- May 2011 Joplin tornado
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
Master developer plans project at 26th and Main
A loft-over-retail center and a grocery store are planned by the city’s contracted master developer for property at the northwest corner of 26th and Main streets that has been purchased by the Joplin Redevelopment Corp.
New Mexico volunteers in town to team up with Rebuild Joplin
A group of dedicated volunteers are making Joplin their home for the week to help rebuild two homes impacted by the 2011 tornado, bringing building expertise and an influx of money to help put families back into their homes.
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