- May 2011 Joplin tornado
St. Mary’s breaks ground to replace structures destroyed in 2011 tornado
Ground was broken symbolically Thursday to mark the beginning of a new chapter in the life of St. Mary’s parish in Joplin. “Our life is full of many chapters, and so is our parish,’’ said Bishop James Johnston, with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.
May 16, 2013 1 Photo
Attorney general files suit against California contractor
Attorney General Chris Koster on Thursday filed a lawsuit against a California man, alleging he failed to provide construction materials and home repair services that had been paid for by victims of the Joplin tornado.
May 16, 2013
Employees of local businesses chip in again with Rebuild Joplin
Precariously perched at the top of a ladder, Jack Quinn maneuvers himself into a position where he can hammer a nail with one hand and stabilize his balance with the other. Catching his breath, he said, “I’m pretty sure I know the reason I’m not a carpenter.”
May 13, 2013 2 Photos
Joplin board issues remainder of $62 million in bonds
The Joplin Board of Education on Tuesday authorized the sale of $27 million in bonds to help pay for the rebuilding of schools destroyed by the 2011 tornado.
April 30, 2013
Joplin’s rebuilding numbers show no signs of letting up
Though it has slowed from its peak, Joplin’s rebuilding boom shows no signs of letting up.
Building permits totaling about $766 million have been issued by the city of Joplin since the May 2011 tornado. That includes $51 million in the five months since November, which marks the beginning of the city’s fiscal year.
April 24, 2013
State allocation would repair Joplin curbs, gutters
Joplin would receive $15 million to repair and replace damaged curbs and guttering under a bill approved by the state Senate. The bill has been sent to the House for debate this week before a final decision is made by the Legislature.
April 24, 2013
VIDEO: Youth group builds home to be assembled in Joplin
When the trucks from Elgin, Ill., roll into Joplin in early June, they will be carrying more than just volunteers and a lot of good will. The youth group from Elgin’s First United Methodist Church also will come bearing a house. The group first traveled to Joplin in July 2011 and helped with debris cleanup after the May 22 tornado. In October of that year, the group returned to help a resident put siding on her house.
April 22, 2013 2 Photos
Ground broken for new Rebuild Joplin home
Argle Price on Monday was a step closer to being in a new home. Rebuild Joplin held a ceremonial groundbreaking for Price’s new house at Hill Street and School Avenue. Price met with building planners, Rebuild Joplin officials and officials with Boyd Metals before the ceremony.
April 22, 2013 2 Photos
$15 million state grant for Joplin heads to House
The Missouri Senate passed legislation Thursday that would provide Joplin with more than $15 million for tornado redevelopment projects.
The legislation passed the chamber 34-0 and now heads to the House of Representatives for debate next week.
April 18, 2013
Joplin board accepts bids for work at high school site
The Joplin Board of Education accepted more than $34 million in bids for work at Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center at its Wednesday night meeting.
April 17, 2013
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