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The Rap on Real Estate by Jim Paulsen, Real Estate Rapper.  “The primary goal in this column will be to describe in abbreviated form not only the local residential property market, but the commercial market as well.”

Auf Wiedersehen zu Autobahn by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy.  “We are no longer going to  drive on Hwy 212 to work.  Everyone there drives too fast, like they were on the Autobahn.  I hope some County Mounties read my column.”

Mount Olivet Motorheads by Debra Kind, Motorheads Planning Team.  “Over 230 men, women, and children attended this year’s Motorheads Winter Event.  It has grown to be a powerful part of life and growth at Mt. Olivet.”

The 3 R’s in the Old Days by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “Little does most of the planet know that Victoria was actually a pioneer in the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle movement that now dominates our choices in what to do with all of our garbage and waste.”

One By One by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “At the request of my dear Uncle Eddie, I was to help bear his pall to his final resting place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Little Falls, MN.  He knew of his impending demise.”

Serving the Needs of Others by Fr. Gary Bernhardt, St. Louis, MO.  “As one sits talking with Father Bernardine Hahn, you experience his focus on seeking to serve others and a sense of loyalty to the Church.”

Red Barn at the Arb is a Williams Barn! by Carol Williams.  “Joseph P. Williams, who is the father of my husband Gerald, built the Red Barn in 1920-1921.  He and his wife Minnie lived on that farm until 1955.”

Residents at Westview Honor King Ron Holtmeier by Carol Reich, Resident Services Coordinator.  “The Pleasant Valley 4H Club sponsored the 7th Annual Senior Prom at Westview Acres in Waconia.  Theme was ‘Around the World in 80 Days.’”

Jeanne Plocher Firestone 81, . Died February 1st, 2013.

Everett August Geske 91 died February 9th, 2013.

Joyce Wellens Schneider 88 died March 1st, 2013.

A Kind and Gentle Man by Jim Geske, Son of Everett.  “he was a World War II soldier, a man of the outdoors, a man who led by his actions more than his words.  Life was simple on the farm.”

Four Students at HFCHS Sign Nati’l Letters of Intent by Stephanie Svoboda.  “The students are Alexis Gannon, Conner Riddle, Keller Knoll, and Tom Green.”

The Oldest Franciscan by Sue Orsen.  “At the age of 97, Father Bernardine Hahn is the oldest living Franciscan in the Sacred Heart Province.  He is also the oldest living Franciscan priest who served at St. Victoria.”  Click on Front Page.

Let’s Be Clear on Clean Water by Mayor Tom O’Connor, City of Victoria.  “In my view, the lack of objectivity and transparency by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District is troubling.  The proper approach must be total transparency with all facts and figures on the table.”

Golf Can Learn from Baseball by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “I would love to see different rules for different kinds of golf.  Professional baseball has different rules than amateur baseball.  Those different rules have allowed amateur ball to be a fun, playable, recreational game.”

More Road Discussion by Laura Larson, MN State Offices.  “State Representative Ernie Leidiger recently met with Carver County civic leaders to discuss local transportation and road improvements.  As a result, Leidiger will author legislation to fund three crucial infrastructure projects on Hwy 212 and Hwy 5.”

And Then it is Winter from Carol Kelzer, Sioux City, Iowa.  “Here it is, the winter of my life, and it catches me by surprise.  How did I get here so fast?  I remember seeing older people and thinking those older people were years away from me and winter was far off.”

NO! to Transit Sales Tax by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “In these economic times, it is difficult to consider any tax increase and especially problematic to impose a transit tax that does not improve the safety of our transportation infrastructure in Carver County.”

NO! to Snake Oil Cures by Thom Derr, Motorcycle Man.  “Since my pilot jobs depended on my being healthy, I have been aware of health issues most of my adult life and have been reading labels for ingredients for over 50 years.”

Six Victoria Homes in 2013 Parade of Homes by Sue Orsen.  “The Twin Cities Spring Parade includes 374 new homes, six of them in Victoria.  The tour runs from March 2nd through March 24th.”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured the St. Victoria Basketball Team at St. Victoria in “Remember the Trophies?”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured the first workers’ strike in the City of Victoria in “History in the Making.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the annual fishing contest in “Mission Accomplished.”

March 2013

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