A Mother’s Jorney by Sue Orsen. “Our sculpture of beautiful burnished bronze was commissioned nearly three years ago because of a mother’s prayers (mine) and a mother’s intercession (Mary’s).  In every way this is a story of a mother’s journey, though not all of it.”  Click on Front Page.

Tiger and Phil by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “For the last 15 years, Tiger Woods has been golf’s superstar.  Most people don’t remember that 20 years ago Phil Mickleson was thought to be the next Jack Nicklaus …”

Loving Fire Drills in Victoria by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “The fire drill was a fantastic opportunity to get out of school, get out of lessons, or get out of anything planned that day.  We loved fire drills …”

Batten Down the Hatches by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “The Harley Babe and I recently took a long weekend to see our daughter and her husband’s new old house and help with some pruning …”

It Happens Once a Year by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “It seems more people, especially those who have passed the half-century mark, are finding it less and less enjoyable to acknowledge the day that commemorates their existence …”

Drug Use on the Rise At Chaska High School by Lucas Graunke, Victoria Student in District 112.  “To narrow it down, marijuana and prescription drugs are on the rise.  One reason for this is that cigarettes are not being used as much by teens any more …”

Veteran Service Organizations by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “There is strength in numbers.  When the National Commanders go to Congress to lobby for veteran-friendly legislation, numbers count …”

Bloom Where You’re Planted by Barb DeGroot, MN Landscape Arboretum.  “Children’s gardens connect kids.  It’s also blooming indoors at the Arb …”

Lois Hardy, 91, died April 4th.

Elizabeth Bellert, 78, died April 3rd.

Victoria in the Public Square.  “State Representative Paul Kohls of Victoria announced that he will not seek a 5th term.  Victoria is welcoming the Victoria Circuit Race on Sat., June 12th …”

At the Boogie Blast from Kim Heenie, Victoria, and Jackie Jager, St. Boni.  “Over 300 people enjoyed dinner and two great bands at the St. Joe’s fundraiser …”

Remember when Jim Hansel … when Kelly and Margaret Hanson … when Peggy Schneider … when the Fire Station …”

Victoria:  A Growing City by Mayor Mary Thun. “Sometimes making decisions isn’t easy …”

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Victoria Vics Baseball by Mike Poppitz, Vics Manager.  “Here’s our schedule for May.  Maybe you’d like to see some local baseball games.  We’d love to have you in the stands.  We have a good team.  It’s good baseball …”

How to Build Your House by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “Social justice is very big in our public schools.  More time is spent learning about the uneven distribution of wealth and less on the multiplication tables …”

We Are All People In Need by Pastor Maureen Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship.  “Yesterday I met a young man for the first time at a local courthouse after attending a bail hearing, and I became acutely aware that this person was in deep pain …”

Fredrickson Brothers Baseball Team Circa 1930 by Jan Olinger, Victoria, MN.  “I will tell you of my thrill in discovering a large photo of the Fredrickson Ball Team emblazoned into the wall at our new Target Field.  It is a picture of my dad and his 11 brothers …”

Those Mean Moms from Ellis Thomas, Chanhassen, MN.  “Some day when my children are old enough to understand the logic that motivates a parent, I will tell them, as my mom told me …”

Big Sticks for a Big Build by Barb DeGroot, MN Landscape Arboretum.  “Acclaimed environmental sculptor Patrick Doughtery will build a large outdoor ‘stick’ sculpture …”

From the Lions Den by Lion Ken Farrell, District 5M2.  “The Journey for Service program was originally called Journey for Sight, a program originated by Lions International …”

Maybe Mayhem in May by Lucas Graunke, 14, Budding Climatologist.  “May is known for causing problems.  Tornadoes usually start this money along with hail and those straight line winds we Minnesotans hate …”

City of Lakes and Parks and (Bunny) Trails by Lion Kurt Zuppke.  A page of photos including Lion Jeff Chapman who posed with the Easter Bunny who happened to be about the same size as his wife Krista …”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured remembrances by Vernice Heutmaker of Victoria’s first Post Office in “Neither Rain nor Sleet.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Vera Orsen, mother in law of Editor Sue in “It’s a Love Affair.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Cathleen Williams, the Licensing Social Worker for Carver County, in “The Matchmaker.”

A Montage for May by Sheriff Bud Olson, Carver County, MN.  “At all times, the driver of a motor vehicle must avoid colliding with a pedestrian or a bicyclist whether or not in crosswalk …”

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