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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Public meeting set to meet with citizens about recovery projects in their neighborhood

The City will host an open house public meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26 at the Joplin Public Library Community Room, located at 1901 East 20th Street, to review plans for a neighborhood recovery project in an area from Indiana Aven...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Stormwater work shifts to west side of Illinois Ave.; road closure expected

As the stormwater construction near 7th Street and Illinois Avenue continues, work will soon begin on the west side of Illinois Avenue, creating a lane shift for southbound drivers. Upon completion of this project, the stormwater capacity that includes bo...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Black History Celebration at Joplin Public Library

Join Joplin Public Library and the Post Art Library for an all-ages Black History Month celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, February 22. The program will begin with a Living History presentation in which Nanda Nunnelly portrays Ona Judge, ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Commission accepting nominations for Historic Preservation Awards

The Joplin Historic Preservation Commission will accept nominations from the public for the 2020 Joplin Historic Preservation Awards beginning February 1, 2020. Nomination forms may be downloaded from the City of Joplin’s website at http://www.j...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Former Joplin Police Officer Brian Lewis named as JPD Assistant Chief

Former Joplin Police Officer Brian Lewis has been chosen to fill the position as Assistant Chief for the department. Brian retired in 2015 with Joplin Police Department as the Assistant Chief after 21 years of service. He worked his way through the ranks ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Joplin Public Library Receives Grant to Support Local Families

The Joplin Public Library recently announced plans to strengthen its services to families and children following receipt of funds from the Bramlage and Willcoxon Foundation.

The $4,000 grant award will be used to purchase books and literacy resources. &...

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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 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 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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