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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Assessment partners release survey for community health feedback

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A variety of health care organizations have come together to better understand the health status, behaviors and needs of the populations they serve. The Jasper and Newton Counties Community Health Collaborative, working with partners across the region, is...

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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 10, 2021

Joplin Parks & Recreation Seeking Kids Garage Sale Vendors

Joplin Parks & Recreation is seeking kid vendors to sell at their upcoming Outdoor Kids Garage Sale on Saturday, September 25th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The sale will be held in the parking lot of Schifferdecker Aquatic Center, located at 4t...

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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

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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 19, 2021

Assistant City Manager Pekarek to retire in October 2021

City Manager Nick Edwards announces the retirement of Assistant City Manager Dan Pekarek, effective October 4, 2021. Pekarek has been with the City for 35 years. During this time, he served as the Public Health Director for 23 years and was appointed Inte...

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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: August 9, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports four deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 153

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of four Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 153 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed included ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports five deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 149

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of five Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 149 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed included ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; dashboard operational again

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a 46-year-old female Joplin resident with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 144 deaths in Joplin. 

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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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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Houston added to Joplin’s air service that includes flights to Chicago and Denver

The Joplin Regional Airport is pleased to announce Houston will be a third hub option for travelers when United Express service starts here on June 1, 2021. Earlier this month, the City announced daily flights to both Chicago and Denver with United Expres...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Site work beings on Woodsonia development that brings Menard’s to Joplin

 

Land that now sits desolate and uninviting will soon experience a promising renovation as work begins on the newest economic development project in Joplin, “32nd Street Place”. This 70-acre mixed use development will be home ...

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