The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Local News

July 30, 2012

Cherokee County Commissioners approve Riverton sewer project bid

Two outdated lift stations to be replaced

COLUMBUS, Kan. — The Cherokee County Commission on Monday approved a bid of $273,841 to replace two sewer lift stations that are part of the Riverton Sewer District.

Warstler Excavating, of rural Galena, submitted the lowest of five bids on the project. Project engineer Shawn Turner recommended the commission accept the low bid, pending approval by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The other bids were from LaForge Construction, Parsons; Crossland Heavy Contractors, Columbus; Goins Enterprises, Carl Junction, Mo.; and Tri-Star Utilities, Independence.

No schedule has been developed for the project.

“This will replace two lift stations in Riverton,” Turner said outside the meeting. “One has had a history of failures. These two lift stations are past their useful life.”

Commissioner Pat Collins, whose district includes Riverton, said the new lift stations should be a big improvement.

“A little better technology is available to us than we had in 1973” when the lift stations were installed, Collins said during a break in the meeting.

The Cherokee County Commission also heard a request for funding from Katy Parker, with Family Peace Initiative, a domestic violence prevention program.

Parker said by phone after the meeting that the program is seeking $12,500 each from Cherokee, Crawford, Labette and Bourbon counties. Collins volunteered to represent Cherokee County in talking with representatives from the other three counties about the request.



Program

The Family Peace Initiative program has a six-month curriculum for those arrested in domestic violence cases if an assessment determines they are appropriate for the program, said Katy Parker, Family Peace Initiative.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 072814_jd anderson.jpg VIDEO: Noel strongman advances on talent show

    The past week has been busier than normal for Noel resident J.D. Anderson. Members of the production crew for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” told him they have shot more footage of him than of other contestants for the next episode. “They said I have the busiest schedule of anyone this week,” Anderson told the Globe in a phone interview Friday. “There’s so many fun things you can do with B-roll as a strongman.”

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • AndraBryanStefanoni.jpg Andra Bryan Stefanoni: ‘Annie’ production is a family thing

    There’s a twist to this week’s production of “Annie” at Memorial Auditorium. The show, a beloved classic tale of an orphan girl in search of a family, is full of real-life family members.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • 072514 Band Box.jpg Jo Ellis: Carthage icon continues to play in local restaurant

    Chicago Coin’s Band-Box, also known as “Strike Up the Band,” has been a Carthage icon since the mid- to late 1950s. Any customer who frequented Red’s Diner, or Ray’s Cafe, and now the Pancake Hut is familiar with the pulsating rhythms and movements of this mechanical device.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • SusanRedden.jpg Susan Redden: Gubernatorial hopefuls make area appearances

    Three potential candidates for Missouri governor in 2016 made stops in the Joplin area this past week.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Anti-landfill group seeks grand jury probe

    As more than 200 people filed into Riverton High School on Sunday to attend an anti-landfill group meeting, many stopped to sign a petition asking the Cherokee County District Court to summon a grand jury to investigate how land was acquired by the city of Galena for a proposed landfill.

    July 27, 2014

  • shoalcreekcleanup.jpg Wildcat Glades center puts on service day at Shoal Creek

    About 20 people on Saturday pulled trash out of Shoal Creek as they paddled in canoes and kayaks from Grand Falls to Zan’s Creekside Campground in Joplin.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hearts & Hammers plans annual home repair event

    Since 2003, volunteers with Hearts & Hammers of Southwest Missouri have made free improvements to more than 170 homes owned by the elderly, physically disabled, and single parent or low-income families.

    July 26, 2014

  • Money clouds farm fight

    For much of the summer, while the campaign surrounding “right to farm” has been focused on its impact on “small, family farmers,” the bulk of the money pouring into the fight has come from big agriculture interests.

    July 26, 2014

  • jameswelbornupdate.jpg Local teen completes half of solo river trip

    James Welborn, a recent Webb City High School graduate, has reached the halfway point of his solo canoe trip down the Mississippi River — just in time to celebrate his 19th birthday with family.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Neosho police warn residents of phone scam

    The Neosho Police Department has received complaints from residents saying someone impersonating a lieutenant from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office warrants division has been calling them.

    July 26, 2014

Must Read
Sports
Photos


Facebook
Poll

A new provision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture allows qualifying districts with high percentages of students on food assistance to allow all students to eat free breakfasts and lunches. Would you agree with this provision?

Yes
No
     View Results
Opinion
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter