By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Waiting in line is an exercise in tediousness and frustration.  No matter what the line is for, the experience is annoying.  For the five characters in the...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor On the evening of Saturday, January 11, the Eyota American Legion was packed with current and former Dover-Eyota wrestlers and their family members as...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor At the stroke of 3pm, the countdown began…  10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…  Happy New Year!  As the cry rang out in the St. Charles Senior Center on...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor A few days before Christmas, the Little Valley Victors met at Miller’s Market for a shopping trip.  The 4-H’ers weren’t shopping for themselves, however. ...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor On Sunday, December 15, Garrett Steinberg made a return trip to St. Charles to challenge Father Tim Biren to a second piano duel.  The duo’s first piano...

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By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor The name may sound slightly silly, but pickleball is sport that is rapidly growing in popularity, particularly among the older generations.  Until recently...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Before Al Timm passed away in January, Rick Vincent of Dice Brothers Racing told him that he planned to hold a motorcycle racing event in his honor. “He...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor After a beautiful Saturday and Sunday, rainy weather moved into St. Charles just in time for Memorial Day.  Starting with sprinkles, and later advancing...
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...

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