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.


Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.


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


Shows kindness and is generous in providing aid to others.


Full of hope and promise; intelligent.


Prompted to act towards a goal.


Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.


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


Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.


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


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


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


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


Featuring new methods; advanced and original.


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


Not easily intimidated; brave.


Unswerving loyalty.


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


Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.


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


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


Adventurous or audaciously bold.


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


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


Having extensive information and understanding; deeply versed through reading.


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


Securely hidden.


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


Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.


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


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