The Killing Field by Sue Orsen.  “State Highway 5 through Victoria is a killing field.  It has been a killing field for a very long time.  It’s killing mobility.  It’s killing safety.  It’s killing nerves.  It’s killing patience and sometimes courtesy.  It’s killing common sense …”  Click on Front Page.

Gluten Free Journey by Lynn Gabriel, Victoria, MN.  “Things have improved tremendously since I began this gluten free journey over 13 years ago and pretty much ate sand and cardboard.  Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which gluten leads to damage of the lining of the small intestine …”

Victoria’s Top Ten List by Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun, City of Victoria.  “Since I have a Gazette column deadline to meet, I thought I would suggest ten reasons why we should all be very proud to live in our community …”

Lower Court Blew It by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizen Reporter.  “The government has to be neutral toward private speech, but it does not have to be neutral in its own speech.  Veteran groups in particular don’t want cities forced to either put up anti-veterans messages or take veterans monuments down …”

Got a Safe Place?  by Tom Gray, Victoria Building Official.  “For the sake of your little ones, one of the most important lessons for them to learn is where to go should an emergency situation arise.  We are already into the season of severe storms …”

Swing at the Target by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “In every golf lessons so far this spring, the student has been lining up their body at the target.  I realize that many of you are wondering what’s wrong with that.  Well, here’s what’s wrong …”

Sheriff’s Shingle by Sheriff Bud Olson, Carver County, MN.  “The Minnesota State Legislature enacted the Ted Foss Move Over Law, which requires drivers approaching an emergency vehicle

Lessons of the Fruit Tree by Pastor Bill Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship.  “In our Hungarian ministry, I have seen a similarity to the fruit tree.  If you plant an apple tree in the spring and expect to pick apples in the fall, you will be disappointed …”

The Best Laid Plans by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  “There was the real possibility 150 years ago that the Village of Victoria would  be located here, where the church is, at this lake rather than where it came to be at Stieger Lake …”

The Weather Vane by Lucas Graunke, 12, Budding Climatologist.  “Out of all the other months in a year, June holds the highest average number of tornadoes …”

Perry W. Dungey, DDS, 89, died Saturday, April 26th.

Fr. Elstan Coghill, OFM, 85, died Friday, May 9th.

Judy A. Winkler, 56, died Saturday, May 24th.

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Singing!  Singing!  Singing!  by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “Most of us can’t really read music … yet something strange and wonderful can happen.  Consonants are spit out, vowels become loooong and melloooow.  All eyes are (mostly) fixed on the conductor and energy begins to flow from deep in our bowels up through our vocal chords.  The sound is harmonious.”

Rest in Peace, Good Friend by Sue Orsen.  “Father Elstan’s life was a continual giving up, but he did not speak of it; he cracked jokes instead.  One time I asked him if he was going to heaven when he died.  About such things he did not joke.  Father’s reply was, ‘I hope to.’  Yes, our humble priest would never presume heaven, neither for himself nor anyone else, but he would hope for it …”

More Lilacs than Pig Farms by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “It’s that time of year when we have those exceptional rides.  Those are the ones where lilacs and flowering crabs outnumber the cattle and the pig farms.  Motorcycle riding really gives your nostrils a treat …”

Remembering Father Elstan Coghill, OFM, by Father Bob White, St. Victoria Catholic Church.  “I remember coming to visit Fr. Elstan when I was considering the possibility of an assignment at St. Victoria.  His yappy dog Maude met me at the door.  Though a bit tinier, she was every bit as protective as my dog Betsy.  Elstan’s advice to me that day sealed the deal for me:  ‘Bob, I think you’d like it here.”  He was right …”

One, Two, Recycle a Shoe!  By Paula Jackels, Victoria, MN.  “Victoria 1st grade Girl Scout Brownie Troop 13277 is helping spread the news to the entire community.  The footwear recycling drive has collected over 250 pairs of various types of footwear …”

Anna from Hungary Finds Home in Victoria by Jennifer Payne, Victoria, MN.  “A shy, petite gifted musician entered our lives three years ago.  Anna Dombi, an orphan from Hungary, unable to speak English, has stolen our hearts.  Anna was befriended by Waterbrooke Fellowship …”

The Crude Old Days by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “A crude metal scoreboard, a crude metal stock tank, and a crude metal urinal provided information, refreshment, and relief for the Victoria Vics baseball fans of old …”

All You Need by Pastor Thomas Braun, Christ Victorious Lutheran Church.  “In 1967 the rock group known as the Beatles sang the hit single All You Need Is Love …:

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Calvin and Marge Robling in “Still Honeymooning.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the tornado damage and fire from May 15th and May 30th.

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