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Fundraiser in wings at Joplin airport
The Freedom of Flight Museum will put on its inaugural fundraising event at 7 p.m. Friday at the Joplin Regional Airport.
Downtown Joplin group puts CID proposal on hold
An effort to establish a community improvement district as a way to promote Joplin’s downtown has been put on hold. Trisha Patton, executive director of the Downtown Joplin Alliance, said the alliance board voted Tuesday to table the effort based on the views of downtown property and business owners.
VIDEO: Veteran, with help of son, checks out B-17 at Joplin airport
Boone Neal Ruff gently passed his 96-year-old fingers over the skin of Sentimental Journey, a B-17 Flying Fortress. Riveted aluminum was something he had touched a long time ago when the world was at war.
Neosho officials question revenues from 2006 CID
Neosho city officials for the past year or so have been occupied with the Neosho Transportation Development District, or TDD. They recently have turned their attention to another entity with an acronym, the Big Spring Plaza Community Improvement District, or CID.
Ceremony to mark opening of new Joplin intercharge
The new Zora and Main streets interchange will open on Thursday.
Freedom of Flight Museum to hold first fundraising event Friday
Sentimental Journey, a Boeing B-17 bomber from World War II, roared into Joplin today to kick off the inaugural fundraising event for the Freedom of Flight Museum on Friday.
Park Board endorses design for mural park in Joplin
A design for a plaza where a Route 66 tile mural is to be installed downtown is proposed at $160,000. The Joplin Park Board agreed at a meeting Tuesday to recommend that the City Council approve the proposed design. The design is to be presented to the council at its regular meeting Monday.
Author: Joplin, Galena starting to mine Route 66
While people may look at Route 66 as a nostalgic bygone, it’s actually a 2,500-mile-long economic corridor to the future. Cities like Joplin and Galena, Kan., are learning to mine the historic route for attractions that result in development, much as they did lead and zinc before the highway arrived here.
After historic building burns, owners uncertain about plans
After watching a historic building that housed his family home and business burn just over a week ago, Ronnie Stiles said he and his wife are not yet ready to start thinking about the future of the property — now an empty lot on the south side of the Carthage square.
SLIDE SHOW: Supporters of Girl Scout Camp Mintahama hope to reverse closure recommendation
Area Girl Scouts have been selling cookies since 1946 to pay their way to Camp Mintahama every summer. The board of directors of Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland is scheduled to vote Friday on whether to follow staff recommendations to sell the camp property and close the camp after the 2015 summer camping season.
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