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Lost dog reunited with family in time for holidays
When his dog ran away after a car accident, Spencer Tollefson spent nearly a month searching and fearing the worst. With help from the community, however, the family received a Christmas miracle a little early. On Nov. 6, Spencer Tollefson got into an accident on State Route 371 with his...
These saint joseph, MO based Cats are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around saint joseph.
Check-it-Outlet hosted raffle for homemade doghouse
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Check-it-Outlet, St. Joseph's bargain bin store, recently hosted a raffle for a homemade doghouse, and today they announced their winner. The bargain bin store was donated a homemade doghouse from one of their regulars 'Steve' who makes it a hobby to make doghouses. The fully insulated house...
New Asian restaurant hopes to open doors by end of December
Chin Paradise, a new, family-owned restaurant, is gearing up to bring a variety of Asian dishes to St. Joseph residents. The restaurant is located at 3833 Frederick Ave. in the East Ridge Shopping Center. Owner Touang Pum said staff have been working to get the shop up and running for a while, and it’s finally almost ready for customers.
Blush Fitness, a women-only gym, holds grand opening
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The first women's only gym opened up in town, giving women in St. Joseph a safe place to workout. Blush Gym and their staff are working to make sure women feel empowered and make sure they can complete their fitness goals. The gym includes new state of...
Meierhoffer Funeral Home celebrates its 32nd annual Holiday Remembrance
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Meierhoffer Funeral Home's Holiday Remembrance is an event used to bring those who lost a loved one, together this holiday season. The event had a sermon, a candle lighting, and reception where people where allowed to visit with others. While the losing a loved one can...
End of an era as Allied Arts director announces retirement
St. Joseph’s arts scene will look a little different in 2024 following the departure of a key organizer. The Allied Arts Council announced the retirement of Executive Director Teresa Fankhauser on Thursday morning. After putting in 19 years of work to advance the arts community in St. Joseph, Fankhauser will retire sometime during the spring of 2024.
saint joseph, MO Residents: Your Future Dogs Best Friend Awaits!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near saint joseph.
After-school program brings youth together through music
Kids in MidCity Excellence are making friends and learning about music as part of an after-school drumline group. MidCity Excellence provides several after-school programs for kids and adults from preschool to 12th grade. The St. Joe Junior Stixx program has around 15 to 25 kids who play drums on various sizes of trash cans.
Annual rememberence event hopes to help those suffering from loss during the holidays
An annual remembrance event at Meierhoffer funeral home aims to help those coping with the loss of a loved one during the holidays. Jane Graves with Meierhoffer says many people have made the event a tradition, whether it's a recent loss or not. "It just helps to have a place...
Holiday Park host meeting about history
(St. JOSEPH,) MO; Holiday Park held a meeting at Senior Center Joyce Ray Patterson today to help talk about the history and future of Holiday Park. Holiday Parks started in 1981 when the St. Joseph Parks and recreation director at the time came up with the idea to decorate Krug Park for the holidays. Every year St. Joseph is decorated with beautiful lights for the people of St. Joseph and visitors to see.
This Hanukkah has special meaning for local Jewish temple
Current events are making this Hanukkah an especially poignant time for members of St. Joseph's Jewish community. Known as "The Festival of Lights," the eight-day celebration began Thursday evening and continues through Friday, Dec. 15. Barbara Vochell, a board member at St. Joseph’s Temple Adath Joseph, said that though every...
The Holiday Homes Tour returned to St. Joseph after two decades
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Holiday Homes Tour returned to St. Joseph after more than two decades. Chuck Medley and the Museum Hill Neighborhood Association brought this event back and are hoping to bring it back annually. The museum had venders with arts and crafts and non-profit agencies selling goods. Chuck...
Ricky Dean's & Treasure Gardens bring old traditions back to life
Ricky Dean’s and Treasure Gardens worked together to give back an old tradition to St. Joseph with their pop-up Christmas tree farm. The Cool Crest parking lot used to be home of the previous Christmas tree farm. People came from all over the area to pick up a tree. However, in 2018, the Millard Brothers, who provided the trees, retired and brought the tradition to a halt.
Local High School Students Shine in November Photo of the Month Competition
The November Photo of the Month competition winners have been announced. Kenadi Brown from Platte County High School won first place. Her photo of The Little Mermaid performance was praised for its timing and exposure. The judges appreciated her ability to capture the costumes and makeup, despite the difficulties of theater photography.
Why JC Wyatt House is More Than Just a Restaurant
Recently, I had the pleasure of dining at JC Wyatt House, a place that truly provides an unforgettable experience. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, creating a comfortable and intimate environment that is perfect for any special occasion.
Musicians donate time for kids in need
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo) Local musicians gathered at Café Acoustic Concert Hall for the annual Christmas Extravaganza. Entry to the event only cost one new toy for the Toys-for-Tots program. Santa was present for photos, and attendees were treated to a large selection of cookies. Event Organizer Jon McClain was...
St. Jo Frontier Casino Completes Modern Renovations
Discover the fresh, modern look of the St. Jo Frontier Casino! After extensive renovations, including the addition of over 30 new slot machines, the casino is now open to the public. Experience the new layout designed for an enhanced gaming experience.
Resurrected Holiday Homes Tour: A Journey Through Historic Properties
Explore the magic of Christmas with a tour of eight historic properties in the Museum Hill Neighborhood. Learn about their rich history, marvel at original architecture, and contribute to a worthy cause. Don't miss this annual event, bringing history to life in St. Joseph.
Resident now holds Guinness world record
St. Joseph’s “The Incredible Faulk” is now a world record-holder. Jason Faulkner, a 300-pound, 42-year-old 1999 graduate of Central High School, has always had an interest in weight training. Faulkner became a serious weightlifter during his freshman year of high school and the sport became his passion.