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.


Adventurous or audaciously bold.


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



Shows kindness and is generous in providing aid to others.


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


Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.


Highly pleasant to the taste; delightful.


Accepting responsibility for; including in a larger whole.


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


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


Eager to learn or know; inquisitive; arousing interest.




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


Not proud or arrogant; modest.


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



Securely hidden.


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.


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


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


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



Having or showing initiative and resourcefulness.


Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.


Full of hope and promise; intelligent.


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


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



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


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


Featuring new methods; advanced and original.


Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.


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


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


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


Unswerving loyalty.


Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.


Working together towards shared goals.


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



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


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


Having extensive information and understanding; deeply versed through reading.


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



Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.


Emitting or reflecting usually steady, suffused, or glowing light


Prompted to act towards a goal.