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.

#ANCHORED

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

#CONNECTED

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

#DELICIOUS

Highly pleasant to the taste; delightful.

#QUIRKY

Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.

#CURIOUS

Eager to learn or know; inquisitive; arousing interest.

#POETIC

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

#DARING

Adventurous or audaciously bold.

#resilient

Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

#EARNEST

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

#COLLABORATIVE

Working together towards shared goals.

#HUMBLE

Not proud or arrogant; modest.

#CREATIVE

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

#GROUNDBREAKING

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

#ADOPTIVE

Accepting responsibility for; including in a larger whole.

#MOVING

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

#Melodious

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

#RESPONSIVE

Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.

#ARTIFACTUAL

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

#AWESOME

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

#NATURAL

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

#DAUNTLESS

Not easily intimidated; brave.

#BRIGHT

Full of hope and promise; intelligent.

#AGILE

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

#Exuberant

Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.

#COMMITTED

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

#LUCKY

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

#SELF-BELIEF

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

#WELL-READ

Having extensive information and understanding; deeply versed through reading.

#ENSCONCED

Securely hidden.

#GUMPTIOUS

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

#BENEVOLENT

Shows kindness and is generous in providing aid to others.

#ECLECTIC

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

#STEADFAST

Unswerving loyalty.

#PIONEERING

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

#IRON-WILLED

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

#EXPRESSIVE

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

#DRIVEN

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

#RESOLUTE

Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.

#INNOVATIVE

Featuring new methods; advanced and original.

#MOTIVATED

Prompted to act towards a goal.

#COLORFUL

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