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The Victoria GAZETTE

April 2016

Sue’s Album

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Picking the Mayor’s Mind by Sue OrsenReplied Mayor Tom O’Connor, “Citizens have the responsibility to get involved in the political process and try to elect leaders who they believe will keep our country safe.  Being aware and vigilant to our surroundings is very important.  And it wouldn’t hurt  to offer a prayer now and then for peace.”

Lions Bring Fish Fry to Victoria by Sue Orsen“The crowd was large and congenial and well fed.  The Lions served nearly 800 pounds of very lightly breaded, flaky, perfectly tasty fish.”

Than You, Hockey Kids by Sue Orsen“The Chaska Chanhassen Bantam B2 Hockey Team participated in the 2016 Victoria  Lions Fish Fry and were helping out everywhere as needed — bussing tables, washing dishes, refilling beverages, cleaning up.

Springy Things by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy.  “Two words that spread fear in me are ‘Let’s repaint!’  Those exact words came from the Gal the other day.  ‘And let’s start with the bedroom walls and then tackle the living room, dining room, and kitchen areas.”

Involved in Victoria by Randy Miller, President, VBA“We are encouraging readers of the Gazette or their business to make a commitment for 2016 to in-kind giving, general sponsorship, and volunteering for an event.”

Spring Fling is Next by Todd Triethart, President, Lions Club“Our Fish Fry was a huge success due to all of the hard work of my fellow Lions.  Our Spring Fling is coming in April.”

Amazing Asparagus Recipes by Christie Schlueter, Regular Victoria Visitor“You may have noticed that asparagus is in store now.  It’s loaded with nutrients, fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as chromium.”

Direct Services to Residents by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner“We currently have 670 employees who provide 911 Emergency Dispatch, the Sheriff’s Patrol, County Attorney and Court Services, road construction, snowplowing, the library system, regional parks, license and service center to name a few.”

The Public Square The Carver County Board of Commissioners reappointed Bill Olson of Victoria as its representative to the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District board.  The MCWD is governed by a seven member board of managers, six appointed from Hennepin County.

The Victoria Sculpture by Randy Miller, President of the Victoria Business Association“It began in 2015, the years of Victoria’s Centennial, as a project of the Centennial Committee.  It is nearly finished.  After installation this spring in Bayfront Park,  there will be a dedication ceremony.”

Victoria Holman, daughter of David and Gina Holman of Victoria, and her hockey team at the University of Wisconcin-River Falls, made it to the NCAA Championship in New York.

Of Peeps and Pastors at Eastertide by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“With the glory of Eastertide in our midst for the next seven weeks, until Pentecost Sunday, it seems fitting and right for the Gazette to spend a little time with the pastors who help us prepare for the season.  As for the peeps, they won’t last until Pentecost.”  Click on Front Page.

 When We Played on Thin Ice by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria“The first Ice Off in Victoria was not really ice at all but Victoria’s sewer plant had some crystallized crust on top of the little sewage pond by the sewer plant that seemed to melt.”

There’s No Place Like Home by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Club“Hopefully our culture at Deer Run is a combination of tasteful mixed with friendly and casual.  We want to be a first class operation but not stiff or stuffy.  We want to be fun and relaxed but not sloppy and poor quality.”

A Holy Door by Sue Orsen“Porta Sancta is Latin for Holy Door.  It has come to mean more today as Pope Francis declared this to be the Jubilee Year of Mercy, and he has extended permission to bishops around the world to open Holy Doors in their own diocese.”

Nature’s Door by Kurt Zuppke, Laketown Township“I took the first photo in Cascade River Park in February, high up on a lookout point called Moose Mountain.  The second picture was taken while skiing along the Picnic Loop Trail in Tofte, Minnesota.”

Victoria’s Library Log by Kathy Pershmann, Carver County Library System“Check out our family storytimes, Lego  Lab, Teen Tech Club, Game On, Minecraft, Computer classes and book clubs.”

Lions Treat Hundreds of Kids by Kathleen Peglow, daughter of Lion Chip Peglow“The Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Victoria Lions, drew hundreds of kids to the Rec Center on Saturday before Easter.”

Tom QAuammen, 61, died  March 14th.

Remember When by Sue Orsen“Remember when Stieger Lake was not a catch and release lake?  This is Tony Aretz surveying some of the fish caught during the 1988 Victoria Ice Fishing Contest.”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured Jewell Lyngaas and Frans Boersma in “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”  They are partners in collecting and cooking maple sap.

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Dave Lindgren and his wife Barb in “Victoria’s Teddy Bear.”  They were married in 1964 and moved to Victoria in 1973.

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Representative Paul Kohls of Victoria and his “Home on the High Seas.”  Paul spent 24 hours on the USS George Washington this past March.

Carly Kriesel, daughter of Drew and Karen Kriesel of Victoria, was awarded the JD Williams Scholarship from Crown College in St. Bonifacius.  She will receive an amount of $17,500 each year she attends the college.