Last updateTue, 21 Oct 2014 5pm


Officials urge public to comment on possible Fort Wood cutbacks

    Fort Leonard Wood is facing possible job cuts that could impact the central Missouri economy. Described in the U.S. Army’s 2014 Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA), Army installations are looking to cutting positions at 30 Army installations, including Fort Wood. Residents are encouraged to provide feedback about possible reductions during this public comment period ending on August 25, 2014.

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County may implement recycling program

    During the week of August 7, Phelps County Commissioners:
    • Heard from Brady Wilson, of the Rolla Recycling Center, who discussed implementing an increased recycling program at the courthouse.

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Rolla man facing drug charges

    A Rolla area man is facing felony charges after methamphetamine and oxycodone were allegedly found by authorities during a drug raid conducted late last week.

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Old Iron Works Days set for October 11-12

    Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the James Foundation’s Old Iron Work's Days.  It is one of the biggest and best events in Mid-Missouri.


Commission reviews bridge project on CR 7050

    During the week of July 31, Phelps County commissioners:
    • Heard from Rob Conaway, Archer-Elgin Engineering, who discussed the bridge project on Road 7050. Conaway presented the commission with information from Joe Wilson, Wilson Hydrology, regarding the hydrology of the area if the bridge were moved downstream.

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Leadership class taking shape

Leadership Phelps County is currently taking applications for its 10th class. This program is intended to help new and existing community leaders build skills while learning more about issues facing Phelps County.