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An Old Victoria Christmas is Quite the Memory by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “From now on we won’t let Rudolph join in any reindeer games” is just another example of Victoria bullies on top of the snow pile throwing the little kids to the bottom.  ‘Merry Christmas, Schwartz’ is all I heard as I plummeted and slid down the icy pile of snow.  Merry Christmas, indeed!”

Carver County Upate by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “We have been investigating the use of pickle brine supplied from Gedney Pickle Company in Chaska for about a year.  Brine is used to pretreat roads before snow and ice storms.”

In Pursuit of a Balanced Urban Ecology by Bill  Olson, MCWD Board of Managers.  “The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is committed to a future of working in partnership to make sure water improvement projects also enhance the livability of the communities where we operate.”

Merry Christmas from Our Family to Yours by Sue Orsen.  “At this wonderful time of the year, I am wondering how we got here so fast.  Maybe we’ve been speeding.”

Victoria’s Library Log by Kathy Bognanni, Branch Manager.  “All Carver County libraries will be closed December 24th and 2th, December 31st, and January 1st.”

Cakes at Christmas Time by Christie Schleuter, Regular Visitor to Victoria.  “More than likely during the holidays you have some type of dessert for gatherings.  Why not try a cake!”

Roof Rises at Lions Pavilion by Al Orsen, Victoria  Lion.  “Truses went up smoothly with a competent crane operator, all with a 24-hour period.  Framing has been completed and the roof has been shingled.  Next, the electrical systems will be completed with all new exterior and interior lighting.  Outside siding should start before Christmas.”

Victoria Lions Deliver Poinsettias by Lion Kurt Zuppke.  “On a beautiful Saturdy morning, a large group of Victoria Lions descended upon the Auburn Manor, Auburn Courts, and the Five Stars Recover Center, all in Chaska, and Victoria Care Center and Emerald Crest in Victoria, to deliver 200 poinsettias.”

Maddison Park Sign by Michael Grauwels, Victoria, MN. “Work was completed on the new Maddison Mertz Park Sign in the Watermark neighborhood in honor of the 8-year old who died this spring following a battle with a rare cancer.”

At Victoria Elementary School by Jeremy Engebretson, Admin. Dean.  “On Veterans Day, our students joined staff who are veterans to honor all, with the pledge, a song, and flag-raising.”

Dressed for the Holidays by Susie Hopper, MN Landscape Arboretum.  “Everyone is invited for Holiday Teas.”

A Centenarian at Christmas by Sue Orsen, The Victoria Gazette.  “Ethel Ausink’s column was a prominent feature in the Gazette every month for 13 years. And so when I was invited to Ethel’s 100th birthday party this past November 2017, I put the date on my calendar immediately and asked if I could do a story on her life for this Christmas issue of the Gazette.  Click on Front Page.

Pondering & Treasuring by Pastor Kevin Dibbley, Waterbrooke Christian Church.  “One of my favorite people on planet earth is my mother in law.  Yes, you heard that right.  My mother in law!  Her name is Marilyn, but ever since all the grandkids came on the scene, we call her Granny.”

That Which is Unseen by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “If humans do not believe that life is more than it seems, their view of life has to be pretty superficial.  The depth of life is what gives it meaning, what makes it make sense.”

A Different Point of View by Pappy Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “Maybe that is where this perfect peace can be found.  From aboard the International Space Station, it is impossible to see the bombed out and shot up churches, mosques, and hospitals.  On cannot witness the funeral processions of the shot, stabbed, overdosed, or run-over souls.  Heck, even the hurricanes seems as big, soft, white pinwheels slowly churning along, beautiful to behold from 250 miles away, I suspect.”

Remembering Randy Miller by Sue Orsen.  “There’s a new addition at Bayfront Park on Stieger Lake in downtown Victoria, and it didn’t appear with the wave of a magic wand.  Jeff Hartman is the artist behind the scenes who doesn’t seek recognition or recompense for his work.” 

Preparing for Veterans Trip to Washington DC by Joe Gifford, Waconia Lions Club.  “The Waconia Lions launched their Carver County Korean and Vietnam Memorial Trip Project in August.  The project will involve sending  135 veterans from the county to Wash DC to visit their respective memorials.”

Marsh Lake Mystique by Julie Schmieg, Victoria, MN.  “I am with the Schmieg Hilltop farm on Marsh Lake road.  For my family and neighbors, our vision is to preserve a rural feel in the midst of growth.”

Mary Foster, 65, died Saturday, October 28th.

Frannie Schmieg, 88, died Tuesday, November 7th.

Diane Hogan, 66, died Wednesday, November 22nd.

Nancy Gaske, 70, died Wednesday, November 1st.

Shopping with Mobile Devices by Dan Hendrickson, BBB of MN and ND.  “A common concern with mobile browsing is the safety of the user’s internet connection.  The best bet for safe web surfing is to use password protected wi-fi connections.”

December 2017