Rooted on Bavaria by Sue Orsen.  Who would have ever thought, at the age of 14, that he was opening a furrow and planting the roots of a multi-million dollar business?  Maybe Jeff Hartman.  Maybe his father, the late Marvin Hartman …”  Click on Front Page.

Good Friday, 2008  by Sue Orsen.  “It was March 21st, 2008, the first day of spring.  It was also Good Friday and it snowed many inches in Victoria, Minnesota.  It will be another 152 years before Good Friday falls again this early on the calendar.  It could be 152 years before it snows again on Good Friday …”

Thank You, Joy Grobe of Victoria by Laurie Stern, Chaska.  “I can’t say enough good things about Joy Grobe.  She coaches the Chaska High School girls divers team in the fall and boy divers in the winter.  She also coaches a team at the Bearpath Country Club in Eden Prairie during the summer …”

Consider the Questions by Councilmember  Jim Paulsen, City of Victoria.  “If the home builders stop, can Victoria?  To what extent are cities complicit in the Housing Bubble?  What about the 13.5 acres?”

The Easter Difference by Pastor Thomas Braun, Christ Victorious Lutheran Church.  “The Lord Jesus Christ acknowledged the difference Easter makes — forgiveness for all of our sins, the sure and certain hope of eternal life now and much fuller with Him in heaven, as well as the promise that all things work out for the good of those who believe and trust in Him …”

Life Puzzles by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  “I’m really not into puzzles, but I do know there are some challenges in life that are worthwhile.  We struggle with the puzzles and opine where angels live and what people eat in heaven …”

Rose Clara School, 96, died March 20th.

Eleanor “Ellie” Hoye, 84, died February 23rd.

Lloyd A. Braunworth, 82, died March 22nd.

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured George and Snip Steinberger in “The Seventh Child.”  George’s mother died after giving birth to him, her seventh child, and he was raised by his grandmother …”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Leo and Vangie Schneider in “Sweet Aloha.”  They travel to Hawaii for a few weeks each winter and now have retired from Leo’s Bar …”


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Oh, the Weather Outside is … by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “This should be as good a time as any to discuss a couple of topics that fascinate the author to an unusual extent, that being baseball and the weather.  Even as a kid, weather in general was a subject of interest brought on, I suspect, by my father …”

The Odyssey in Illinois by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “Easter has come and gone along with my annual winter break south.  I did accomplish my annual goal of sitting outside and perspiring while wearing shorts and a t-shirt and not exercising …”

Seven and Counting by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “Making our First Holy Communion was the highlight of every kid in Victoria when I was growing up.  It was sure tough, though, as we prepared and prepared and prepared for the big day …”

A Great Place to Live by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “My grandfather Harris, who served as a township supervisor for many years, would say that you can’t learn what the people think by sitting in an office …”

From the Lions Den by Lion Kurt Zuppke, Victoria Lions Club.  “At our breakfast we use over 500 pounds of ground pork, using a time tested ratio of simple spices.  Naturally, the amount of milk, juice, coffee, pancake batter, bread, butter, eggs, cooking oil, and syrup can vary, but it’s gallons and gallons and cases and cases …”

It All Came Crashing Down by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “Those of you readers who like to read true stories about the lives and individuals may enjoy reading the story of a Buffalo, New York, firefighter who remained in a coma and unresponsive for nearly ten years …”

Including the Kitchen Sink by Tom Gray, Victoria Building Official.  “So how are you bathroom drains?  Do they drain quickly, slowly, or not at all?  And what about using one of the many liquid drain cleaning products available at the local big box home improvement stors?”

The Weather Vane by Lucas Graunke, age 14, Budding Climatologist.  “Welcome to the new weather column in the Victoria Gazette.  In this column you will learn about the weather from the past month and what the next month will bring, records that have been set …”

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