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Two Joplin-area men killed in separate, unrelated crashes

JOPLIN METRO AREA — Two separate and unrelated motorcycle crashes claimed the lives of two local men on Saturday according to reports from Missouri State Highway Patrol. One man was a longtime city of Carthage employee, the city released a statement Sunday morning. BARTON COUNTY, Mo. — Trooper B O’Sullivan of Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a Jasper, Mo. man...
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Church bus rear-ended near Oronogo, Mo.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Sunday morning just before 9:45 a.m. reports of a church bus rear-ended by an SUV on MO-96 near CR230 alerted Jasper County E911. Oronogo Fire Dept, Oronogo Police Dept, Jasper County Deputies and METS ambulance responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. On the scene we are told by Tpr B.D. Vaught of Troop D, five...
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Two area men die in separate crashes Saturday evening

Two area men died in separate highway crashes Saturday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 57-year-old Wayne E. Sprenkle of Jasper died around 7:40 p.m. Saturday on I-49 about two miles south of Sheldon when he swerved his southbound motorcycle to avoid an object in the roadway. He lost...

Johnson drives in three; Outlaws hammer Griffons

NEVADA, Mo. – (WATCH) Carl Junction High School product Carson Johnson goes 2-3 with a double and 3 RBI, helping the Joplin Outlaws roll by the Nevada Griffons 12-1 Sunday night. Outlaws pitchers only allowed two Nevada hits on the night. COPYRIGHT 2022 BY KOAM NEWS NOW. ALL RIGHTS...

CHC/SEK Fort Scott to provide walk-in mammograms July 27

FORT SCOTT — Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas is hosting a walk-in mammogram event for women age 40 and older who have not received a recent mammogram. The event will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27 at the Fort Scott main clinic located at 401 Woodland Hills Blvd Fort Scott. Refreshments and a gift will be provided.

Rotary Elects New Officers

On July 1, new officers stepped into leadership positions of Fort Scott’s Rotary Club #2454. Kathy Dancer is President, Lindsay Madison is President-elect, and Rhonda Dunn is Secretary-Treasurer. Outgoing officers are President Tracy Dancer, Secretary Lisa Ward, Treasurer Melissa Wise, and Sargent-at-Arms Ed Scott. Also beginning in July, Rotary...

Auto shop burns on Main Street in Webb City, Mo.

WEBB CITY, Mo. — About 4:30 p.m. Friday reports of a commercial structure fire at 501 N Main alerted Webb City 911. Webb City Fire, METS ambulance and Webb City Police responded. Joplin Fire and Oronogo Fire were requested via auto-mutual aid. Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies and Oronogo Police. Witnesses tell Joplin News First Fire and smoke was pouring out...

Obituary of Alfred Basel

Alfred Heinrich Basel, 86, of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away early Monday morning, June 27, 2022, at the Girard Medical Center. He was born June 3, 1936, in Hanau, Germany, the son of Otto and Elisabeth (Froschhauser) Basel. After moving to the United States as a young man, Alfred married...

Obituary of Leona Garrett

Leona Maxine Garrett, 91, of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away early Thursday morning June 30, 2022, at the Oak Pointe Nursing Home in Carthage, Missouri. She was born March 2, 1931, in Cato, Kansas, the daughter of Wesley Curtis and Leona Florence (Coonrod) James. She married Jack Herbert Garrett August 26, 1950, in Arcadia, Kansas, and he preceded her in death January 7, 2001.

McDonald County goes 4-0 in Heart of America Showcase

JOPLIN, Mo. – (WATCH) McDonald County goes 4-0 in the “Heart of America Tournaments” Firecracker Showcase. The Mustangs top Carl Junction 7-3 in their final game Saturday afternoon at Joplin High School. COPYRIGHT 2022 BY KOAM NEWS NOW. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED,...

PSU announces date for its annual surplus sale

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg State University preps for its annual surplus sale. PSU sent a media update about the sale today. The surplus sale will take place on Friday, July 8, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Saturday, July 9, from 8:00 am to noon. All sales are cash only.

Chamber Golf Classic on July 15

Feel free to give us a call or drop by the Chamber to register a team or sponsorship!. It will be a great day of business promotion, networking, & fun!. Thank you to our Chamber Champions for all of your support!. Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce | 231 E....

Fort Scott City Commission Minutes of June 21

The regular meeting of the Fort Scott City Commission was held June 21st, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Commission Meeting Room at City Hall, 123 S. Main Street, Fort Scott, Kansas. ROLL CALL:. Commissioners J. Jones, T. Van Hoecke, S. Walker, and M. Wells were present with Mayor...

Pittsburg Knights of Columbus building sold

PITTSBURG, Kans. — The sale of an apartment complex in Pittsburg has resulted in thousands of dollars for nonprofits in Crawford County. The sale of the Knights of Columbus Tower Apartments last year led to the Pittsburg Broadway Tower Corporation establishing the Knights Of Columbus Endowment Fund with The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas.

City-wide bulky item pick up scheduled for July 18

PITTSBURG, KS – The City of Pittsburg will conduct a bulky item pick up on Monday, July 18. Residents inside the Pittsburg city limits can register to participate. City staff will disperse across eight zones in the city and collect bulky items. Residents must sign up by before 5:00 pm Thursday, July 14 in order to participate. This event is limited to box springs and mattresses, household furniture (couches, recliners, wooden furniture).