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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 26, 2019

Council continues search for City Manager position

The Joplin City Council held a special meeting today to discuss the search for the City Manager position. During the closed session, Council members decided to reopen the search for candidates to apply. After selecting the top five applicants for final in...

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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 14, 2019

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

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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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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

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: 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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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

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Structure Fire, 1820 S Virginia Ave

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November 21, 2019

SUBJECT:      Structure Fire, 1820 S Virginia Ave

CONTACT:    James Furgerson

On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 10:03 PM, the Joplin Fire Department r...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Structure Fire, 211 S Galena Ave

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 21, 2019

SUBJECT:      Structure Fire, 211 S Galena Ave      

CONTACT:    James Furgerson

On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 2:00 PM,...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Structure Fire, Little Pigs BBQ

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November 12, 2020

SUBJECT:      Structure Fire, 1316 E Broadway St. 

CONTACT:    James Furgerson, Fire chief

On Monday November 11, 2019, at 12:43 PM, the Joplin...

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

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