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Posted on: September 28, 2020

City Manager promotes Talken to Joplin Health Director

City Manager Nick Edwards is pleased to announce that Ryan Talken has accepted the position of Joplin Health Director. Talken has served as the Assistant Health Director since January 2007 and has worked at the City for a total of 18 years. He worked for ...

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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual is a 69-year-old male resident in Joplin. This announcement brings the total...

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City News
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual is a 91-year-old male resident at a long-term care facility in Joplin. This announcement bring...

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City News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Joplin Public Library to Offer Binge Boxes for DVD Check-out

 The Joplin Public Library is introducing a Binge Box media collection, a new type of material offering that will help maximize the home movie experience for Library users.  Binge Boxes are themed collections of DVD titles packaged toget...

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City News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Joplin Public Library Hires New PR/Marketing Assistant

The Joplin Public Library has announced their appointment of Chelsey Gatewood as their new Public Relations & Marketing Assistant. 

Gatewood’s education, work experience and professional skill set make her a noteworthy addition to th...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual is a 79- year-old male. This announcement brings the total count to 23 deaths in Joplin.

The re...

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City News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Federal grants awarded for airport runway project

A grant through the Airport Improvement Program of the Federal Aviation Administration is providing funding to reconstruct the main runway of the Joplin Regional Airport. The runway project is a multi-phased project as required by the FAA to match the fun...

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City News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual is an 89- year-old female. This announcement brings the total count to 22 deaths in Joplin.

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City News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Lane shifts occur on East 26th Street for Missouri American Water work

Starting Tuesday, September 15, East 26th Street will experience lane shifts between Connecticut Avenue and Arizona Avenue. These lane shifts are occurring in order for Missouri American Water crews can make repairs/replacements to a water main along 26th...

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City News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Public meetings set to discuss stormwater issues and City’s stormwater master plan

The City of Joplin is currently in the process of updating its stormwater management master plan. The stormwater management master plan primarily evaluates the performance capability and deficiencies of the City’s existing major drainage system....

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City News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Citizens have one month left to complete 2020 Census questionnaire

As health officials across the country are concerned with numbers relating to coronavirus, many others are also watching numbers, but these are related to the 2020 Census.  This year’s Census has been unprecedented due to the coronaviru...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Library Launches Initiative to Support Families with Virtual and At-Home Learning

The Joplin Public Library is excited to announce a library-wide initiative to support learning this fall. The Children and Teen Departments have developed several programs and resources to support parents and caregivers with schooling at home in whatever ...

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City News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

City allows mask mandate to expire; moves into Step 4 of Recovery Phase eliminating occupancy

During the August 17, 2020 meeting and after hearing from about two dozen citizens voicing opinions on the ordinance requiring them to wear masks in public, the Joplin City Council voted to hold to its expiration date of 11:59 p.m. that night. The ordinan...

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City News
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Newsmakers program focuses on City Manager Edwards and his role in local government

QR code - listen tour survey

The upcoming Newsmakers interview program on KGCS-TV will introduce Joplin City Manager Nick Edwards to viewers. Show host Judy Stiles visits with Edwards to discuss his early days he spent in Joplin. Edwards graduated with a bachelor’s...

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City News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

City Manager Nick Edwards outlines 2021 in budget message

Stack of coins with clock in background representing budget discussions

Next year’s budget for the City of Joplin is an agenda item for upcoming Council work sessions. Learn more about the City’s financial plan and how funds are proposed to be used for public services and facilities for the upcoming year, ...

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City News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of six Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. All were female residents at Spring River Christian Village, a long-term care facility in Joplin. Ages o...

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City News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual was an 89-year-old female resident at Spring River Christian Village, a long-term care facilit...

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City News
Posted on: July 13, 2020

City Manager seeking citizens’ input about Joplin through a “Listening Tour survey

City Manager Nick Edwards joined the City of Joplin on March 16, 2020, just a little over three months ago. Since that time, he has been meeting with Joplin citizens, business owners, entrepreneurs and community leaders to learn about their ideas for Jopl...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual was an 85-year-old male resident at  Spring River Christian Village, a long-term car...

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

City addresses FAQs about Mask Ordinance

When do I need to wear a face covering?

While in the City Joplin, persons will need to wear a face covering when:

  • inside public facilities or businesses that are open to the public,
  • riding in public transportation vehicles, or
  • outside when social distancing i...
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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

City changes email address for questions related to COVID-19

The City announces a new email address for citizens to use if they have questions about the coronavirus. Please send these to Covidquestions@joplinmo.org  This is a NEW address and replaces the former email address, which has been disengaged due ...

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City News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Council passes mask ordinance in effort to reduce spread of COVID-19

After hearing public testimony from more than 20 citizens and several healthcare officials related to recent spread of coronavirus in our area and whether masks were an effective tool to reduce the transmission of the virus,  Joplin City Council ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports four deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of four Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. The individuals were all females, with ages of 82, 89, 74, and 70 years old. All were residents of Spr...

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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports two death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of two Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. The individuals were both females, one being 95 years old and the other being 86 years old. Both were re...

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City News
Posted on: July 3, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports seventh death resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to this death. The individual was a 81 year old male who was a resident of Spring River Christian Village, a long-term care ...

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City News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Joplin Health Department reports four deaths resulting from COVID-19

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of four Joplin residents. Coronavirus was a significant condition contributing to these deaths. The four individuals were female, ages 91, 84, 81, and 76. All were residents of Spring River Christia...

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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 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 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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City News
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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City News
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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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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City News
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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