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“Look at Mom’s Hands” by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“The last time I visited my parents on the Rio Grande, the four of us were sitting at their kitchen table and Dad says, ‘Look at Mom’s hand.’  That’s how it started.  We looked at Mom’s hands.”  Click on Front Page.

Lions Spring Fling by Sue Orsen.  “The Hall has perhaps never been so full of people.  The event drawing this crowd of certainly more than 300 on April 11th was the First Annual Lions Spring Fling.”

Taxes, Music, Gas, Late Bills by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy..  “Last month I told you about our cabin’s gas line problems.  Well, they continued this month on a funnier note.”

Holy Family Students Experience Hairi by Laura Podergois, HFCHS, Victoria.  “One of the favorite parts of the week for many of the students was helping the Healing Haiti water truck on its daily delivery route through City Soleil, one of the poorest slums in the western hemisphere.”

Wayward Kids … Help! by Pastor Maureen Bonner, Biblical Counselor.  “A mom writes in, feeling discouraged as she painfully watches two of her grown kids make a mess of their lives, but says she brought all of her children up in the same way.”

Around Town in 1982 by Marlys Timm, Loretto, Minnesota. “I was going through some old pictures from when we lived in Victoria and found these and thought you might like to see them.  I think I had gotten a new Nikon camera and was trying it out around town.”

From the Lions Den by Lions Brian Tjenstrom, President, Victoria Lions Club.  “A huge thank you to all the fine residents who attended our 1st Spring Flin, which was a huge success and exceeded our expectations.”

Fragile Economic Recovery by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “County government networks are increasingly becoming a target for hackers.  It is critical for counties to have the latest information about cyber crime and cyber security strategies because a staple of county government service is records management.”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured Mount Olivet Rolling Acres in “On Rolling Acres.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Victoria senior citizens and the 25th anniversary of the Victoria Senior Center in “Swiftly Fly the Years.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Editor Sue and husband Allan’s trip to Belgium, Amsterdam, and the North Sea in “Dutch Treat.”

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May 2014

The Victoria GAZETTE

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A Grave Matter by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “A few weeks ago I found ourselves headed out toward New Ulm for a visit with some kind, and a tour of the very old but vibrant Schell’s Brewery.  On the way, we also toured a couple cemeteries.”

Picking the Mayor’s Mind by Sue Orsen.  Replied Mayor Tom O’Connor, “The closing of Fresh Seasons Market is a blow to the residents of Victoria and our unique downtown.  Moreover, it is a terrible blow to our friends and neighbors who work there and will be losing their jobs.”

In the Rear View Mirror by Gordy Simanton, Ruminating Resident.  “When the first telephones came out, you didn’t buy them.  You leased them.  And you had to lease at least two telephones, one for you and one for the person you wanted to talk to.”

Arlene Martin’s New Position at Emeral Crest by Christine Drasher, Emerald Crest of Victoria.  “Arlene grew up with 10 brothers and sisters in Manila, business capital of the Philippines.  Her father was a veterinarian and she wanted to follow in his footsteps.”

Shot Making by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “The reason most people don’t improve as golfers is that they don’t try to improve their shot making.  They’re always working on their swing.”

Family Tim with Clarence and Dorothy by Kathy Huckins, daughter of Clarence and Dorothy Kelzer.  “I remember my first visit to the double-wide in Apache Junction, Arizona.  I think it was the second year of Mom and Dad’s tenure there.”

Susan Storms, 69, died Monday, March 31st.

Mitchell Oddo, 65, died Tuesday, April 15th.

Easter Egg Hunt by Kurt Zuppke, Victoria Lions Club.  “It was a brisk, breezy, beautiful Saturday morning at Lions Park South Shelter.  We served coffee, doughnuts, and bags of candy to all the eager egg hunters and friends.”

Four New Eagle Scouts by Sarah Dale, Chanhassen, MN.  “The new Eagle Scouts are Colin Emerson, Austin Aase, Matthew Dale, and Cameron Leinen.  The boys have been active in scouting since first grade Tiger Cubs.”

Brains of the Elderly from Ron Holtmeier, Former Resident of Victoria.  “The brains of older people only appear to be less speedy because they have so much information to access, much like a filled up computer hard disk drive.”

Remember When from the editor’s shoebox.  “Remember when Victoria used to have an annual Smelt Fry each spring?  It was one of the best fundraisers by the Victoria Fire Department.