The Good Old Summertime by Sue Orsen.  “Summertime music floats over the grassy knoll at Lions Park in Victoria on many Wednesday summetime evenings.  The popular free concerts continue to draw young and old …”  Click on Front Page.

Observing Our Freedom by Pastor Frank Jone, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  “Over the weekend of the Fourth, we need to offer a prayer of thanks for all those who went before us and broke new ground either spiritually or politically …”

Rocking and Whittling by Pastor Bill Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship.  “As a young boy, I was privileged to spend summers in rural Arkansas with my great grandfather.  His house had no heat, electricity or running water, but Grandpa and I did fine …”

The View from St. Paul by MN Representative Paul Kohls, Victoria, MN.  “The front page in the June edition of the Gazette appropriately identified the need for safety and capacity improvements to Hwy 5.  I have long been a supporter of additional funding for roads and bridges …”

Ta Ta For Now, Father E. by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “Most of you out there in Gazette Land know we lost a good man a few weeks ago.  The angels came and ferried the spirit of Fr. Elstan Coghill to his right place in the universe, breaking the chains of mortality …”

Keep An Eye on Jerusalem by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “With our country being so involved in the presidential campaign of late, not much attention has been paid to what is taking place in the Middle East.  What takes place in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, or Palestine today has a very serious impact on the future of our world …”

Consider Elected Office in the City of Victoria by Mayor Mary Thun, Victoria, MN.  “Will I run for mayor again?  Yes, I am seriously considering it.  I enjoy working with all of you, but there are many people in Victoria who can hold the office of mayor or city councilmember …”

The Weather Vane by Lucas Graunke, age 12, Budding Climatologist.  “So here comes July, the hottest and most humid month of the entire year in MN.  It’s also the peak season for tornadoes and the only month that it hasn’t snowed in Minnesota …”

Red Sky at Night by Sheriff Bud Olson, Carver County, MN.  “Although it seemed like it would never arrive, summer is finally here, bringing with it the outdoor enjoyment that we cherish …”

Our True Identity by Pastor Thomas Braun, Christ Victorious Lutheran Church.  “If you’re a fan of Olympic gymnastics, you may remember the name Paul Hamm, a gold medal American hopeful …”

Remember When?  by Sue OrsenRemember when Lions Weekend included Bed Races, Pot Races, Buggy Races …”

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The Veggies Had To Go by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “The answer to a puzzling mystery and phenomena in Victoria is finally going to be revealed.  Like the mysteries of Stonehenge or the creation of crop circles by aliens, it has always puzzled Victoria gardeners of old why no vegetables were grown and harvested in Victoria …”

It is Finished by Sue Orsen.  “As the walls came tumbling down, memories escaped and each room came alive again.  When the last shingle fell, Julianne walked to the car and commented, “Like the Lord said, ‘It is finished.’”

For Everything There is a Season by Sue Orsen.  “The Old Victoria Café property on Main Street in Downtown Victoria was purchased by the City of Victoria in 2003.  It was demolished on June 25th, 2008 …”

Thou Shalt Not Scoop by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “I try not to make negative comments during lessons, such as ‘Don’t do that.’  Instead I try to give the student something positive to focus on.  But sometimes we need to hear what not to do, such as  ‘Thou shalt not scoop …’”

Charity Rides by Thom Derr by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “Last month I talked about choices we make about weekend rides.  What do these choices really involve?  I’ve talked about motorcycles for missionaries and helping with events involving the Christian Motorcycle Association …”

Bridging I-35W by Al Orsen, P.E., Victoria, Minnesota.  “The Minnesota Chapter of APWA invited members on a technical tour by excursion on a riverboat to view progress and technical details on the reconstruction of the 35W bridge that collapsed August 2st, 2007 …”

Lightning Strikes Home at Deer Run in Victoria by John Hetzler, Victoria, MN.  “The lightning strike was approximately 3:45 to 4:00 p.m.  The house fire was across and down the street from our house on Ridge Ponds Drive in Deer Run …”

It’s Done by Tom Gray, Victoria Building Official.  “We’re talking about the four house that the City of Victoria bought several years ago.  The Victoria City Council approved their demolition …”

Vocabulary in Victoria by Sue Orsen.  Meritricious:  Attracting attention in a vulgar manner.  Think Britney Spears.

Night of Cultures by Debi Ylitalo.  “Each of the grades at Victoria Elementary School focused on one culture with their exploring and research …”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Mabel McCulloch, 93, and the Smithtown area of Victoria in “The Flames of Time.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Fr. Brennen Schmieg, OFM, in “The San Antonio Padre.”

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