By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Last week, St. Charles celebrated Homecoming 2019.  While the week began with sunny skies, the weather eventually turned for the worse with rainstorms on...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor In 2019, Clair Martin retired after 60 years on the Saratoga Cemetery Board.  In his time on the board, he took on the roles of the secretary, treasurer,...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor In the entryway of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, a collection of notecards hung on a frame, listing reasons why members joined the CDA.  These...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor On Saturday, September 21, St. Charles Avenue was closed behind City Hall, allowing one long table to be set up in the middle of the street for the annual...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor On Wednesday, September 11, St. Charles celebrated Welcoming Week a few days early with Welcoming on Wednesday in the St. Charles City Hall Park.  The event...

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By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor There are numerous cemeteries in St. Charles and the surrounding area.  When it comes time to prepare for Memorial Day, the St. Charles American Legion...
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...
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...

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