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.


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


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


Working together towards shared goals.


Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.


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


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


Shows kindness and is generous in providing aid to others.


Unswerving loyalty.


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


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


Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.


Securely hidden.


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


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


Full of hope and promise; intelligent.


Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.


Not easily intimidated; brave.


Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.


Featuring new methods; advanced and original.


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


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


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


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


Having extensive information and understanding; deeply versed through reading.


Accepting responsibility for; including in a larger whole.


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.


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


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


Adventurous or audaciously bold.


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


Prompted to act towards a goal.


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


Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.