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.


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


Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.


Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.


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


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


Full of hope and promise; intelligent.


Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.


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


Unswerving loyalty.


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


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


Featuring new methods; advanced and original.


Prompted to act towards a goal.


Having extensive information and understanding; deeply versed through reading.


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


Not easily intimidated; brave.


Shows kindness and is generous in providing aid to others.


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


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


Adventurous or audaciously bold.


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


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


Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.


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


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


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