The Pony Express Started Here

August 20, 2013 6:00 am

When we can send a letter, a photo, or a video instantly from here to China with one click of a button, it’s difficult to appreciate the speed of the Pony Express mail service that seemed close to “instant” in...

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Do Economic Development Programs Work?

August 16, 2013 6:00 am

Growth, alone, does not secure a community’s future success. That growth needs to include good-paying jobs that will keep rewarding its employees with higher salaries, benefits, and personal satisfaction. One of the major tasks of St. Joseph’s Economic Development team...

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Heartland Health is Meeting Medical Needs in Our Area

August 13, 2013 6:00 am

To call it merely a “hospital” would minimize its immense importance in the vast gifts it gives in health, nutrition, and in helping its patients attain a great quality of life. Heartland Health is a community of teams that work...

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35 Minutes From Kansas City International Airport

August 9, 2013 6:00 am

To keep a business running smoothly, you have to be able to get your products out to your customers in a timely manner. The location of a factory or business establishment is just as important as the product that is...

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What is the Animal Health Corridor?

August 6, 2013 6:00 am

In their early days, St. Joseph and Kansas City were cow towns and the stockyards were booming with business. Today, the animal health and nutrition industry still booms in this region known as the KC Animal Health Corridor. The global...

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What is the Make-Up of Our Regional Workforce?

August 2, 2013 6:00 am

In biology, diversity is essential for ecosystems to be productive, to grow, and to thrive. Greater diversity of plants and animals ensures a stronger community composed of species that work together, rely on each other, and strengthen the entire ecosystem....

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Bioscience, Agricultural Sciences and St. Joseph

July 30, 2013 6:00 am

Being situated in the middle of the United States has its advantages. One of those advantages is this Midwest agricultural region is the most bountiful for farming. Wheat, corn, soy, hogs, poultry, and cattle fill the farmland of the Midwest...

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Higher Education Opportunities in Your Backyard

July 23, 2013 6:00 am

Residents of St. Joseph, Mo., don’t have to travel far to acquire a degree of higher education. Within the city of St. Joseph options are offered for higher education opportunities for residents to learn or refine skills, gain knowledge, and...

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Work and Play on the Missouri River

July 19, 2013 6:00 am

St. Joseph is fortunate to be settled along the longest river in the nation: a river that brings with it opportunities for commerce, recreation, and beauty. In its 2,320.7-mile-journey, the Missouri River flows past while ballplayers catch pop flies at...

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Local Farmers Enjoy Agricultural Success

July 16, 2013 6:00 am

During this year’s Super Bowl, one commercial elevated the American farmer to a height where the country had to take pause and notice them. While millions of Americans waited for funny commercials, Paul Harvey’s voice quietly revealed to us why...

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