By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor As a kid growing up on a small dairy farm in Wisconsin, Amanda Gentry’s dad let her drive a tractor for the first time.  She ended up crashing, which took...
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...

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By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Last Saturday, the St. Charles Public Library held its largest annual fundraising event, “A Night at the Library.”  Crowds of people from the St. Charles...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Every year, St. Charles 3rd grade students typically raise $5,000 for Jump Rope for Heart, a fundraising program for the American Heart Association.  This...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor The St. Charles PTO organization may be small, but they are mighty.  Each year, the group puts on a highly successful spring carnival that packs the...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Last Friday was Grandparent’s day at St. Charles elementary.  Grandmas, grandpas, great-grandparents, and grand-friends traveled both near and far to spend...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor udent at St. Charles High School, girls were not allowed to be members of FFA.  Instead, like other young women, the 1971 St. Charles graduate was pushed to...
By Ben Barclay, St. Charles Press Staff Writer Going into the final math league meet, the Saints needed a little help. They were second in the conference to Plainview-Elgin-Millville. To move into...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Last week during Snow Days, the student body of St. Charles High School was able to show off the wide breadth of their talent.  In addition to the ever-...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, The St. Charles Press is once more spotlighting a local couple that has weathered the natural ups and downs of...
Last Saturday, the St. Charles One Act team competed in sub-sections at Wabasha-Kellogg.  With an amazing performance, the Saints placed in second, qualifying the team for the Section competition...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Last Friday and Saturday was Winterfest in St. Charles.  Now in its second year, the community celebration was a huge success, providing interesting and...

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