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Lage Grigsby was believed to be near death when he arrived at Freeman Hospital West after being pulled from debris in the May 22, 2011, tornado. In fact he was taken to the hospital's morgue.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon saw the horror of Joplin’s devastation reflected in an expression on the face of his wife, Georganne, as they got their first look at the town after the May 22 tornado five years ago.
National Disaster Photo Rescue volunteers will be available Sunday to reunite Joplin residents who may have lost photos as a result of the May 22, 2011, tornado.
The Joplin Humane Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold an adoption event and free microchip clinic today to coincide with the five-year anniversary of the 2011 Joplin tornado. The adoption event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Parr Hill Pa…
DUENWEG, Mo. — The Joplin Early Childhood Education Program received a $40,000 grant Friday to help with its temporary relocation to Duenweg Elementary School.
On each side of Joplin Avenue, 161 banners towered over the thousand or so people who participated in the Joplin Memorial Walk of Silence, commemorating each person who died because of the 2011 tornado.
Nearly five years after the creation of the mural “The Butterfly Effect: Dreams Take Flight,” the artist will return this weekend to Joplin for the release of a documentary film, “Called to Walls,” in the wake of his six-state Mid-America Mural Project.
A new project will honor one of the 2011 tornado's young victims while also giving people the chance to recognize those who have made a difference in their lives.
The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business Celebration Ribbon Cutting and Cook-Out at 11:30 a.m. Friday in honor of the business recovery made in the area following the 2011 tornado.
Composer Hubert Bird got his start in music listening to his mother, Lucille Bird, play the piano at First Baptist Church in Baxter Springs, Kansas, and his father sing.
Brightly colored metal butterflies are popping up around Joplin to symbolize the metamorphosis that the city has undergone since the 2011 tornado.
Five years ago, second-graders at Empresa Elementary School in Oceanside, California, painted a brightly colored banner with self-portraits and the message "The World Will Become a Brighter Place" to reassure Joplin residents that there would be healing from the EF5 tornado.
Officials with Freeman Health System and Ozark Center on Tuesday unveiled Help Kids Cope, an Apple-based app that provides age-appropriate communication prompts for parents and guardians to talk about natural disasters with their children.
Editor's Note: Five years ago, Globe reporters and photographers walked the May 22, 2011, devastation from Schifferdecker Avenue to Duquesne, describing what was happening, what people were doing and interviewing survivors. This past spring, they returned.
There is one thing that has kept Nicole Drouin Amayo going over the roller coaster of the past five years: Love.
Planners of events marking the five-year anniversary of the Joplin tornado hope they will help residents, whether they had losses or witnessed recovery, "stop and take pride in their progress."
Heading into the five-year anniversary of the Joplin tornado, several local causes will further their work with the last of the money donated from around the world to the Joplin Recovery Fund.
Hubert Bird, a composer, conductor and native of Joplin, has dusted off the musical piece he premiered one year after the May 22, 2011, tornado and is preparing to oversee two new performances of the updated composition.
DUENWEG, Mo. — Pastor Larry Bjorklund started housing people at what has become known as the Volunteer Village near the Abundant Life Christian Center shortly after the May 22, 2011, Joplin tornado.
Butterfly sculptures are beginning to pop up around Joplin as a way to mark the fifth anniversary of the May 22, 2011, tornado.
“It's like Christmas again," said Dr. Andi Selby on Thursday, during a blessing and groundbreaking ceremony for a 30-room primary care clinic now under construction at 202 E. 50th Street, south of Mercy Hospital Joplin.
Money that might be left over from the grant to build the new Joplin Public Library could be used for other projects, members of the Joplin Redevelopment Corp. were told Tuesday.
Joplin Proud is looking for 161 people, families and organizations to be part of a journal project to reflect on how far Joplin has come since the 2011 tornado.
Claims have been filed seeking more than $8.4 million in reimbursement for property damage cited by the city of Joplin as a result of the 2011 tornado.
As the sun rose over Joplin on Saturday, close to 20 people — and one dog — gathered in the parking lot of Forest Park Baptist Church near 7th Street and Range Line Road, readying for their morning run.
A two-day Joplin Disaster Recovery Summit — titled “Real People, Real Experiences, Real Lessons” — is planned for May 19-20 as part of the commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the Joplin tornado. The event is sponsored by Joplin Proud.
Applications are now being taken for the last round of tornado-related grants from the Joplin Recovery Fund, which is administered by the Joplin Regional Community Foundation.
While Chandra Haliburton welcomed friends and family to her new house on Friday, the Salvation Army announced that it would fund five more houses for tornado-impacted residents through the Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity.
Joplin's city staff has turned down its lone offer to build a senior living complex on land owned by a city board, but a private developer has asked for a letter of support for a similar project.
Thousands more pupils, teachers and community members in the Four-State Area will be able to seek refuge from severe weather this year following the anticipated completion of several school districts' safe rooms.
Joan Rollins did not think she could afford to buy a house, but now she’s enjoying one near Joplin High School, thanks to a program offered through the city of Joplin.
Business owners who don't want to get caught unprepared in the face of disaster can learn how to plan in a series of workshops Wednesday and Thursday.
An update on the observance planned in May to mark the fifth anniversary of the Joplin tornado will be presented on Monday at a meeting of the Joplin City Council.
Dough is spread out on the baker’s table. Flour is sprinkled on top. It is kneaded and then folded. After more kneading and another sprinkling of flour, the metal roller comes out to create a smooth sheet of dough that is ready for cutting.
Residents and business owners and managers who do not have a plan for disasters may put one together by attending an upcoming free session being offered by the city of Joplin and the St. Bernard Project.
A $4 million permit for the construction of the new city park at the southeast corner of 26th Street and Maiden Lane tops the list of building permits issued by the city of Joplin in December, the second month of the city's 2016 fiscal year.
This Week's Circulars
Betty Jo Rountree, a longtime resident of Joplin, MO, passed away November 2, 2019 after a brief illness. Betty was born July 1, 1932, in Dade County, MO, and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1950. She lived and worked in Joplin from 1971 until the time of her passing. Betty is survi…
CARTHAGE, MO - Charles Allen "Charlie" Chapman, 80, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Memorial graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Park Cemetery, Carthage. Arrangements are under the direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.
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