S&T student improving rural drinking water
A Ph.D. student from Missouri University of Science and Technology is screening Missouri drinking water for common and emerging water contaminants and seeking new technologies to improve drinking water quality.
During the week of May 29, Phelps County commissioners:
• Heard from Eula Huskey, who appeared to discuss a resident on the road leading to her property denying her access to her land. The commission recommended that Huskey have her attorney petition the circuit court for an easement to the property.
Study approved for bridge work
During the week of May 22, Phelps County commissioners:
• Heard from Rob Conway, Archer-Elgin Engineering, who discussed possible locations for the bridge on Road 7050. Conway recommended the commission allow him to engage Wilson Hydrology as part of their engineering contract to perform studies to determine the location for the bridge. The commission agreed to the studies.
Citizens request that streets be vacated
During the week of May 15, Phelps County commissioners:
• Heard from Andrew Adami and Virginia Finn, who discussed the possibility of vacating 5th Street in Jerome, as well as the alley between Oak and Pearl streets. They advised that they own lots 106 and lots 29-32. The commission informed Adami and Finn of the necessary procedures for formal vacation of a county road. Commissioners will discuss this matter with Prosecuting Attorney John Beger.
Four drug raids lead to charges being filed against eight suspects
The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with several other area agencies, made four drug busts last week. A total of eight people now face charges.
Three arrested after search for drugs
On May 14, 2014 Officers of the South Central Drug Task Force, Phelps County Sheriff's Department and Rolla Police Department concluded a short-term narcotics investigation in Rolla. As a result of the investigation, officers obtained and executed a search warrant in the 12000 block of Beavor Manor Drive.