A Moravian Melody by Sue Orsen. “As the Lake Auburn Moravian Church in Victoria continues to celebrate its 150th anniversary — the celebrating began this spring — several Moravian melodies highlight the Sunday morning services …”  Click on Front Page.

Spectator Sports by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “Modern life has turned into a big spectator sport where we watch everything from politics to warfare.  It’s a shame we spend so many hours as an observer …”

Sixteen Tons of Ear Worms by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “Choir has started and the Harley Babe and I are starting to have ear worm.  I heard this term heard on the radio and it fits for me, when one of those songs gets stuck in your head and you can’t get it out …”

What You Are Saying by Victoria City Councilmember Kim Roden.  “Victoria has many choices this year for representation on the City Council.  This is a sign of a vibrant community.  While walking Victoria’s neighborhoods and talking with voters, I have learned some of what is on your minds …”

On the Waterfront in Downtown Victoria by Sue Orsen.  “Victoria lucked out this fall with a warm blue-sky day for the Bayfront Art Fair on October 4th.  Almost all of downtown Victoria lies along the southern shore of Stieger Lake …”

Analyzing Hwy 5 Intersection at Bavaria Road by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “Carver County is sensitive to the concerns that residents have about this intersection and is working with other agencies to determine the appropriate course of action …”

Roman Oscar Stumpf, 89, died Friday, October 10th, 2008.

James A. Boll, 78, died Friday, October 10th, 2008.

Bring Back the One-Room School House by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “Parents in good conscience face great threats when they hand their children over to their anti-Christian public schools that openly oppose biblical values.  There is now a third option and a wonderful answer because it does not depend on how the future court cases turn out …”

One Hundred Dollars a Word by Pastor Thomas Braun, Christ Victorious Lutheran Church.  “A British newspaper criticized Rudyard Kipling and called him a mercenary.  They said he is now writing for money and that one word from Kipling is worth a hundred dollars …”

Remember When by Sue Orsen.  Remember when the Acorn House didn’t have a name and it was located on the Eklo property?  Remember when the Acorn House was used as the location for the Victoria Chamber of Commerce meetings?  Remember when the first wall of the Victoria Field House was being erected next to the Acorn House?

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Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall by Sue Orsen.  “In the heyday of small town builders, there was probably no other community around that had more contractors and carpenters than Victoria, Minnesota.  I’m talking about a heyday that lasted a full century …”

Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall by Sue Orsen.  “On October 8th, 2008 — one hundred years after it began — the lumber business in downtown Victoria met the wrecking crew …”

The Weather Vane by Lucas Graunke, 13, Budding Climatologist.  “What a month!  First we got warmed up into the 60’s and then we cooled off into the 40’s and then warmed up into the 50’s and dropped into the 30’s and then we got our first frost and freeze …”

On Fire at the Open House by Sue Orsen.  “The Victoria Fire Department treated its guests royally at the Open House on October 4th with free toys and gifts and a tasty free lunch of hotdogs and sloppy joes.  Highlight of the afternoon …”

Never Really Far Away by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “What a fantastic autumn it has been.  What fly could possibly drop into this ointment and dampen our spirits?  In the early morning hours of Friday, October 10th, the angels came and rescue my father.  He was 89 years old and had battled lung cancer for the past five years …”

A Grrreat Change of Pace by Kurt Zuppke, Victoria Lion Member.  “The Victoria Lions sponsored their 22nd annual Chaska Cross County Invitational meet on September 30th, a cloudy cool afternoon …”

Reflections by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  “A long time ago I heard a saying that has stuck with me.  It goes something like, ‘A thing in one’s memory, over a long period of time, is like a picture painted on the water when the wind arises …’”

Now You See It; Now You Don’t by Sue Orsen.  “The building came down on October 16th, 2008, eight days after the first wrecking crew gutted the inside.  It was all sort of exciting.  The big empty space will become a parking lot for the Fresh Seasons Market and Drug Store.  The actual grocery store will be constructed next to the parking lot where those four single family homes to be …”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Bud and Bernie Larson in “When Bud-ding Feedmills Blossomed.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the latest project of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce in “Exploring the Expo.”

Same Smell Every Year by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “I always expected Halloween to be exactly the same in Victoria year after year after year.  Kids dressed up as angels and bums and we’d brave the frigid October gusts of winds and sheets of sleet and rain as we hoped for that nickel or dime monster candy bar but ended up with a homemade popcorn ball …”

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