By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Traditionally, Fire Prevention Week is a busy time for the St. Charles Fire Department.  Firefighters visit kindergarten classrooms to show off their gear,...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Up until a few weeks ago, the St. Charles volleyball team did not think they would have the opportunity to play until March.  On September 21, however, the...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor It should have been his retirement party. In June, Chris Lennon retired after 33-years with the St. Charles Police Department.  As everyone was so busy over...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor In early 2016, the St. Charles Hometown Resource Center moved from its cramped building on 11th Street to a more spacious location on Whitewater Avenue. ...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor On Sunday, September 13, a brass quintet came together to perform a concert at the St. Charles gazebo.  The group called themselves Five Desperate Musicians...

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By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor It was absolutely packed.  The St. Charles PTO’s annual carnival was held on Friday, March 8 in the elementary school, and both the cafeteria and gymnasium...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor In his 28 years with the Dover Fire Department, the most memorable moment for Rick Jones was not a fire or a huge crash.  Instead, it was a simple ‘thank...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor On Thursday, February 14, the sledding hill at Jessens Park was incredibly busy as multiple classes dropped by for fun in the snow.  In the morning, twenty-...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Although Gerald and Barbara Melby were both from the small town of Glenwood, Minnesota, their wedding was held in a much more exotic locale – France.  At...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor A week of snowstorms and excessively frigid temperatures in St. Charles caused many to complain about the Minnesota cold and long for spring.  Yet at the...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor The Moose Lodge Wild Game Feed has been a tradition for decades in St. Charles, predating the club’s current building.  “It’s being going on as long as I...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor On Saturday, January 19, the fellowship hall of St. Charles Borromeo was filled with men dressed in suits and ties, and girls dressed like princesses.  For...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor As a student at St. Charles High School, Aaron Carlson worked for Arly Hamman.  He often watched Hamman leave work to respond to fire calls, and enjoyed...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor In some ways, the Amish Market Square in St. Charles is a refuge.  The combination of gas station, convenience store, gift shop, and restaurant is a glimmer...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Sitting before Natalie Mehling’s kindergarten students, teaching artist Mary Ellen Gutknecht taped a drawing of a turtle to an easel. Gutknecht explained to...

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