The Learning Curve: Special Reports On Education During COVID-19, Part 1
In our first in a series of reports we introduce you to three students learning three different ways.
Independence Community College moves to 'study-in-place' this week
The program is being implemented for all students on the Main and ICC West campuses.
MoKan Dragway wraps up weekend long racing events
Sunday's big win was a $5,000 prize.
Friends of Back the Blue group host tailgate for Joplin Police Department
The proceeds raised will go to helping keep the Back the Blue billboards up in the Joplin area.
MSSU students working to restore walking trail near campus
For Cline he is hoping to get his vision for the trails complete before he graduates next fall.
Cottey College ranked #1 for best regional college in the midwest
It is a recognition they knew they deserved but a ranking they never saw coming
Unity of Joplin Church 'Blessing Box' is inspiring others to create their own
The other blessing boxes are located on North Wall Avenue and in an alley between Moffett and Sargent Avenue.
Neosho bike trails project nearing completion
Phase 2 of the trials is expected to begin in January.
Annual Alzheimer's walk altered due to COVID-19
But it didn’t stop the residents of College View Manor from putting together a walk of their own.
Chiefs season ticket holders experiencing the home opener in different ways
The Kansas City Chiefs allowed only 16,000 fans into the stadium for the home opener.
From Your Closet Consignment Sale giving consignors 90% of their sales due to COVID-19
The profit change was a surprise for the 140 consignors selling.
Mother and Daughter taking legal action to maintain cemetery in Mindenmines
However, their work to restore the land hasn't come without complications.
WWII hero is laid to rest in Baxter Springs after nearly 80 years
Hadley’s remains were unaccounted for until last year after his surviving brothers provided DNA samples, helping to identify him.
Bourbon County Strong Committee holds Mask Campaign to provide for schools
The campaign doesn’t have a set goal in place on how much they want to raise, but are hoping for enough to supply masks for the rest of the school year.
Friend of Karol Sullens speaks on the 29th anniversary of her disappearance
A $10,000 reward is now being offered for information that leads to her remains
The Joplin Toad Magazine to release pain and perspective video series
The series features six people, with different stories to tell.
Joplin NAACP speaks on death of Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman
‘Wakanda Forever’, that was something that resonated among a lot of black communities
Cottey College holds exhibit celebrating Women's Equality Day and right to vote
For some students, it means a lot to see the effort by the college to recognize the 19th Amendment and women’s equality.
Better Business Bureau warns of government imposter scams that have targeted locals
The couple was asked to go to Walgreens and purchase gift cards, and read off the numbers on the back of the cards.
US Census Bureau adjusts operations due to COVID-19
They will also now be emailing households in low responding areas.
Galena School District students adjusting to COVID-19 safety precautions
When you move, you mask, is the motto for the Galena School District as students get used to a new normal
Miami Public Schools in dire need of substitute teachers and bus drivers
They have had some parents step up recently to volunteer to be a sub.
Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School sticks with in person learning for students
Students are required to wear masks inside along with other safety precautions.
Arma Community Garden succeeding in providing fresh produce to community
Though COVID-19 did change the way they approached the gardening process.
Sons of American Legion in Neosho hold very first fundraiser alongside American Legion Auxiliary
The Sons of the American Legion just formed as a group in February, but with COVID-19 hitting, it hasn’t been easy.
Carthage School District turning virtual for open houses before school starts
For students and teachers, open houses are crucial in developing good classroom relationships.
Carthage School District teachers take training sessions ahead of school
The same can be said at the college level as well, as Missouri Southern State University professors are preparing just the same.
Miami Police Dept see increase in theft calls, residents concerned with uptick of crime in the area
Chief Anderson says the most calls they have been getting are regarding car break ins with people going from car to car checking to see if they are unlocked.
TommyHawks FourStates holds weekend long fundraiser for Brotherhood of Warriors
Burgess held a weekend long tournament, of axe throwing and cornhole to raise money for those veterans.
Local woman raising funds, selling graphic tees for Granby animal shelter construction
The fundraiser ends on August 9th
Joplin High School Band pushes forward with band camp, with precautions in place due to COVID-19
But their season is looking different as well, with many band competitions already cancelled.
Quapaw Public Schools to benefit from Governor Stitt's 'Learn Anywhere Oklahoma' initiative
All public schools in Oklahoma will receive funds and statewide access to virtual learning materials
Carl Junction Schools prepare for upcoming school year with 3 educational options
The District is asking parents to fill out the forms by August 14th.
5th annual Buckles, Barrels, BBQ Fundraiser brings in biggest turn out yet
Organizers say the weekend event was successful and they are excited for next year.
Anderson Police Department detail officer incident at public beach
Carthage homicide suspect arrested in Lamar
Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle on 1-44 eastbound
Duenweg Fire Department re-dedicates fire station in honor of former Fire Chief and current Deputy Chief Jack Reding
The new name was a surprise recognition and dedication given to Jack by his son, current Fire Chief Howard Reding.
Carthage Police investigate homicide, search for suspect
A man was pronounced dead on the scene and a woman who sustained a gunshot wound was sent to a local hospital, but is in stable condition.
Joplin Bungalows meeting the needs of homeless and retired veterans with affordable housing
He found himself again after becoming a resident of the Joplin Bungalows, a housing development for seniors and homeless veterans.