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.

St. Joseph’s Stained Glass

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

German-American Building

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


Jed Chappell

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

Artcrafts Engraving Co.

Eric Fuson

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

Pete Kelley

Having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks. Able to withstand great force or pressure.

Phil Welch Stadium and The Mustangs

Connected with or interested in sport; Fair and generous in one’s behaviour or treatment of others, especially in a contest.

Cherry Mash

Hillyard Hoop Dreams

Wyeth Mansion and Huston Wyeth

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

Food For Kids

Delmer J. Yoakum

Greg Hatten

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

Ruth Costello

Shows kindness and is generous in providing aid to others.

Conner Hazelrigg

Full of hope and promise; intelligent.

Will Stuck

New Generation Singers

Restoration Church

Downtown First

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

The Murals of Downtown St. Joseph

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

Historic Neighborhoods

Eugene Field

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

Walter Cronkite Memorial

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.

Children’s Theater

Danielle Paolillo

Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.

Roadside Attractions

Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.

Treasure Hunting

Securely hidden.

Barbosa’s Mexican Restaurants

Boehringer Ingelheim

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

The Owen Sisters

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

Joseph Robidoux

Having or showing initiative and resourcefulness.

Betty’s Cafe

Extremely tasty; delicious.

Marek’s Torpedo

Highly pleasant to the taste; delightful.

Goetz Brewery

Featuring new methods; advanced and original.

South Side District

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

New Stories in Old Spaces

Sarah DeGarmo

Accepting responsibility for; including in a larger whole.

River Bluff Brewing

Alonzo Weston

Having extensive information and understanding; deeply versed through reading.

The Parkway

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

Christmas at the Chateau

Ben Magoon’s Famous Delicatessen

Women in Entrepreneurship

Irving Ernest Bacon

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

Summer Fun for Families

Full of excitement. Willing to take risks or to try out new methods, ideas, or experiences.

Jan Chu

Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.


Adventurous or audaciously bold.

Randolph Seating and Mobility

Buchanan County Courthouse

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

Small Business and Technology Development Center

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

Collaborative Advocacy

Working together towards shared goals.

John Rodgers

The Missouri River

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

St. Joseph Music Foundation

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

Ron Selkirk

Not proud or arrogant; modest.

St. Jo Frontier Casino

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

Jefferson Highway

Isobel McGowan

Not easily intimidated; brave.

Suzanne Lehr and Mount Mora Cemetery

Eager to learn or know; inquisitive; arousing interest.

Downtown St. Joseph

The Remington Nature Center

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

The Isaac Miller House

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

The Family of the News-Press & Gazette Company

Unswerving loyalty.

Pumpkin Mountain

Emitting or reflecting usually steady, suffused, or glowing light

Apple Blossom BBQ

Are You in Love?

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

St. Joseph Nerf Events

Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.

Alexandria Courtney

When you first meet Alexandria Courtney, you notice her poise and confidence. She’s energetic, kind and ready to help.

Ryan Bradley

Prompted to act towards a goal.