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.


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



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


Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.


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


Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.


Securely hidden.


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


Shows kindness and is generous in providing aid to others.


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


Having extensive information and understanding; deeply versed through reading.


Eager to learn or know; inquisitive; arousing interest.


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


Not proud or arrogant; modest.


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


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


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


Prompted to act towards a goal.


Adventurous or audaciously bold.



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


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


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




Having or showing initiative and resourcefulness.


Full of hope and promise; intelligent.


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


Not easily intimidated; brave.


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



Featuring new methods; advanced and original.


Highly pleasant to the taste; delightful.



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


Unswerving loyalty.



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




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


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


Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.


Working together towards shared goals.



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


Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.


Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.


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


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