CARTHAGE, Mo. — Carthage took a number of hits this spring, with two major employers furloughing workers because of the pandemic.
Unemployment for the Joplin metropolitan area fell for the second straight month, dropping to 6.9% in June, according to the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
Some exciting news from Honda this year comes in the form of a new hybrid CR-V that posts impressive numbers across the board and, just as important, connects the dots growing families want in an SUV.
Dear Dave: My wife and I are on Baby Step 2 of your plan. About eight months ago, she gave birth to our second child, and now she would like to have a mommy makeover. I want her to be comfortable and feel good about herself, but those procedures can be really expensive. I don’t know how to f…
Some consumers unemployed because of COVID-19 may be considering renting rather than purchasing furniture and appliances. While the monthly charges may be enticing, consumers should do their research in order to determine whether they are really getting a good deal.
The “Building Main Street, not Wall Street” column rarely ventures into the political arena. However, I feel compelled to bring to your attention legislation that could affect every local community in dramatic fashion. Additionally, it would provide an opportunity for you to make a significa…
CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Goolsbys have been running the Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast at 1615 Grand Ave. in Carthage since 1997, but the couple will welcome their last guests in August.
Several years back, Genesis separated, in a brick-and-mortar way, from parent company Hyundai in hopes of remarketing itself as a performance sedan, a la Nissan/Infiniti and Honda/Acura.
Dear Dave: So many companies and entrepreneurs are hurting right now. With everything that’s going on in the world, I find myself ashamed to celebrate business successes. In the past, I’ve always shared highlights with our customers to show them how amazing they are and how much their suppor…
Tyson Foods, which has already tested more than one-third of its workforce for COVID-19, on Thursday announced a series of additional steps it will take, including more testing of workers at all of its meat-processing plants.
Before the end of the year, members of the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri will have an expanded and renovated club that will allow for added programs, enrollment and safety.
With state and local governments reducing restrictions on business operations and public gatherings during the pandemic, their public health strategies often rely on robust contact tracing to help slow the spread of the disease by informing people who have had contact with someone who has te…
While local arts organizations have canceled or postponed some events this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have turned to the internet to provide virtual arts experiences and social distancing to continue in-person activities.
After closure due to COVID-19, the Joplin Empire Market is reopening its doors at 10 a.m. Saturday as several vendors plan to welcome back patrons.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge handed Oklahoma’s governor a stinging defeat Tuesday, ruling that the state’s gaming compacts with Native American tribes do in fact automatically renew.
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a decadelong tradition of jump-starting Black Friday door buster sales.
CARTHAGE, Mo. — At this time during a normal year, a sea of large tents would cover the grounds on Grand Avenue between Highland Street and Fairview Avenue, and the community would be abuzz about seeing friends and enjoying the food from a land far from the middle of America.
A consultant hired to conduct the second part of a historic survey on Joplin's East Town neighborhood will soon be working in that area to take photographs and gather information about the homes, buildings and landmarks.
COLUMBUS, Kan. — Officials in Columbus are moving forward with plans to launch the city’s first land bank to repurpose abandoned, vacant and tax-delinquent properties for future development and growth.
Dozens of Missouri libraries, including those in Southwest Missouri, have been awarded more than $960,000 from the Secretary of State's Office in order to respond to coronavirus health and safety concerns.
The new Toyota Tundra has added more V8 power across its lineup for 2020 as well as a few other goodies that keep the aging pickup truck in the game.
Taking a dip in a backyard pool is a great way to cool off on a hot day in the Midwest — especially as families spend more time at home in the heat of summer. If you don’t have one and you aren’t the do-it-yourself type, you may need to find a contractor to install your pool, and it’s import…
A study to determine the structural needs of Memorial Hall and suitable uses for the building if renovated will go forward after a final vote this week by the Joplin City Council.
A retail shopping district may be back on the table for an area south and east of 32nd Street and Range Line Road, this time with a different developer.
A Joplin businessman who has been an automotive mechanic for about 40 years recently launched a ministry to help people with low-cost vehicle repairs.
Several communities within an hour's drive of Joplin have recently passed citywide mask ordinances, presenting safe options for residents who still want to vacation this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic.
St. Teresa of Calcutta once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
The MOKAN Partnership, a regional economic development organization, is making strides toward its fundraising goal and also working to fill a new position.
The eighth annual Big Red Shoe Run that benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States will look different this year, and organizers are hoping it attracts more nonrunners.
The news can be so depressing these days. It's hard to find things to be upbeat about. Sometimes it's the little things that can make all the difference.
All secondary students in the Joplin School District will soon have Chromebooks as part of the district's 1:1 technology initiative.
A crowd that swelled to around 200 on Friday in front of Joplin City Hall gathered to take a stand against the mask ordinance adopted recently by the City Council because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the area.
Just three weeks after testing nearly 2,200 people in four Southwest Missouri counties for the coronavirus, the Missouri National Guard will be back for a second round of testing this weekend.
Hundreds of vehicles navigated orange traffic cones Thursday in the Memorial Hall parking lot as the city of Joplin issued free face masks to residents on the first day of its drive-thru distribution.
There is always something exciting in the supercar segment, the high-end imported sedans that combine mega performance with luxurious adornments that push the limits.
Dear Dave: What would be your advice for someone who is renting an apartment but has never rented before? I’m 16, and I’m trying to create a plan for when I get out on my own in a couple of years. I’ve never had any debt and don’t have a credit score. Is it going to be hard to find a place to live?
CARTHAGE, Mo. — There will be 459 properties in this year's Jasper County real estate tax sale, according to Steven E. McIntosh, the Jasper County collector of revenue.
This Week's Circulars
Went on to be with his wife on July 16, 2020, and to spend eternity. Glen was born in Lamar, Missouri, to the late Vivian and E. Verla Costley. Born into a family of six children, Valeda, Lois, Dean, Chris, Glen and Eugene. Glen was the oldest living child and passed away at 96. Children all…
GOODMAN, MO - Michael Ray Andrews, 62 a diesel mechanic, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Racine Christian Church. Arrangements by Konantz Warden Funeral Home, Lamar.
- Carthage shooting suspect arrested in Lamar church
- UPDATED: One man is dead, woman injured in shooting at Carthage motel
- Missouri approves Medicaid expansion; Parson, Galloway win
- Council bid to move up recovery plan fails
- Mercy doctor deals with long-lasting effects of COVID-19 in some patients
- Author praises families of missing girls for perseverance
- Webb City School District to open term Aug. 20 with in-person approach
- Health officials report possible COVID-19 exposure for attendees of Crawford County Fair
- Iconic Webb City home nabs spot on National Register of Historic Places
- First-degree murder charge filed in Carthage motel shootings