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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Joplin Area Chamber Announces Pekarek as 2021 Outstanding Citizen of the Year

Dan Pekarek holding the Joplin Chamber's Outstanding Citizen of the Year award

The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce (JACC) and Southwest Missouri Bank are excited to announce Mr. Dan Pekarek as the 2021 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. The Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award, now in its 55th year, recognizes a bus...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Joplin Health Department offers food safety tips for the holidays

The holiday season is upon us, bringing us closer to friends and family with special dinners and parties. As you plan and prepare meals during this festive season, the Joplin Health Department encourages you to keep these food safety tips in mind. Followi...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Holiday Tree Trail begins Tues. Nov. 30 with fun event

After a successful inaugural year in 2020, Joplin Parks and Recreation, the City of Joplin, and Visit Joplin are continuing a new holiday tradition in Mercy Park.

 

The Holiday Tree Trail is a series of decorated trees from area businesses and orga...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Community involvement encouraged by joining a City of Joplin Board or Commission

Interested in helping your community? Serving on a City of Joplin board or commission is a way that citizens can provide input on the policies that shape their government and their city. Board members and commissioners generally serve as unpaid volunteers...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

City Council closes the Response and Recovery Plan developed for pandemic

During the November 15, 2021 Joplin City Council meeting, City Council chose to end the Response and Recovery Plan developed to address the Coronavirus pandemic. The City Council had lifted all restrictions in May this year and has continued to a...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports two deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 181

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of two Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 181 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed away incl...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Leaf Pick-Up service begins November 29; residents reminded to rake leaves to the curb

The City of Joplin will start the annual residential leaf pick up program on November 29, 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 ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. offers incentive for COVID-19 vaccinations

The City of Joplin Health Department has received limited funding from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to offer a vaccine incentive program for those receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations beginning November 11, 2021. 

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City News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Sewer rate adjustment begins January 1, 2022

Customers on the City’s wastewater system will experience a 5% increase in their sewer rate starting January 1, 2022. This rate adjustment was announced following the 2020 rate study. Reminders about this adjustment are also posted on t...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports four deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 179

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of four Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 179 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed away inc...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports two deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 175

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of two Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 175 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed away incl...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Filing period for Council candidacy opens November 16, 2021

Citizens interested in running for a City Council seat in April 2022 may pick up their nominating petitions from the City Clerk starting at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.  Petitions must be returned to the City Clerk by 5 p.m., January ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Pekarek receives highest honor from Missouri Public Health Association

City of Joplin’s Assistant City Manager Dan Pekarek recently received the highest honor given by the Missouri Public Health Association and was named W. Scott Johnson Award.  According to the MPHA website, this is the most prestigious a...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports two deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 173

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of two Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 173 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed include a...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports three deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 171

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of three Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 171 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed include...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports three deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 168

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of three Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 168 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed include...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 165

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement of a 54-year-old female brings the total count to 165 deaths in Joplin. 

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

City announces Michelle Ducre as new Human Resources Director

Michelle Ducre photo

The City of Joplin has selected Michelle Ducre as its next Human Resources Director, City Manager Nick Edwards announced today.

Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Ducre currently serves as Human Resources Director for the City of Pittsburg, Kansas. He...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports four deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 164

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of four Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the deaths. This announcement brings the total count to 164 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed included...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports five deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 160

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of five Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the deaths. This announcement brings the total count to 160 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed included...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports two deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 155

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of two Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 155 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed included t...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 138

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 138 deaths in Joplin. The resident who passed was a 64-year...

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Posted on: July 10, 2021

City of Joplin provides update on network security incident

As you may know, on July 7, 2021, we discovered a network security incident that resulted in an interruption to our internet, email, and phone services. After discovering the incident, we isolated the impacted systems, contacted law enforcement, and launc...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports four deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 137

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of four Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 137 deaths in Joplin. Residents who passed included thr...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

City launches webpage focusing on City’s Vision starting with Parks/Stormwater sales tax renewal

On August 3, 2021, Joplin citizens will vote on the question of renewing a ¼ -cent sales tax for parks projects and stormwater improvements. The question is titled “Proposition Renewal” because voters originally passed this ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

City and community officials welcome United Airlines as new air service provider

 

City officials joined representatives from the Joplin Airport Board and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce in a Ribbon Cutting event today for the new air service through United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines. Earlier this year,...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Joplin HOPE Center for Disaster Recovery announces its launch in conjucntion with 10th anniv

The Joplin HOPE Center for Disaster Recovery announces its launch in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Joplin tornado.

Joplin’s response to and recovery from the devastating EF5 tornado on May 22, 2011, has inspired many. The Center is...

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