The Chain that Links Generations in Victoria by Sue Orsen.  “Just as a chain link fence keeps balls in play, the Victoria Lions Tournament Weekend keeps generations of families in play … Click on Front Page.

Still in Mourning by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “I’m still in mourning.  Those four Viking Super Bowl losses were painful, but Tom Watson losing this year’s British Open was even more painful …”

Where’s the Fire?  by Pastor Bill Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship.  “That’s the proverbial question asked by the trooper to the driver pulled over for speeding.  I think it could now be asked to our society as a whole — if we could get them to slow down long enough to hear it …”

7 Cats and a Komat’su by Sue Orsen.  Backddrop for the 7 Cats Swing Band on Wednesday evening, July 22nd, at Lions Park in Victoria, was another big cat, this one otherwise called a Komat’su … “

Thanks for Your Patience by Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun, City of Victoria.  “There is no doubt in my mind that summer in Victoria is definitely road construction season.  This year the construction affects each of us as we try and move around downtown and attend events in Lions Park …”

And the Band Played On by Sue Orsen.  “Victoria’s 2009 Concert in the Park Series began Wednesday, July 15th, at Lions Park with a beautiful sunny evening, a little cool breeze, and a big warm crowd.  The MN Valley Community Band has been entertaining in Carver County since their formation in 1986 …”

Global Warming is Normal by Lucas Graunke, 13, Budding Climatologist.  “The earth goes through a 1,500-year climate cycle driven by the sun’s energy output.  During the cooler times, there are more storms and rainy periods.  The warmer times lead to a fantastic crop harvest …”

At Poppitz Field in Victoria by Sue Orsen.  “For more than 25 years, Coach Mike Poppitz has been grooming and improving the Victoria Vics baseball team and also the baseball field at Lions Park.  In honor of Mike’s volunteer work and dedication, the Victoria City Council officially named Field #4 ‘Poppitz Field’ …”

Road Closed Ahead by Pastor Frank Jones, Moravian Church of Lake Bavaria.  “Interesting activity occurred outside the parsonage for about a week back in mid July when County Road #11 was closed about two miles in from the DQ …”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured the Annual Bed and Pot Races and continued the interview with Ben Diethelm …

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Fred Plocher in “A Dream Called Deer Run …

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the history and 30-year anniversary of the Victoria Lions Tournament Weekend ...

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On the Road to the Sun   by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.   “We had three  hours one day on the Road to the Sun in Glacier National Park with thunderstorms, fog, hail, and visibility reduced to the taillights of the car in front of us …”

Blessed Motors at Mount Olivet by Deb Kind.  “It all started about six years ago when a new group formed at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church West Campus in Victoria.  They call themselves Mount Olivet Motorheads and their driving force is to combine their love for the Lord with their love for combustible engines …”

Why did the Turkeys Cross the Road?  by Sue Orsen.  “Well, probably for the same reason they cross through my backyard here in Victoria.  Wild turkeys were planted in the state several years ago and they continue to propagate and go for daily strolls …”

At the Victoria Farmers’ Market by Sue Orsen.  “It opened in June of this year and people are coming out of the woodwork (the Big Woods?) to visit every Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Hartman Garden Center on Bavaria Road …”

Legend of Bule the Giant by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “Our trip to Ydre, Sweden, the original home of Andrew  Peterson, was truly a wonderful adventure.  The people of Ydre are hardworking conversative folks very much like the residents of Carver County.  One of their interesting legends is Bule the Giant …”

August Visions of the Cloak Room at St. Victoria by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “I once got in trouble with Sister Cletus and Father Sam because I did not have a cloak to hang up in the Cloak Room.  They made me march home at the beginning of the school day to get a cloak because every hook needed to have a cloak on it …”

Two Sides to Every Story by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “There is a little unfinished business that the cowboy needs to write about this month, relating to last month’s report of an incident which occurred on June 13th of this year.  I was invited to a meeting between Sheriff Bud Olson and myself …”

The Sheriff’s Shingle by Sheriff Bud Olson, Carver County, MN.  “In the July 2009 issue of the Gazette, Cowboy Tom wrote an article titled ‘Sir, please don’t tase my dog!’  He wrote of his experience on June 13th with one of the deputies of the Sheriff’s Office …”

Be Informed, not Inflamed!  by Ethel Ausink.  “Most of us who are concerned for our healthy will agree that most of our nation’s citizens take too many drugs for whatever ails us …”

Kaught by Kurt Zuppke, Victoria Lion.  “A quiet moment with Lion Jerry and Gerda Schmieg ...Jennifer Denzel … Bill Kottke … Dave Shoger … Boy Scouts …”

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