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.
A northwest Missouri principal is geared up for deer season, but not the deer season so many others look forward to. The "dear" season at St. Gregory's in Maryville stands for Drop Everything And Read.
What has become a weekly routine for Harold McCampbell, Don Ransom, Mike Scheidegger and Sandy Gumm was put on hold after one group member found a lump in his neck.
Stephanie Grable, a librarian, agreed to let her students stick her to the wall with duct tape if they met a $2,500 fundraising goal during the fall book sale.
A simple idea has turned into a rewarding experience for a group of women in St. Joseph
How different might your career path have been if you would have actually tried it out before you took the job? Hundreds of high school students got that opportunity Thursday during a unique event at Missouri Western State University.
The United Way is already about a quarter of the way to the goal for the year. Campaign leaders hope to raise about $3.3 million in nine weeks.
PTA members from schools with air conditioning delivered popsicles to students at the schools without in St. Joseph Friday.
Central High School's Elizabeth Goller, a senior, and Gene Hayes, a junior, have been recognized by the National Association for Music Education Honor Ensembles.
Eleven college athletes across the Midwest are volunteering to coach kids in sports as well as offering spiritual guidance at McCarthy Baptist Church.
Dozens of kids enjoyed a dip in the pool Tuesday as part of the St. Joseph Sertoma Club's annual Deaf Camp.
More than 50 kids are learning about the 1800s - everything from what it was like to attend class in a one-room school house to the clothing worn during that time.
Second Harvest Community Food Bank invites kids to stop by four cafe sites from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to take part in the summer feeding program.
More than 1,000 women and men filled downtown St. Joseph's Civic Arena for the Women of Excellence lunchoeon. The event recognizes women in the workforce, volunteerism and future leaders.
Cast members performed in the main lobby of Heartland Regional Medical Center to kick off their tour. Click the link above to hear some of their performance.
A group of women at Zion United Church of Christ volunteer to show they care about those in need.
Summer camp provides important rites of passage, and Wednesday campers prepared for a big milestone.
Volunteers spent their Saturday pounding the pavement to raise money to support the fight against cancer.
After tornadoes devastated Moore, Oklahoma, many organizations are doing what they can to pitch in and help.
An unusual experiment left a St. Francis classroom looking like a bakery. Students at St. Francis spent Monday morning frosting cupcakes and learning the building blocks of science.
Simply called "Food For Kids," this grassroots effort to feed the children in one Midtown neighborhood has been going since 2009.
The Red Cross is teaming up with KQ2 for a disaster relief donation drive tonight in St. Joseph. KQ2 Cares is an opportunity for our community to raise money for the Red Cross disaster relief fund.
As part of National EMS month, some students from Hillyard Tech Center are teaching area children how to stay safe during the summer months.
A handful of Central High School students showed off their year-long science investigations Monday afternoon.
Students at Truman and Bode Middle Schools spent the end of their school day by walking to Central High School.
Normally principals discipline students, but Tuesday the tables turned when a group from St. Francis Xavier got back at their leader.
Missouri Western showcased the talents of students from the opera program in a special performance, while also featuring Dr. Robert Vartabedian as director.
The group recognized students from Benton, Central, Lafayette, LeBlond and St. Joseph Christian.
Fire Station No. 12 on St. Joseph Avenue has been awarded the Silver Design Award from Fire Chief magazine.
Mike Powers plans to camp on the roof of Bill's Pub in south St. Joseph until he raises $10,000.
Students from around the state engage in some friendly competition with a pretty tough task: create a feasible business plan a college student could use to finance tuition.
The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety honored officer Richard Bradley with the "Show-Me Safety Award" during a conference in Branson.
A boy's history lesson turns into a learning experience after he finds vandalism at a local park.
More than twenty businesses signed on for the challenge earlier this year to help Second Harvest Community Food Bank.
They bowled strikes and spares at Olympia Lanes in an effort to raise money to help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.
Even though he didn't have a permanent home or any known relatives, Leonard Radek's military "family" sent him off with a salute deserving of a veteran.
It's a chance for new soldiers to test their strength and prove their might. The National Guard's Amazing Race event is not only a unique way to train, it's giving soldiers a crash course in what it's like to be enlisted.
They are athletes that refuse to let challenges stand in the way of a touch down. Special Olympics teams lined up on the football field of Cameron High School ready to play against all odds for more than just the gold.
On Constitution Day 2012, the role of student activism took the main stage at Missouri Western State University.
Sergeant First Class Chad King still honored to put on his uniform every day even after an explosion puts him in danger.
It was quite a summer for St. Joseph Christian's Mazzie Boyd. The junior high track athlete found herself on a big stage before starting the 8th grade.
A 90-year-old grocery store sacker in northwest Missouri has been nominated for a statewide award.
A learning program for children is teaching parents some lessons too.
Some communities are still in pretty bad shape after last year's flood. Saturday, a group of college students pitched in to lend a helping hand.
LeBlond Principal Solon Haynes said 78 percent of the class earned scores at or above the national average of 21.6.
The university announced its expanding a program that gives students a chance to own and operate their very own Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory store.
If 1,000 people register by June 30th, Chick-Fil-A will give away a free chicken sandwich to each person who signs up.
Military men and women are getting another layer help from a St. Joseph food bank. Second Harvest Community Food Bank has partnered with the Missouri National Guard's Partners in Care initiative.
Pickett Elementary students took part in a talent show Wednesday, and one of this year's performers wowed the crowd in a way no one quite expected.
They've spent a few years as cadets in the military training program,
ROTC at Missouri Western State University, and now they have been
commissioned as officers.
A St. Joseph elementary student has spent years building with LEGO's, and he has now earned top awards for his ability to build a structure out of LEGO's in less than an hour.
Traditionally the streets of downtown St. Joseph are slow paced. But, a new event might spark some change for the future of vacant store fronts.
The Association of Career and Technical Educators named David Jordan Missouri's Teacher of the Year.
Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph is getting ready to plant a community garden. Volunteers came Friday out to help mow and clean up the garden area.
Dr. Robert Vartabedian made a visit to the childcare center at Missouri Western State University.
A St. Joseph food bank has recruited restaurants to help in the fight against hunger. Second Harvest Community Food Bank kicked off Restaurant Week Monday by partnering with locally-owned restaurants.
A St. Joseph museum brought history to life Monday by inviting families to check out the exhibits for free.
Teams from Benton, Central and Lafayette placed in Level I and have advanced to compete in Level II of the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl.
Students in St. Joseph are getting an early start on their future, by heading to college as early as the 6th grade.
Some Missouri Western opera singers are turning heads across the country. Students recently took second place at the National Opera Association's Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition.
South Holt and North Nodaway played what seemed like a typical junior-varsity basketball game Tuesday night, but it turned into a game that no one in the bleachers will forget.
Some wooden cars have been speeding down slopes across the area.
Angela "Angie" Jones received the Myra P. Sadker Award from the Career Technical Education Equity Council at the annual convention in St. Louis.
The Webster Elementary 6th graders are putting their brain power to the test to build robots right here in St. Joseph.
Flooding over the summer made much of Northwest Missouri a disaster area.
Atcha Rich is one of many customers at Second Harvest Food Bank's Harvest House.
The National Science Foundation granted Missouri Western nearly $500,000 in two grants.
A generous supplier rewards Vedco's five longest-tenured employees with factory-new Chevy Camaros.
Missouri Western's Alpha Sigma Alpha held the annual "Float-a-Thon" Thursday.
The St. Joseph School District is recognized for its achievement in the state of Missouri.
Just days before Western's season opener with Pittsburg State, the teammates helped save a 17-month old boy who was trapped inside a car.
Pitt's Pushing Western Practices
Some area children are giving back to kids in need.
Dr. Smith honored for her work with military families.
Kristin King is among 3 riders who begin the 10-day re-ride of the original Pony Express trail from St. Joseph to Sacramento.
A community comes together to help build a home in a week. Now, a St. Joseph woman's home is taking shape as hundreds donate their time and efforts to help.
Local program gives away hundreds of pairs of shoes to kids and teens.
Thousands flock to Missouri Western for some family fun with the Chiefs. Along with those fans comes thousands in revenue for St. Joseph.
Missouri Western welcomed Chiefs fans with a red rally before the start of practice.
A volunteer pairs with a student for an 80-dollar shopping spree for back-to-school clothes.
A high school youth group is giving up a week of their summer to give back.
The United Way has launched a pilot program to match kids with community volunteers to practice their reading skills.
A St. Joseph non-profit is working through the summer to help collect shoes for kids before they head back to school.
Taylor C, age 14, has come to Camp Quality every year since she was diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago.
Wednesday morning, phone calls poured into the United Way from people wanting to help with flooding relief efforts.
Three Missouri Western students are set up for success thanks to a business opportunity at the university.
Hundreds gathered at Wyatt Park Baptist Church to determine the area's best soup.
Many area children aren't going hungry this summer.
After one of the deadliest tornadoes in US history hit the small town of Joplin, St. Joseph residents didn't hesitate to come to their rescue.
What started with one person's vision to help the devastated area grew into something much larger than he had ever imagined.
KQ2 will open the phone lines from 5-7 p.m. tonight to raise money for the relief effort in Joplin, Mo.
The Red Cross teamed up with KQ2 today, to help raise funds for the people of Joplin.
In just two hours, more than $11,000 was raised to help the people get back on their feet.
Hundreds put on their walking shoes at the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex on Saturday.
Volleyball is just one of the many things these St. Joseph elementary school students are doing while they're off from school on Spring Break.
Students from Pershing Elementary School are helping preserve St. Joseph's history.
Bob and Janet Moore visited Second Harvest Food Bank in St. Joseph back in September and they haven't stopped coming back.
The Chamber of Commerce honors a different character trait each month through the Character in Education program.
The St. Joseph School District is expanding a program aimed at inspiring students to dream big when it comes to careers in science and math. It's called Project Lead the Way.
Frank Buckles is a Missouri native, born in Bethany. He died of natural causes at his home in Charles Town, West Virginia on Sunday.
The Pony Express Museum in St. Joseph offers a chance for school children off for a holiday to watch history come alive.
They are performers and competitors and they are taking on some of the toughest groups in the region.
Some area youths are getting a lesson in the importance of saving money.
A week before Christmas, the community comes together to give back to a man who lost his home to a fire.
Couple continues display despite tragedy
A St. Joseph woman is helping to raise thousands of dollars for those in need, making St. Joe Proud.
Melissa Corey has been chosen as an Emerging Leader for 2011.
Community leaders are taking the fight against illiteracy a step further as they sort through tens of thousands of books for kids in St. Joe.
For the first time ever, the artwork of students in the St. Joseph School District is now being featured in Jefferson City at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Det. Trenny Wilson receives Enoch Morelock Award
Det. Trenny Wilson receives Enoch Morelock Award
At Missouri Western State University, it's the teachers, not the students, who are doing the learning. Learning how to better instruct students who do not speak English as a first language.
Kansas City Power & Light receives the yearly Good Neighbor award.
Bringing music into the lives of kids, how the St. Joseph Symphony is making St. Joe Proud.
For the first time, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales will make an appearance in this year's Apple Blossom parade.
At a time when blood donations are needed, one student goes above and beyond the call of duty.
A group of ladies are showcasing their Buchanan County pride.
Pony Express Sesquicentennial Celebration.
As the city gears up for the Pony Express celebration, the museum continues to tell the stories of St. Joseph's past.
Edie Lowry has spent three years volunteering for the honor flight program.
A Lafayette sophomore takes home regional honors.
The Lafayette High School choir will perform in front of Governor Jay Nixon and others.
A St. Joseph woman, fighting breast cancer, is giving back to the community that helped save her life.
Middle schoolers' plan to help homeless takes to the road.
As the Midland Empire braces for yet another round of snow, St. Joseph city street crews are putting in overtime.
A look back at the stories that made us St. Joe Proud.
This may be his last wish.
With only 11 days til Christmas, nearly 400 families with the Adopt-A-Family organization are still in need.
Students display accomplishments at the mall.
The last hurrah for this year's Red Ribbon Week was at the final round of St. Joseph middle schools.
St. Joseph fourth graders are learning their history in quite a modern way and finding out why their own city is so important to America.
You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone with more passion about his community than a particular activist from St. Joseph's Mitchell Park area.
His office is a little messy, but none of his mess will end up in a trash can -- ever.
His tires may not spin as fast as the wheels that rolled through town
for Stage Six of the Tour of Missouri, but for Wes Jones sometimes slow
and steady wins the race.
Crews spend much of the day Monday cleaning up after Trails West!.
Shoe program giveaway starts today.