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Teachers’ use of technology discussed by Neosho School Board
The Neosho Board of Education on Tuesday night heard from high school teachers about how they use technology in their classrooms. The presentations came in advance of the arrival next month of laptop computers for every Neosho High School student.
Brownback plan to shift funds to reading draws mixed reviews
Gov. Sam Brownback has proposed a new initiative for some Southeast Kansas school districts, to be funded with $12 million from federal assistance funds aimed at low-income families, in an effort to raise fourth-grade reading scores. How much each district might receive and when is not yet known, but it could be as early as next semester.
Cloud’s Meats reassures public no contaminated meat was ever sold at retail
The owners of Cloud’s Meats on Tuesday issued a statement to reassure the community that no contaminated meat was sold to the public. “Plant records and tracking methods successfully worked as implemented to not allow the product to enter commerce,” plant manager Andy Cloud said in a statement.
First winter storm of season to bring single-digit temperatures, snow, sleet through weekend
Joplin, if you’re looking for a silver lining in those snow-laden clouds that are coming, here it is: “The bulk of the freezing rain is going to stay to your south,” Andy Boxell, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Springfield, said Tuesday afternoon.
Boeing incentives could total $1.7B
Missouri’s bid for a Boeing assembly plant could include more than $1.7 billion of incentives over two decades if the airplane manufacturer adds thousands of jobs, according to new information about the proposal released Tuesday.
Joplin City Council ends Mother Road Marathon
It’s the end of the road for what had been hoped to be the area’s signature running event. The Joplin City Council on Monday night voted to end the Mother Road Marathon tied to historic Route 66 after hearing a presentation on the costs and declining participation.
Mourning continues for slain mother, children
The heartbreaking sobs of family members grew the loudest as the two caskets — one containing the body of the mother and the other the bodies of her three children — were wheeled out of the church for the trip to the cemetery.
Pittsburg man facing charges from chase, search of home
The capture of a suspect who was chased by law enforcement across the state line into Kansas from Missouri led to a search of his home in Pittsburg and the seizure of drugs and money, according to authorities.
Joplin’s Charter Review Commission to debate proposals
Members of Joplin’s Charter Review Commission will meet today to discuss what recommendations they may make on proposed charter changes as the result of three public hearings they have held.
Relatives of missing World War II soldier hope his remains finally found
An unusual name could lead to the identification of the remains of a World War II soldier, Norman Lloyd Miller, who was killed in action more than 70 years ago in New Guinea.
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