Phelps County News

History professor writes new ‘history of the losers’ of the Protestant Reformation

A Missouri University of Science and Technology history professor has written a new book about the history of the Protestant Reformation, using new digital tools to find patterns in centuries-old letters.

Dual enrollment student gets ahead and finds a passion

    While many other 15-year-old freshmen were studying high school courses, Claire Grace Smith, Rolla, was embarking on her college career at East Central College.

Phelps Health leaders share lessons learned on COVID-19 anniversary

    On March 23, 2020, the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory notified Phelps Health of its first confirmed case of COVID-19. That case was one of 3,804 positive COVID-19 cases reported by Phelps Health between last March and March 1, 2021.

Phelps Health to begin first dose Moderna vaccinations

    The Phelps-Maries County Health Department reported active COVID-19 cases remain plateaued, with active number hovering between 30 and 50 since February, following the spike in December. Phelps Health also reported it has received the Moderna vaccine and will begin offering first doses soon.

U.S. Bureau of Mines buildings scheduled for demolition

Three former U.S. Bureau of Mines (BOM) buildings on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus are scheduled for demolition beginning in June as part of the university’s plans to develop a new entry to campus and new facilities for students. The three buildings are located south of the Havener Center near the intersection of University Drive and Bishop Avenue.