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...

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By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor The St. Charles Area Community Foundation (SCACF) has the vision of, “Bettering our community by connecting people with initiatives that matter.”  Last...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor To celebrate its centennial in 2013, the St. Charles Public Library offered an interactive murder-mystery for the ‘A Night at the Library’ fundraiser. ...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor The St. Charles area has numerous Amish construction crews, constantly busy with work for their fellow Amish, or their English (non-Amish) neighbors. ...
The last time the St. Charles 2nd graders visited Whitewater State Park for the maple syrup program, snow was still on the ground.  When they returned to the park last Thursday, the landscape was...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Last Saturday, Pat Kasey of Rochester eagerly looked over the beds of plants at Yoder’s Country Greenhouse in rural St. Charles.  This was her first time...
By Dakota Swenson, St. Charles Press Staff Writer It’s been a rocky start to the 2018 spring season for all sports. Horrific weather has caused everything to be postponed for the first month of the...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor As she was wheeled into the ‘chicken coop’ of Whitewater Health Services in St. Charles, Nina Higgins first questioned the name of the nursing home’s all-...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Dover-Eyota 2nd grader Maggie McLaughlin proved that there is no age limit to making a difference.  Inspired by the #Give16 campaign of Minnesota Wild...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Last Saturday, a group of St. Charles Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their family members sacrificed their Saturday morning in order to...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor “I came to writing not as a reader, but as a daydreamer,” said Allen Eskens last week at the St. Charles Public Library.  As a student, his tendency to...

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