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.


Shows kindness and is generous in providing aid to others.


Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.


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


Having extensive information and understanding; deeply versed through reading.


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


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


Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.


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


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


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



Unswerving loyalty.


Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.


Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.


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


Securely hidden.


Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.


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


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.


Emitting or reflecting usually steady, suffused, or glowing light



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


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


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


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


Working together towards shared goals.


Highly pleasant to the taste; delightful.


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


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


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



Featuring new methods; advanced and original.


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


Adventurous or audaciously bold.


Accepting responsibility for; including in a larger whole.


Prompted to act towards a goal.


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


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


Not easily intimidated; brave.


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


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


Not proud or arrogant; modest.


Eager to learn or know; inquisitive; arousing interest.


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