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.

#ARTIFACTUAL

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

#AWESOME

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

#COLLABORATIVE

Working together towards shared goals.

#RESPONSIVE

Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.

#GROUNDBREAKING

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

#PIONEERING

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

#BENEVOLENT

Shows kindness and is generous in providing aid to others.

#STEADFAST

Unswerving loyalty.

#EARNEST

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

#ANCHORED

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

#QUIRKY

Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.

#ENSCONCED

Securely hidden.

#LUCKY

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

#CONNECTED

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

#BRIGHT

Full of hope and promise; intelligent.

#Exuberant

Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.

#DAUNTLESS

Not easily intimidated; brave.

#resilient

Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

#INNOVATIVE

Featuring new methods; advanced and original.

#MOVING

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

#AGILE

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

#EXPRESSIVE

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

#DRIVEN

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

#WELL-READ

Having extensive information and understanding; deeply versed through reading.

#ADOPTIVE

Accepting responsibility for; including in a larger whole.

#NATURAL

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

#IRON-WILLED

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

#Melodious

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

#POETIC

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

#DARING

Adventurous or audaciously bold.

#COLORFUL

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

#MOTIVATED

Prompted to act towards a goal.

#SELF-BELIEF

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

#RESOLUTE

Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.