Phelps County News

Pedestrian bridge construction to impact Interstate traffic in Rolla

    The City of Rolla, in partnership with Missouri S&T and the Missouri Department of Transportation, will be constructing a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 44 this week that will impact traffic.

Phelps County chosen to receive $11,248 for supplemental emergency food, shelter programs

    Phelps County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The county has been chosen to receive $11,248 in Phase 38 funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. Deadline for applying for funds is January 19.

S&T student tutors help the community from home

    Missouri University of Science and Technology’s brand-new student tutoring program began this fall and, despite the pandemic, connected Missouri S&T students earning their teaching certifications with elementary and high school students in the local community.

Health Department reports it could take time to get a COVID-19 vaccine

    Patrick Stites, of the Phelps/Maries County Health Department, reported the county is working with state and federal agencies as COVID-19 vaccine rollout is implemented. While the health department does not anticipate any general vaccinations soon, it has begun the process of preparing for when more vaccinations are available.