A Mother’s Polka by Sue Orsen. “A melding of music and mothers would not be incidental.  As the beat of a song defines the dance, so the beat of a mother’s heart defines the home…”  Click on Front Page.

Looking for Common Sense by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “New legislation will be a significant benefit to homebound seniors in Minnesota who rely on family, friends, and nonprofit organizations to assist them in shopping for groceries …”

Forgive Me, Sister Elizabeth by Tom Abts, Cowboy Correspondent. “Have you seen some of the new tricks being

Used on text message for time’s sake?  What is Sr. Elizabeth had seen such abominations back in  fourth grade?”

The Yellowstone Trail by Dr. John and Alice Ridge, Yellowstone Trail Association. “The Trail ran right through the heart of Victoria and the main streets of many other small towns.  It was a route of 3,600 miles from Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound …”

Scholarships Awarded by Deb McMillan, SouthWest Metro Chamber. “Each year the Foundation interviews students in a well vetted process to select students who demonstrate a generosity of spirit …”

A Very Happy Ending by Pastor Bill Bonner. “With God’s help, Ancsa’s visa did come through and she began her life with us in America.  Her life has forever changed beyond her wildest dreams.  God is good …”

Just a Seed by Addie Sue Norgaard, 9. “I am just a seed, a itsy bitsy seed.  I feel roots growing steddily and I think I have a sprout.  I can feel I’m going up …”

Easter Bunny Made Rounds by Victoria Lion Kurt Zuppke. “Despite an overcast, cool, and somewhat drizzly day, the kids were thrilled to see the Easter Bunny and find treats provided by the Victoria Lions.”

End of an Era by Jared Huizenga, Sun Sailor Newspapers. Said Al Orsen, retiring as city manager of Wayzata, “It really does take a team to run a city and we have a great team.  We were always seeking truth and equitable treatment for the taxpayers …”

Be Like a Dandelion by Kathe Matthews, Carver County Poet for All Seasons. “With the sun’s sustenance, their roots grow deep/Drinking the rain that into the soil seeps Until their yellow face becomes all white.  With th wind their seed take off in flight/And they float to the ends of the earth/Giving many new plants a start, a birth.  From them we might learn a thing or two/bout our life’s goals and what we should do …”

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A Little History of Deer Run by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “The course was the vision of Bill Maple who teamed up with realtor Fred Plocher to build one of the first golf communities in Minnesota …”

The Best Public Golf Course in Minnesota by Sue Orsen, The Victoria Gazette.  “If you were tuned into the WCCO Saturday Morning Show on April 7th, you caught a segment that featured Tom Abts and Deer Run.”

Lots of Cabin Time by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy. “I invited my 86-year old father to join me up at the cabin over the weekend, providing me some company while I re-roofed the cabin …”

Before Summer Heat by Lucas Graunke, Budding Climatologist. “Thunderstorms can form in minutes during May, and those thunderstorms usually bring more than just rain …”

Eminent Domain Abuse by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter. “My relatives were heartbroken to lose their fertile Iowa land that had produced good stands of corn and soybeans, which was their livelihood for three families …”

Wriding from One Subject to Another by Thom Derr, Motorcycle Man. “The Harley Babe and I do have a vacation planned for this summer but not on bikes.  It was hatched by our riverboat trip on  the Nile last year …”

Academy Award of Teachers by Mayor Mary Thun, City of Victoria. “My mother was a third grade and country school teacher for 30+ years.  I often say her career choice was exactly why it was not my career choice.  Teachers seem to work all the time …”

Father Conran Schneider 87, died Monday, April 23rd. “He was born in Victoria, one of seven children …”

A Wish Come True by Anita Sen, UnitedHealthcare, Edina, MN. “Hayden, age 3, of Victoria battles astrocytoma.  When presented with an opportunity for a wish, he chose to go to a beach resort on Marco Island, Florida …”

A Remarkably Diverse Ball Club by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria. “Public school kids, farm kids, and kids from surrounding suburbs could be on the team …”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured Victoria’s decreasing crime rate in “Incidentally, It’s a Crime.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Jan Sedio in “Love and Kisses to My Future Mrs.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the Victoria Home and Garden Business Expo in “It’s Becoming a City of Business.”

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