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What a Good Dog by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “My son and favorite hunting partner Spencer has not been spared the heartache of losing his best buddy Hank, who died the Sunday after Christmas at the tender age of 2 and 1/2 years.”

Hosting, Leaking, Landing by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy.  “Our son has decided he’d like to move back home.  I’ve read about the phenomena of Baby Boomers getting ready for their much deserved retirements, only to have their children (30 years old) move back home.”

Rescuing Your Marriage by Pastor Maureen Bonner, Biblical Counselor.  “The question this month is:  I have been in a marriage relationship for 40-plus years and for most of those years it has been a lonely, lovely existence.  What should I do?”

Lions Plan for Spring Fling by Brian Tjenstrom, President, Victoria Lions Club.  “Watch for more about the Lions First Annual Spring Fling Tasting Event planned for the community for the evening of April 11th.”

Seven Spring Parade Homes by Wendy Danks, Builders Association of the Twin Cities.  “The Spring 2014 Parade features 390 new homes, including seven of them in Victoria.  The tour is in its 66th year.”

Picking the Mayor Mind by Sue Orsen.  “My questions are kind of touch, Mr. Mayor, but I think your answers can assist residents in understanding things even better than they already do.  Putting things into words helps all of us.”

Grant for Landscaping, Kiosk by Telly Mamayek, MCWD.  “One of our projects installs wetland buffer landscaping around a soon-to-be bandstand in Victoria to protect water quality of Stieger Lake, and educational kiosks.”

Mae Schmid, 92, died Saturday, January 4th.

Karol Plocher Paulus, 72, died Thursday, January 2nd.

Jingling for Salvation Army by Bob Ayotte, Chanhassen, MN.  “My daughter came home on leave from the Army and asked whether we or not we were going to do our thing.  Our thing is ringing a bell for the Salvation Army.”

The Green Goddess from Mal MacAlpine, Victoria, MN.  “We returned milk bottles and pop bottles.  We washed baby diapers and didn’t have the throwaway kind.  We had one TV.  We used a push lawnmower.  We drank from fountains instead of using plastic bottles.  We refilled writing pens and replaced razor blades instead of throwing them away, but young people will lament we didn’t have the ‘Green Thing’ in our day.”

Remember When Mike Lindell of My Pillow fame owned

Schmitty’s in Victoria?

Fishing Family of Fourteen by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette.  “They’re like fish.  They used to spend time together in a school and they enjoy the middle of a lake.  Click on Front Page.

Midwest Deep Freeze Interrupts Funeral by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette.  “Part way through the funeral Mass, it seemed like someone had turned the faucet on high or that the sound system was totally malfunctioning.  When the fire alarm started buzzing, it demanded attention.”

2014 PGA Show by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “Every year some Minnesota PGA pros complain about have to go to the PGA Show.  Really?  They don’t want to go to Orland in January?

The New Year Begins; How Will it End? by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette.  “The New Year began in Victoria with an Open House at City Hall on Rose Street.  It is projected to end with a new Victoria City Hall/Library on Stieger Lake Lane and a new Victoria Public Works building on Bavaria Road.”

Guess Who Came to Dinner with the Victoria Lions by Sue Orsen.  “Spouses are often invited when the Governor of Lions District 5M2 (Joan Blank) is coming for dinner.  The meal was prepared by Cathy Webster and Arlene Schroeder.”

A Low-Salt Winter Recipe by Bill Olson, Victoria, MCWD Manager.  “Did you know that salt used on roads, sidewalks, and other surfaces is one of the biggest threats to water quality in the Twin Cities?”

County Projects on Calendar by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “Plans are moving forward with the Victoria Library.  The design will be technology-based and innovative.  Some have called it an Apple iStore feel.”

Scholarships Available by Lori Anderson.  “They will be awarded to students without regard to athletic or academic achievement, but on demonstrating a sincere spirit of generosity.”

New Way of Seeing Dementia by Theresa Klein, Cognitive Clinical Specialist, Emerald Crest.  “My hope is that others could see and experience what I do on a daily basis:  People with dementia who are engaged in activities that reflect their passions and personalities.”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured Bud and Irene Vogel in “First Class Valentines.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured David and Marilyn Boorsma in “Breakfast with Belle and Betty.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Dave and Rosie Williams in “Dave and Rosie.”

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