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.

#EXPRESSIVE

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

#DRIVEN

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

#COLLABORATIVE

Working together towards shared goals.

#RESPONSIVE

Responding readily and with interest or enthusiasm; service oriented.

#AWESOME

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

#DELICIOUS

Highly pleasant to the taste; delightful.

#APPETIZING

#CONNECTED

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

#QUIRKY

Characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits.

#DRAMATIC

#DAUNTLESS

Not easily intimidated; brave.

#DEDICATED

#REFRESHING

#MOVING

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

#GUMPTIOUS

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

#DARING

Adventurous or audaciously bold.

#resilient

Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

#EARNEST

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

#Melodious

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

#BRIGHT

Full of hope and promise; intelligent.

#ECLECTIC

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

#MAGICAL

#POETIC

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

#WANDERLUST

#ANCHORED

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

#ENSCONCED

Securely hidden.

#HUMBLE

Not proud or arrogant; modest.

#CURIOUS

Eager to learn or know; inquisitive; arousing interest.

#FOUNDING

Having or showing initiative and resourcefulness.

#IRON-WILLED

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

#HARMONIOUS

#CLEVER

#WORLDLY

#AGILE

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

#EXTRAORDINARY

#LUCKY

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

#MOTIVATED

Prompted to act towards a goal.

#CREATIVE

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

#GROUNDBREAKING

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

#SELF-BELIEF

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

#SPIRITED

#SWEET

#COLORFUL

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

#ENERGETIC

#NATURAL

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

#INNOVATIVE

Featuring new methods; advanced and original.

#STEADFAST

Unswerving loyalty.

#COMMITTED

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

#Exuberant

Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.

#PIONEERING

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