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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Leaf Pick-Up service begins Monday, Dec. 2; City introduces map for residents

The City of Joplin will start the annual residential leaf pick up program on December 2, the first Monday after Thanksgiving, weather permitting.

To address all areas of Joplin, the City utilizes two crews which start in outlying areas and work their way t...

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Find your home's sector for Leaf Pick-Up... City News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

A night of holiday fun set for November 25

Everyone is invited to Main Street for the Downtown Lighting Celebration on Monday, November 25. This year, there are numerous activities planned with Main Street closed from 2nd Street to 7th Street for people to enjoy a fun evening with their friends an...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Casey’s General Stores, State of Missouri & City of Joplin share plans for new distribution center

Graphic of Casey's  Logo

ANKENY, Iowa (November 14, 2019) -- Casey’s General Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq symbol CASY), today announced it plans to build a new, state-of-the-art warehouse, logistics and distribution facility in Joplin, Missouri. The new facility is the...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Police Chief Stewart announces retirement

Police Chief Matt Stewart - Served 2000 - 2020

Joplin Police Chief Matt Stewart has announced his retirement effective January 3, 2020. He will have served with the Joplin Police Department for 20 years effective that date, having started with the Joplin Police Department on January 3, 2000.

During his...

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City News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Removal of trees scheduled to improve sidewalk surfaces along Main Street

Starting at 6 a.m. Friday, November 8, there will be a lane closure for northbound traffic on Main Street within the 400 and 500 blocks. This closure is to allow tree work to be done in the area. The inside northbound lane will remain open during this tim...

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City News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Medical services and WIC program featured on Joplin Insider show

Learn more about services offered through two of the City’s Health Department’s divisions in the next  Joplin Insider program airing on KGCS-TV.

Host Lynn Onstot talks with Cynthia Burnham, R.N., coordinator of the Medical Serv...

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To view Joplin Insider... City News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

JATSO requests qualifications for Metropolitan Transportation Plan update

The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO), a metropolitan planning organization administered through the City of Joplin, Missouri, is seeking written proposals for the preparation of a Metropolitan Transportation Plan update. The intent of...

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City News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Filing period for April 2020 Council candidacy opens November 19

Citizens interested in running for a City Council seat in April 2020 may pick up their nominating petitions from the City Clerk starting Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Petitions must be returned to the City Clerk by 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2020 to be el...

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Council Election Guidelines... City News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Trail System continues growth with Mohaska and St. John’s Trails

Connectivity continues to build as trail enthusiasts gathered Friday, November 1 during the opening of the City’s two newest trails near popular parks in southwest Joplin.

The public came out for the official ribbon cutting with the Joplin Area C...

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For more info on future of trails in Joplin... City News
Posted on: October 31, 2019

Library Receives FINRA Investor Education Fdn. Grant to aid citizens after severe weather events

The Joplin Public Library plans to expand its personal finance collections following receipt of a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation).

The additional tools and resources will help ensure that residents have the information...

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City News
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Joplin City WIC program announces its 2020 contract

WIC logo

Joplin City WIC has announced that a contract to continue to provide WIC services for federal fiscal year 2020 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, the Joplin City WIC program will be...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Stormwater work to cause lane closures along Illinois Avenue, near 7th Street

Stormwater construction near 7th Street and Illinois Avenue will cause lane closures and possible traffic delays in this area. Work begins on Monday, October 21 and is expected to continue for approximately four weeks. The project will expand the stormwat...

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City News
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Officials gather to celebrate Jackson Avenue Bridge opening

Partners gather to celebrate Jackson Ave bridge opening at ribbon cutting event

Officials with Newton County, City of Joplin, and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) were joined by business leaders and community members today as they held a ribbon cutting to officially open the new bridge over Shoal Creek.

Alan Cook, Newton ...

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City News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Kansas City Southern's Holiday Express Train to stop in Joplin on Dec. 15

Kansas City Southern's Holiday Express Train

Kansas City Southern has announced its 9th annual Holiday Express train (attached), which will stop in 20 communities in five U.S. states on 25 dates. Visitors can board the train, meet Santa and his elves and tour the inside of three cars of the festive ...

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More Info will be posted closer to event date... City News
Posted on: July 13, 2016

Interactive website allows residents to check work of multiple recovery projects in neighborhoods

Earlier this year, the City launched project snapshots on its website, www.joplinmo.org/cdbg-list, providing an overview of all the recovery work being completed in Joplin. Users can easily scroll through each project, noting their description, timeline o...Read on...

To view the interactive website... City News