A Room at the Inn by Sue Orsen. “The Drew family was not looking to bunk for a night or two.  They needed a place to live and work and there weren’t a lot of other places to rent in 1935 …” Click on Front Page.

An Act of Faith by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “Have you seen the email that walks on his hind legs?  The story is that Faith, the dog, was born with only one front leg that was so  deformed it had to be amputated …”

A Guardian in the Business World by  Peter Winiecki, Senate Republican Caucus.  “State Senator Julianne Ortman is recognized as a Guardian of Small Business by the  National Federation of Independent Business …”

An Expert in the Analog World by  Sue Orsen.  “John R. Fox, a resident of Victoria, has a new book just published entitled ‘Digital Work in an Analog World.’  John has written software related feature articles for local and national publications …”

Kids Against Carp by Kurt Zuppke, Resident on Pierson Lake.  “Two young men on Pierson Lake received the 2011 Watershed Heroes Award from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District — John Rogers and David Lano.”

Kids Against Hunger by Julie Kiefer, Victoria, MN.  “The Seventh Annual Kids Against Hunger, West Metro Packathon was a huge success.  Over 1,000 volunteers gathered at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church to pack meals for Haiti and Kenya …”

Christmas Come Alive from Barb DeGroor, MN Landscape Arboretum.  “The ‘Makin Spirits Bright’ season at the Arboretum is brimming with merriment, music, and make-believe …”

Feeling a Bit Like Scrooge by Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun.  “Changes in State property tax laws put a burden on local governments and schools to continue to provide outstanding services …”

Milly Wartman, 99, passed away Thursday, November 3rd.

Old Hamlet of Augusta “Back in the day, the neighboring town of Augusta had as many homes and businesses as Victoria.”

Old Town of Victoria “The realignment of Hwy 5 took out the old Fire Hall.”

Old Log of Excelsior “The play was Cinderalla …”

Old Haunt of Homre   “Some peole call it the Old Haunt, you know, where they grew up …”

Following the Star by  Father Thomas Joseph, St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Carver, MN.  “I believe this is a story to tell and not just  be admired from a distance.  We can all be people of good will and good works.”

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Precious Memories, How They Linger by  Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “Memories are all the great gifts that we are able to store in our heads for as long as God permits our heads to store them.  They come every year to warm our hearts and toes …”

Duct Tape Mayhem by  Regan Anderson, 10.  “Duct tape mayhem hit my school, Victoria Elementary, recently when all of a sudden it became a fashion need.  Colorful duct tape bracelets, ductd tape headbands, duct tape purses.”

Church — The Thing To do!  by  Pastor Brian Dixon, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  “There is more to faith than going to church.  There is more to church than going to church.  But being part of a worshipping community is a vital part of a living faith …”

Ruminating on the Roof by  Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy.  “Most people can count their friends on one hand.  But then there are best friends and real friends.  On our  deck up north, I once again looked up at those stars and thanked Him for friends …”

To Gramma’s House We Go by  Thom Derr, Motorcycle Man.  “This year, instead of grandkids coming over, we are going to Gramma’s.  The Harley Babe’s mom is celebrating her 90th birthday and we are driving to Baton Route, Louisiana …”

Shocking December Ahead by  Lucas Graunke, 16, Budding Meteorologist. “If the National Weather Service’s winter prediction is correct, December is going to be a  very big shock for us on the north plains …”

Back to Nature by  Sue Orsen.  “I was visiting in our backyard with David Dehne, Forestry Operations Manager for the Three Rivers Park District, who was planting trees with a crew on the former Bob Hedtke property in Carver Park …”

Thank You, Gordy Lee by Duncan Ryhorchuk, Editor of Let’s Play Hockey.  “This past weekend a longtime referee, who was a founding father of Minneapolis Hockey Officials Association, an established international hockey referee, and also a National Hockey League off-ice official, passed away  … He was the father of John and Dan Lee, owner of the Victoria House restaurant in Victoria …”

Let Our Kids Be Kids by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “Parents used to be outraged when kids dressed like pornographic people on TV.”

30 Years Ago “The Gazette featured itself in ‘Glad Tidings We Bring.”

20 Years Ago “The Gazette featured “A Bavarian Holiday.”

10 Years Ago  “The Gazette featured Jim and Jane Bowser in “Miracle on 73rd Street.”

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