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Posted on: June 30, 2020

City closed July 3 for Independence Day holiday; Residential trash service does not change

The City of Joplin offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in honor of Independence Day that falls on Saturday this year. This closing includes the MAPS and the Sunshine Lamp Trolley services.  Recycling Center will be open on Friday, July 3, ho...

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For info on Independence Day Fireworks Display.... City News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports two deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of two Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. The individuals were both female, with one being age 73 and the other age 87 and were residents of a lo...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

44th St. closed from Virginia to Pennsylvania on July 1 & 2 for utility work

44th Street from Virginia Ave to Pennsylvania Ave.  will be closed starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. until Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. weather permitting. The closure is due to D & E Plumbing installing a sewer line.

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Fire Dept. reminds citizens on fireworks guidelines and safety tips

As Independence Day approaches, citizens need to keep safety in mind as they handle fireworks to avoid any problems. To provide a safer environment for families, neighbors and visitors to our community the City reminds everyone to adhere to all regulation...

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Posted on: June 25, 2020

Back to school vaccinations available now

The first day of school in Joplin is August 13.  Now is the perfect time to get vaccinated!

The Joplin City Health Department has vaccinations required for school.  We want to help you make sure your child is prepared.  If your c...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Memorial Hall closed until further notice

Sometime during the morning of June 15 Joplin Memorial Hall experienced a partial roof collapse in the southwest corner of the building. No one was in the building at the time of the collapse.

Parks and Recreation Director Paul Bloomberg and other City off...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Schifferdecker Aquatic Center opens with modifications due to COVID-19

Schifferdecker Aquatic Center is now open! Guests should anticipate amenity modifications to ensure the safety of our guests during this time.

The facility will have a reduced guest capacity and everyone will have to adhere to social distancing guidelines ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

City Council votes to stay in Step 2 of Phase 2 of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan

After hearing an update from Joplin Public Health Department, Joplin City Council voted unanimously to remain is Step 2 of Phase 2 in the City’s Recovery and Response Plan. Assistant Director of Health Department Ryan Talken provided recent numb...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

City’s weekly briefing moving to Monday starting Monday, June 15

During the public health pandemic, the City has held regular briefings to provide important updates for news media and the general public. City officials will continue to hold this news conference, although we are moving the weekly briefing to Mondays, st...

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More Info about Joplin's Response to COVID-19.. City News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

6th Street closed from Main to Virginia Avenue starting Monday, June 15

Starting Monday, June 15, there will be a closure along 6th Street between Main Street and Virginia Avenue. This portion of the road is being closed for construction work being completed to the Frisco Apartment building located at 601 South Main Street.

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Summer Reading events at Joplin Public Library

Joplin Public Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Program (“Imagine Your Story”) has begun! As we navigate summer reading almost entirely online, we are exploring ways to connect with summer reading participants to make this summer...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Joplin Health Department announces five more positive cases of COVID-19 for total of 29

The Joplin Health Department today announces that there are five additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total cases to 29 within the city of Joplin.  Two individual adults reside in Joplin within Newton County and the other three per...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Residents need burn permit before burning yard debris

After cleaning the yard and gathering leaves and other yard debris, many plan to burn the piles. But before you light the match, remember – citizens need to get a Burn Permit for this chore.  Currently, burn permits are availab...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Virtual story times announced for all to enjoy

Joplin Public Library’s Children’s Department staff are excited to host our first virtual story time series! Your Children’s Department staff will present weekly story times, via YouTube, on some of our favorite story time th...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Joplin Public Library Sets Tentative Reopening Date for June 8, 2020

Joplin Public Library plans to reopen its physical location on Monday, June 8, 2020. The Library staff and Board of Trustees will continue to monitor the situation and adjust dates as needed moving forward.  Stay up-to-date by following the Libra...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Joplin Municipal Court announces guidelines and restrictions due to Coronavirus-19

Due to the public health emergency of Coronavirus-19, Joplin’s Municipal Court hearings for defendants not in custody were postponed from mid- March until most recently. As hearings begin in Municipal Court, 303 East 3rd Street in Joplin, the pu...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Tentative schedule for Joplin Aquatics Season announced

Schifferdecker Pool with swimmers enjoying water

During the City of Joplin’s Media Briefing this week, Parks and Recreation Director Paul Bloomberg discussed the 2020 season for Joplin pools. Below are his comments.

“In anticipation of the upcoming Aquatics Season, we would like to an...

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View the FAQs about Parks programs & pools... City News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Imagine Your Story: Summer Reading Program launches at Joplin Public Library

Readers of all ages will explore favorite stories, rediscover classics, find new favorites, and imagine their own stories this summer during Joplin Public Library’s all-ages summer reading challenge. The 2020 Summer Reading Program (“I...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Joplin Public Library now offering curbside pickup service

Joplin Public Library staff have implemented phase three in their reopening plan.  This latest phase allows Library cardholders access to physical library materials and restores interlibrary loan services.

Library staff is now offering limited hou...

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Additional Info about Library services... City News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Let’s Go For a Walk, Joplin!

Map of Cunningham Park  with the walking trail highlighted

Tired of staying at home? Well it’s fine to get outdoors and take a walk. Not sure where to go? Many of our parks have circular trails for everyone to enjoy.

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to highlight various trails and pathways ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Second positive case of COVID-19 announced in Joplin

The Joplin Health Department today announces the second positive case of COVID-19 in an adult within the city of Joplin. 

To protect the patient’s right to privacy, identifying information will not be provided. As part of the regular pra...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

44th St. closed from Virginia to Pennsylvania on July 1 & 2 for utility work

44th Street from Virginia Ave to Pennsylvania Ave.  will be closed starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. until Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. weather permitting. The closure is due to D & E Plumbing installing a sewer line.

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City Road Closures
Posted on: June 11, 2020

6th Street closed from Main to Virginia Avenue starting Monday, June 15

Starting Monday, June 15, there will be a closure along 6th Street between Main Street and Virginia Avenue. This portion of the road is being closed for construction work being completed to the Frisco Apartment building located at 601 South Main Street.

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Structure Fire, 3615 S Range Line Road

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 18, 2020

SUBJECT:      Structure Fire, 3615 S Range Line Road

CONTACT:    James Furgerson

On Friday, May 15, 2020, at 4:14 PM, the Joplin Fire Department responded to...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Residential Structure Fire, 1716 S. Empire

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 6, 2020

SUBJECT:      Residential Structure Fire, 1716 S. Empire   

CONTACT:    James Furgerson, Fire Chief, Joplin Fire Department

On Wednesday May...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Residential Structure Fire, 1034 S. Kentucky

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 5, 2020

SUBJECT:      Residential Structure Fire, 1034 S. Kentucky           

CONTACT:    James Furgerson, Fire...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Schifferdecker Aquatic Center opens with modifications due to COVID-19

Schifferdecker Aquatic Center is now open! Guests should anticipate amenity modifications to ensure the safety of our guests during this time.

The facility will have a reduced guest capacity and everyone will have to adhere to social distancing guidelines ...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Let’s Go For a Walk, Joplin!

Map of Cunningham Park  with the walking trail highlighted

Tired of staying at home? Well it’s fine to get outdoors and take a walk. Not sure where to go? Many of our parks have circular trails for everyone to enjoy.

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to highlight various trails and pathways ...

Read on...

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