Buckled at the Bar by Sue Orsen.  “When construction occurs in downtown Victoria, people sit up and take notice, especially when they’re buckled into their seat belts, idling next to Floyd’s Bar, waiting for green at the stoplight …”  Click on Front Page.

A Breath of Fresh Air photos by Sue Orsen.  Downtown Victoria has a grocery store and it’s big and beautiful and ready to open.  Builder/Owner Tom Wartman posees with two of his three sons on the construction crew.  Owner/Grocer Dale Riley shows the gift display area of the store …

Tribunal on Tonsils by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “Your tonsils are an important part of your immune system.  They are often the first defense in your upper respiratory tract …”

Life is Reclaimed in Spring by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  “Did you notice how quiet winter was?  Even the coyotes don’t make a lot of noise in winter.  With the progression toward spring, the world’s life is reclaimed …”

The Victoria House Celebrates 20 Years by Sue Orsen.  “The sign has been hanging outside the Victoria House since 1989.  Its 20-year history has meant 20 years of community spirit, generosity, camaraderie, and consistently excellent meals …”

Vocabulary in Victoria by Sue Orsen.  “Sophomoric means intellectually pretentious or overconfident, exhibiting lack of judgment, immature.  Whatever our age and whatever we do in life, let’s try not to be saw-faw-mor-ick!”

Buy Everything in Victoria by Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun, City of Victoria.  “Lately I have been struck by the number of people and cars moving about in our Victoria downtown area.  Perhaps it’s just the change in weather …”

Red River Flooding by LaVonne Kroells, Carver County Red Cross.  “Residents that surround Red River are facing not only flood waters, but a major snowstorm to add to the already stressful conditions.  The American Red Cross is working furiously to place workers, food, and shelter supplies across that area …”

Remember When by Sue Orsen.  “Remember when these Beauties and their Bonnets were featured at the Victoria Senior Center?  The photos were taken in April of 1984 …”

March Madness at Holy Family.  Photos from Patrick Boughton, Sports Information Director, Holy Family Catholic High School, Victoria, MN.

The Public Square includes several items where a Victoria person or a Victoria business or organization is involved and recognized in the public square,

8661 Deer Run Dr. * Victoria


1915 Arboretum Blvd * Victoria


On Stieger Lake * Victoria


33 West First Street * Waconia


Lake Auburn Moravian Church

Victoria  *  952-443-2051

A Sacred Ritual of Spring by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.   “The school bell clanging and calling us back from recess, the noon town sire, or St Victoria’s church bells ringing at the end of the afternoon were the worst sounds to hear because they meant we had to stop playing baseball …”

The Old Plocher Farm at Marsh Lake by Mae Schmid, Resident of Victoria.  “My father is the one who built the barn that is now the Marsh Lake Lodge or Club House.  He hired Nushie and Bud Schmid to help him cut wood for the barn that they made into lumber …”

Sheriff’s Shingle by Vicki McRoberts, Police Contract Assistant.  “Carver County experienced four residential burglaries in February very similar in nature.  In each instance, entry was made by entering via unlocked doors or windows …”

With Boots on the Ground in Iraq by James Hay, Victoria Resident Serving in Iraq.  “Here I am once more, putting up with sand storms, dust storms, and crossing my fingers when I take a shower that there is enough water left in the tank to rinse off the hazards of war …”

Angels Among Us by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “It has been well documented over the years, at least in this little corner of the universe, that sometimes the smallest occurrence can be such a delight to behold …”

Riding the Waves by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “We had a great time enjoying the sunshine and warm weather and would recommend a cruise, especially if you have not tried it before.  However, the Harley Babe and I decided we are more motorcycle people than cruise people …”

Drifting from Christianity by Pastor Bill Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship.  “In earlier times, the drift was subtle and hardly noticeable, but now statistics and surveys suggest that God is, in the name of tolerance and relativity, being quietly excused from our culture …”

New Tool for the Economy by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “MetroMSP.org is a nonprofit effort convened by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber and sponsored by public and private partners to promote economic development in the Twin Cities region …”

The Weather Vane by Lucas Graunke, Budding Climatologist.  “April is generally thought of as the first month of spring, and it really it!  The average high is all the way into the upper 50’s.  Even the low is above freezing at a cool 36 …”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Bernard and Monica Metzger in “Meet the Metzgers.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Julius and Connie Moehl in “The Prairie is My Garden.”

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Sebenaler Chiropractic Center

Chaska  *  952-448-9908

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