Phelps County News

LIGO-Virgo network catches another neutron star collision

• Missouri S&T students and researchers contribute to the endeavor
A new study confirms that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) near Livingston, Louisiana observed a neutron star collision on April 25, 2019. The observation is only the second time researchers detected such an event in gravitational waves.

State announces Rolla Airport Industrial and Technology Park as Missouri Certified Site

On January 8, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced that the Rolla Airport Industrial and Technology Park, located in Vichy, is now a Missouri Certified Site (MCS), meaning it is shovel-ready for companies looking to establish business.  

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe named interim associate dean at Missouri S&T

The new year brings a new associate dean for academic affairs to the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at Missouri University of Science and Technology. After five years, Dr. John Myers, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri S&T, is stepping away from the post. Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, professor of geology and geophysics, will become interim associate dean.

Flame-thrower Hicks scheduled to be part of Rolla’s Cardinal Caravan stop

    Flame-throwing relief pitcher Jordan Hicks is one of four players scheduled to stop in Rolla this month as part of the St. Louis Cardinal Caravan.
    Weather permitting, the Cardinal Caravan #2 will be stopping at Rolla High School Saturday, Jan. 18, with the program beginning at 5:30 p.m. Doors will be open around 5 p.m.

Extension offering strength training class

Eat healthy – check. Get aerobic exercise – check. Do strength training – not so much.
The loss of muscle mass can sneak up on us without warning. At some point, we realize we can’t do the things we used to, but also don’t know how to counter the process. University of Missouri Extension has launched Stay Strong, Stay Healthy to help adults regain strength while improving their balance, flexibility and overall health.