Stories of Uncommon Character

Welcome to your comprehensive portal to life in St. Joseph, Missouri and the surrounding region of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. We are a thriving community made with uncommon character over 175 years. You’ll find a growing library of stories about our people, places, and events that are unique in the BEST of ways. Keep scrolling and you’ll also find the most comprehensive calendar in the city with direct links to dozens of websites in, about, and including St. Joseph.

#MOTIVATED

Prompted to act towards a goal.

#CONNECTED

Joined together or brought into contact so that a real or notional link is established.

#COLLABORATIVE

Working together towards shared goals.

#BENEVOLENT

Shows kindness and is generous in providing aid to others.

#POETIC

Having an imaginative or sensitively emotional style of expression; seeing what many do not.

#RESPONSIVE

Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.

#SELF-BELIEF

A feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgement.

#IRON-WILLED

A burning determination that cannot be stopped or hindered by anything; Extremely resilient.

#COLORFUL

Full of interest; lively and exciting; having much or varied color.

#INNOVATIVE

Featuring new methods; advanced and original.

#COMMITTED

Loyal and willing to give your time and energy to something that you believe in.

#DARING

Adventurous or audaciously bold.

#GROUNDBREAKING

Something innovative, pioneering or that has never been done before.

#resilient

Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

#BRIGHT

Full of hope and promise; intelligent.

#CURIOUS

Eager to learn or know; inquisitive; arousing interest.

#LUMINOUS

Emitting or reflecting usually steady, suffused, or glowing light

#CREATIVE

Having or showing an ability to make new things or think of new ideas.

#GUMPTIOUS

Takes initiative with attention, common sense, spunk and resourcefulness.

#AGILE

Mentally quick; also, moving quickly and lightly with grace.

#EARNEST

Serious in intention, purpose, or effort; an earnest worker.

#DELICIOUS

Highly pleasant to the taste; delightful.

#REFRESHING

#Melodious

Having a tune that is pleasant to the ear; delightful.

#HUMBLE

Not proud or arrogant; modest.

#NATURAL

Consonant with the character of and in accordance with the nature of the area.

#WELL-READ

Having extensive information and understanding; deeply versed through reading.

#Exuberant

Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.

#SWEET

#ARTIFACTUAL

Something made by human hands that has some archaeological or historical significance.

#FOUNDING

Having or showing initiative and resourcefulness.

#RESOLUTE

Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.

#ADOPTIVE

Accepting responsibility for; including in a larger whole.

#EXPRESSIVE

Showing a particular feeling, thought, mood; conveying a story

#ENSCONCED

Securely hidden.

#MOVING

Causing or producing motion; changing, instigating, actuating; and, stirring strong emotions.

#DRIVEN

Having a compulsive or urgent quality; propelled or motivated by something.

#WORLDLY

#PIONEERING

One who is first or among the earliest in any field of inquiry, enterprise, or progress preparing the way for others to follow.

#WANDERLUST

#AWESOME

Extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or inspiration.

#ANCHORED

To keep hold or be firmly fixed; can be relied on for support, stability, or security; mainstay.

#CLEVER

#ECLECTIC

Derived from a wide range of sources and styles chosen for appropriateness to local tradition and current culture.

#QUIRKY

Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.

#DAUNTLESS

Not easily intimidated; brave.

#STEADFAST

Unswerving loyalty.

#LUCKY

Having unexpected good fortune; favorable; believed to bring good luck.