By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Almost a year to the day after the Eyota Volunteer Fire Department held a groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation and expansion of its fire hall, a...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Happy Birthday Whitewater State Park! Since January, Whitewater has been celebrating its centennial with special programs that highlight everything the park...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor On July 4, St. Charles celebrated Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks show.  The family of Margaret Martinson was also in town for a celebration...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Lowell Jabs has been involved with the Winona County Fair for 20 years.  The old scale in the large judging area had been there even longer.  With the scale...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Four years ago, St. Matthew Community Preschool purchased a bus to help transport students to and from classes.  The bus has more than earned its keep over...

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By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Whitewater State Park hosted annual Boy Scout Camporees.  The camporees were tremendous events, attracting over 1,000 scouts...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Bill Rothering and Reuben Schmidt first set up a grow room in the old Saratoga Creamery as a winter hobby, with the aim of growing plants for themselves,...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Last week, the green space outside of the St. Charles Public Library was full of activity as it was rapidly transformed into a long-awaited and much-...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Raymond Yoder of Valley View Greenhouse has been in the greenhouse business since 2008.  His reason why?  “Girls.  We have five girls,” he said.  “It’s a...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press editor The annual Night at the Library fundraiser began with a death.  Wayne Maker, the class president, was murdered with a blow dart just before announcing who...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor In the 1930s and 1940s, Whitewater State Park hosted massive Centennial Pageants to celebrate the settlement of Minnesota and its establishment as a...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor For more than two decades, 3rd graders at St. Charles elementary school have Jumped Rope for Heart, raising money for the American Heart Association.  The...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor No matter the decade, no matter the era, there are always popular songs that sweep the nation.  With a Jukebox as a time machine, the St. Charles 5th and...
By Dakota Swenson, St. Charles Press The Saints continued their playoff run last Wednesday with a game against the two seed Caledonia Warriors. The last time these two teams faced each other, it was...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor It was absolutely packed.  The St. Charles PTO’s annual carnival was held on Friday, March 8 in the elementary school, and both the cafeteria and gymnasium...

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