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A Pool Would Help Further Victoria as a Destination” by Victoria City Councilmember Jim Crowley.  “The city has multiple citizen surveys over the past six years that consistently rank a city pool as a top priority to be pursued.  But it’s an expensive proposition that will most likely require funding from many different sources in order to be realized.”

The Crane Domaine by Sue Orsen.  “There may have been more cranes in Victoria than three on June 13th, but seeing three working in this once small hamlet, all at the same time, all within a mile of each other, is rather remarkable.  The cranes were at Reserve on the Park, Whispering Hills, and Victoria Flats.”

Hardly Time to Sleep by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy.  “Our life of living Up North has become rather complicated.  Voyager Village can fill up one’s calendar very quickly.  If you come up to see us, bring your painting clothes.”

The Safety Patrol by Jeremy Engebretson, VES Adminsitrative Dean.  “Members of the Safety Patrol at Victoria Elementary School were recognized for their great work throughout the school year.  Congratulations and farwell to our 5th graders.”

Ahhh, Finding Balance!  by Maria Eastman, Victoria Journalism Student.  “Finding myself with more free time during these summer months, I decided it was time to pick back up on my reading, swapping out school textbooks for novels.”

A Day to Remember by Tom Stumpf.  “On Friday, June 2nd, I was able to take the most wonderful, beautiful, and kindest person I have ever known, my best friend in the whole world, and change her name to Patti Stumpf.”

Fresh and Refreshing Summer Recipes by Christie Schlueter, Regular Victoria Visitor.  “The need to cool off can be solved with these fun and cooling recipes from the freezer — Chunk Monkey Popsicles, Raspberry Peace Lemonade, Frozen Rainbow Fruit Kabobs, Frozen S’mores, and Chocolate Frozen Bananas.”

At Least Two Victoria Mn Served in the American Civil War by Deborah Firestone, Augusta, Maine.  “My great great grandfather Christian F. Fink and my great grandfather Gottlieb Plocher were veterans of the Civil War.  They are buried in the Lake Auburn Moravian Cemetery in Victoria.”

Maddison Mertz, 8, of Victoria died Monday, May 29th.

Judith Plocher, 70, died Monday, June 12th.

Victoria’s Library Log by Kathy Bognanni, Carver County Library System  reports on programs for people of all ages, from children to senior citizens.

MAA Helps MA and PA by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging is a resource for all things aging.  It’s a call to lead in communities through the seven-county Twin cities metropolitan area.  The organization stands with older adults, families, and communities in healthy aging for a lifetime.”

Transporting Life to Another Land by Sue Orsen, The Victoria Gazette.  “This European trip to another land was more special to Bob and Darla Diethelm than anyone else on the tour because it included a visit to a family that became part of the Diethelm story beginning in 2007.  That family lives in Birkenfeld, Germany.”  Click on Front Page to continue.

Some Things Don’t Change So Much by Sue Orsen.  “When I received an email from Terry Hartman on June 22nd, reporting that an April 7th, 1915, page of The Minneapolis Journal was found stuffed inside the foundation of the Notermann Building, I was as intrigued as they were.”

Baseball, Weeds, and Church by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “Sunnies on Bavaria and Auburn stopped spawning.  Northerns swam to the deep on Minentonka.  Bullheads in Church Lake stopped their attack on the night crawler.  What was a Victoria kid to do during Dog Days?”

Watershed District: A Novel Idea by Bill Olson, Victoria, MCWD Board of Managers.  “In the mid 1960s, communities along flood-prone Minnehaha Creek were feeling the effects of landscape change.  Following devastating flooding in the spring of 1966, they petitioned to form the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.”

Athletic or Mechanical by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “One of my speeches when giving golf lessons is that I want their swing to be more athletic than mechanical.  I want them to understand how the mechanics of athletic motions make a good golf swing.”

A Day in the Life of Band Concerts by Sue Orsen.  “The MN Valley Band, a group of more than 40 dedicated individuals who enjoy playing for the public and under the direction of Mr. Barry Fox, is a favorite in Victoria and Carver County.”

A Day in the Life of Discover Victoria by Sue Orsen.  “Although scattered rain showers were predicted for that evening of June 14th, it was instead several hours of miles and smiles, visiting businesses on the street and those vendors who introduced themselves.”

A Day in the Life of Classic Car Nights by Sue Orsen.  “Among the car owners was Doug Barclay of Shakopee with his 1919 Scripps Booth Roadster who said the classic car will go to his daughter when he’s gone.”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured Barbara Ronellenfitsch Leuthner in “A Little Breeze.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Marvin & Lillian Reich in “At the Picture Window.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Dalles and Karen Noter-mann in “On the Waterfront.”

Remember when the City of Victoria remodeled the Victoria Fire Station from four stations into six stations and also constructed and incorporated  Water Treatment Plant as part of the facility?  The Plant became operational in April 2006.

July 2017