Last updateFri, 19 Dec 2014 3pm


Authorities locate missing hunter with from helicopter

On October 24, 2014, at approximately 9:45 pm, Troop I was requested by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department to assist in the search of a missing hunter, identified as a 54 year old male, on U.S. Forest land in southwest Phelps County.

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Public administrator wants extra help

    During the week of October 16, Phelps County commissioners:
    • Approved making five hours of Phelps County’s dedicated hours from the Meramec Regional Planning Commissioner available to the Rolla Economic Commission if needed for preparation of a grant application for a cooperative effort between the Missouri School of Science and Technology and the Phelps County Regional Medical Center for research.

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Commissioners discuss outer road project

    During the week of October 9, Phelps County commissioners:
    • Received a letter from the Missouri Department of Economic Development with an invitation to make application to the Community Development Block Grant program for a grant in the amount not to exceed $452,300 to develop a Northwye Outer Road. Discussion was held regarding the necessity to obtain more questionnaires from residents in the affected area in order to qualify for grant funds.

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Weather dampens crowd at Maramec - PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO

    Old Iron Works Days came to Maramec Spring Park over the weekend with a very large turnout. Weather worked both for and against the weekend’s activities, but numbers were good overall and the weekend went smoothly.

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Convicted sex offender arrested for possession of child pornography

    A Phelps County man is facing multiple felonies, including possession of child pornography, after an investigation by the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department.

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New construction will be taxed differently under plan approved by commissioners

    The Phelps County Commission has approved a new occupancy law that will change how residential properties are assessed for taxes. Starting next year, properties within the county will be assessed based on when they become occupied, instead of simply their value at the beginning of the year. Commissioners approved the law last week, which will take effect on January 1, 2015.

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