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Walter Cronkite Memorial

July 18, 2019 2:31 pm Published by

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.

Food For Kids

July 10, 2019 11:19 am Published by

More than a decade of service later, the program continues to grow. Most of the kids who live in this St. Joseph neighborhood receive free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch during the school year, but have limited food resources in the summer. 

Betty’s Cafe

June 5, 2019 4:26 pm Published by

When it comes to home-cooked breakfast and lunch, you get it Betty’s way. Or you don’t get the darn thing at all.

Phil Welch Stadium and The Mustangs

May 28, 2019 3:28 pm Published by

America’s favorite pastime is alive in St. Joseph...every summer families, friends, and neighbors gather together to enjoy baseball, hot dogs, family fun, fireworks, and more in the heart of St. Joseph to relax and watch the Mustangs play ball at the historic Phil Welch Stadium.

Summer Fun for Families

May 15, 2019 1:00 pm Published by

Thanks to two local resources, families can choose from dozens of day camps, workshops, events, special deals and experiences for summer that truly are unique to St. Joseph.

Pete Kelley

May 8, 2019 4:29 pm Published by

Olympic weightlifter and USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame member Pete Kelley has seen some impressive views from around the globe.

Will Stuck

April 16, 2019 1:36 pm Published by

Watch him in action as a professional storyteller, presenter and entertainer. Children giggle, gasp and clap uncontrollably. Adults set their stress aside for a good shoulder-shaking laugh.

Randolph Seating and Mobility

April 9, 2019 4:13 pm Published by

For 20 years, Randolph Seating and Mobility has been locally owned and operated in St. Joseph, serving the four-state area with one of the largest mobility selections in the Missouri and Kansas regions.

Hillyard Hoop Dreams

April 2, 2019 4:53 pm Published by

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.

Women in Entrepreneurship

March 25, 2019 9:48 pm Published by

These women and their successes are also fueled by an uncommon inventory of local resources and connections that...to put it simply...means stuff is getting done.

Children’s Theater

March 5, 2019 6:08 pm Published by

Shakespeare famously said “All the world’s a stage.” Had he been to St. Joseph, he might have added “and wow, these kids seriously have it made.”

Downtown St. Joseph

February 20, 2019 2:48 am Published by

You’re going to hear a lot of “I love downtown” from St. Joseph residents and guests. Downtown is coming alive block by block, with awesome surprises at every turn.

Ben Magoon’s Famous Delicatessen

February 12, 2019 4:09 pm Published by

Magoon’s serves up Reuben’s and hot chili, then transitions to live local music, five nights a week. (Are you into food, or music, or both? Read on.)

John Rodgers

January 26, 2019 10:44 pm Published by

Rodgers, a professional home preservationist, says his family has often taken vacations to places with rich history and architecture, and “stumbled” upon St. Joseph more than three years ago.

Artcrafts Engraving Co.

January 16, 2019 4:56 pm Published by

Striding through the doors of Artcrafts Engraving Co. transports you from the modern streets of St. Joseph back through our history in manufacturing.

Delmer J. Yoakum

January 8, 2019 6:59 pm Published by

St. Joseph has been the launching point for many artists throughout its history; but what if we told you that one locally born artist has a legacy that lives on in Disneyland.

Christmas at the Chateau

December 18, 2018 3:46 pm Published by

Following formal distribution of the locally-filmed movie “Christmas at the Chateau” in 2019, it’s likely that many watching from home will say “Where did they film this? This place is amazing.”

Restoration Church

December 10, 2018 8:19 pm Published by

Built in the 1850s, the riverfront warehouse property and its sister warehouse property at 101 Francis were purchased by Pastor Doyle and his congregation at Restoration Church in 2012.

New Generation Singers

December 4, 2018 5:51 pm Published by

The New Generation singers, known as New G, are a highly-energetic and original voice for St. Joseph. And they’re hard to define, in all the best of ways.

River Bluff Brewing

November 14, 2018 5:21 pm Published by

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.

Jefferson Highway

November 7, 2018 5:46 pm Published by

Starting in the 1910s organizations, communities, and even private individuals began developing the first paved highways to connect metropolitan areas which would collectively become known as the National Auto Trail system.

New Stories in Old Spaces

October 16, 2018 3:55 pm Published by

There’s a new energy toward renovation across St. Joseph. Across the city’s historic areas, developers and organizations are taking a fresh look at how architectural elements can connect our history and our future.

Pumpkin Mountain

October 8, 2018 4:56 pm Published by

The unforgettable glow of The Great Pumpkin Mountain, a highlight event of the annual Pony Express PumpkinFest.

Modlins

September 24, 2018 4:14 pm Published by

Usually, people take vacations from their business, but for local couple Patrick and Terri Modlin, their vacations have created their business.

Cherry Mash

September 7, 2018 5:23 pm Published by

For 100 years, the iconic Cherry Mash has been made in St. Joseph. The combination of peanuts, chocolate and cherry fondant is the third-oldest continuously made candy bar in the country.

Marek’s Torpedo

July 31, 2018 5:56 pm Published by

What does it take to become a local legend in sandwich-making? The recipe calls for a family history of food know-how, plus a generous amount of business savvy.

Ron Selkirk

July 31, 2018 5:30 pm Published by

If you ask him about his career playing and coaching tennis, he’ll tell you he just hopes that people try the sport.

Jed Chappell

July 31, 2018 8:22 am Published by

Jed Chappell’s view of St. Joseph and the surrounding region is one reserved for a handful of residents. It’s a view set aside for those motivated to push themselves from both a physical and emotional perspective.

Joseph Robidoux

July 31, 2018 3:49 am Published by

Born in 1783 to a St. Louis family of merchants and fur traders, Joseph Robidoux would become the founder of St. Joseph, MO.

Wyeth Mansion and Huston Wyeth

July 31, 2018 3:13 am Published by

One of St. Joseph public schools earliest and most successful students, Huston Wyeth, built in 1918-1922 what was considered a very large country estate located northeast of central downtown. It was called Wyethwood.

Eric Fuson

July 26, 2018 3:24 pm Published by

As an art professor with nearly 30 years of experience, he is more often the student himself as he observes everyday moments and encourages students to express themselves through these artistic mediums.

Collaborative Advocacy

July 14, 2018 1:22 am Published by

The steering committee of Great Northwest Day at the Capitol and the approximately 300 people from this regional community of 19 counties meets in Jefferson City in early February each year.

Sarah DeGarmo

June 29, 2018 2:54 pm Published by

Sarah DeGarmo’s story is one of life echoing art. And vice versa.

Eugene Field

June 28, 2018 11:13 pm Published by

Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children’s poetry and humorous essays.

Buchanan County Courthouse

June 28, 2018 8:59 pm Published by

Built in 1873, the Buchanan County Courthouse, with its majestic white pointed dome, stands as an architectural icon during the day and casts a warm stately glow over downtown St. Joseph in the evening light.

The Missouri River

June 11, 2018 12:29 pm Published by

The Missouri River majestically frames St. Joseph, nestling the city within its banks and bluffs. The river creates a constantly changing backdrop of natural beauty, economic opportunity and recreation, woven together by a rich collection of shared stories and history.

Roadside Attractions

June 11, 2018 10:49 am Published by

Every city has its unique claims to fame and St. Joseph, Missouri is no exception.

Treasure Hunting

June 11, 2018 10:23 am Published by

Many people have been known to say that St. Joseph, MO is a best kept secret. In many ways that is true, but literally so when talking about geocaching.

The Remington Nature Center

June 4, 2018 3:22 pm Published by

As one of St. Joseph’s most unique, hands-on educational experiences, this award-winning museum and attraction has everything

St. Joseph Nerf Events

May 16, 2018 2:34 pm Published by

It’s not paintball. It’s not even a water balloon fight. It’s foam warfare, and there’s a good chance you’ll want to join the fun.

St. Joseph’s Stained Glass

May 16, 2018 1:46 pm Published by

Glass art is a risk, all things considered. It’s fragile; somewhat unpredictable; it’s finicky as a medium. It’s heat, fire, precision and hope all melded together. And it’s a centuries-old trade that’s seeking a newer generation to carry the tradition forward.

The Murals of Downtown St. Joseph

May 9, 2018 12:44 pm Published by

The drive throughout downtown has become more colorful in the last five years, thanks to the creation of larger than life murals that convey the unique spirit of St. Joseph.

The Isaac Miller House

April 17, 2018 4:04 pm Published by

From the wrought iron balcony of the 1859 Isaac Miller House, hundreds of stories have unfolded – and they continue to emerge, highlighting unique Southern family legacy and innovative founders’ history.

The Owen Sisters

April 11, 2018 4:30 pm Published by

They were pioneers who pushed through boundaries, helped found organizations and forge new paths.

Danielle Paolillo

March 30, 2018 12:06 pm Published by

“I sat there and thought…I wish I could do something, I wish I could do something…and I finally said, enough. I’m going to volunteer. I will never regret making that decision,” says Danielle.

Goetz Brewery

March 9, 2018 4:06 pm Published by

M. K. Goetz stopped in St. Joseph and stayed, recognizing opportunity in the bustling outpost on the Missouri River. He started M.K. Goetz Brewery in 1859 from a wood frame building near Black Snake Creek