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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.
Southeast Kansas murder victims laid to rest
Mourners today packed the Thayer Christian Church for the funeral of Cami Umbarger, 29, and her minor children Hollie, Jaxon and Averie.
3 To Get Ready
Three things coming your way in Tuesday’s Joplin Globe.
Destinations: Kansas City serves up theater, ballet, Christmas charm and lots of lights
I stood in a crowd of thousands waiting for the lighting of the towering Christmas tree at Kansas City’s Zona Rosa shopping center on a recent Saturday night.
Carl Junction's Little Free Library sees brisk use
Before she even opened its glass-fronted door, Vicki Mays thought she saw an empty space inside the city’s new Little Free Library. “That’s OK,” she said, returning to her car. “I carry boxes of books and CDs just in case.” Mays serves as Carl Junction’s unofficial librarian — a steward, she calls herself — of what has become a growing trend around the world.
Council to discuss future of marathon
The Joplin City Council will be asked Monday to decide the direction of the annual Mother Road Marathon.
Staff, students to get peek at new Irving Elementary School
The furniture is being assembled. The floors are being waxed. The odds and ends are being checked off the list. All of that can mean only one thing: With all major construction scheduled to have been completed by last week, Irving Elementary School is nearly ready for students.
Retired Bond still working on public issues
When U.S. Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond retired at the end of 2010, his career in public service could have ended. Bond could have left the long hours, the grueling travel schedule, the public light and the high-stakes debates. Instead, the former U.S. senator and governor, now 74, has doubled down.
Joplin’s public safety workers to vote on insurance proposal
Members of Joplin’s Police and Firemen’s Pension Fund face a new question that could change the benefits that disabled public safety workers receive. The city’s public safety workers and retirees will vote this month on whether to give the pension board the authority to investigate buying disability insurance to pay benefits for injured workers.
Final: Maryville 50, Seneca 28
Defending their Class 3 state title, the Maryville Spoofhounds defeated the Seneca Indians 50-28 in the Show-Me Bowl on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome.
Maryville (15-0) is on a 30-game winning streak after finishing the past two seasons with undefeated records.
The Spoofhounds showed why.
Seneca (11-4) made it an 8-6 game after quarterback Payton Rawlins' 1-yard touchdown run with 2:58 left in the first quarter.
Maryville responded with 28 unanswered points to go up 36-6 after three quarters.
The Indians kept the game fun in the fourth quarter with three touchdowns.
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