Posts Tagged 'May 22'

‘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’


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