The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Local News

October 28, 2010

Hy-Vee store still in the works

JOPLIN, Mo. — A new proposal is on the table for a traffic signal near 30th Street and Range Line Road that, if acceptable to all parties, could lead to the construction of a Hy-Vee grocery store there.

A conference call to update city officials and Hy-Vee representatives on the status of the project took place Thursday.

The new design for the traffic signal was created by the Missouri Department of Transportation’s regional office in Joplin after the first design was rejected by some businesses at the intersection.

The new design would place the intersection north of the original design. It would be in line with where the property lines of Derailed Commodity and Motel 6 meet on the east side of Range Line.

It is not the only traffic issue involving a grocery store in the greater Joplin market that MoDOT must resolve. A contract has been signed for construction of a Harps grocery store in the village of Airport Drive at Highway 171 and Fir Road.

Gil Stevens, a real estate agent with Keller Williams, of Joplin, said a contract to develop the 32,000-square-foot store has been inked, but that some details need to be worked out over the next 150 days, the due-diligence period, to resolve two key issues.

One of them involves sufficient water pressure at the site in order to provide fire suppression. The other involves a traffic study and the feasibility of adding an access along Highway 171 north of the existing traffic signal. The project would not involve another traffic signal.

A meeting was held Thursday to update village officials about the proposed development. The village’s trustees must approve the project before construction can begin.

Stevens said construction of the Harps store could begin next spring if the water and traffic issues are resolved.

The Hy-Vee store would be constructed on the west side of South Range Line in the 3000 block, where a Ford dealership once operated. The store potentially could bring 100 full-time and 300 part-time jobs, and an annual payroll of $6 million to $7 million to Joplin.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of Friday’s Joplin Globe or register for our E-Edition at

Text Only
Local News
  • Ruling modifies gas rates; MGE says bills to remain the about same

    An agreement to settle a Missouri Gas Energy rate change will modify the company’s various rates, but the net bill to consumers will remain largely the same, according to statements released Thursday by the gas company and the state’s utility regulatory agency.

    April 24, 2014

  • Railroad conducts training session; law enforcement officers work on crossing enforcement

    Joplin police and Missouri State Highway Patrol officers trained Thursday and will continue today on railroad crossing safety with Kansas City Southern Railway Co. The annual event, called “Officer on a Train,” puts law enforcement officers in the locomotive cab to give them a real-time view of how motorists and pedestrians approach train crossings through the city. The event began Thursday morning on tracks crossing Fourth Street near Murphy Boulevard.

    April 24, 2014

  • East Newton High student designated semifinalist in Presidential Scholars Program

    An East Newton High School student is among eight Missouri students who have been named semifinalists in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program for their outstanding academic achievement. George Bennion, a senior from Stark City, said he was “super excited” when he was notified of his selection as a semifinalist.

    April 24, 2014

  • 042314 Rec funding Build a Lion_72.jpg Missouri Southern students to vote on new fee, going smoke-free

    Students at Missouri Southern State University will vote next week on whether they support creating a fee that would fund athletic and recreation projects. During the annual student senate-sponsored spring election, students also will be asked whether they support a completely tobacco-free campus.

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • New Kansas gun law draws support, some reservations

    At John’s Sports Center in Pittsburg on Thursday, firearms manager Adam Gariglietti said he supported Gov. Sam Brownback’s decision to sign a bill that will ensure it is legal across the state to openly carry firearms. But, he offered some words of caution. “It’s great that he signed the bill,” Gariglietti said. “But at the same time, common sense goes a long way.”

    April 24, 2014

  • Baxter Springs chili feed to raise money for family of girl facing surgery

    On a Sunday morning in February, 9-year-old Izzy Morris woke up her mother complaining of a headache. Teresa Morris gave her daughter medicine. But an hour later, the headache had worsened. “She was in a lot of pain and started screaming and yelling uncontrollably,” Morris said.

    April 24, 2014

  • Carthage budget committee hears proposal for water, sewer rate increases

    The proposed budget for the Carthage Water & Electric Plant, including increases in water and wastewater rates, dominated discussions Thursday night as the Carthage Budget Ways and Means Committee continued its review of proposed city budgets for the fiscal year starting July 1.

    April 24, 2014

  • Mike Pound 2010.jpg Mike Pound: Self-driving cars mean not having to teach teens to drive

    I may be wasting my time trying to teach my 16-year-old daughter, Emma, how to drive.
    According to The Washington Post, self-driving cars are on the way. What used to be a dream of bored engineers has now become something that certain car companies are taking seriously.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • World Tai Chi Day to be celebrated on Saturday

    At least two communities in the area will be celebrating World Tai Chi Day Saturday with outdoor events at area parks.

    April 24, 2014

  • Groundbreaking set for MSSU residence hall complex

    A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 28, for the new residence hall complex at Missouri Southern State University.

    April 24, 2014

Must Read


What’s your favorite tree?

A. Maple
B. Oak
C. Dogwood
D. Redbud
     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter