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The Victoria GAZETTE

February 2016

Sue’s Album

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at www.VictoriaGazette.com

Much Ado About Nothing by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent. “There was a professional football game played in Minnesota a few weeks ago that had everyone hub-bubbing about what an historic event had occurred  Seems it was played outdoors, in January, and can you believe it?  The air was cold.  In Minnesota.  In January.  Hmmm.”

On Being Noble by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro. “This past week I saw the move ‘The revenant’ and read the book To America With Love by A.A. Gill.  This combination got me thinking about what it means to be noble and what that means in modern America.”

A Lot of Weather in Florida by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy. “I’m sitting at my computer telling myself I should think about shortening my stories.  Unfortunately, taking my own advice is hard, considering we just spent two weeks down in Pine Island, Florida.”

Ten Victoria Homes in Spring Parade by Katy Baar, Homes Style Editor “Expect to see the latest in housing, from architectural style to interior details and the newest trends in home décor.  You’ll see a whole lot of white and gray on the walls and in the kitchen, though dark cabinetry and painted wood still remains a close favorite.”

Top if Off with a Love Cake by Christie Schlueter, Regular Visitor to Victoria. “February is a time when you want something warm and quick for suppers.  Top off a soup supper with a cheesecake or love cake and make the meal extra special.”

Tim Forcier, 54, died January 3rd at his home.

Rick Plocher, 65, died January 10th at his home. 

Marjorie Chapman, 86, died January 18th at Auburn Manor.

Hilda Caspers, 94, died Jan. 24th at Friendship Manor.

Award of Excellence by Ann Mahnke, Victoria Director of Parks and Public Works. “The City of Victoria’s Parks and Rec Department, specifically Holly Kaufhold, received an award for the Bike Konnect event.”

National Merit Recognition by Laura Podergois, HFCHS.  “Six Holy Family students received the recognition from a nationwide pool of semifinalists.”

Oldest Registered Hockey Player Pat Walquist, Victoria, MN. “Lee Walquist of Victoria is the oldest register hockey player, age 76, in the U.S. Pond Hockey Tournament at Lake Nokomis.”

Meet and Greet by Randy Miller, President VBA. “We hosted Dr. Scott Jensen, candidate for State Senate District 47.”

What’s Happening in the Oil Country by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“Spending a week away from Victoria often provides me fuel and fodder for the front page.  This time it means an update on life in the Oil Country of North Dakota, home of our daughter Jenny and husband Christopher Norgaard since 2008.”  Click on Front Page.

Victoria is Ready for 2016! by Mayor Tom O’Connor, Victoria, MN . “A review of important goals for 2016 must start with finance and the property tax impact which is felt by each homeowner.  The Council is also seeking to achieve a measure of diversity in the City’s housing stock to address the needs of our senior citizens.”

A Little Love for Everyone on Valentine’s Day by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria. “L is for lots of funerals this past month.  O is for the outrageous effort to stop Valentine’s Day celebrations in schools to strive for more cultural sensitivity.  V is for Victoria because this is the Victoria paper.  E is for erudite because I Always wanted to use the word erudite.”

Easy Water Low Salt Diet by Bill Olson, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District. “We all know a high salt diet is bad for our health, but did you know too much salt can also harm our lakes and rivers?”

Carver County’s Year in Review by Commissioner Randy Maluchnik. “The new Hwy 101 river bridge and roundabout were opened.  The County Road 10 bridge in Watertown was completed.  Improvements were made to the Lake Minnewashta Regional Park.  The list continues.”

Victoria’s Library Log by Kathy Perschmann, Carver County Library System. Family storytimes, Valentine storytimes, Lego Lab, Teen Tech Club, computer classes, and more.

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured Bede and Lois Boll in “Bede and Lois.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured school letters from 1943 in “Paragraphs from the Past.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Tom and Candy Almquist in “Valentine Candy and Tom.”

Check from the Victoria Lions by Lion Laura O’Neill. “The Victoria Lions presented a check for $2,500 to the Carver County Veterans Memorial and Registry organization.  The monument will be located in Mayer.”

Happy 103rd Birthday by Nancy Vogt, Victoria, MN. “Marjorie Henrich was born on the shores of Silver Lake in 1913.”