assessor has certain statutory authority to enter land as described in state law (secs. 943.13 and 943.15, Wis. Stats.). 

The ability to enter land is subject to several qualifications and limitations, as described within the foregoing statutes. Copies of the applicable statutes can be obtained at public depositories throughout the State of Wisconsin, and from the Wisconsin State Legislature website or a copy may be obtained from the municipal clerk upon payment of applicable copying charges. 

The appraisers must have the opportunity to make a thorough examination of each parcel of property to make sure that all properties are valued on a fair and uniform basis. We therefore urge you to cooperate with the appraisal personnel. 

Your courtesy and consideration will be greatly appreciated. 

Town of Phelps


Suggestion Comment Form & Map


The Town of Phelps is now the owner of several parcels in the heart of downtown, at the sharp turn of Highway 17.

We are interested in any ideas to be submitted to the Phelps Planning & Development Commission. Please use the following forms. You can write out an idea or sketch out a map or even draw on a photo of the area and email or mail your suggestions to: [email protected]  or Phelps Planning & Development Commission, PO Box 157, Phelps, WI 54554. Phelps Planning & Development Commission meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at the Phelps Town Office 4495 Town Hall Rd.

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