St. Joseph is made up of people, places and amenities that are unlike any other Midwest city. We’re bold. We’re curious. We’re quirky. We’re uncommon in the best of ways.
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For decades, families across America invited Walter Cronkite into their living rooms every evening, trusting he would bring national and world events into focus. With his deep voice and warm demeanor, Walter Cronkite delivered the news of the day — good and bad — with unfaltering dignity and integrity.
What started 160 years ago has returned in a new way. Ask hundreds of customers and visitors, and they’ll say it’s right on time.
Games of chance and dining establishments have been a part of St. Joseph, Missouri’s uncommon character since the earliest settlers gathered to let off some steam and gamble on optimistic odds.
Amidst the chaos of a packed gymnasium… squeak, squeak. Bounce. Bounce. These are the only sounds that matter. Sneakers and a basketball against a polished gym floor.
If you ask him about his career playing and coaching tennis, he’ll tell you he just hopes that people try the sport.
Listen to "Are You In Love" from St. Joseph's own Simon Fink. The historical and present-day references in this song merely tease at the breadth and depth of the traits characterizing our people, places and events: brainy, creative, curious, fearless, genuine, innovative, inspired, kind, passionate, quirky, resilient, spirited, uncommon, visionary and more! The song is available for purchase here.