Love in a Dog’s World by Sue Orsen.  “I was looking for a little love in a dog’s world for this Valentine issue of the Gazette, but there was no reason for me to suffer in the search …”  Click on Front Page.

The People Have Spoken by Dale Riley, Fresh Seasons Market.  “I am humbled by the show of increased support over recent months in response to our requests for you to rally around your local community and shop Fresh Seasons …”

Time to Get Tired of Winter by Lucas Graunke, 14, Budding Climatologist.  “February is typically our least snowy winter month and is our driest month of the whole year.  We only average eight inches of snow for the whole month …”

Whatcha Got Cookin’?  by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “The Harley Babe and I both like to cook so if it’s below zero wind chill, we enjoy the kitchen.  We do have different styles, however …”

Share the Spirit with FSM by Bill Stork, Fresh Seasons Market.  “We are asking you to save your grocery receipt starting February 1st and running through April 30th.  Each dollar you spend with us will equal one point for your favorite school …”

Expect More of the Same?  by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “Despite the threat of much high gas prices again this summer, the request for increased drilling has  been effectively snuffed out in the Gulf of Mexico …”

Thank You for Your Support by Sergeant Lee Pieper, United States Marine Corps.  “Your letters, care packages, support, and concerns for my safety truly made a difference in my day to day experiences while deployed in Afghanistan …”

Don Dahl, 80, died at his home in Victoria on January 12th.

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured Hank and Pearl Fossum in “Cupid Plays Fossum.’

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Regina Kerber, 88, in “Times Sure Have Changed.

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Jerry and Marlene Bohn in “Picking a Bohn.”

The Sheriff’s Shingle by Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson.  “I am honored to announce that I have chosen Dakota County Sheriff’s Office Commander Wm Blair Anderson to be my Chief Deputy …”





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WHAT a Good Dog!  by Cowboy Tom Stumpf.    “If you enjoy a good story about how dogs can turn your life in circles, you owe it to yourself to pick up this little book and enjoy yourself for a couple of hours …”

Golf in Two Worlds by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “I enjoy golf in man’s world, playing for a buck a side or playing tournament golf.  But I love playing golf in God’s world, playing alone at dusk, smelling the grass, looking at the sky …”

Whatever Happened to the Artifacts in Victoria of Old?  by Mike Wartman, Resident of Victoria.  “Whatever happened to the hardwood gym floor at the old Victoria  Public School?  Whatever happened to all those old clocks that adorned the walls of the St. Victoria Catholic School?  Whatever happened ….”

Beginning in February: Conversations with the Mayor by Mayor Mary Thun, City of Victoria.    “I will be holding a conversation at least once or twice each month at different times and days and at various business locations or meeting places in Victoria …”

The Chamber’s Year in Review by Deb McMillan, President, SouthWest Metro Chamber.  “Scott Manion from Boulay Heutmaker and Zibell was recognized as the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year.  Scott and his family are residents of Victoria …”

Learning Love by Pastor Brian Dixon,  The Moravian Church of Lake Auburn.  “The Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament repeatedly call us to explore the connection between what we say we believe about God and how we treat others …”

Vocabulary in Victoria by Sue Orsen.  “The word febrile is not related to body temperatures above 98.6 degrees.  It’s related to molecules of the mind more than molecules of the body …”

The Commissioner’s Corner by Carver County Commissioner Randy Maluchnik.  “One of Carver County’s 2011 legislative priorities is the authority to approve plats that are adjacent to county roads and state aid highway right of way …”

Remember When  these Lovebirds did business in Victoria?  Karl and Ida Thiede, John and Margaret Boll, Nushie and Mae Schmid.

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