Phelps County News

Missouri S&T student, Ph.D. graduate earn $50,000 for entrepreneurial startup idea

A Missouri University of Science and Technology student and recent Ph.D. graduate were awarded $50,000 to build their entrepreneurial start-up company and achieve new business goals.

St. Robert special waste collection diverts five tons of recyclable material from local landfills

    Meramec Regional Planning Commission, with funding from the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District (ORSWMD), gathered 5.27 tons of residential scrap electronics, appliances and tires at the Oct. 10 collection, held in St. Robert. Approximately 92 vehicles from within the Ozark Rivers seven-county region – Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington – dropped off items at the collection. MRPC partnered with the city of St. Robert, who provided city staff to assist with the collection. The city also provided the drop-off site at the St. Robert Community Center.

Health Department alters quarantine guidelines

    The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has announced it is altering its quarantine guidelines after receiving new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Under the new guidelines, some quarantine times will be reduced from 14 to 10 days based on symptom monitoring and testing.

Rolla Job Center holds ribbon cutting at new location

    The Rolla Job Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new location on Friday, December 4. The facility is now located at 1117 Kingshighway in Rolla and provides resources for jobs, training, career workshops, and other tools to empower employees and employers to strengthen local career opportunities.

Spring classes at Missouri S&T to begin Jan. 19 

The spring semester at Missouri University of Science and Technology will begin Tuesday, Jan. 19, with similar practices in place to minimize the potential impact of COVID-19.