Phelan Insurance Agency joins VHS Spring Musical Partnership Program

Todd Phelan, President and CEO of Phelan Insurance Agency presenting donation to Robin Brown (director) and Ken DeMange (assistant director) of the VHS Spring Musical, Anything Goes

Phelan Insurance Agency opened in 1949, and moved to their current location in Versailles in 1993. In 2009, the agency opened a second location in West Chester to better serve their widespread service area. Locally owned, operated, and staffed, Phelan Insurance Agency and staff are members of many community organizations, with a focus on ones that align with their clients’ industries.

The student performers at Versailles are very grateful to Phelan Insurance Agency for the donation that will contribute to the success of their upcoming performance of Anything Goes. If you would like to donate to the success of this arts group, we have designed a Partnership Program, featuring benefits at each level. For details or to make your donation, please call directors Robin Brown at 937-423-4978 or Ken DeMange at 937-776-4775.

 About Anything Goes

Versailles High School is proud to present Anything Goes; a hit Broadway musical comedy that takes place on a cruise ship in the 1930s. The cast of over 40 talented VHS students will fill the theater with singing and tap dancing creating an experience to remember! Performances are in the Versailles Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 6 at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday April 8, 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. To reserve your seat, visit or call Lynda York at 937-526-5276.


2018 Coloring Contest Winners Announced

Phelan Insurance Agency sponsored their 11th Annual Easter Coloring Contest for children ages 10 years old and younger. Over 130 entries were accepted from participants in Versailles and surrounding communities. The winners were announced this past week. The 2-4 age group winner was Clara Ward, daughter of Scott & Kim Ward of Versailles. The 5-7 age group winner was Elijah Pohl, son of Brenda Pohl of Versailles. Hazel Francis, daughter of Josh & Jana Francis of Russia, was the winner of the 8-10 age group. Each winner received an Easter basket and cash prize.

Phelan Insurance Agency specializes in personal, commercial and employee benefits solutions and has served the area for over 65 years. The agency has offices in Versailles and West Chester.


Easter Coloring Contest is under way!

Emmett Haas
Emmett Haas with Phelan Associate, Rick Beavers

The 11th Annual Phelan Insurance Easter Coloring Contest is currently under way! The contest is open to children ages 10 and under. There will be a prize awarded in each of the following age groups: 2-4 year olds, 5-7 year olds, and 8-10 year olds.

Entry forms can be picked up at our Versailles or West Chester locations. You can also download and print the Coloring page (pdf).

All entries must be received by Friday, March 23, 2018.

Please call our office with any questions!


Community · Press Releases

Phelan Insurance Agency to help student

James B. Phelan
The James B. Phelan Memorial Internship and Scholarship was established at the Darke County Foundation in memory of Jim Phelan, founder of Phelan Insurance Agency, Versailles, Ohio.

VERSAILLES — Phelan Insurance Agency, Versailles, is offering a joint internship and scholarship award in memory of its owner, James B. Phelan, who died in 2015. The award is open to current college students who attended high school in Darke, Miami, Mercer, Shelby or Auglaize counties. Applicants must be majoring in business, finance, marketing or accounting and must have completed two years of college by Dec. 31, 2017.

The award includes a paid internship at Phelan Insurance Agency, Versailles, plus a scholarship of up to $5,000, with the opportunity to renew the following year. The recipient will be expected to serve a full-time internship during the summer of 2018.

Applications are available at Deadline to apply is March 30, 2018.

A dedicated and respected leader in his community, Jim Phelan began his career at Phelan Insurance Agency in Versailles in 1962 and was active there until his death in 2015. Phelan was passionate about living, working and giving in the community where he was raised, and Phelan Insurance Agency is carrying on this philosophy through its local employees whose talents are helping the company to thrive.

The James B. Phelan Memorial Internship and Scholarship was established at the Darke County Foundation to encourage local students to obtain a college degree in an insurance-related field then bring their talents back home. Todd Phelan, president of the Versailles office of Phelan Insurance Agency and Jim’s son, said, “We thought this internship/scholarship program would allow talented students to experience the benefit of living and working in our great community and then decide to remain here.”

For questions, contact the Darke County Foundation at 937-548-4673 or The Darke County Foundation is a community foundation dedicated to improving the lives of local students by receiving, managing and distributing charitable gifts.