Phelps County News

About 75 students return to Missouri S&T for final summer session, pre-college program

Missouri University of Science and Technology will welcome about 75 students to campus starting Sunday, July 19, for the final summer session of classes and a summer program for first-year students called Hit the Ground Running (HGR). Missouri S&T also will have new practices in place to reduce the potential impact of COVID-19.

Missouri S&T challenges university community to take the Miner Pledge

Missouri University of Science and Technology announced the creation of the Miner Pledge today as part of the university’s efforts to help limit the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the Rolla area. The Miner Pledge encourages students and employees to pledge to protect themselves, the campus and the community by taking action to “respond with noble efforts to overcome the challenges before us because that’s what Miners do.”

Public input is being accepted on Phelps County Hazard Mitigation Plan until July 31

    Public input is being accepted until July 31, 2020, on the Phelps County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The public survey is available on Meramec Regional Planning Commission’s website at

Active cases of COVID-19 in Maries County down to zero

    COVID-19 cases experienced in Phelps and Maries counties leveled off this week, after a recent outbreak at Great Circle near St. James. The Phelps/Maries County Health Department announced after an 18-day hospitalization, there are no active cases of COVID-19 in Maries County as of Thursday.

Missouri S&T faculty members win UM System President’s Awards

The University of Missouri System announced that seven members of the Missouri University of Science and Technology faculty earned President’s Awards, the highest honor bestowed by the system, for excellence in the areas of teaching, research, service and economic development. In all, 20 awards will be presented this year.