By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor When Sharon Grossardt first became the director of the St. Charles Public Library in 1982, the building was half the size that it is today.  The library did...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor One holiday highlight for children is a visit to Santa.  In a typical year, Santa makes numerous stops in St. Charles, including appearances at the Moose...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor For two decades, the St. Charles Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) have sold holiday goodies at their sweet treat sale.  Despite the ongoing pandemic...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Just in time for the holiday shopping season, ACE Hardware in St. Charles completed a month-long renovation project.  In addition to updates to the exterior...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor During the St. Charles City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 24, Daren Sikkink of WHKS shared the plans for a new water tower in the Chattanooga...

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By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor In 1949, a massive pageant was held in the Whitewater State Park meadow (then the golf course) to celebrate Minnesota’s centennial anniversary as a...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor A trip out to the Winona County Fairgrounds last week was a trip back in time, as the Winona County Historical Society held its Pioneer School in the little...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Almost a year to the day after the Eyota Volunteer Fire Department held a groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation and expansion of its fire hall, a...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Happy Birthday Whitewater State Park! Since January, Whitewater has been celebrating its centennial with special programs that highlight everything the park...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor On July 4, St. Charles celebrated Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks show.  The family of Margaret Martinson was also in town for a celebration...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Lowell Jabs has been involved with the Winona County Fair for 20 years.  The old scale in the large judging area had been there even longer.  With the scale...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Four years ago, St. Matthew Community Preschool purchased a bus to help transport students to and from classes.  The bus has more than earned its keep over...
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...

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