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The Victoria GAZETTE

July 2016

Sue’s Album

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The Slot by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “I feel an obligation to get the word out.  The slot is the heart of the golf swing.  Once upon a time I would have said that the heart of the swing is impact, but you can’t get to good impact if you don’t first get the club into the slot.”

The Toys of Retirement  by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy.  “We are beginning to understand what it means to be retired at Voyager Village.  June meant for us new jobs, a pontoon boat, a camper trailer, and a new parking area on our property.”

When M-80’s and Cherry Bombs Ruled in Victoria by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “Victoria’s peaceful and tranquil moniker of the Village of Lakes and Parks switched to Little Chicago on the Fourth of July.”

Picking the Mayor’s mind by Sue Orsen.  Replied Mayor Tom O’Connor, “My current plan is to file in August for reelection to another four year term.  We have a number of critical opportunities to address.”

The Greatest by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “Every now and then a larger than life person emerges and, for any number of reasons, catches our fancy.  In 1942 a child was born in Louisville, Kentucky.”

Mental Health Issues Prevalent in County Jails by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “An estimated two million individuals with serious mental health conditions are booked into county jails each year.”

Flexible Medicaid Saves Money for Counties by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “Increasing flexibility in Medicaid is crucial to helping counties fulfill their safety net obligations to justice-involved individuals and improve their health outcomes.”

American Girl Store and Rainforest Cafe by Sue Orsen.  “In a spontaneous family weekend in June we spent time at the Lake Waconia Regional Park, the Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, and the Mall of America.”

Gorilla Goes Ape Over Gunnar by Sue Orsen.  “Our favorite place for lunch at the Mall of America has  always been the Rainforest Café.  It brings back many good memories, and us.”

Remember When there were cart races down Main Street Victoria during Lions Weekend?

Remember When there were old sheds and tanks, tracks, scurb trees and brush down by Stieger Lake?

State Honors Piano Concert by Candace Sather, MMTA Teacher.  “29 area students performed in the Minnesota Music Teachers Association Annual Honors Concert.”

Fishing on Lac Seul by Al Orsen.  “The lake is near Ear Fall, Canada.  We caught between 450 and 500 walleyes and many northern pikes.”

It’s Only Just Begun by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette.  “As residents of a northern clime, we are very welcoming of the first events of the season, having anticipated them over the cold long winter months.  We relish the outdoor patios in downtown Victoria, the music, old and new faces on the streets, and just being alive and outside.”  Click on Front Page.

The Sky Over Tioga in June 2016 by Sue Orsen.  “The sky over Tioga, ND, on June 9th could hardly have been painted or imagined, but it was captured by cameras.  The large cylindrical cumulonimbus storm that flashed lightning throughout its mass and dropped torrential rains and hail.”

Motherhood Fills an Empty Next by Sue Orsen.  “The four baby birds fluttered up from their nest and flew out the open door of the semi-trailer into the wild blue yonder.”

Fatherhood Drives Inaugural Golf Event by Tom Struthers, Victoria.  “Being a dad is not easy, but few things in life are as important in providing a sense of purpose and worth.  Imagine the outlook on career possibilities when your father is one of the elite golfers in the world.”

Victoria Student  Honors includes a whole page of Victoria students named to Deans’ Lists, Honor Rolls, Graduate Records.

Cool and Refreshing Summer Cakes by Christie Schlueter, Regular Victoria Visitor.  The recipes are for Watermelon Cake, Triple Berry Cake, Caramel Almond Ice Cream Cake, Frozen Raspberry Layer Cake, Easy Red White and Blue Cake.”

Victoria’s Library Log by Kathy Perschmann, Carver County Library System.  “In July we have special events, children’s summer performers, special storytimes, building times, and book clubs for adults.

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured  the upcoming Lions Weekend in “A Hot Time in the Old Town.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured  dozens of letters written by people of all ages to the popular Fr. Elstan who is leaving St. Victoria.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured  concerts in the park  in “The First Day of Summer.”

Joe Smith Bridge  by Dan  McQuillen, Jr., Victoria..  “The Deer Run golf community that knew  Joe and was involved in the project are thrilled by he addition to the course.”

5th Grade Debaters by Joan Wright, Gifted and Talented Facilitator.  “Twenty seven 5th students attended the Eastern Carver County Schools’ annual Lincoln-Douglas debates in lovely, historic, Church by the River in downtown Victoria.”

Charles Nelson,  89,  died May 8th.

Evelyn “Evie” Ess, 94,  died June 10th.

Fern Thurk, 60, died June 26th.