Preaching to the Choir by Sue Orsen“He’s a poet, a photographer, an actor, an author, a blogger, a writer of many things.  He’s a husband, a father, a son.  Brian R. Dixon is also the new preacher at the Lake Auburn Moravian Church in Victoria.  Click on Front Page.

Making the World a Better Place by Rachel Anderson, Brownie Troop Leader, Victoria, MN.  “The third grade troop from Victoria Elementary helped make their school even more green and beautiful by planting gardens …”

Angela — Deer Run’s Angel” by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “I can’t believe it, but this is Angie’s 20th year at our golf club.  The fun, pretty high school girls is now the remarkably talented woman running our Food and Beverage Department …”

Vocabulary in Victoria by Sue Orsen.  “The word is anodyne.  The sentence is:  The prideful soul wants truth to be self-complimenting, the greedy soul wants it be to profitable, the slothful soul wants it to be anodyne, and so on.”

The Glory of a Garden by Nancy Guldberg, Victoria, MN.  “The bi-annual garden tour of the Carver Scott Master Gardeners is featuring seven gardens to explore this year.  One of the gardens is at our home on Smithtown Road …”

High on Highway 5.  “MnDOT sponsored an Open House in Victoria June 22nd and presented oversized maps and the proposed layout of the four-mile stretch of Hwy 5 …”

Meet the Gentle Giant by Dale Riley, Local Grocer.  “I’d like to introduce our new store manager at Fresh Seasons.  His name is Bill Stork and, like the legendary bird that delivers babies, Bill can really deliver grocery store experience.”

An Upgrade for Ospreys by Patti Nystuen, Xcel Energy.  “While trying to build a nest on top of an Xcel Energy transformer bank in the Minnetrista area, an osprey pair caused three small outages …”

Bullying in the Middle East by Ethel Ausink, Sr.Citizens Reporter.  “America has always been the one country in the world that reliably countered the bullying and double standards much of the world applies to Israel …”

Happy 50th, Bill and Marlene by Kevin Kaufhold, North Royalton, Ohio.  “My parents have lived in Victoria all their lives and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 7th, 2010 …”

Landing a 43-Inch Musky by Bob VanDenBroeke, Chief Deputy.  “It happened on May 16th on Eagle Lake in Baylor Park …”

Ron Lehman, 65, died June 4.

Carol York, 84, died April 29.

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Perfect is Even Better than Being Close by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “When a baseball pitcher faces three men per inning, over nine innings, and does not allow one to rach base — 27 up, 27 down — that is referred to as a perfect game …”

Hottest Month is Here by Lucas Graunke, 14, Budding Climatologist.  “Out of the first 20 days of June, 15 of them had all day rain or a thunderstorm and 18 were just cloudy    “

Hi, Rod, or is it Hot Rod?  “Rod Vacek rides his Suzuki Burgman 650 to the St. Victoria Catholic Church where he mows the church grounds …”

Cool Camaro Caper.  “Steve Schmieg and his ‘68 Camaro were of assistance to us Saturday night when Allan’s vehicle wouldn't start in the church parking lot …”

Clarence and Dorothy Kelzer of Victoria celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 6th … “

The Big Picture by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “While talking to Minnesota’s Mr. Baseball, Dale Welter, he explained how God was no doubt a baseball fan since the Bible states, in the big inning, God created heaven and earth …”

Bioenergized Farmer by Barb DeGroot, MN Landscape Arboretum.  “Powerhouse plants is the theme of the 2010 Summer Exhibition and is comprised of three components …”
On the Ocean Front by Lucas Graunke, 14, Student of Climate.  “An El Nino is when the Pacific Ocean is warmer than aver-age, causing strange weather across North America and the world

The Sheriff’s Shingle by Sheriff Bud Olson, Carver County, MN.  “During the statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office generated 188 seat belt citations …”

The Biggest Victoria Reunion by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “The social event of the season for Victoria is circled on my calendar.”

Talk to the MWD by James Calkins, Board President.  “Our region is unique because it brings together the best of rural, suburban, and city living …”

So What Would Peter Drucker Say?  by Jim Paulsen, Victoria City Councilmember.  “He was a business thinker who gained his fame by writing a book in 1945 about the organizational structure of General Motors …”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured the Victoria Annual Street Dance.

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Pastor Arnold Lemke.

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Bill and Elaine Scholl in “Act II: The American Way.”

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