St. Peter’s Catholic Church is nestled atop one of the many ridges in the coulee region. The self-proclaimed “Jewel on the Hill” has a rich history and represents a welcoming community to her members. This breathtaking church was officially opened in 1899. Before that time, the area was considered a mission of nearby St. Joseph’s Ridge. A mission school operated in Middle Ridge for nearly 10 years before St. Peter’s Parish was established and continued to operate in the basement of the church until St. Peter’s School of Middle Ridge was built in 1908.
This antique beauty is home to a vibrant community of young and old alike. It hosts an annual “Sauerkraut Supper” every October, and is known for the home-cooking of that community event.
Next time you happen to drive by this Jewel on the Hill, stop and take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the scenery, and thank God for His handiwork.