Shuttled at the Shore by Sue Orsen. “In general, the 2012 ice fishing contest replicated our winter season which has been limping along like a snowshoe hare with a broken rabbit’s foot …”  Click on Front Page.

That Was a Lot of Kids! by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy“We were literally walking over each other over the weekend.  My dad summed it up pretty well with, ‘That was a lot of kids!’”

Ice Too Thin for Comfort by Kayla Swenson, 5th Grader“I love Victoria because it has so many lakes.  I feel very lucky to live on one of them.  There are so many things to do on the water whether it be summer or winter …”

How Many Did You Say by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent“So Number Two Son pointed out that many of the narrators of the outdoorsy type TV programs have a disdain for using an ‘s’ to denote plurality …”

Get at the Truth of Things by Pastor Maureen Bonner“We believe real and lasting change occurs when people know themselves and their problems within a living and vital relationship with Jesus Christ …”

Girl Scout Cookies on the Go by Regan Anderson, 5th Grader“A goal the Girl Scouts are trying to reach this year is to beat last year’s total sales nationwide which was 5,350,244 boxes!”

StarKids and Chan Dinner Theatres by Kris Howland, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres“Over 100 high school students from the Twin Cities, including two from Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria, have been selected to appear in our second annual StarKid event ..”

Which Plants Changed Minnesota Forever? by Barb DeGroot, MN Landscape Arboretum“The Arboretum is encouraging the public to nominate specific plants for a state’s Ten Top Plants that Changed Minnesota list …”

The Cainine Kingdom by Thom Derr, Motorcycle Man“Last weekend I read an article on dog sledding that reminded me of my own experience and impressed me with how easy they made it look, but much is required before the first ‘mush’ is heard …”

The Year Without a Winter by Lucas Graunke, Budding Climatologist“So far we have had only three days of below zero temps and one day when the high failed to reach zero …”

Feeding the Hungry by Nicole Schnell, Mount Olivet Church West“Mount Olivet is living out its servant mission to feed the hungry and help our neighbors …”

The Sheep Boy by Addie Sue Norgaard, 9“Once there was a boy named Bob.  But Bob wasn’t an ordinary boy …”

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The Sounds of Victoria by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria“An eerie silence spread through town except for a few faint noises and sounds, the sounds of Victoria, if you will …”

Latest Chapter in Tioga by Jenny Norgaard, Former Resident of Victoria“Hi, Mom.  You were the first to get the scoop.  Rick Santorum visited Tioga today and flew into the same Tioga Airport Terminal that you featured on the front page of the Gazette last month.”

Spring 2012 Parade of Homes by Twin Cities Builders Association“The Parade features 306 homes located in 70 cities and includes four homes in Victoria.  One of the builders has offices and residences in Victoria …”

Tee it Forward by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro“If you want to be Mr. macho, play all of the golf course.  That’s your prerogative.  But you’ll probably have more fun if you tee it forward.”

May the Road rise up to meet you by Tradition Gaelic Blessing“May the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, may the rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the Hollow of His Hand.”

Peggy Kaufhold, 43, of Victoria died on Saturday, February 4th, 2012, at her home.

Time for Magic in Minnesota by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner“If passed, Minnesota Accountable Government Innovation and Collaboration Act would provide important state support for significant local government …”

Time for 2012 Projects by Bill Olson, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District“In Victoria the MCWD is planning a restoration of a large wetland south of Hwy 5 that filters water before it flows into Stieger Lake …”

Time for Supporting Victoria by Mayor Mary Thun“This summer Victoria residents will have many opportunities to support our neighborhoods and city by volunteering, participating in, and enjoying a host of activities …”

Time for Protecting the Web by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter“Recently a growing number of countries are pushing for greater government control and management of the web’s availability, financial model, and infrastructure …”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured Whitey Wellens in “A Man for the Season.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Bede and Lois Boll in “A Boll of Cherries.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured several large new 2002 building projects for the Victoria in “The Boom Hits.”

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