Tickets are on sale for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner for Jasper and Newton counties. The event is set for Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Butcher’s Block Banquet Center, 499 W. Fountain Road, with the social hour beginning at 6 p.m. and the program to start at 6:30 p.m.
Furniture is assembled and in place. Books have been shelved. More than two and a half years after having been destroyed by the 2011 tornado, three new schools are ready for business.
Kansas health and wildlife officials issued revised fish consumption advisories for 2014 last week. A number of rivers and lakes in Southeast Kansas are on the list because of elevated pollution levels.
There are a few strategies when it comes to eating Girl Scout cookies as quickly as possible. Some competitors at Saturday’s Cookie Crunch-Off at Missouri Southern State University soaked the cookies in milk. A few crumbled them into a bowl and poured the crumbs into their mouths. Others just ate each cookie whole. More than 250 Girl Scouts gathered for the event that kicks off this year’s cookie sale.
The board of directors of the Neosho Transportation Development District on Thursday approved the formation of a liaison group to improve communication with business and community leaders, TDD board chairman Steve Roark said Friday.
With some of the lowest temperatures in years pushing into the area, Joplin homeless shelters and relief organizations were working Saturday to make sure everyone had a place to stay if needed.
I wish I owned a dump truck. I think it’s safe to say that if you owned a dump truck in Joplin right now, you would be doing quite well. I have never seen so many dump trucks at work — especially on South Main Street and Hearnes Boulevard.
Growing jobs in Missouri will be the top priority among the Republican majority in the Missouri House of Representatives, House Speaker Tim Jones said during one of a series of stops in Joplin on Friday.
The city of Neosho and the Neosho Transportation Development District together have spent nearly a half-million dollars in taxpayer money fighting each other in court since 2012.
A young Joplin father is being held on charges that he shook his 6-week-old daughter, causing her to suffer a brain injury.