Monday, January 02, 2017
Brenda Schmid post on Globe's obscene obit prices, Joplin Globe, Dankelson among top October 2016 posts
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The Globe was featured in the top two posts in October, as I wrote about its decision to endorse Hillary Clinton in the presidential election.
October was also a strong month for investigative reporting as the Turner Report connected five $1,000 campaign contributions to then Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney Dean Dankelson from people connected to Joplin business Jordan Disposal, which had a family member awaiting trial in Jasper County on drug charges.
The month also spotlighted comings and goings in the Joplin R-8 School District as the Turner Report broke the story that two top administrators, Mark Barlass and Amanda Boyer, were on their way out. Joining the administration in October was former Webb City R-7 Superintendent Ron Lankford.
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