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Posted on: October 15, 2021

City invites public to view Active Transportation Assessment on Thursday, Oct. 21

The City of Joplin is hosting a Public Open House from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 21 at the Joplin Senior Center, 2626 Picher Ave., to review the efforts to date and the preliminary bicycle network portions of the Active Transportation Assessme...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports four deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 179

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of four Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 179 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed away inc...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports two deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 175

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of two Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 175 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed away incl...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Filing period for Council candidacy opens November 16, 2021

Citizens interested in running for a City Council seat in April 2022 may pick up their nominating petitions from the City Clerk starting at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.  Petitions must be returned to the City Clerk by 5 p.m., January ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

West entrance to City Hall temporarily closed starting October 11

Beginning Monday October 11, the west entrance to City Hall, 602 S. Main Street, will be closed during normal business hours. Access to the building will only be available by using the Main Street entrance or the 6th Street entrance.

 

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Pekarek receives highest honor from Missouri Public Health Association

City of Joplin’s Assistant City Manager Dan Pekarek recently received the highest honor given by the Missouri Public Health Association and was named W. Scott Johnson Award.  According to the MPHA website, this is the most prestigious a...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports two deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 173

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of two Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 173 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed include a...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports three deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 171

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of three Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 171 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed include...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports three deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 168

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of three Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 168 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed include...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 165

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin resident with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement of a 54-year-old female brings the total count to 165 deaths in Joplin. 

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

City announces Michelle Ducre as new Human Resources Director

Michelle Ducre photo

The City of Joplin has selected Michelle Ducre as its next Human Resources Director, City Manager Nick Edwards announced today.

Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Ducre currently serves as Human Resources Director for the City of Pittsburg, Kansas. He...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports four deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 164

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of four Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the deaths. This announcement brings the total count to 164 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed included...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports five deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 160

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of five Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the deaths. This announcement brings the total count to 160 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed included...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports two deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 155

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of two Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 155 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed included t...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports four deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 153

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of four Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 153 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed included ...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports five deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 149

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of five Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 149 deaths in Joplin. The residents who passed included ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports a death resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 138

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the death of a Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 138 deaths in Joplin. The resident who passed was a 64-year...

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Posted on: July 10, 2021

City of Joplin provides update on network security incident

As you may know, on July 7, 2021, we discovered a network security incident that resulted in an interruption to our internet, email, and phone services. After discovering the incident, we isolated the impacted systems, contacted law enforcement, and launc...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Joplin Health Dept. reports four deaths resulting from COVID-19; brings total to 137

The Joplin Health Department is sad to report the deaths of four Joplin residents with coronavirus being a significant condition contributing to the death. This announcement brings the total count to 137 deaths in Joplin. Residents who passed included thr...

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City News
Posted on: June 21, 2021

City launches webpage focusing on City’s Vision starting with Parks/Stormwater sales tax renewal

On August 3, 2021, Joplin citizens will vote on the question of renewing a ¼ -cent sales tax for parks projects and stormwater improvements. The question is titled “Proposition Renewal” because voters originally passed this ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

City and community officials welcome United Airlines as new air service provider

 

City officials joined representatives from the Joplin Airport Board and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce in a Ribbon Cutting event today for the new air service through United Express, operated by SkyWest Airlines. Earlier this year,...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Joplin HOPE Center for Disaster Recovery announces its launch in conjucntion with 10th anniv

The Joplin HOPE Center for Disaster Recovery announces its launch in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Joplin tornado.

Joplin’s response to and recovery from the devastating EF5 tornado on May 22, 2011, has inspired many. The Center is...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Houston added to Joplin’s air service that includes flights to Chicago and Denver

The Joplin Regional Airport is pleased to announce Houston will be a third hub option for travelers when United Express service starts here on June 1, 2021. Earlier this month, the City announced daily flights to both Chicago and Denver with United Expres...

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