st joseph mo real estate: Fall-A-Beautiful-Season-To-Enjoy-Mother-Nature-St Joseph MO - 09/26/10 03:41 PM
 Such a wonderful time of year to take in Mother Nature, enjoy a nice walk outdoors and view the beautiful sceneries.  I'd like to share with you some information on the St. Joseph Parkway System and some photos I have along the parkway from last year.  I think it will be some motivation to get you all out for a little hike, bike or ride along the 26-mile system.


The St. Joseph Parkway System is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It is 26 miles of parkway with 48 parks and facilities along the way.  … (6 comments)

st joseph mo real estate: National-Professional-Fastpitch-Back to School Tour-October 1, 2010-St Joseph MO - 09/26/10 02:36 PM
A unique opportunity will take place in St. Joseph, MO on Friday, October 1st, 2010 at Heritage Park Softball Complex at 6 PM.

The local community is invited out to watch some of the best women softball players in the world perform.  There will be four, possibly more Olympians and many other star players.  An exhibition game will take place against Missouri Western State University's softball team and following players will sign autographs and speak with fans.
 The National tour travels around the world playing exhibition games as a way to promote softball and for different fundraising events.  … (0 comments)

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st joseph mo real estate: Townsend Wyatt & Wall Department Store..past..Townsend Wyatt & Wall Lofts present..St Joseph MO - 01/04/10 02:21 PM
The large building at 602 Francis, St Joseph MO, was built in 1918 as a Department Store where Townsend Wyatt and Wall occupied the building until 1983.

Townsend Wyatt and Wall was the lead department store in Downtown St. Joseph, carrying up-scaled clothing, furniture, small appliances and more. 
Residents recall the luncheon counter where shoppers and visitors came for a quick lunch and a fountain coke. 
The 3rd floor was the mezzanine where shoppers could sit, rest and watch others shopping.  The basement was called the bargain basement where shoppers could save money while still shopping at Townsend Wyatt and Wall. 

After … (2 comments)

Today is Gary and my 45th Wedding Anniversary....Where do the years go?
The newly weds taking off for their honeymoon, Right? ....
Life was rough for newly weds in 1964, Gary was in his first year as an apprentice pipefitter/plumber with the starting wage at $4.65 an hour and Dona was working at the American Angus Association that payed $200.00 a week.  Young and in Love, "LIFE is GOOD!"
The corvette had been picked up from the mechanic shop the day before from having its engine completely overhauled and then hidden in the garage overnight so no one would write on it with SHAVING CREAM, after-all … (8 comments)

st joseph mo real estate: Why I'm Kicking Your Butt in Selling Real Estate - 09/03/09 08:15 AM
This is a great article written by fellow Active Rain member Bob Haywood.  Thanks Bob for allowing me to re-blog your article.
Bob Haywood, (McGraw Realtors)  BOB HAYWOOD, ROCKS!!

Dear Ineffective Realtor,
You used to be a big dog in this business, but not anymore.  Today I watch you in the office as you read the latest edition of Realtor Magazine, make some phone calls and sit around visit with others or read the latest funny email someone sent you.
I want to be sad for you, but I can't.
You see, your comment about how texting is for young people … (4 comments)

st joseph mo real estate: Aquatic Park--splashing fun--St Joseph MO - 08/19/09 06:06 AM

Over the summer the pool saw thousands of visitors, even for a summer with not so many hot days! 
Aquatic Park is a awesome place for an entire day or even just a few hours.  Many families and companies also take advantage of the park and book their family reunion, birthday parties and company picnics at the pool.  The park is so attractive and above all is an attraction that competes right up with the best water parks in the area.  People love to go because it is close and inexpensive fun! 
 The plans for this state … (2 comments)

st joseph mo real estate: Pony Express Statue...Public Art...St Joseph MO 64501 - 08/16/09 03:47 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 real estate: Planting America-In Honor of the Fisher Family-St Joseph Mo - 07/19/09 04:12 PM
Throughout St. Joseph you can find many stunning sculptures, murals and mosaics as you visit our city, some of the pieces dating back to the early 1900's. 
St. Joseph has always been a city rich in history and artistic development.  Looking back on the original building and homes, shows how long art has been a part of the St. Joseph community.  From visual to performing arts the citizens of our town support and embrace the arts culture. 
 "Planting America" is a statue that features a mother, father and daughter planting an apple tree, and it is dedicated to the immigrants … (5 comments)

st joseph mo real estate: Walter Cronkite--St Joseph native--Remembered--St Joseph MO - 07/18/09 02:49 PM
Walter Cronkite--St Joseph native--Remembered--St Joseph MO
As the nation mourns the passing of anchorman Walter Cronkite, local residents remember the St Joseph native.
Walter Cronkite was born in 1916, in St Joseph. His father Walter Cronkite Sr., and grandfather Frederick Cronkite were both dentists in St Joseph.  When Mr. Cronkite was about 6 months old his dentist father joined the military and the family temporarily relocated to Oklahoma.  At the time when Dr. Cronkite was sent overseas, young Walter and his mother moved to Kansas City where her parents lived.
Bob Slater, former managing editor of the News-Press and a retired … (34 comments)

st joseph mo real estate: National Military Heritage Museum (NMHM)-St Joseph Mo - 07/07/09 06:09 AM
WOW, What an attractive building!  As you enter the doors of the National Military Heritage Museum you soak up more than just the history of our military services. 
The large, brick structure speaks for itself when it comes to its beautiful appearance, but visitors can't help but be suspicious of the long-lived history of the building as they walk through and view exhibits. 

This building has been undergoing renovation and improvements for the past 20 years, with improvements still being made today. 
The Museum is housed in the E.J. Eckel/Harvey Ellis designed brick building that was build in 1890 as … (1 comments)

st joseph mo real estate: Eckard's Home Improvement Store---Carpet store and more...St Joseph Mo - 06/29/09 07:14 AM
Last week I stopped by Eckard's Home Improvement and visited with Steve Eckard.
Eckard's  is a Realtor/Builder friendly store since opening in St Joseph in 1985, supplying not only home improvement products for the general public but also realtors and builders.
The warehouse store has hundreds and hundreds of rolls of carpet in stock with choices in price and styles.  Installation can be arranged to your individual needs.

Eckard's "Custom Order" department with thousands of carpet choices for the special buyer.  Not only can you special order your carpet, they offer services to installing a border or customizing … (4 comments)

st joseph mo real estate: Kansas City Chiefs Football Training Camp One Step Closer to St Joseph MO-UPDATED - 06/19/09 03:23 PM
Construction of Chiefs Camp Facility to begin soon!!!
The original post can be found here
After many questions going back and forth between Missouri Western State University, the State of Missouri  and the Kansas City is set to begin as soon as July 1!  The facility design plans are down to the final drafts.
It is for sure that St. Joseph will be the new HOME to the KC Chiefs Training Camp starting in 2010!
For three weeks out of the year the KC Chiefs players and staff will reside in St. Joseph.  During this training process the players won't only … (2 comments)

st joseph mo real estate: Re-ride of the Pony Express Trails! ~ St Joseph, MO - 06/09/09 03:18 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 real estate: Questions Answered About the $8,000. Homebuyer Tax Credit .....St Joseph, MO - 06/05/09 06:32 AM
This is a great article explaining the $8,000 Tax Credit for First Time Home Buyers and wanted to share.

Questions Answered About the $8,000. Homebuyer Tax Credit Rob Dietz, Ph.D. discusses the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit in this video interview provided by the National Association of Home Builders. 
What does the $8,000 tax credit mean for you?
Buy a home and you may qualify for the $8,000 tax credit on your 2009 taxes Even if you don't owe $8,000 in taxes, you may receive a refund check for the difference You or your spouse can't have … (0 comments)

st joseph mo real estate: Memoir recounts surviving brain cancer-Twice ~Johnny Cathcart ~ St Joseph Mo - 02/14/09 11:50 AM
** The following story was featured in Life Stories of the St Joseph News Press last week, and felt it should be shared here with fellow Realtors.   Please take time to read Johnny's Story and purchase one of his books if at all possible.   
**Johnny's mom, Jane is a fellow Realtor at my office.                                               
Memoir recounts surviving brain cancer - twice by Erin WisdomThursday, February 5, 2009

Photo by Jessica Stewart
St. Joseph native Johnny Cathcart has written a book titled ‘Hotpants: A Memoir.' The Central High School alumnus started the autobiography when he was 17.

Johnny Cathcart knows … (2 comments)

st joseph mo real estate: One of America's best schools ~ Benton High School~St Joseph Mo - 12/11/08 01:00 PM
St Joseph Missouri Benton High School received a Bronze metal as one of America's Best High Schools, according to  U.S.News & World Report, a prominent media group. 
The media group, along with School Evalutation Services, an education research firm, evaluated 21,069 public high schools in 48 states on their "standardized test performance," "proficiency rates of all students" and "challenging college-ready curriculum."  Data was taken from the 2006-2007 school year,according to the article in
Congratulations to Benton High School and keep up the good work!

st joseph mo real estate: Frederick Inn Steak House & Lounge ~~St Joseph, MO - 11/27/08 02:53 PM
                                                              Let's meet for lunch ??? or Dinner ???

Frederick Inn Steak House & Lounge at 1627 Frederick Avenue, St Joseph, MO
A great place for lunch with many daily assorted home cooked lunch specials served with those hearty appetites in mind.  If you happen to be on a fixed lunch hour, no problem you are always back to work in plenty of time.  Frederick Inn is locally owned and operated since 1980 with ample free parking.
Friends are a common sight at the Inn, the dining room has the atmosphere that beckons … (6 comments)

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