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Lutefisk Dinner at the Casino by Sue Orsen.  “We planned to attend, as usual, the annual Lutefisk Dinner at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis on Friday, December 2nd, but then my dad called and asked if we’d like to meet them for a Lutefisk Dinner at Prairie’s Edge Casino in Granite Falls.  Of course, I chose my parents.”

In the Glow of Christmas by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “The King of the universe was born in a barn, in a strange place, in the bleak midwinter.  Take a few minutes, maybe in the glow of the Christmas tree, and be calm.”

Picking the Mayor’s Mind by Sue Orsen.  Replied Mayor Tom O’Connor, “The day after the election, our 8-year old granddaughter asked me point blank if, now that I was no longer going to be Mayor, did that mean I would have more time to play with her and Ryan.”

That Which is Unseen by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “I believe that lack of spirituality is at the root of problems.  If humans do not believe that life is more than it seems, then their view of life has to be pretty superficial.  That which is unseen is what gives it meaning.”

A Groundbreaking for Veterans by Stan Heldt, Resident of Mayer, MN.  “Groundbreaking of the Carver County Veterans Memorial and Registry occurred November 1st on site in Mayer.  The Registry is an opportunity for veterans to tell their individual military stories.”

Following Yonder Star by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “We know that the kings were not supposed to come out until January, after the New Year.  And the closest thing we ever got to the Orient was the Northwest Orient Airlines jingle.”

Annual Audubon Bird Count by Katelyn Bocklund, Ney Nature Center.  “This is the 20th year that the Ney Nature Center has participated in the count, where birders and nature enthusiasts take part, many rising before dawn to participate.”

More Amazing Wildlife in Our Yard by Sue Orsen.  “It always puzzles me why deer walk so bravely and brazenly into our yard when they have 3,500 acres literally adjacent to our property.  Oh, yes, and this coyote actually traversed our north retaining wall, less than ten feet away from me.”

How Victoria Residents Voted by Sue Orsen.  “Mayor Tom O’Connor lost his re-election bid to Thomas Funk by 209 votes.  In that race for mayor, there were nearly 400 under votes.  And under vote means no vote for either mayoral candidate.”

Remember When from Joyce Heiland.  “Remember when these women met for the nuns’ Annual Christmas Party at the St. Victoria Catholic School?  They called it a Sisters’ Shower.  The nuns didn’t get paid much and this helped out.”

Remember When from the editor’s files.  “Remember when these kids were in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades at Victoria Public School?  The year was 1938.”

Victoria Lions 50 Years Later by Sue Orsen, Victoria Gazette.  “The Victoria  Lions celebrated the 50th anniversary of their founding with a big bash of 170 people.  International, district, and local dignitaries and spouses were on hand for the prime rib dinner, live music, and other festivities.”  Click on Front Page.

Lions Spaghetti Dinner by Sue Orsen.  “The second annual brought approximately $1,000 in profit for the Lions coffers which are continually being used to enhance the community near and far.”

The Shift to Christmas by Pastor Kevin Dibbley, Waterbrooke Church.  “As we enter the holiday season, the shift to Christmas music, brightly lit homes and trees, & warmhearted gatherings will be a welcome change from the tumult and tenor of the recent election campaign.”

Victoria Flats Begins by Sue Orsen.  “Maybe 30 to 40 people attended groundbreaking ceremonies for Victoria Flats on November 22nd.  The project includes construction of a 117,528 sq ft apartment building comprised of five total floos, 82 units, and a number of parking spaces, private and public.”

New Voting Equipment Needed by Carver County Commissioner Randy Maluchnik.  “As Minnesota’s equipment ages and approaches a replacement crisis point, most counties do not have the funds to replace this equipment, and no additional federal monies are expected.”

As 2016 Comes to End by Randy Miller, President VBA.  “This past year has been one of growth and prosperity for Victoria.  We express gratitude to the community for support.”

Where Does Time Go?  by Chuck Freibrg, Up North Cabin Guy.  “The Up North Cabin Gal and I have been cancelling each other’s votes out on Election Day for 36 years.”

Sweet Delights for a Sweet Christmas by Christie Schlueter, Regular Victoria Visitor.  “This a collection of sweet recipes for the holidays that are great for gift giving.  Enjoy the holidays by making some homemade treats.:

Jerry Gross, 82, of Motley, formerly of Victoria, died November 11th in Staples, MN.  In 1970, a life dream of building homes where developmental disabled adults could live as a family unit became a reality with Community Living in Victoria.”

Victoria’s Library Log by Kathy Perschman, Carver County Library Systemn.  “Thank you, Sue, for the great coverage.  In the future Kathy Bognanni will be sending columns to you.”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured Ralph and Ruth Plocher in “Christmas is in the Air.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Jane Chapman in “A Christmas Gift.”

10 Year Ago the Gazette featured Tom Notermann and his memories of the old Notermann General Store and grocery store in Victoria.

December 2016