The Game Must Go On by Sue Orsen.  “It doesn’t matter if its 112 degrees and you feel like you’re getting a bath standing fully clothed in the middle of Lions park in Victoria, sans soap and shampoo, the game must go on!”  Click on Front Page.

Victoria Nest is Summer Home for Newborn Osprey by Julie Brophy, Resident of Victoria.  “On a recent July morning, a big white lift truck rolled slowly across a lush field in Victoria, making its annual trek to a nest platform located high above other nesting habitats in the countryside …”

Just the Stats, Ma’am!  by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “Many of you fanatic followers of the phonetically frivolous cowboy may remember that one of his great passions is watching and armchair-managing baseball games …”

The Great Heat Wave of 2011 by Lucas Graunke, 16, Budding Climatologist.  “Not only do we live in the coldest major metro area in the world, but we also live in one of the most humid metros.  One reason for our high dew point levels is the surrounding crops, trees, water …”

Protecting People of Victoria by Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun, City of Victoria.  “It’s hard to imagine that the recent tragedy in Norway could in any way, shape, or form happen in our peaceful idyllic community of 7,400 residents …”

Save Our Summers Campaign by Bill Olson, Victoria, MCWD Manager.  “Zebra mussels disrupt lakes and streams in ways that threaten both the environment and the summer activities we love, and last year they were discovered in Lake Minnetonka as well as Minnehaha Creek …”

You Asked, We  Listened by Mike McNiel, Fresh Seasons Store Manager.  “I want to tell you about some of the new products we have added recently that you have asked for.  These additional products make the store more convenient because you don’t have to drive elsewhere for these items …”

Fiber Ring for Carver County by Commissioner Randy Maluchnik.  “The County Board recently approved construction and materials contracts required to start the construction of the fiber ring for Carver County Open Fiber Initiative …”

Victoria Residents Suffer Lumberjack Weekend by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy.   “We sat in the jeep and watched one of the most horrific sights I ever wish to witness.  Straight line winds or a tornado flew past over our heads.  Hundreds of trees lay snapped on the ground …”

Steven Schenten, 41, died June 28th.

William ‘Bill’ Shaw, 72, died July 6th.

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The Guys Have It by Victoria Lion Kurt Zuppke.  “Can you tell which members in this photo of the Southwest Rental and Sales Softball team are sporting their own mustache? …”

The Coot Open Brings Back Glories of the Old Village by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “Blessed with a unique Victoria-ish nickname, Dan ‘Coot’ Schrempp annually collects a veritable Who’s Who of Victoria infamy and turns them loose on the very McKnight property stomping grounds where many of us played and hung out in the days of our Victoria youth …”

Getting Paved by Sue Orsen.  “The new Rose Street Parking Lot includes a combined number of adjacent properties in downtown Victoria, created through the joint efforts of the City of Victoria, Floyd’s, Dr. Dungey, and the Victoria Post Office Building …”

Getting Cemented by Sue Orsen.  “The cemented entrance to the historic St. Victoria Catholic Church was first designed and installed over 20 years ago.  Today it was repaired and replaced by Tony Vogel of Victoria …”

From the Lions Den by Victoria Lion Steve Frederickson.  “The Victoria Lions 2011 Golf Classic will be held on Monday, August 29th, at Victoria’s Deer Run Golf Course …”

Developing More Farmland by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “Brazil has more spare farmland than any other country.  Its total potential arable land is over 400 million hectares; only 50 million are being used.  Brazil has as much spare farmland as Russia and America put together …”

Under the Night Sky by Sue Orsen.  “With a brief reprieve from the heat and humidity on Saturday, June 23rd, people went outdoors and enjoyed Tour de Stieger under the night sky …”

Under the Oak Canopy by Sue Orsen.  “The best evening, so far, for a concert in the park in Victoria was Wednesday, July 13th.  With temps below 80 degrees, it was even cool in the shade …”

Summertime Reading by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “July has been hot, hot, hot so I have been doing my outside stuff in the mornings and evenings, and reserving the middle of the day for reading …”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured a new company to Victoria in “You’re Looking Good, HEI.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Tom and Donna Schneider in “From Berries to Babies and Back.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the annual Lions Tournament Weekend in “It’s Becoming a Young Town.”

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