st joseph mo: Pony Express Statue...Public Art...St Joseph MO 64501 - 08/16/09 10:47 PM
Pony Express Statue...Public Art...St Joseph MO 64501
The Pony Express monument, is located on the corner of Tenth and Frederick streets in downtown               St. Joseph, Missouri.
The bronze horse and rider is a heroic statue created by Hermon A. MacNeil, a famous sculptor, who also carved the murals for many state capitals, and the United States Supreme Court figurine in Washington, DC.
 
The Pony Express Statue was unveiled in St. Joseph on April 20, 1940 commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Pony Express.  The Pony Express was the fastest mail delivery between St. Joseph, MO and Sacramento, CA.  The Pony … (3 comments)

st joseph mo: Krug Park--A Family Affair--St Joseph Mo - 07/07/09 02:38 PM
              
In 1890 the Krug family, a family of St. Joseph donated land to the City of St. Joseph for park development.  Originally only a portion of the land that is occupied today was given, but over time a total of 162 acres was acquired.  The beginning plans were drawn up before the depression so many things were left undone.  But still today the Krug Family legend lives on as the property serves as the largest park in St. Joseph with many attractions of its own. 
               
Krug Park is located on the North Side of the St. Joseph Parkway … (1 comments)

st joseph mo: Speechless Sunday with Text....4th of July Kids Parade...St Joseph Mo - 07/05/09 12:10 AM
Parents and Grandparents lined the streets today for the 4th of July Kids Parade in St Joseph.

The kids rode bikes, scooters, big wheels and several were pulled in wagons or walked, in celebration of the 4th of July. 
Many were dressed for the occasion while others carried flags. 

 

One thing is for certain everyone in attendance had a fun morning!

 
 
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st joseph mo: 2009 Kids Tour of St Joseph-Things to do...St Joseph MO - 07/04/09 11:19 PM
The Kids Tour of St Joseph is a series of three fun rides for ages 3 to 14.
                                             
The mission is to promote cycling as a recreational fitness activity while at the same time introducing kids to organized cycling events.    Kids are welcome to participate in single rides or all three rides. 
For the 2009 series, the St Joseph Local Organizing Committee of the Tour of Missouri is organizing the event as a prelude to the Tour of Missouri Stage Six Finish taking place on September 12,2009 in St Joseph, which is also the date of the final ride … (2 comments)

st joseph mo: BOOMIN' GOOD TIME FOR EVERYONE...4th OF JULY...St JOSEPH MO - 06/25/09 10:44 PM
                          
With the heat wave rolling through St. Joseph you'd think it was mid-August, but just ending the month of June it looks like we need to be ready for a hot summer!  Even with the hot weather conditions the St. Joseph community is boomin', just a drive through town you can check out all the activity. 
Speaking of BOOMIN'....the 4th of July is just days away and many celebrations are planned to light up the city skies!
The St. Joseph Mustangs will have a fireworks show following both Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th 7pm games. On Saturday, … (6 comments)

st joseph mo: St Joseph Calendar of Events-June & July-Things to do-St Joseph, MO - 06/10/09 11:23 PM
                                                                                                                                                    
 
June 11-Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon--11am-Civic Arena-reservations required
June 11-Parties on the Parkway--5-8pm--SW Parkway & 28th Street
June 12-14-Midwest Art in the Park-5pm-Civic Center Park
June 12-Sounds of Summer Concert-6pm-Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square
June 12-Total Non-Stop Wrestling-7:30pm-Civic Arena
June 13-Dance Arts Center Recital-1pm & 6pm-Missouri Theater
June 19-20-Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival-5pm-Coleman Hawkins Park at Felix Street Square
July 9-Parties on the Parkway-5-8pm-SW Noyes & Messanie, Parkway A
July 17-18-RRT presents Fiddler on the Roof-7:30pm-Missouri Theater
July 19-RRT presents Fiddler on the Roof-2pm-Missouri Theater
July 25-1pm & 7pm-Darcee's Dance Recital-Civic Arena
for additional things to do in … (1 comments)

st joseph mo: Remington Nature Center ~ Things TO DO ~ St Joseph MO - 06/09/09 11:05 PM
                                 
   St. Joseph's newest attraction booms with visitors, and I can see why!  WOW was I amazed when I drove up on the newly opened facility.  The building is so breathtaking even pulling into the parking lot.  The red, high standing structure has a modern, unique look.  Sitting along the Missouri River I assume the reason the building is built on what looks like stilts is to make it "flood proof".  Surrounding the building are beautiful trees, wildlife flowers, a butterfly garden, bridges, an outdoor classroom, a hike & bike trail, picnic tables and much more.  I couldn't wait … (2 comments)

st joseph mo: Re-ride of the Pony Express Trails! ~ St Joseph, MO - 06/09/09 10:18 PM
Traveling 1,966 miles is quite a journey traveling by plane or car; can you imagine traveling that on horse back?  Well, between the years1860-1861 this route between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California was traveled daily.  Although it was broken down into relay rides of 80-100 miles this is a journey people are still interested in today.  And the history of the Pony Express still remains alive.
 
Almost 150 years ago the Pony Express legend began.  This was the first type of mail service.  The destinations were located in St. Joseph and Sacramento with stopping points along the way.  A … (6 comments)

st joseph mo: One of America's winning sandwich recipe--St Joseph - 06/05/09 12:49 PM
St Joseph is becoming national news for original cooking recipes across America.
Jessica Tingler was one of the five winners in the Good Morning America sandwich recipe contest this week.  Jessica created her winning sandwich recipe when her boyfriend balked at eating leftover chili.  
The winning sandwich named "Hot Dog Chili Cheese Sandwich", with the recipe appearing on the Good Morning America web site.
Jessica is a student at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.
Alexis Bremer of St Joseph was the winner of The St Joseph News Press Holiday Candy recipe in December, for her "Sweet Sensation" cherry topped cookies.
Mike Hendricks … (0 comments)

st joseph mo: Wordless Wednesday-Land or Sea-Always a Friend-Special Time.....St Joseph, MO - 05/18/09 10:23 PM

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st joseph mo: Historic Missouri Theater....St Joseph MO - 03/20/09 12:23 AM
                                 
Historical Missouri Theater, a $1,000,000 1200 seat  "Movie Palace" opened in 1927, residents had watched the construction for over a year of the extravagant  "open air playhouse" while listing to bizarre stories of the exotic sculpture inside the building done by 20 year old Wayland Gregory.  Publix Theatre Corporation, a division of Paramount, owned the gala theatre.
                                                                   
The road of ownership was long and rocky for the first 50 years, the building still structurally sound, had fallen into a sad state of neglect.
In 1976 a non-profit Town Hall Center, Inc, was organized by a group interested … (10 comments)

st joseph mo: A Rising Star of Innovation~Electric Tractor~St Joseph Mo - 03/14/09 10:45 PM
 
Andy DeShon is a rising star of innovation by not taking "no" for an answer, while others complained of fuel prices and global warming, Andy did something about it.
Andy became interested in electric motors when his uncle's dealership sold an electric lawnmower manufactured by General Electric.  In the 1980's he began working with battery-powered forklifts in his warehouse job.  In 1998, he started doing serious research and development work on his electric motors and electronics. 
You can talk on the phone while you're mowing the yard, as there is no roar of the engine, any puff or exhaust.  Even … (9 comments)

st joseph mo: St Joseph Real Estate Market Report February 2009 - 03/11/09 11:35 PM

In February 2009 there was 36 single-family residential closed sales in the City of St. Joseph, compared to 46 closed sales in 2008.  A breakdown of zones and the sales in each area are shown below.
St Joseph MLS is divided into 4 zones for the City of St. Joseph (in town)
**The statistics are for single family homes and do not include condo's, multi-family or out of the 4 zone areas.
Active Listings                       2009                                        2008
NE Buchanan                          114                                  139
NW Buchanan                         237                                  323
SE Buchanan                            29                                    45
SW Buchanan                          92                                   136
Pending Sales
NE Buchanan                           12                                     16
NW … (2 comments)

st joseph mo: St Joseph Calendar of Events-March 1-April 4 - 02/27/09 11:22 PM

March 1-11AM--UCP 23rd Annual Chili Cookoff-Civic Arena
 
March 4-TBA --MO State Class 4&5 High School Basketball Sections-Civic Arena
 
March 6-7PM--Moila Shrine Circus-Civic Arena
 
March 6&7-TBA--Missouri Association of Community Theatre State Festival-Missouri Theater
 
March 7-10AM,3PM,7PM--Moila Shrine Circus-Civic Arena
 
March 8-1PM&5PM--Moila Shrine Circus-Civic Arena
 
March 10&11-TBA-Mo State Class 1&3 High School Basketball Sections-Civic Arena
 
March 14-Noon-St Patrick's Day Parade-Begins at Noyes & Frederick Avenue
 
March 14-2PM-Second Saturday Story Time For Children-With Admission-Remington Nature Center
 
March 15-7:30PM-Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight presented by PAA-Missouri Theater
 
March 21-8PM-Marilyn Maye in Concert presented by … (2 comments)

st joseph mo: Houston Wyeth Mansion ....Past and Present....St Joseph MO - 02/18/09 12:33 AM
                                  St Joseph is known for its quality of beautiful mansions.                              
                              
In 1920, Houston Wyeth built the Georgian design mansion for his family.                                                      
The mansion included a total of 21,133 square feet with 15,332 square feet of living area, nestled on 24-gated acres. 
 
The stylish mansion consisted of 13 rooms on the first and second floors, the lower level 5 rooms for employee quarters and 4+ basement garage, with the third floor a ballroom and additional employee quarters.  
The general exterior features stucco with red clay tile roof, separate guardhouse, cabana and a small barn.
Solarium's include … (9 comments)

st joseph mo: East Hills Shopping Center Revitalization~Nearing Completion~St Joseph Mo - 02/14/09 01:21 AM
East Hills Shopping Center is located at St Joseph's busiest intersections                                           Frederick Avenue and Belt Highway just off I-29.
                   
The East Hills Story began with a commitment to the community of St. Joseph, Missouri.
East Hills was originally constructed in 1965 with 416,000 sq ft.,  JC Penny and  Montgomery Ward as anchors.

                                    
Since the original opening it has undergone many changes, including a major renovation and expansion in 1988.  With the addition of the Dillard's and Sears Department Stores and 34 new storefronts, the size of East Hills increased to 676,000 sq ft.
 
                            
The … (2 comments)

st joseph mo: January Market Report ~News~ Buchanan County ~ St Joseph Missouri - 02/05/09 01:12 AM
                                                                
   
St. Joseph is rich in urban resources including exquisite historic architecture; continuous 26-mile parkway system with picturesque landscapes, vast wooded areas, hike and bike trails, and family oriented parks.
St. Joseph's educational opportunities are many including a four-year state university, a two-year private community college, and a privately operated post-secondary vocational/technical school. The City also has a well-regarded public school system and many fine private and parochial elementary, middle and high schools.
Click the link below for a previous post on one of America's best schools, in St Joseph.
One of America's best schools ~ Benton High School~St Joseph … (0 comments)

st joseph mo: Missouri Calendar of Events Around the State ~ February ~Things To Do - 01/31/09 11:38 PM
                      
                                                        additional maps/history
                                     Dates and times are subject to change: please call ahead. 
 
Springfield  Feb 1-28  Hearts for the Arts - Creamery Arts Center - 417-862-2787
Branson - Feb 4-7 -13thAnnual Branson Tri-Lakes - Building & Home Show - Branson Convention Center-              417-334-5401
Joplin - Feb 6 - Sugar Snow! - Walter Woods Conservation Area - 417-629-3423
 
                                                            
Jefferson City - Feb 6-8 - United Bow Hunters of Missouri Anniversary Festival - Truman Hotel              573-243-7113
Springfield - Feb 6-8 - Auto Fest - Ozark Empire Fairgrounds - 417-833-2660
Osage Beach - Feb 7 - … (4 comments)

st joseph mo: St Joseph Mo Calendar of Events - January 23-February 28 - 01/22/09 11:36 PM
                                  Calendar of Events  St Joseph, Mo
                                      January 23-February 28
                                      
                                          DATE   TIME   EVENT   LOCATION
January 23 10am-8pm KQ2 Midland Empire Farm & Ag Show   Civic Arena  
January 24 11am-4pm KQ2 Midland Empire Farm & Ag Show   Civic Arena  
January 24 & 25 24th@8pm & 25th@2pm Haygoods In Concert   Missouri Theater  
January 30 & 31 8am Jesse James Kennel Club Dog Show   Civic Arena  
January 31 7pm Dancing with the Stars-St. Joseph   Missouri Theater  
February 1 8am St. Joseph Kennel Club Dog Show   Civic Arena  
February 7 9am-5pm Antique Show   Civic Arena  
February 8 … (7 comments)

st joseph mo: Western Tablet Company taking a new look as ~ Lofts ~ Mitchell Park Plaza ~ St Joseph - 01/17/09 11:09 PM

 
Western Tablet Company plant has been an integral architectural part of St Joseph since the early 1900's.  Not only was this where the original BIG CHIEF TABLET was made, but also the number of jobs at the factory.  The Western Tablet Company held the original copyright of the popular writing notebook but was sold later to the Mead Corporation.  In 2004 Mead closed the St Joseph plant.
 The Big Chief Tablet was a popular writing notebook for several generations of young children.  It featured widely spaced lines, easier to write in for those learning to write.  It's prominence however, … (10 comments)