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The Great Man in History by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “Many years ago I worked for a general manager who was a socialist.  One day he asked me if I were a believer in The Great Man of History Theory, or if I were a believer that history would go where it was going no matter what happen, that big people and events were just blips on the screen.”

Fore? Five? Okay, Seven! by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “The local Golf Guru, one Mr. Abts, does a fine job of keeping you good readers of the Gazette apprised of golf lore, handy tips for improving one’s game, and even the occasional dive into human nature.  However, this hacker will share musing regarding said endeavor from view of the common golfer.”

On the Move at the Cabin by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy.  “For the past seven years, my sister and brother in law found time to come share our piece of northern Wisconsin wilderness.  They fell in love with Voyager much as we did.”

Teaching a Child by Lawrence Dux, Victoria, MN.  “A few weeks ago, I carried a dead soldier to his final resting place.  I did not ask why he died.  I asked myself, What does the flag on his coffin mean to me?  And, Why do I feel this way?  A triangle of blue with white stars is much more than a flag to the family of the soldier.”

Commitment to High Standard of Integrity by Jenese Jackson, ICMA.  “Laurie Hokkanen of Victoria, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.”

Victoria Library Log by Kathy Bognanni, Carver County Library System.  “Bring in your technology questions any time the Victoria Library is open.  There are new and ongoing programs.”

Spring Brings May Returners by Maria Eastman, Victoria Journalism Student.  “Spring signals the return of a certain group of people who are currently drowning in papers, exams, and group projects.  The return of college students to the homefront in Victoria.”

External Funding Makes Difference in Budget by  Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “We recently heard from a taxpayer who said Carver County’s spending was out of control.  The truth is that fluctuation in the county’s annual budget is common and expected due to the timing of external revenues coming into the coffers.”

Another Chapter from Victoria Elementary by Jeremy Engebretson, Administrative Dean.  “All third graders learned about engineering from a Science Museum of Mn presenter.”

In Tioga Neighborhood by Sue Orsen.  “Addie and Gunnar Norgaard did science projects at their respective schools and each of their projects was judged for special honors.”

Medalist at Royal Match by Stan and Jayne Hamerski.  “Christine Piwnica earned golf medalist honors for the third time in her career at Bethel College and also Athlete of the Week for the third time in her career.

At Home With Flashbacks by Sue Orsen, The Victoria Gazette.  “Married on May 20th, 1947, this year marks the 70th wedding anniversary of my parents.  How could I possibly not feature them and this phenomenal milestone in their lives and outs.  It was another Amazing Grace in my life to be together with four generations at the home place on Holy Thursday 2017.”  Click on Front Page.

Let’s Keep Our Fingers Crossed by Sue Orsen.  Replied Councilmember Tom Gregory, “The possibility of filling two huge needs in Victoria — affordable housing and a grocery store — in one fell swoop would be a dream come true.  Let’s all keep our fingers crossed.”

Chapter 2:  History of Early Human Settlement Here by Bill Olson, Victoria, MCWD Board of Managers.  “It is no accident that most of the world’s great cities are build around great bodies of water.  In the west metro, our communities sprang up along the waterfront as well, especially Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Creek.”

To Fellow Minnesotans by MN Senator Scott Jensen, Pierson Lake.  “Almost six months ago I was elected to serve in the MN Senate.  I must admit I have been disappointed by partisan scheming, rigidity of thought, lack of brainstorming, illogical assumptions, and the frequency of attack mode.”

Casseroles for Brunch by Christie Schlueter, Regular Victoria Visitor.  “Brunch is a great meal to serve on the week end or for a special occasion.  These simple casseroles can be served with mimosas or a Bloody Mary Bar, chai tea, coffee, lemon water or Pierre water.”

MCWD Marks 50 Years by MCWD.  “In addition to managing the volume of water in the Minnehaha Creek and other waterways in the Watershed District, we also protect and improve water quality and the ecological integrity of our natural areas.”

Where Glutes are King by Clayton Fox, Victoria Personal Trainer.  “In golf, the glutes are king and the core is queen.  The glutes, which is a group of three muscles, is the main muscle group responsible for lower body stability.  This is true in the golf swing and many other activities.”

Joan Leonard, 80, died Friday, April 7th.

Lila Klehr, 76, died, Monday, April 17th.

Backyard Swing Sets by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victorias.  “While the joys of a school playground with all of the permanent swings and slides and teeter totters and merry go rounds designed to keep us close to God through play were certainly great, we did tire of hanging around the old school and church areas.”

At the VP’s Deck  by Mary Moore and Judy Forcier.  “Bailey Forcier sits in the office of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Washington DC.  The dad of her lacrosse teammate is part of Pence’s legal counsel and gave them a tour.”

May 2017