Phelps County News

Phelps County attorney indicted for multiple counts of sexual assault

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that a Phelps County Grand Jury indicted attorney Brant Shockley with 18 counts involving sexual assaults of four different women. The charged criminal conduct dates back to 2014 and allegedly occurred at the defendant’s home and offices in Phelps County. Shockley was taken into custody last Friday.

Volunteers honored at MRPC dinner in Hermann

    Each year, Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) honors residents of the Meramec Region who give to their communities by volunteering their time, talents and support. This year, 13 awards in the categories of outstanding individuals and outstanding youth volunteers were presented at MRPC’s 2018 Annual Dinner Oct. 25 at the Hermann Hill Wedding and Convention Center, Hermann.

Environmental achievement awards being presented by ORSWMD

    The Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD) has recognized individuals and organizations through its public recognition program for 24 years. The purpose of the program is to recognize those who help the district meet its goal of a 40 percent reduction in waste going to landfills. This years, awards banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the MRPC offices, at 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, Mo.

Kordes wins seat as Recorder of Deeds

Robin Kordes was voted as Phelps County Recorder of Deeds in the only contested race determined in Phelps County. Voters also chose to defeat a tax placed on the ballot by the St. James Ambulance District that would have helped offset a stagnant budget and have allowed the district to make needed improvements to equipment and vehicles. All other races and ballot questions were determined by voters state-wide.