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Up North Catch-Up by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy.  “I hope this short story gets you all caught up on our busy retired lives up north.  The Cabin Gal got it all started back in November when she asked my sister if we could go down to their place in Florida for the Monh of January.”

Nothing About Much by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “As time goes on, there are certain laws of average that come and go through the course of our lives which are a constant curiosity.  Some of you will be shaking your heads and thinking, ‘Well, this never happens to me.’”

The Amazing Grace of Chinook Lost and Found by Kris Bailey, Victoria, MN.  “It was the best Valentine’s Day present I ever received.  My husband Michael and I adopted an ‘expired’ puppy mill dog named Chinook, a 9 1/2-year old American Eskimo..:

Hand Action Explained by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “I just read a quote that stated 85% of golfers don’t know how a strong or weak grip affects ball flight.  I was saddened but not surprised by that statement.  And I believe that lack of understanding is the fault of golf instructors.”

Hundreds for Supper by Lion Kurt Zuppke.  “On a beautiful spring evening, March 31st, the Victoria Lions held their 2nd Annual Fish Fry.  Hundreds of people enjoyed the supper of fine fish, bountiful baked beans, and perfect potato salad.”

Easter Through the Eyes of a Victoria Youth by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “Easter was always the most confusing of the major holidays for the confused Victoria youth of my day and maybe so for today’s Victoria youth.”

Early Human Settlement by Bill Olson, MCWD Board of Managers.  “Some of the Twin Cities’ most treasured waters have been the foundation of life for centuries.  Humans first arrived here some time after the last ice age.  They built hundreds of earth burial mounds on the west end of Lake Minnetonka.”

Spring Has Sprung by Christie Schlueter, Regular Victoria Visitor.  “With the newness of spring we have several recipes for Eastertime goodies like Easter Candy Popcorn and Pastry Wrapped Asparagus.”

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling by Sue Orsen.  “The O’Neills have been hosting St. Pat’s Parties in Chanhassen since 1984, and in Victoria since three years ago.”

Tired of Banging Your Beak? by Pastor Kevin Dibbley, Waterbrooke Church.  “Another sign that the seasons are changing is the return of the Waterbrooke cardinal, who has made a reputation for himself by baning his beak on the glass of the church.”

Remember When? by Sue Orsen.  “Remember when the Old Black Bridge was demolished?  It happened in August 2002.  Remember when a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held for the new bridge?  December 2002.

The Heart of the Matte by Sue Orsen, The Victoria Gazette.  “It’s emerald green in the heart of spring and it’s Emerald Crest in the heart of Victoria.  Nestled among residential neighborhoods on Bavaria Road, Emerald Crest is a home, too.  This has been apparent since 2005.”  Click on Front Page.

From the Lions Den by the Lions.  “The Victoria Lions presented ten people on March 27th with the Helen Keller Sight Award.  This is one of the ways that the Lions honor their own and at the same time make large contributions to worthy organizations.  For each Sight award, the Lions gave $1,000 to the Mn Lions Eye Bank.”

From the Victoria Elementary School by Jeremy Engebretson, Administrative Dean.  “This year the students at VES raised $13,459 at their Jump Rope for Heart event on March 2nd, with 271 students participating.  The dollars went to the American Heart Association.”

Carver County Update by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “As Carver County continues to grow, so does its transportation needs and the budget challenges to meet those needs.  The Board is considering two new revenue sources to raise local funds — a half-percent transportation sales tax and an increase in the wheelage tax from $10 to $20.”

High School Pilot Program by Grant Erickson, MN House.  “In early March, Houselegislators unveiled a bill to increase vocational/technical training in MN schools.”

High School Pilot Program by Jillian Skaar.  “In early March, Senator Scott Jensen announced a bill he is authoring in the Senate to establish a new program for high school students to provide apprenticeships in the trades.”

MN K-12 Essay Contest by Grant Erickson, MN House.  “State Rep. Jim Nash is urging local students to enter an essay contest which could land them recognition at the State Capitol and $1,000 for college.”

KleinBank Helps Charities by Matthew Klein, Chief Consumer Banking Officer.  “KleinBank’s monthly Sweet It Forward program resulted in $1,076 in January to The Open Door and $1,225 in February to the Great River Family Promise.”

MCWD Marks 50 Years by MCWD.  “It’s a special time at the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District where we are marking 50 years of protecting the quality of water and the quality of life in th watershed.”

Ski Trails Near Bemidji by Kurt Zuppke, Pierson Lake.  “My cross country ski season didn’t go quite as I expected it to, obviously.  I ha to make a trip up to Northern Minnesota to get my real snow fix.”

Victoria’s Library Log by Kathy Bognanni, Carver County Library System.  “Bring in your technology questions any time that the library is open.”

April 2017