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Yippee Kiye Yie Yay by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Corres-pondent.  “Last month some of you more faithful followers of CBT’s frivolity may recall that we were involved in some conversation regarding Papa Roman’s horse ranch and some of the many pones which we kept at one time.”

Rare Phenomenon in Victoria by Mayor Tom O’Connor, City of Victoria.  “The past few weeks have witnessed a phenomenon rarely, if ever, seen in my experience in Victoria.  An anonymous flyer leveled accusa-tions of financial incompetence on the part of Council and Staff.”

A Need to Replace the Public Works Facility and City hall by Sue Orsen.  “Victoria staff conducted tours of the old Public Works and City Hall facilities.  Inadequacies are evident in both buildings.”

Lions Tourney in Victoria by Sue Orsen.  “There has perhaps never been no balmier Lions Tour-nament than that which occurred in 2013.  The weather was perfect, not too not, not too humid.”

Classic Cars in Victoria by Sue Orsen.  “It’s like stepping back in time, like being in an old black and white movie except it’s all in color.  Vintage music plays in the background like it’s being piped in from old 78 rmp records.”

Old Victoria Legends by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “Here are some random reports and observations from Victoria legends captured by this Victoria Gazette roving sports reporter at the recent Victoria Lions Annual Softball Tourney.”

More Concerts in the Park by Sue Orsen.  “Seems we waited forever to get past the winter in order to arrive at the balmy breezes and beautiful summer evenings in Victoria.”

Naming Rights at Crown College by Laura Griffith.  “Crown College at St. Bonifacius and KleinBank announced the neatly 30-year relationship — KleinBank Stadium.”

At Home in Victoria for the VFD Party by Sue Orsen.  “My kids grew up in Victoria and were active in the community.  They attended District schools.  In other words, my kids were not strangers to this community.”

Co. Rd. 11 Closed  “Trunk Highway 7 will be closed during the construction of the roundabout and its approaches beginning in and around July.”

Katherine Vandelinde , age 92, died Friday, July 12th.

Mark Dekoski , age 53, died July 2nd.

Charles H. Diethelm, age 94, died Sunday, July 21st.

Watch Your Victoria Mail-boxes by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “Unsafe mailbox installations and supports are a road hazard.”

The Victoria Firemen of 100 Years Ago by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette.  “Back in 1913, when the population of Victoria was 200, there were 19 people on the Victoria Fire Dept. That’s one firefighter per 10 residents.”  Click on Front Page.

A Family Occasion with the 2013 Victoria Fire Dept. by Sue Orsen.  “It was a wonderful day in many ways as the Victoria Fire Dept celebrated their 100-year Anniversary on July 13.”

God Bless Our Cabin Home by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy.  “Three years ago, in a storm on the Fourth of July, God blessed us that day by sparing our lives and is now giving us the opportunity to watch our dream of owning a cabin rise from the ashes.”

A Mysterious Magical Game by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “The mystery and magic of life have not been figured out.  And golf is inherently a mysterious and magical game that is made for human beings, not robots.”

Paddle Your Own Canoe by Thom Derr, Motorcycle Man.  “This time of year takes me back to my teen years in Ohio.  Haying season was over and I had a couple of weeks before school started.”

Speed Limits on Lake Minnetonka by Sue Orsen  “These requirements are set by law to protect the public existing water structures and shoreline erosion.  This is of particular importance with elevated lake levels.”

Heat Cranked Up in July by Lucas Graunke, Budding Climatologist.  “This summer did start out on a cooler note, but the heat cranked up for July.  Victoria saw 90 degrees or better on eight days in July 2013.”

Winning a Ride in a Stunt Plane by Monique Day, Victoria, MN. .  “Our family has enjoyed the Excelsior 4th of July activities, a fun tradition that has included the air show put on by Mike Wiskus prior to the fireworks.

Fishing Up North in Canada by Sue Orsen.  “The Gazette asked questions of Victoria resident Allan Orsen about his July fishing trip to Canada.”

In the Neighborhood:  KleinBank by Doug Hile, CEO KleinBank.  “Kathy Gilkey retired after 35 years with KleinBank, a strategic thinker, team player, and member of the Klein family.”

Zoar Moravian Celebrates 150th Anniversary by Carmen Gesinger.  “In 1853 a small band of German pioneers came to the new Territory of MN to homestead.  They settled in what is known today as Carver County.”

Nip the Problem in the Bud by Bill Olson, MCD Manager.  “This certainly applies to managing the stormwater runoff that pollutes lakes and streams.”

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