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.

#ADOPTIVE

Accepting responsibility for; including in a larger whole.

#RESPONSIVE

Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.

#SELF-BELIEF

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

#Melodious

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

#ANCHORED

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

#ENSCONCED

Securely hidden.

#LUCKY

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

#COLORFUL

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

#GUMPTIOUS

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

#COMMITTED

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

#DAUNTLESS

Not easily intimidated; brave.

#CURIOUS

Eager to learn or know; inquisitive; arousing interest.

#DARING

Adventurous or audaciously bold.

#CREATIVE

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

#ARTIFACTUAL

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

#INNOVATIVE

Featuring new methods; advanced and original.

#RESOLUTE

Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.

#COLLABORATIVE

Working together towards shared goals.

#MOTIVATED

Prompted to act towards a goal.

#Exuberant

Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.

#GROUNDBREAKING

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

#DELICIOUS

Highly pleasant to the taste; delightful.

#AGILE

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

#ECLECTIC

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

#MOVING

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

#BENEVOLENT

Shows kindness and is generous in providing aid to others.

#HUMBLE

Not proud or arrogant; modest.

#NATURAL

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

#SWEET

#BRIGHT

Full of hope and promise; intelligent.

#DRIVEN

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

#CONNECTED

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

#AWESOME

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

#resilient

Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

#WELL-READ

Having extensive information and understanding; deeply versed through reading.

#EARNEST

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

#IRON-WILLED

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

#QUIRKY

Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.

#POETIC

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

#EXPRESSIVE

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

#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.