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.


Accepting responsibility for; including in a larger whole.


Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.


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


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


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


Securely hidden.


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


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


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


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


Not easily intimidated; brave.


Eager to learn or know; inquisitive; arousing interest.


Adventurous or audaciously bold.


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


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


Featuring new methods; advanced and original.


Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.


Working together towards shared goals.


Prompted to act towards a goal.


Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.


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


Highly pleasant to the taste; delightful.


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


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


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


Shows kindness and is generous in providing aid to others.


Not proud or arrogant; modest.


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



Full of hope and promise; intelligent.


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


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


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


Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.


Having extensive information and understanding; deeply versed through reading.


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


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


Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.


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


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


Unswerving loyalty.


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