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.