Phelps County News

Area health officials warn of dangerous COVID-19 Delta variant

            The Alpha (B.1.1.7) and Delta (B.1.617.2) variants of the coronavirus have been identified in Phelps County, according to the Phelps-Maries County Health Department. Local COVID-19 vaccination opportunities can be found at by searching for vaccine offered, zip code, and search radius.

Childers appointed new Phelps County Circuit Clerk

    Governor Mike Parson has appointed Sonja Childers, of Rolla, to serve as the next Phelps County Circuit Clerk. Childers was one of five statewide elected position vacancies filled on Wednesday, June 16.

MRPC to host opioid use disorder awareness walk in Linn on June 19

    The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) Rural Opioid Initiatives, the Meramec Region’s Rural Opioid Program (MRROP) and Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI), in partnership with Mid-MO Addiction Awareness Group (MAAG) will host an opioid use disorder (OUD) awareness walk in Linn on June 19, beginning at 10 a.m.

Rolla hosting 2021 Great Race stop

    Rolla will host a lunch stop for the 2021 “Hemmings Motor News” Great Race presented by Hagerty on Tuesday, June 22, race organizers have announced. Cars will pass through St. James and Steelville that afternoon.