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...
By Dakota Swenson, St. Charles Press The Saints continued their playoff run last Wednesday with a game against the two seed Caledonia Warriors. The last time these two teams faced each other, it was...

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By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Exercise does not have an age limit.  For older adults, regular exercise is proven to have benefits for everything from balance to heart health to bone and...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor For many teenagers, Saturdays are an opportunity to relax and recoup after a full week of school.  Yet for over 50 local teenagers, last Saturday was a time...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press St. Paul’s United Church of Christ is a tiny rural church, located on County Road 9, between County Road 10 and Highway 42.  A few years ago, St. Paul’s faced a...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Off and on over the years, service organizations in the Eyota community have discussed creating a food shelf for local families in need.  Nothing ever truly...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Last Sunday, the basement of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Elba was completely packed for the annual Fall Festival.  While the event is always a good time...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Father Tim Biren has passed through the St. Charles community many times.  Although he has mostly lived in the southwestern part of Minnesota, the Roman...
Mike Buringa, head coach for the St. Charles varsity softball team, founded the Gamblers five years ago in order to provide players with an opportunity for development over the summer, above and...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor A local axiom states, ‘It never rains on the Gladiolus Days parade.’  This year, the phrase was put to the test as weather reports predicted a weekend beset...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor St. Charles has a new Teen Miss Gladiolus Days Queen.  On Monday, August 21, Elle Karlen received the top crown, after an evening of close and intense...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor In October of 1950, square dancing enthusiasts in the St. Charles area formed the Whitewater Whirlers.  It was a big hit at the outset and a Christmas party...

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