At Home on the Rio Grande by Sue Orsen.  “On adventure we always include at home on the Rio Grande is a trip into Mexico, the City of Progresso, to be more exact.  The ritual remains unchanged …”  Click on Front  Page.

A Golf Quiz by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “The bottom line is, Don’t sell your rounds of golf at a loss, and then don’t destroy your product by slashing expenses …”

Dream On for Tomorrow by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “Some experts estimate that by 2015 we will have at least an engineering prototype of a vehicle with reasonable capabilities to be called a completely autonomous vehicle …”

A   20-Year Anniversary by Bill Miller, Resident of Waconia.  “Since taking over the management of Island View dining 20 years ago, Victoria residents Kim and Kevin Heenie have served well over one million meals and drinks to thousands of customers …”

Cycle Victoria by Jim Paulsen, Victoria Cyclist.  “Every cycling club has to start somewhere and I can’t imagine a better place than Victoria, or a better time than now!”

On the Beach at Marco Island by Addie Sue Norgaard, age 8.  “When I first got to Florida, we used my Aunt Robin’s binoculars and saw dolphins!  Then we walked down to the beach and saw shells with fish in them.  Next I saw a star fish …”

High in Fiber and Bond Rating by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Board of Commissioners.  “A fiber optic cable was installed under the river between the Scott Co/ Govt Center in Shakopee and the Carver Co. Govt Center in Chaska …”

Vernon Heutmaker, 77, died Sunday, March 20th.

Carl Kelly Hanson, 64, died Thursday, March 31st.

George Fischer, 78, died Sunday March 20th.

Richard Dick Sterner, 84, died Sunday, March 6th.

Dale Palmatier, 85, died Friday, February 25th.

Leo Stans, 57, died Tuesday, March 22nd.

Looking at the Weeks Ahead by Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson.  “We’ve got Correctional Officers Week,  National Nurses Week, National Police Week …”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured the Lake Auburn Moravian Church in “Rise and Shine.’

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Bill and Pearl Gaskill in “A Pearl and a Prince.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Jerry and Gerda Schmie in “Painting the Town.”

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History Lesson in Wisconsin by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.   “As a body travels along through various regions of this great land of ours, there always seems to be the tiny little village breweries where generations of talented individuals crafted their favorite recipe …”

Cold but Not Cranky Yet by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “It started storming with rain turning to snow and the  ground became white.  Out came the snow shovels and to the  back of the garage went the bike!”

When Baskets Were Littered with Jellybeans by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “Cute and adorable little bunnies or baby chickens given as Easter gifts?  Not in Victoria.  A&W Root Beer or Cotton Candy flavored jellybeans?  Not in Victoria!”

Dear Customers by Bill Stork, Fresh Seasons Market.  “Since Fresh Seasons opened in April of 2009, you have helped us donate over 60,000 pounds of food to Bountiful Basket …”

Mapping Youth-Friendly Places by Theresa Dolezal, Youth Development.  “It is apparent that young people in Carver County want to be involved in more activities but they do not know what exists …”

It’s Friday But Sunday’s a Comin’ by Pastor Bill Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship.  “The world seems to be spiraling down-ward whether it be economically, politically, or physically, with earthquakes, tsunamis, and conflicts.  The message of Easter holds out hope for all peoples and all times …”

Keeping Victoria Vibrant by Mayor Mary Thun, City of Victoria.  “Meeting citizens’ economic needs is a dimension of a healthy community.  People who do not have the opportunity to meet basic needs are probably not going to be productive people …”

Easter Egg Hunt for the Kids by Steve Frrederickson, Victoria Lions Club.  “In addition to the Hunt, there will be a Jelly Bean Guessing Contest, and we have made plans in case of the proverbial April shower …”

Win a 2011 Chevy Cruze by Deb McMillan, President of SW Metro Chamber of Commerce. “This car raffle is a departure from our usual fundraising activities.  Wherever you see the car, you can buy a raffle ticket …”

Parade of Homes by Sue Orsen.  “This year’s Parade includes 342 homes, seven of them located in the City of Victoria …”

Spring Really Begins in April by Lucas Graunke, 14, Budding Climatologist.

Family Affair by Kurt Zuppke, Victoria Lion.  “Another successful Sausage, Pancake, and French Toast Breakfast …”

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