The City of St. Joseph counted a total of 23,442 vehicles at Krug Park for the annual lighting display. They estimated approximately 79,936 visitors.
The YMCA is using the approaching new year to show off its brand new facility in St. Joseph.
Second Harvest distributed 1,500 vouchers earlier this month. The vouchers clear families to receive a 10 to 12 pound turkey and box full of Thanksgiving sides.
Truman Middle School students and staff give each other positive notes.
Students got a chance to shake hands with veterans during a special program at Lindbergh Elementary School Tuesday.
Trainers from the St. Louis World Bird Sanctuary showed off a selection of birds of prey. The demonstration is all part of the "Wings over Water" program.
St. Joseph Teachers applied for the money, which can be used to fund innovative ideas in their classrooms.
Students and teachers dressed up as their favorite character after meeting the goal in a box top collection contest. They collected more than 5,200 box tops in about two weeks.
The St. Joseph Symphony performed for all of the St. Joseph elementary schools and others the surrounding area.
More than 2,500 sophomores from 50 area high schools are attending the annual event at Wyatt Park Baptist Church.
United Way leaders updated the campaign's progress during a rally on Thursday. So far, pledges total $1,056,495.52. That's about 34 percent of the $3,145,000 goal.
Students chosen to join the Northwest District Choir will perform at Platte County High School in late October. They'll get a chance to audition for the Missouri All-State Choir as well.
As part of Military Appreciation Day, soldiers stationed at Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley received VIP treatment Thursday morning.
Not only do they use CPR on the job, but now they've made it their business to teach others.
Hundreds of kids will be able to head back to school this year with everything they need for the first day of class. Donations poured into the United Way's Stuff the Bus drive this weekend.
A universal playground will be built at the new YMCA Community Campus in St. Joseph.
Women from the St. Joseph community were honored Thursday at the YWCA's Women of Excellence luncheon.
After a year's worth of training, some local athletes are on their way to the Olympic games. They're some of the top performers with the Special Olympics.
Kids get the opportunity to learn basic, yet, essential information to keep them safe in the community.
A group of students at Humboldt Elementary School came up with the idea for the service project.
Students celebrated the opening of their community garden Monday.
An assembly line formed early Friday morning outside the Remington Nature Center in St. Joseph. Rotary members from three clubs handed boxes, filled with shoes, from one person to the next.
Students will are responsible for planting the garden and taking care of it during the school year. They learn about responsibility throughout the process.
Students at Hyde Elementary took part in a special ceremony Friday, recognizing St. Joseph as a Tree City USA. This is the 21st year the city received the designation.
Nearly 200 volunteers will help decide how campaign funds are sorted out. They're working to make sure every dollar goes where it's needed most.
Caroline's Cart doubles as a basket for groceries and wheel chair to accommodate children with special needs.
During a ceremony Friday at East Hills mall, St. Joseph City Councilwoman Donna Jean Boyer read a proclamation from Mayor Bill Falkner.
Nathan Ice took first place in this year's St. Joe's Got Talent competition at the Missouri Theater with his original song "All In."
An accident that disrupted a way of life for a northeast Kansas farmer has brought his community together.
The 9th Annual Praise Dance Festival, at Word of Faith brought joy and inspiration to audience.
The district is one of three in Missouri to be recognized with a Best Communities for Music Education designation.
A group of students in St. Joseph are learning what it takes to land a job in journalism.
The Allied Arts Council selected Justin Border's design for the second public art project. His creation is based on a diagram of the Missouri River flood plains dating back to the 1930s. It also includes a stylized map of St. Joseph.
Truman Middle School in St. Joseph received recognition for Project Lead the Way, a program that teaches engineering to students.
The Special Olympics of Missouri celebrates with cold, hard cash after dozens braved the icy edges of Lake Contrary last weekend.
Shaun Agnew is Shrek in the upcoming production of Shrek: The Musical. And he plays opposite of his wife, who is in the role of Princess Fiona.
Missouri Western's "Mama Griffs" group invited future Griffs to take part in a special day at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Guests spent time in the one-room Pony School, where they saw just how different a day in class was back in the 1860s. They also learned about the job of a Pony Express rider.
Deanna Kelley recently earned a spot among the top school counselors in the United States.
The St. Joseph Youth Alliance was recently awarded a 5-year, $625,000 grant. The grant will be used to strengthen youth substance abuse prevention through the Drug Free Community Coalition.
The money went to Second Harvest Community Food Bank. The donation is enough to provide 250,000 pounds of fresh produce to the food bank's clients.
Stephanie Grable loves books, and she knows people going through treatment for cancer could use an escape while in the hospital.
The stage is set for a night of magic and mystery in St. Joseph. The International Superstars of Magic and Comedy returns to the Missouri Theater next month.
International Paper, located at 4725 Easton Road, is investing $12 million in equipment to increase efficiency and capacity.
The annual Pound Plunge kicks off next week in St. Joseph. Participants can sign up on their own or with a team. They will weigh in weekly and have a shot a prizes.
Ronald White may not be the richest man alive, but he has a heart of gold. The father of five wanted to do something special for children who were less fortunate in his community.
Aliyah Hall, 14, was born with down syndrome She is in her second year as a cheerleader at Truman Middle School.
Students from four St. Joseph middle schools collected different items for a Thanksgiving meal and donated them to Second Harvest Community Food Bank.
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, some are getting a little help with their holiday meal. They lined up early for the annual giveaway at Second Harvest Community Food Bank Monday afternoon.
Volunteers round up workers, money to build a new addition for John Shankman. He was seriously injured in a rollover accident in March.