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- SLIDESHOW: Pittsburg State commemorates 100th anniversary of fire “In many ways, Russ Hall is a physical reminder of the undying spirit of cooperation that exists between our city and our university,” said PSU Provost Lynette Olson. “As we commemorate this centennial, let us never forget the sacrifices and struggles of those who have come before us. Their courage and vision laid the groundwork for what has become an amazing university that is located in an incredible community.”
New and old TIF districts on agenda for Joplin council
Another tax increment financing district is being proposed for Joplin, this one along South Main Street. The area is close to the new Mercy Hospital Joplin that is set to open next year. RKS Development is seeking authorization from the Joplin City Council when it meets Monday night to prepare a request to establish a TIF district.
Andra Bryan Stefanoni: Family grows by one — a black Lab named Raven
If you haven’t experienced the feeling of a tiny puppy in your lap at the end of a perfect July Saturday — hammock time, s’mores, leisurely walks, you know the kind — I highly recommend it. It is pure joy.
Jo Ellis: Car show, sidewalk sale and more scheduled for weekend in Carthage
All roads leading to Carthage should be packed this weekend as numerous events geared toward entertainment, cultural pursuits and bargain hunting are expected to pull in large crowds.
Susan Redden: Hobby Lobby lawyer to speak at watermelon feed
Josh Hawley, who helped represent Hobby Lobby in arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on contraception requirements in the Affordable Care Act, has been added to the list of speakers for Thursday’s annual watermelon feed sponsored by Newton County Republicans.
Carl Junction School District seeks social media records of student who died in 2013
Attorneys for the Carl Junction School District want to see all of the Facebook messages, photographs, videos and other electronic communication saved by a high school student before he took his own life in 2013.
Voters to decide on new lottery ticket
Since 1996, the Missouri Lottery has provided a dedicated stream of revenue for schools, meaning a portion of each scratcher ticket bought at convenience stores helps fund K-12 and higher education. To date, the arrangement has raised nearly $4 billion for Missouri schools.
Historic status sought for all-metal house that survives in Joplin
Billed as “the house America has been waiting for,” it turned out that the Lustron home was one America quickly forgot. A few hundred of the prefabricated, enamel-clad metal houses were erected in the Midwest after World War II, and there is one in Joplin.
Farmers market finds new location greener
The flavor of homegrown tomatoes is one of those things that has no substitute. And Tina Phillips, of Joplin, says the farmers market is the place to go get it. Phillips, a longtime Joplin and Webb City farmers market devotee, was shopping last week at the new location of the Joplin Farmers Market, which now is nestled in Ewert Park.
Carl Junction gardening club breaks ground on project for Memorial Park
The Carl Junction Cultivators Club broke ground Friday on a project for Memorial Park as workers began installing a granite bench that will soon be surrounded by a brick patio.
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