Phelps County News

MRPC still accepting regional wastewater survey responses for its feasibility study

    The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) is seeking survey responses from all Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) wastewater permit holders in the Meramec Region. MRPC is currently conducting a feasibility study of wastewater treatment operations in the region through a grant awarded by MDNR.

Rolla Bureau of Mines named a Place in Peril by Missouri Preservation

    The Rolla Bureau of Mines was named one of 11 Places in Peril by the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation (Missouri Preservation). The 2020 list was announced via a virtual event held on October 29.

Auxier, Hicks win Commissioner races

    Republican candidates swept the ballot in Phelps County during the 2020 general election on Tuesday. Republicans Joey Auxier and Gary Hicks won seats in the District #1 and District #2 County Commissioner races, the only contested local races on the ballot. Voter turnout was high at 66.40 percent.

Missouri S&T wins Trailblazer Award for campus safety

Missouri University of Science and Technology was nominated and selected as a 2020 recipient of the Trailblazer Award from Rave Mobile Safety for its work to implement new safety and security ideas on campus.

S&T’s first history fellowship honors faculty mentor

With a gift of $250,000, Missouri University of Science and Technology history alumnus Cordell Smith has established the university’s first endowment to fund the research efforts of S&T history and political science faculty. The Lawrence O. Christensen Endowed Faculty Fellowship honors late Missouri historian and S&T professor Dr. Lawrence Christensen.