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Posted on: August 19, 2019

New Jackson Avenue Bridge opens

Jackson Ave bridge from Shoal Creek view

Officials with Newton County, City of Joplin, and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) are pleased to open the new bridge over Shoal Creek to vehicular traffic today. The Jackson Avenue Bridge is 444 feet long and 44 feet wide with an 8-foot shar...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Recruitment and retention important factors for upcoming sales tax initiative

On Monday, August 12, the Joplin City Council voted unanimously to place a sales tax initiative on the November 5, 2019 ballot for Joplin voters. The ½-cent sales tax would be designated to support closing the existing Police and Fire Pension P...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

City facilities available for cooling centers plus other centers in Jasper Co. listed

As the heat index increases to dangerously high levels, City officials remind citizens to check on family members, neighbors and friends to ensure their environment is adequate to endure the hot conditions.

In addition, City facilities are available 8 a.m....

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Joplin Insider program focuses on Public Works upcoming projects

In the next program of Joplin Insider, viewers will hear more about upcoming projects that may cause lane closures or lane shifts along some main roadways in Joplin. Public Works Director David Hertzberg visits with Public Information Officer Lynn Onstot ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Missouri Southern's KGCS-TV moving from channel 22 to channel 21

As reported by Missouri Southern State University:

KGCS-TV, the television station at Missouri Southern State University, will change channels later this week.

Equipment will be installed at the transmitter Thursday morning. After the work is completed, vie...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Joplin’s new air service takes off for Chicago on American Airlines

Joplin’s new air service took off today with American Airlines now offering two flights daily to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

The flight coming into the Joplin Regional Airport from Chicago was nearly full as passengers disemba...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Council welcomes Youth Council as newest advisory board for the City

Joplin Youth Council Members 2019-20: Front row, from left: Casey Bonds, Riley Peterson, Kambrea Man

Interested in working with all ages in our community, the Joplin City Council welcomed 11 members to the new Joplin Youth Council at its June 3, 2019 meeting. The Youth Council will advise the City Council on issues that specifically affect the younger ge...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Museum exhibits “Remembering D-Day: 75th Anniversary of Normandy Invasion”

Hidden throughout our community are remnants of our country’s past. The Joplin History and Mineral Museum offers a look back to significant periods in time.

Starting on Thursday, June 6, the Museum opens the “Remembering D-Day: 75th Ann...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Operating Hours for Joplin Aquatic Centers Announced

Pool Operating Hours 19

Memorial Day weekend marks the kickoff of the summer swim season in Joplin.

Schifferdecker Aquatic Center, located at 4th and Schifferdecker, will open for the 2019 season on Saturday, May 25. Schifferdecker will be open 7 days a week. Hours will be 1 p.m....

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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