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Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“Nearly 1,500 people gathered on Wednesday evening, July 9th, to hear Elvis Presley sing our favorites as we wandered among the classic cars of yesterday.”  Click on Front Page.

Taste of Minnesota by Sue Orsen.  “When we heard that Taste of Minnesota was going to be held at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia this year, due to flooding at Harriet Island in Minneapolis, we decided to check it out on Friday, July 4th.”

The Lakeside Building by Sue Orsen.  “I drive down Stieger Lake Lane practically every day on my way to the Post Office, so it’s natural I observed construction progress of the new Lakeside Building.  As you can see from my photos, it was four to five month project.”

In Front of the Editor’s Camera . . . Members of the Raser family, the Burau family, and Mike Wartman.

We’ll Miss You, Holly Kreft by Sue Orsen.  “Nobody in the history of Victoria has brought more grant money to the community than Holly.  Grant money brought amenities to Victoria at lesser cost to citizens.  A going away party was held July 22nd at the Victoria House.”

Thank You, Gary Sohns by by Sue Orsen.  “Victoria Firefighter Gary Sohns retired from the Victoria Fire Department after 30 years of service.  He was honored and recognized at the July 28th City Council Meeting in Victoria.”

Marvelous Mint by Christie Schlueter, Regular Victoria Visitor.  “Mint is usually thought of as a garnish.  There are so many uses for mint that I encourage everyone to plant on in their yard or in a pot during the summer.  Try these recipes containing mint.”

New City Hall/Library rises in Victoria by Sue Orsen.  “Now we have the visual reality and perspective on where the two newest buildings in downtown Victoria are located.  They are next to each other on the north side of Stieger Lake Lane.”

Met Council Challenges by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissionere.  “Much thanks to our Met Council Representative Gary VanEyll for backing up local taxpayers against those who were forcing their decisions on local governments.”

Hang Onto Your Shoreline by Bill Olson, MCWD.  “I’ve heard many people discuss how the high water affected their yards and shorelines.  The impact of this year’s record rainfall on property owners has been great.”

Robert J. Ploof, 82, died Tuesday, July 8th.

Dolores F. Schrempp, 84, died Friday, July 4th.

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August 2014

The Victoria GAZETTE

Dedicated to the sunshine of truth,

the moonshine of meeting deadlines,

and the starshine of Victoria.

A Tribute to Jeep by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy. “I’m sad to report that on this past July 7th, as I’m driving back home to Victoria, I felt some shutters in the Jeep when I tried to accelerate.  Jeep was towed.  Her odometer read 289,994 miles.”

At the Heart of Strategy by by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “Before I start a golf lesson, I ask the student if they want a bandaid or surgery.  Most of the time surgery is too expensive and not necessary for their goals.  Most people just want to play well enough so that it’s actually a game.  That’s where strategy comes in.”

Garden Crawl at Deer Run by Sue Orsen.  “The Crawl featured three yards this year, on the evening of July 16th, and included catered food and beverages and an hour at each home.  It began at Ridge Ponds Drive.’

Run, Forest, Run! by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “There are memories a plenty of my coaching Babe Ruth league players.  At that age the lads could steal bases, and my fellow coach and I agreed we were going to be the runnin’est team in the league.”

Picking the Mayor’s Mind by Sue Orsen.  “It seems the grocery store parking lot is fuller today than when Fresh Seasons was open and operating.  When a grocery stores does reappear, where is everybody going to park?”

Taking the Tournament by Victoria Lion Kurt Zuppke.  “The Victoria Lions executed another fabulous three-day Tournament Weekend in July.  The weather was cooperative and it was a perfect get together.”

Bipolar “Disease” by Pastor Maureen Bonner, Biblical Counselor.  “This condition is not a ‘disease.’  Coming to the place where we acknowledge our need for God is the first step in overcoming any problem or situation in life.”

Celebrating Old Victoria in New Victoria by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “The Dan ‘Coot’ Schrempp Golf Tournament is a Victoria-centric rag-tag collection of athletes, golfers, and just about anyone who has some Victoria connection gathers to attack Victoria’s Deer Run Golf Course.”

Annual Tonka Mud Run by Julie Kiefer, Victoria.  “This run supports Kids Against  Hunger-West Meetro and it was a big success.  Thank you, Victoria, for coming out to support us.”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured Arnold and Evelyn Notermann in “Hooray for Beer.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured the annual Lions Tournament Weekend in “An Oasis in the Sun.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Rosella Schmidt in “Trekking the Twentieth Century.”



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