Like it did in the aftermath of a powerful tornado 10 years ago, Joplin walked, ran and brought hundreds to the city to help remember those lo…
On the 10th anniversary of one of the most terrible days in Joplin history, standing in front of a medical school installed in an emergency ho…
Photos from anniversary events of the 2011 Joplin Tornado from May 22, 2021.
Traveling down South Main Street on his way to work each morning, beginning around 24th Street, Scott Lone will glance to his right, his eyes …
Silent reflection, quiet laughter, solemn prayer, moments of silence and yes, some tears, marked a ceremony of remembrance held Friday night a…
Joplin High School alumni who graduated in 2011 are gearing up for their 10-year class reunion this fall, when hundreds of students who may no…
When Ken Patterson laces up his running shoes early Saturday morning and heads off on a 13.1-mile run, he’ll have one person in mind: Tripp Miller.
Facts and numbers related to the Joplin tornado and recovery have been accumulated by the city of Joplin and the Joplin Area Chamber of Commer…
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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.”
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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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