Phelps County News

Missouri S&T temporarily suspends standardized testing requirements for incoming fall 2021 undergraduate students

Incoming first-year students who apply to Missouri University of Science and Technology for the fall 2021 semester now have the choice of whether to submit their standardized test scores to the university.

Commission approves six CARES Act requests

    The Phelps County Commission on Thursday approved six agencies to receive a portion of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security) Act funding the county received earlier this year. Funding will be used to help with COVID-19 recovery and preparedness purposes to help with the costs associated with the pandemic.

Primary sees most local offices filled

    Phelps County voters headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in the August Primary election, which determined several local seats and set the ballot for the November general election. District 1 and 2 commissioner races for November were determined and a new Coroner was elected.

County had no COVID-19 cases from volleyball camp, 33 total cases from Great Circle outbreak

    The Phelps/Maries Health Department has announced there were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Phelps and Maries counties related to the Licking Volleyball Camp exposure in Rolla July 16-18.  The event is being declared an outbreak due to the number of cases and jurisdictions involved initially, after a St. Clair volleyball player was confirmed positive with COVID-19, causing the St. James and Rolla School Districts to cancel the final week this summer’s Licking Basketball Shootout.