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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Joplin Insider program focuses on Recycling Center’s 20th Anniversary & Phillips’ retirement

In the next program of Joplin Insider, viewers will learn more about the beginning stages of recycling in Joplin as MaryAnne Phillips, Recycling Coordinator, visits with Public Information Officer Lynn Onstot. With Phillips retiring in mid-January, she te...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Harry Potter Book Night Celebration set for February 7 at Library

Joplin Public Library (JPL) will host a celebration of all things Harry Potter on Friday, February 7.  The festivities will begin in the Children’s Department promptly at 3:30 p.m., and the magic will end at 5:30 p.m.

Young wizards and w...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Census 2020 questionnaire hits mailboxes in first quarter of 2020

Every One Counts                   

2020 is the start of a new decade and is also a leap year, but did you know it’s the year that the U.S. Census takes pla...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Joplin Recycling Center celebrates 20 years of service to the community

On January 11, 2000, the City opened a modest drop-off recycling center carved out of repurposed land at the Public Works Center.  Originally open for four hours per day with a part-time employee, the Center accepted only container glass, plastic...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Joplin Recycling Coordinator to retire in January 2020

Mary Anne Phillips - Recycling Coordinator retiring Jan. 17, 2020

David Hertzberg, Joplin Public Works Director, has announced the retirement of Mary Anne Phillips, Recycling Coordinator effective January 17, 2020.  She will have served with the City for over 22 years effective that date, having started on Apri...

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Posted on: December 24, 2019

Recycling Center offer options for discarded Christmas trees, both live and artificial

The City of Joplin will have three collection points for discarded, natural (live) Christmas trees starting December 26 and continuing through January 31. Citizens should bring their tree, completely stripped of all decorations, and place it near the &...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Interim City Manager announces Major Sloan promoted to Joplin Police Chief

Sloan Rowland - named Police Chief January 3, 2020

Interim City Manager Dan Pekarek is pleased to announce that Joplin’s Assistant Chief of Police Sloan Rowland will be promoted to the position of Chief of Police beginning January 3, 2020.  Current Police Chief Matt Stewart recently ann...

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Library Receives Grant to Expand Workforce Development Resources

The Joplin Public Library recently announced plans to expand its workforce development collection following receipt of Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds awarded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services. LSTA grants are awarded a...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Boards and Commissions Volunteers recognized for their service

Members of Boards and Commissions who were recognized during Dec. 2, 2019 Council meeting. All have

Thanks to the many public service volunteers who serve on City Boards and Commissions. During last night’s Council meeting, these individuals were recognized for completing their term. Some have served several terms or on multiple boards so they...

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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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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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