Phelps County News

Reidmeyer named fellow of American Ceramic Society

Dr. Mary Reidmeyer, teaching professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been selected as a fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) in recognition of her contributions to the ceramic sciences.

Goforth is December Senior Companion of the Month

    Cecil Goforth of St. James, Missouri was chosen Senior Companion of the Month for the month of December. Goforth was born in Eminence, Missouri near the Jack Fork and Current Rivers on a small farm. He was one of nine children. He has four brothers and four sisters.

Rolla man tapped for Governor Parson’s appointment

    A Rolla man was one of eight people Governor Parson’s appointed to various boards and commissions last week. Daniel Oerther was appointed to the Hazardous Waste Management Commission, with the announcement released on December 17.

Active cases drop under mask mandate

    Since a mask mandate was implemented by county commissioners, active cases of COVID-19 have dropped, allowing the Phelps-Maries County Health Department to catch up on the number of positive cases throughout the area. Prior to the mandate, active cases were over 600, but now are about half that.

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.