Posts Tagged 'joplin'

‘You’re from Joplin’

David Mink, JTBJ ReporterI’m from Joplin.

A year ago today, I was in my home with my wife and our two small children, staying dry on a stormy Sunday and marveling at the strength of the wind and rain across the rooftops of my neighbors’ houses. Half a mile to the northwest, a tornado was touching down, and in the next half hour it would cut a swath through my community – my hometown – that would change our world forever. Continue reading ‘‘You’re from Joplin’’

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The tornado as a kiln

Carole Liston, JTBJ EditorWas it one year ago or 10?

May 22, 2011, in Joplin – when a hazy, humid Sunday afternoon in spring became the spawning ground for a killer tornado and a community’s transformation. Continue reading ‘The tornado as a kiln’

Joplin business community: Best is yet to come

Eric Olson, SBJ Editor

I’m in Joplin today, my first visit since the May 22 tornado.

With morning business meetings and press conferences on the agenda, I’ve
only had a quick glimpse of the physical damage on Range Line Road. Continue reading ‘Joplin business community: Best is yet to come’


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