Spring Break in Peaceful Valley  by Sue Orsen. “Families and individuals in the Cold Country most often head south for Spring Break.  Nobody talks about spend Spring Break in North Dakota.”  Click on Front Page.

Ronald McDonald Lied by Pastor Bill Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship.  “In a moment of marketing genius, the folks at Mc

Donald’s gave it a particular name.  They call it the Happy Meal …”

The Keeper of the Green by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “A top notch Green Keeper needs to be a scientist and an artist.  I believe Deer Run has the finest Green Keeper in the state.  He’s always on top of everything …”

Tom Foolery by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “Ah, spring has sprung, the grass is ‘ris, I wonder where the flowers is.  It’s that time of year again, folks, when a young man’s fancy turns to …”

A Taxing Time of Year by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “The Harley Babe and I could not come up with a destination for our spring break and we decided to use the money for home improvements instead …”

Proud of the Present, Confident in Victoria’s Future by Mayor Mary Thun, City of Victoria.  “I’ve been reading a lot about what people define as the ‘New Normal.’  The phrase suggests that economically, the United States will never return to the robust times of the ‘80’s …”

New Pastor for LAMC by Bruce Shoger, Elders Vice Chair.  “On behalf of the Lake Auburn Moravian Church Joint Board and Western District Board, I am pleased to announce that the Rev. Brian R. Dixon has accepted our unanimous Call to serve the Lake Auburn congregation …”

From Montana to Mexico by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “They now have control of our banks, our automobile companies, and our health care.  What is left?  Our possessions, our land!”

Obesity Grant for Arizona by Lucas Graunke, 14, Budding Climatologist on Spring Break.  “Tucson received a new obesity grant of $15 million.  In a state that has no money whatsoever, this grant seems like it could have gone to more important issues …”

Remember When the inside of the Victoria Creamery was a shoppin mall?  When some of the rooms were decorated for private dining?  When the restaurant was first open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.?

Federal Health Care Bill is an Abuse of Power by Senator Julianne Ortman.  “The federal health care bill is unconstitutional.  The State of Minnesota has a responsibility to act now to protect and defend itself …”

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Seeking Local Road Funding by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “I recently traveled to Washington DC with representatives of the Southwest Corridor Transportation Coalition to meet with members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation and their staffs.  We sought continued support for Hwy 212 and Hwy 5 improvements …”

An Evening at Cuzzy’s Brick House by Sue Orsen.  “It was another beautiful evening in March and people everywhere were experiencing spring fever.  We were among others who crawled out of their homes and headed to the new Cuzzy’s Brick house in Chaska …”

Victoria House Boys Invest in Chaska by Bobby Goral, One of the Cousins.  “We tried to quietly open the doors in Chaska on Monday, March 15th.  The only problem was that modern technology sent thumbs texting and by 5 p.m. the gang was all there.  We were full on the first day!”

Victoria in the Public Square  Exel lines in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, which includes Victoria, might be patrolled by helicopter at any time during the next three to six-week period … More than $5,000 in funds were stolen from SAFER, an organization who spoke to Victoria City Councilmembers last year about their work in locating people who wander off …”

Smell Patterns in Victoria by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “The back door of any Victoria business being open was a sure sign of cleaning, and the smells of Notermann’s Store wafted over the Tuffy’s Tavern …”

The Reason for the Season by Sue Orsen.  “An excellent replica of the Pietz by Michaelangelo is touring the nation and I was lucky to see it up close and personal during this Lenten Season of 2010 at the Cathedral of St. Paul …”

At the Historic Lowell Inn in Stillwater by Sue Orsen.  “Allan and I first visited this place in 1985 when we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.  I was overwhelmed and impressed with all the makings and furnishings …”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured stories of the Victoria Creamery with Math Hartmann and Jerome ‘Chub’ Aretz and included information and photos from the Creamery’s 50th anniversary book.

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Chuck and Marge Chapman in ‘The Chapman Chapter.’  When they moved to this area in 1965, the population of Victoria was 365.

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Perry and Addie Dungey who have been married for 53 years in ‘Head Over Heels.”

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