Fish ’n Chips by Sue Orsen. “This year the temperature was in the mid 20’s with snowflakes gently falling throughout much of the afternoon.  The fish ‘n chips were good in 2010!”  Click on Front Page for the rest of the story.

Steeple Chasing in Lent by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “This time of year the Harley Babe and I have our own version of the Steeple Chase.  Just like the originals, church steeples signify our destination in going from one community to another, eating at fish fries at the many local churches …”

Landless Golf Clubs by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “Players have taken the initiative and formed landless golf clubs where they can organize and play golf when and where they want.  Thus any group of golfers, such as a neighborhood or work group, can form a golf club.  They don’t have to be associated with a land golf club …”

Is it Worth More Than a Million Dollars to Victoria?  by City Councilmember Tom O’Connor.  “If successful, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District plan could disrupt long-standing City land-planning efforts that have guided our growth for several years …”

On the Road to Broadband?  by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “The widespread access to the information super-highway is essential to the future prosperity of Carver County and our ability to compete in a global market …”

From the Lions Den by Victoria Lion Kurt Kuppke.  “Our guest speaker was the Honorable Mayor Mary Thun who gave us the State of the City address, which sounded optimistic considering economic conditions in other cities …”

Praise for Students at CHS by Lucas Graunke, 14, Victoria Student in District 112.  “The State of Minnesota is known for having one of the most educated populations in the nation, and Chaska High School is one of the reasons this is true …”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured photos of Golden Wedding Anniversaries in Victoria from a 1941 issue of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Harry Werner and his golden lab companion in “When Harry Met Goldie.”  Harry is blind due to macular degeneration and adult onset of diabetes.

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the continuing refusal of School District 112 to place the next elementary school in the City of Victoria as promised before the successful fall referendum.

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So Off to the Trestle We Go” by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “The Victoria Trestle was over the Victoria Sink Hole.  The Victoria Sink Hole was a massive and gargantuan lake and a trestle was needed to trestle the steam engines, locomotives, and train cars carrying sugar beets to Excelsior …”

Thanking the Firefighters One at a Time by Sue Orsen.  “At the suggestion of Mayor Mary Thun, councilmembers and staff shook hands with each of the Victoria firefighters who assisted with the recent house fire and rescue in Victoria …”

No Matter Where You Go by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “How is it that a person’s intentions can be pure as the driven snow yet may also pave the road to hell?  Have you ever been given a look that could bore a hole through an oak board?  I’ve seen people who were slow as molasses in January …”

Marching into Spring by Lucas Graunke, 14, Budding Climatologist.  “Spring in Minnesota means that temperatures aren’t going to fall below zero degrees as often as in January.  But March is our snowiest month.  On average we see a little more than 13 inches of snow in March …”

Until a New Pastor is Called by Bruce Shogers, Vice Chair of Elders, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  “Until a new pastor is called, the church has invited a number of qualified spiritual leaders to serve as Sunday pulpit guests …”

In the Heart of Victoria by Dale Riley, Our Local Grocer.  “Just wondering, did you get a chance to see the mattress races during Volksfest in downtown Victoria late last August?  They were a riot.  We’re excited this year’s Volksfest will be even bigger and better …”

Snow on the Ground was the Story in Victoria by Sue Orsen, exhibiting several snow photos from Feburary 2010 in Victoria …

Coffee? Tea? Cabernet?  by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “Millions are joining this Tea Party movement to voice their opposition to the socialistic change our government is proposing …”

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