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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Continuing construction along S. Connecticut and East 44th Street may create delays

Asphalt surfacing work will continue along South Connecticut Avenue and East 44th Street during the week of June 14th through June 18th, weather permitting.  Drivers in this area should be prepared for temporary delays as crews work on this proje...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

City adds Friday to monthly tree limb drop off program starting this month

Starting this month, residents will now have two days to drop their limbs off at the City’s free monthly tree limb and brush drop off service. The drop off site has traditionally been open on the third Saturday of the month, and the City has add...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Historic Preservation Commission to honor local historians during ceremony on June 15

The Joplin Historic Preservation Commission will present the 2021 Joplin Historic Preservation Awards at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 15 in the main lobby of Joplin City Hall. The public is invited to attend. 

 

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Schifferdecker Aquatic Center Closed This Weekend; Cunningham Aquatic Center to Temporarily Open

Schifferdecker Aquatic Center will be closed to the public starting at 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 11 through Sunday, June 13 for the Joplin Stingrays Swim Team annual meet. 

 

Due to the closure, the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department will...

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City News
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: June 1, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 131

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 brings the total count to 131 deaths in Joplin. The resident was a 77-year-ol...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

City Manager Edwards names Cannon as Interim Fire Chief

Interim Fire Chief Mark Cannon

City Manager Nick Edwards announces his appointment of Mark Cannon as the Interim Fire Chief. The current Fire Chief Jim Furgerson will retire from the City of Joplin on June 4, 2021.  Cannon will begin serving in the Interim position on June 4, ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Joplin’s Recovery from 2011 Tornado Named Public Works Project of the Year

Streets & traffic lights rebuilt following tornado; New Joplin Public Library background

The massive public infrastructure recovery following the devastating Joplin tornado one decade ago has been recognized as a Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association (APWA).

 

Elected officials for the City of Joplin, Missouri, l...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Operating Hours for Schifferdecker Aquatic Center Announced

Schifferdecker Pool with swimmers enjoying water

Memorial Day weekend marks the kickoff of the summer swim season in Joplin. As many cities nationwide, Joplin’s Parks and Recreation department is experiencing lifeguard staffing challenges causing pool operations to be modified. 

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City News
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: May 11, 2021

Furgerson to retire from Fire Chief position

Joplin City Manager Nick Edwards announces the retirement of Joplin Fire Chief Jim Furgerson, effective June 7. 2021. Following his retirement from Joplin Furgerson has accepted a position with Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

City Council votes to lift all restrictions in Covid Response and Recovery Plan and Exhibits

Following Joplin Health Director Ryan Talken’s May 3, 2021 report noting new coronavirus cases remain low, and a strong supply of vaccine exists, the Joplin City Council removes the restrictions listed in the Exhibits of the Joplin Response and ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Mill and Overlay work on Joplin Streets begins April 12

Emery Sapp & Sons will soon begin milling and paving as part of the City’s annual milling and overlay project. The work is scheduled to begin on South Jackson Avenue from McIntosh Circle to the city limits at 44th Street; and Annie Baxter Av...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Health Dept. encourages residents to use Vaccine Navigator tool for vaccination registration

Starting Friday, April 9, all Missourian adults become eligible for the coronavirus vaccination. As more people seek vaccine opportunities in our area, Joplin Health Department officials encourage citizens seeking a vaccine appointment to utilize the COVI...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

MSSU, City & Joplin Fire Dept. create regional fire academy

The College of Health Sciences at Missouri Southern State University has partnered with the Joplin Fire Department and the City of Joplin to create a regional fire academy.

The program will kick off this summer with the Fire I course, which will be offered...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 130

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 brings the total count to 130 deaths in Joplin. The resident was a 69-year-ol...

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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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City News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Joplin Health dept. offers vaccination clinic as Phase 2 opens for Missourians

The City of Joplin Health Department will offer an opportunity to receive the Covid vaccination on Tuesday, March 30. Health Department staff will offer 200 first-dose Moderna vaccines from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to those adults eligible according to Missouri&a...

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City News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 129

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 brings the total count to 129 deaths in Joplin. The resident was a 62-year-ol...

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City News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 128

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 brings the total count to 128 deaths in Joplin. The resident was a 90-year-ol...

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City News
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Bulky Item Drop Off service to change to WCA starting April 1

Starting April 1, 2021, Joplin residential trash customers will have a new location to take their bulky items due to a change in the bulky item drop off service contract.

 

Waste Corporation of America (WCA) submitted the low bid for this three-yea...

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City News
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports three deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 127

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of three Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 127 deaths in Joplin and includes three females, ages 6...

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City News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Immediate closure of ramp on 6th Street to parking garage at 6th and Virginia

Due to the current structural conditions, the 6th Street concrete ramp is being closed until further notice. The ramp leads from 6th and Main Street to the parking deck located at 6th Street and Virginia Avenue. Barricades and signs have been placed to cl...

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City News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

City Council lifts social distancing for churches, restaurants; removes crowd size restriction

After hearing from Joplin Health Director Ryan Talken that new coronavirus cases have remained low, the Joplin City Council voted to remove the limitation of outdoor crowd size, along with eliminating the social distancing requirements placed on restauran...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 124

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 brings the total count to 124 deaths in Joplin. The resident was a 42-year-ol...

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City News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

City’s face mask ordinance to expire February 28, 2021

Joplin Mayor Ryan Stanley has announced that Ordinance No. 2020-176 will expire at the end of the day, February 28, 2021. This ordinance established the rule for citizens to wear faces masks in public. It went into effect prior to last year’s ho...

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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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City News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 123

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 brings the total count to 123 deaths in Joplin. The resident was a 64-year-old male.

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City News
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports seven deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 122

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of seven Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the deaths. This announcement brings the total count to 122 deaths in Joplin. The residents include four fema...

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City News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports three deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 115

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of three Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the deaths. This announcement brings the total count to 115 deaths in Joplin. The residents include ...

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City News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports seven deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 112

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of seven Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the deaths. This announcement brings the total count to 112 deaths in Joplin. The residents include ...

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City News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Joplin Health Department reports five deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 105

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of five Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the deaths. This announcement brings the total count to 105 deaths in Joplin. The residents include t...

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City News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Joplin Health Department reports deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 100

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of four Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the deaths. This announcement brings the total count to 100 deaths in Joplin. The residents include t...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Mill and Overlay work on Joplin Streets begins April 12

Emery Sapp & Sons will soon begin milling and paving as part of the City’s annual milling and overlay project. The work is scheduled to begin on South Jackson Avenue from McIntosh Circle to the city limits at 44th Street; and Annie Baxter Avenue and E...

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City Road Closures
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Immediate closure of ramp on 6th Street to parking garage at 6th and Virginia

Due to the current structural conditions, the 6th Street concrete ramp is being closed until further notice. The ramp leads from 6th and Main Street to the parking deck located at 6th Street and Virginia Avenue. Barricades and signs have been placed to cl...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Furgerson to retire from Fire Chief position

Joplin City Manager Nick Edwards announces the retirement of Joplin Fire Chief Jim Furgerson, effective June 7. 2021. Following his retirement from Joplin Furgerson has accepted a position with Missouri’s State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

“We thank...

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Fire Department
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Structure Fire, 2421 S Florida Ave

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 5, 2020

 

 

SUBJECT:      Residential Structure Fire, 2421 S Florida Ave         

 

CONTACT:  &a...

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Fire Department
Posted on: April 5, 2021

MSSU, City & Joplin Fire Dept. create regional fire academy

The College of Health Sciences at Missouri Southern State University has partnered with the Joplin Fire Department and the City of Joplin to create a regional fire academy.

The program will kick off this summer with the Fire I course, which will be offered...

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Fire Department

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Joplin Health dept. offers vaccination clinic as Phase 2 opens for Missourians

The City of Joplin Health Department will offer an opportunity to receive the Covid vaccination on Tuesday, March 30. Health Department staff will offer 200 first-dose Moderna vaccines from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to those adults eligible according to Missouri’s...

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Health Department
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 128

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 brings the total count to 128 deaths in Joplin. The resident was a 90-year-ol...

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Health Department
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 124

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 brings the total count to 124 deaths in Joplin. The resident was a 42-year-ol...

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Health Department
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 123

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 brings the total count to 123 deaths in Joplin. The resident was a 64-year-old male.

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Health Department
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports three deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 115

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of three Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the deaths. This announcement brings the total count to 115 deaths in Joplin. The residents include ...

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Health Department
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports seven deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 112

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of seven Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the deaths. This announcement brings the total count to 112 deaths in Joplin. The residents include ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Schifferdecker Aquatic Center Closed This Weekend; Cunningham Aquatic Center to Temporarily Open

Schifferdecker Aquatic Center will be closed to the public starting at 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 11 through Sunday, June 13 for the Joplin Stingrays Swim Team annual meet. 

 

Due to the closure, the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department will...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Operating Hours for Schifferdecker Aquatic Center Announced

Schifferdecker Pool with swimmers enjoying water

Memorial Day weekend marks the kickoff of the summer swim season in Joplin. As many cities nationwide, Joplin’s Parks and Recreation department is experiencing lifeguard staffing challenges causing pool operations to be modified. 

 

Schiff...

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