Good weather for winter ribbon-cuttings later this week in Joplin
This will be a week that many will remember in Joplin and greater southwest Missouri. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies will occur on
Friday at a new county courthouse and elementary school. KRPS's Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
This week's mild temperatures and partly cloudy skies will be great conditions for the two ribbon cuttings taking place about 1.6
miles from each other this Friday morning. The first, at Dover Hill Elementary in Joplin,will take place around 10 am.
Groundbreaking for the 67,000-square-foot project took place in April of 2021. Once complete, students from West Central and
Columbia Elementary schools will attend Dover Hill. The facility was constructed on a nearly 18-acre parcel of land donated to
Joplin Schools by the city.
Meanwhile, the ribbon cutting and open house for the new Jasper County Courthousewill also take place Friday between 10 am
and noon. The new 80,000-square-foot structure cost 30 million dollars to construct and replaces the significantly smaller
courthouse built in 1975. The project broke ground in October 2020. Both ribbon cuttings on Friday are open to the public. For 89 9 KRPS, I'm Fred Fletcher-Fierro