- Carthage, Jasper County
More spending cuts eyed in Carthage budget plans
Carthage officials are preparing for another year of spending cuts, Tom Short, city administrator, said Thursday.
City department heads have been told to trim spending plans, and that same message will be discussed Monday with representatives of organizations that receive funds from the city.
Mike Pound: Nearly New is good for everyone involved
I’m having a hard time finding something wrong with the Nearly New store.
See, technically, I am a member of the mainstream media, and everyone knows that all we in the mainstream media do is sit around, sip white wine spritzers (whatever those are), vote for Obama and criticize things.
Pollen counts high this spring
Trees, flowers and grasses have a way of sharing their love — that green dust — and it can be quite annoying for people with allergies.
“Every year we say this is the worst spring ever for pollen,” said Dr. David Straub, with Allergy & Immunology PC, 706 W. 26th St. “But I’m close to saying that this really is the worst year for pollen.”
Hold down class sizes, survey respondents say
Carthage school officials were pleased with the level of agreement between the public and the school staff when it came to ranking the importance of school programs and activities, Superintendent Blaine Henningsen said.
Change of venue sought in death of Carthage baby
The attorney for a Carthage father accused of killing his 8-month-old son is seeking a change of venue for her client.
Eddie A. Salazar, 29, has pleaded innocent to a second-degree murder charge in the Feb. 4 death of his child, Eddie A. Salazar Jr.
Rural Sarcoxie woman charged with abusing Cherokee County animals
A rural Sarcoxie, Mo., woman was charged Monday in Cherokee County in connection with starving horses and burros that were seized Feb. 27 from property east of Baxter Springs.
May Day celebration in works at Carthage
An all-out May Day celebration at the Phelps House, 1146 Grand Ave., is being planned by Carthage Historic Preservation to launch National Preservation Month and the group’s annual membership campaign.
911 board votes for background check of director candidate
The Jasper County Emergency Services Board on Tuesday night advanced plans to hire a new director but stopped short of making a job offer.
The group voted 6-0 to conduct a background check on a finalist who was interviewed a week ago.
Carthage residents worry about possible reopening of RES
Carthage resident Tim Jeffries said he doesn’t have any faith that Renewable Environmental Solutions will follow through on promises to operate odor-free if and when it reopens.
“Zero (faith), absolutely, flat-line zero,” he said. “From past experience, anything they made as far as promises, it never really made a significant difference.”
- Cold slows start of twister season The coldest winter in 30 years has cooled the prospect for tornadic weather this spring.
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