Have You Met the Blue Dog? by Sue Orsen.  “The blue dog showed up at the front door of the Victoria Bar and Grill in 2008 and he’s been there ever since.  Conceived on a transatlantic voyage, he was raised on brew and burgers …”  Click on Front Page.

A Yankee Doodle Dandy by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.   “The USA has made some mistakes, but the overall body of work is pretty impressive.  I would challenge anyone’s claim of a better or more humanitarian society.  So, end of soapbox …”

Where is Our Summer? by Lucas Graunke, 16, Budding Climatologist.   “It has been cloudy, cool, and rainy  for seemingly weeks on end.  This June certainly did not live up to its 78 degree average.  It’s been very wet also.  Here in Victoria we have probably had upwards of 5 or 6 inches of rain …”

Summer Construction at the Moravian Church by Sue Orsen.  “Three construction projects are occurring simultaneously at  the Moravian Church here in Victoria this summer.  A contractor was hired to re-roof the church and steeple, while church members are constructing a tree house and playground …”

Time to Inhale Summer by Mike McNiel, Fresh Seasons Market.  “We take special pride in our selection of meat products for grilling.  We stock a wide variety of fresh chicken products, an seafood is delivered six days a week.  Our friendly handsome butchers proudly cut and grind AngusPride premium beef …
The People He Chose by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “Israel as a Jewish state is a tiny country that receives a great deal of attention in the news.  Do you also wonder or try to explain the preoccupation of these Jewish people?  Actually, there is no rational explanation …”

Vocabulary in Victoria by Sue Orsen.  The word is “cymotrihous.”  The sentence:  “Many people in my husband’s family are cymotrichous.”

The Sheriff’s Shingle by Sheriff Jim Olson, Carver County, MN.  “The Sheriff’s Office conducted a seat belt observational survey prior the seat belt enforcement in Carver County and reported 92% of motorists were belted …”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured Victoria Farms and Clarkson Lindley in “Happy Trials to You.”
20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Persian Gulf War Veteran Greg Schmidt in “Copter Doctor in Saudi Arabia.”

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The Good Life by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “A few weeks ago a co-worker spoke of laying yards and yard of new sod on his new lawn, with the help of much family and many friends.  The story started the gray matter percolating back to the days of blissful youth and the toil of many areas of employment of which this young buckaroo took part …”

Put Me In, Coach!  by Pastor Brian Dixon, The Moravian Church of Lake Auburn.  “They are friendly, furry, and sometimes freaky.  They often have name sounding like sugary breakfast cereals or candy bars.  You find them at sporting events cheering teams on to victory, working the crowd, and making sure fans enjoy themselves …”

Roradin’ Rory by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.    “If I could design the perfect guy to save golf, it would be Roray McIlroy.  He’s 22 years old, nice looking, great smile, beautiful golf swing, and a really nice guy, but a genuinely nice guy and the new U.S. Open Champ …”

From the Lions Den by Steve Frederickson.  “This summer will mark the 43r annual softball tournament for the Victoria Lions.  The tournament is scheduled for July 15th to 17th at Lions Park here in Victoria …”

Bags for Kids by Nicole Bailey, Chanhassen, MN.  “I am sewing these bags to  give to Carver County Police and Social Services so that when kids get removed from their homes, they have a nice big bag to put their belongs in …”

Father of the Bride by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “A fun time was had by all as the cliché goes, and I did my part as Father of Bride by shutting up, showing up, and paying up …”

We Live in a Zoo by Sue Orsen.  “Sometimes I feel like we live in a zoo.  If there isn’t a herd of deer meandering through our yard here on Lilac Lane next to Carver Park, there’s a flock of wild turkeys strutting across the same lawn, as if it’s theirs …”

The Chamber’s Channel by Deb McMillan, SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce.  “We will once again host the Welcome to My Front Porch event in Victoria, where businesses purchase Adirondack chairs and tables that will be handpainted by local artists and sold at auction …”

For the Safety of Children by Carver County Commissioner Randy Maluchnik.  “Carver County is the second organization in the nation to implement Signs of Safety, a successful program that focuses on families and relationships in child protection cases …”

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