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...
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...

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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...
By Jill Veerkamp, St. Charles Press Editor Two years ago, St. Charles had one neighborhood party during National Night Out.  Last year, there were two parties, plus the grand opening of the renovated...

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