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 St. Charles Press Editor Laura Berndt The last Eyota City Council meeting began with an approval of the agenda and consent agenda, which included the approval of the previous meeting’s minutes, in...
By St. Charles Press Staff Writer Nathan Campbell The St. Charles School Board met for their first regular session of the calendar year, which was also their first session since the election that...
At Faith Lutheran Church, volunteers work together as they cut fabric for Bundles of Love, which recently began meeting in St. Charles.
By St. Charles Press Editor Laura Berndt On Monday, January 12th, a local group of volunteers gathered at Faith Lutheran Church in St. Charles for their first official Bundles of Love meeting in the...
Ralph, Michael and Paul serve breakfast at the Eyota American Legion on Sunday, January 18th.
By St. Charles Press Editor Laura Berndt Since 1981, the Eyota American Legion has hosted an annual event to benefit the Rochester Eagles Cancer Telethon. The breakfast is usually held on the Sunday...
Tom Hoverstad speaks at the Winter Crops Day event in St. Charles last Wednesday, January 14th.
By St. Charles Press Editor Laura Berndt The University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center (SROC) held their annual Crops Day on Wednesday, January 14th, at the St. Charles Community...
Outside the home of Patty Burt, a brave woman fighting a battle against cancer, supporters gather to pray on Sunday evening. Despite the bone-chilling winter weather, over 80 people prayed for Patty in Utica that night.
By St. Charles Press Editor Laura Berndt On the evening of Sunday, January 4th, the temperatures dropped far below zero and the wind whipped through the streets of Utica. Yet, despite the frigid...
New St. Charles School Board members are sworn in during Monday’s meeting. Above are Roger Leistikow (left, standing), Mena Kaehler, Brian Davidson (far left, seated) and Superintendent Mark Roubinek (center, seated.) On the right side of the table, from left to right, are Amy Berends, Travis Gransee, Peter Snyder and Michael Schaber.
By St. Charles Press Staff Writer Nathan Campbell The St. Charles School Board met on Monday evening for the first session of 2015, a meeting in which the formalities of board business are confirmed...
Bill Spitzer has wrapped up his final term as the St. Charles Mayor.
By Bill Spitzer As I made my final rounds last Wednesday, I could not help but reflect on 2014 and the past decade I have been Mayor. After reading recent Letters to the Editor, I couldn’t help but...
At the December 23rd St. Charles City Council meeting, outgoing Mayor Bill Spitzer receives a plaque from Mayor-Elect John Schaber, honoring him for ten years of service to the St. Charles Community.
By St. Charles Press Staff Writer Craig Hilmer An extra, end of the year City Council session, originally scheduled to ratify a labor contract, filled quickly and 2014 rang out with a number of new...
In January of 2015 Ron Ganrude will become the next Sheriff of Winona County.
By St. Charles Press Editor Laura Berndt For the past 16 years, Dave Brand has served as Winona County Sheriff. He’s helped countless individuals and their families, and, is known as a man who goes...

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