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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By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre performances have been a Gladiolus Days staple since 1992.  Now in its 24th year, the youth theatre remains as popular as...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Monday, August 22nd was a magical evening filled with wonderful talents, beautiful evening gowns, and thoughtful and insightful answers to onstage questions...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor The City of St. Charles is currently collaborating with the Winona County Planning Department to develop a comprehensive plan for bicycle and pedestrian...
By Craig Hilmer, St. Charles Press Staff Writer As the 2016 Gladiola Days Festival nears, here, drawn from area newspapers of the era, is a look back at the history of the event. Likely many of our...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Until recently, the staff of the St. Charles Police Department consisted of a Police Chief and a number of full-time and part-time officers.  Recently, this...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor On Sunday, July 24th, over 700 motorcyclists visited St. Charles as part of the 16th Annual Ronald McDonald House “The Cruise” charity ride.  A frequent pit...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Recently, the St. Charles School Board voted to send a revised bond referendum to voters, scheduled for the November 8th election.  With a scaled down plan...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Every year, between 35,000 and 37,000 people visit the Winona County Fair in St. Charles, and this year was no different.  There was plenty to see and do,...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor The success of the Winona County Fair is only possible through the dedicated and tireless work of the Fair Board directors.  This group is now one less with...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Lois Schuchard makes sure to keep a pen and paper by her bedside.  She will often wake up at night with an idea for a poem, which she will immediately write...

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