When Terrance and Jennifer Thielman heard that Brian and Marilyn Bisbee were retiring from the Carthage Crisis Center in January, they had to take a Thanksgiving side trip.
A 3-percent hike in salaries, money for major elections, four new holding cells in the county jail and a bit less money for road construction — those were the highlights of the 2016 Jasper County budget released on Tuesday by County Auditor Richard Webster.
When local contributions are made to the Carthage Area United Way, youth like Christopher Roberts are helped in their endeavors.
The number of indigent clients under the care of the Jasper County Public Administrator’s office is growing, putting more strain on her office throughout the year, but especially around the Christmas season.
Gary Crawford said that in his wildest dreams he never imagined singing in a gospel group.
There are different types of strength, and a coach at the Carthage High School is helping young ladies grow both physically and emotionally.
The not-for-profit Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics has come a long way since its beginning 118 years ago and its help continues closer to Carthage with the new clinic in Joplin.
Among the many local authors on tap for the upcoming event at the Carthage Public Library will be Bill Hart, with the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation.
The Lawrence City Commission will soon receive a home improvement retailer’s request for public incentives to construct a production plant and warehouse in the city.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma early Monday. There are no immediate reports of damage, but the quake was felt throughout much of the state and into Kansas.