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.


Prompted to act towards a goal.


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


Working together towards shared goals.


Shows kindness and is generous in providing aid to others.


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


Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.


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


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


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


Featuring new methods; advanced and original.


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


Adventurous or audaciously bold.


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


Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.


Full of hope and promise; intelligent.


Eager to learn or know; inquisitive; arousing interest.


Emitting or reflecting usually steady, suffused, or glowing light


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


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


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


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


Highly pleasant to the taste; delightful.



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


Not proud or arrogant; modest.


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


Having extensive information and understanding; deeply versed through reading.


Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.



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


Having or showing initiative and resourcefulness.


Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.


Accepting responsibility for; including in a larger whole.


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


Securely hidden.


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


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



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



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


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



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


Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.


Not easily intimidated; brave.


Unswerving loyalty.


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