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Welfare check leading to pursuit in Crawford County

On March 31, 2017 at 10:43 am, Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputies were made aware of a subject that allegedly made suicidal comments to a Mental Health Professional at Crawford County Mental Health’s (CRMH) office in Pittsburg, KS. CRMH staff advised that the subject left in his vehicle and that he was armed with a handgun. Deputies patrolled the vicinity to check the welfare of the subject who shall remain nameless at this time. At approximately 12:18 pm, deputies locate…

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Joplin Area Catholic Schools Easter Egg Hunt – April 1st

Please join us at St. Mary’s School at 3025 S. Central City Road in Joplin this Saturday, April 1st for our 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children ages 3, 4, and 5 will be involved in the hunt. The Easter Bunny will be on site for pictures, face painting and lunch will be available. Tours of the school begin at 10:30. Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11:00 am. Hope to see you then! For more information call 417-623-1465 or e-mail ahamlet@jacss.org

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City names Hertzberg as new Public Works Director

Joplin City Manager Sam Anselm announced today the promotion of David Hertzberg to Public Works Director. Most recently, Hertzberg served as the Capital Improvements Project Manager for the City and held this position for the past two years.  Prior to that, he worked in Community Development focusing on disaster recovery. He previously served as the Public Works Director from 2004 to 2013 before moving to the recovery role.  “David has an extensive background in …