The latest educational institution to be established in Joplin, the Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine, has enrolled its first class and will hold opening activities this summer.
Progress at Missouri Southern State University is largely happening behind the scenes this year, with a few major donations made publicly to help launch related fundraising efforts under the Lions Forward campaign, established last fall to make improvements across the campus. Read moreMSSU campaign underway for future improvements
WEBB CITY, Mo. — Webb City officials said Flat Creek Grill constructed on East Road in Centennial Park plans to open later this spring. Read moreWebb City drawing new businesses, dining options
The village of Airport Drive is seeing more businesses setting up shop, including a new pizza restaurant along Fir Road that can be accessed by drivers on Highway 171. Read moreDevelopments coming along in village of Airport Drive
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The conversion of an abandoned elementary school into a new day care center is being hailed as an ideal first project for Pittsburg’s new community development corporation, Point Forward. Read morePittsburg pursuing more unified approach to community development
Joplin is looking more like its old self every day. Read moreDowntown rebirth mixes Joplin's past, future
NEOSHO, Mo. — Dusty Altman has seen traffic come and go on the Neosho square for 17 years, and he used to be able to set a watch to it. Read moreDowntown dining: New eateries expand Neosho square's operation
MIAMI, Okla. — Miami is open for business. That’s the main message Miami City Manager Bo Reese wants get out about the town that sits alongside Interstate 44 in Northeast Oklahoma. Read moreMiami focus on 'quality of life' showing results
CARTHAGE, Mo. — 2022 was a year of change for economic development in Carthage, with new people in three key positions to promote the city in business and tourism, and also because of the sale of the last four public parcels of land at Myers Park in the south part of town. Read moreCarthage marks a year of change in economic development team
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — The city of Carl Junction is focusing on improving its parks system this year with the installation of a new splash pad in Memorial Park, a future playground in Lakeside Park and updated equipment in Center Creek Park. Read moreNew splash pad at Memorial Park in Carl Junction taking shape, other projects in the works
To understand the Joplin School District’s biggest change over the past year, it’s best to start with a visual. Read moreJoplin Schools marks new year with new school at Dover Hill
Joplin is still riding a wave of its largest economic development and building expansion since tornado rebuilding a decade ago. Read moreJoplin's economic wave still cresting, officials say
It’s an exciting time for Mercy. We’re opening new clinics, adding new providers and giving back to the community. Read moreJeremy Drinkwitz: Mercy Hospital Joplin continues tradition of service to community
Freeman Health System encourages all of our staff members to think creatively and put innovative ideas into action. Thanks to our dedicated team of professionals, we have continued to move the health system forward and improve services and outcomes for patients. Read morePaula Baker: 2022 a year of innovation, accolades for Freeman Health System
It has been a busy fall and winter in Joplin Schools, and we have so much to be proud of. Read moreKerry Sachetta: Joplin school a starting place to help Eagles grow wings
Missouri Southern State University is proud of our commitment to provide outstanding educational opportunities for Joplin, the Four States and beyond. Our core mission is education — transforming the lives of students and thereby impacting the growth and vitality of communities. As a public … Read moreDean Van Galen: MSSU partnering for progress
There are few things more interesting than learning how everyday items are created. The annual Advanced Manufacturing Expo creates that excitement for area students as they learn about the products that are made right here in our region. Read moreAmy Kauffman: MOKAN Partnership supports local businesses, develops workforce
I’m regularly asked, “How are things going?” And every time, as I gather my thoughts for an answer, feelings of excitement and resolve come rushing in. This is the scoreboard question. As a community, is Joplin winning, improving, advancing? Read moreNick Edwards: Joplin on path for exponential growth
I’ll never forget my introduction to a chamber of commerce. It was 2005 and my first week on the job at a bank in Fort Smith, Arkansas. My new boss had informed me that we were members of the chamber and asked that I become an ambassador to represent the bank at events and in the community. Read moreTravis Stephens: Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce a catalyst, collaborator and champion
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The bustling Southeast Kansas town of Pittsburg — home of Pittsburg State University, the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts and a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial — boasts a lively lineup of annual festivals. Read moreLittle Balkans Days leads Pittsburg event lineup
MIAMI, Okla. — Music, barbecue and rodeo — three pieces of the main festivals that call Miami home. Both are designed to provide an entertainment experience for residents and tourists alike. Read moreJuly brings Route 66 Heritage Festival to Miami
Missouri Southern State University hosts events throughout the year for the campus and community alike, but the next one on the calendar is a major one: spring commencement, slated for Saturday, May 13, in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. Read moreMSSU sets spring commencement
If the stress ball on your desk isn’t cutting it, there’s a bigger and better outlet for your frustrations. Read moreJoplin now home to new rage room
CARTHAGE, Mo. — As a community on Route 66 and one that was on the front lines at the start of America’s bloodiest conflict, Carthage has a lot to draw visitors. Read moreCarthage offers major festivals in Marian Days, Maple Leaf
WEBB CITY, Mo. — Mark those calendars because several annual events are returning to Webb City, including the town’s premiere festival, Route 66 Cruise-A-Palooza, which drew over 10,000 people last summer. Read moreCruise-A-Palooza returns to Webb City
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — The Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce will host Second Tuesday this year from 4 to 7 p.m. in June, July and August. Read moreSecond Tuesday gains traction in Carl Junction
NEOSHO, Mo. — The city of Neosho runs major annual festivals. Read moreCelebrate Neosho to kick off July 4 season
The Joplin School District’s academic calendar is chock full of events all year long for students, parents, teachers, staff members and the community. Read moreGraduation on tap for Joplin High School class of 2023
A slate of signature events are held each year in Joplin. Read moreJoplin Memorial Run held annually to honor 2011 tornado victims
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The conversion of an abandoned elementary school into a new day care center is being hailed as an ideal first project for Pi…
Joplin is looking more like its old self every day.
NEOSHO, Mo. — Dusty Altman has seen traffic come and go on the Neosho square for 17 years, and he used to be able to set a watch to it.
MIAMI, Okla. — Miami is open for business. That’s the main message Miami City Manager Bo Reese wants get out about the town that sits alongsid…
CARTHAGE, Mo. — 2022 was a year of change for economic development in Carthage, with new people in three key positions to promote the city in …
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — The city of Carl Junction is focusing on improving its parks system this year with the installation of a new splash pad i…
To understand the Joplin School District’s biggest change over the past year, it’s best to start with a visual.
Joplin is still riding a wave of its largest economic development and building expansion since tornado rebuilding a decade ago.
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This Week's Circulars
As Joplin celebrates its 150th anniversary, look back on some key moments in its history.
Missouri’s acclaimed 20th-century painter Thomas Hart Benton began his career as a professional artist in early day Joplin in what he would later describe as a “quirk of fate.”
A unique race featuring classic and vintage cars will return to Joplin in June and will help mark the city’s transportation heritage event during its 150th birthday celebration.
Dennis Weaver: Known for his roles as Chester Goode/Proudfoot on “Gunsmoke” and Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud on “McCloud,” Weaver had a prolific career in movies and TV, including starring in “Duel,” a TV film that was director Steven Spielberg’s first work.
Joplin’s earliest newspaper started one year before the city was designated.
Start Downtown: Much of Joplin’s history is in, and around, the city blocks from First to 10th streets along Main Street. From the Newman Building (now serving as Joplin City Hall and home of the Thomas Hart Benton mural) to the Fox Theatre (now housing Central Christian Center). Many histor…
Not only were Murphysburg and East Joplin rivals in the late 1870s, but so were the types of ores being pulled from the ground around the quickly growing mining towns.
Films featuring local talent or events — from the 1920s silent film “Captain Salvation” and Alfred Hitchcock’s spy thriller “Saboteur,” starring, respectively, Joplin natives Pauline Starke and Robert Cummings, to the 1967 neo-noir crime drama “Bonnie and Clyde” — will be showcased at variou…
Percy Wenrich, one of Joplin’s native sons, is today perhaps best known locally as being the guy that gave Dover Hill its name.
The five lawmen approaching the modest Carthage stone house in the old Freeman Grove neighborhood on Joplin’s south side 90 years ago thought they might be dealing with bootleggers.
From the earliest days of Joplin, Black residents have played an important role in the city’s history.
Bonnie and Clyde’s hideout, Grand Falls, Union Depot and Crystal Cave are a few Joplin landmarks being constructed out of Lego bricks by area youth who are competing in a program to celebrate Joplin’s 150th birthday.
Within a dozen years in the late 1800s, what would soon become the city of Joplin jolted a quiet pioneer wilderness into a boisterous location for commerce.
As part of Joplin’s sesquicentennial celebrations, two days’ worth of ragtime and barbershop music will be performed in tribute to Joplin-born Percy Wenrich and other Missouri composers on April 14-15.
From Joplin’s earliest days, before radio or television or even moving pictures, people looked for ways to entertain themselves, and one of the most popular was to take in a game of “base ball.”
History is a tough pill to swallow. Today the majority of students find history books to be “heavy” subjects, especially when they lug them to class.
For the past 110 years, people in Joplin have had a chance to see the future of Major League Baseball play ball at the little ballpark between Third and Fourth streets on High Avenue.
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