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The Larger than Life Lehners by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“Life is barely big enough to contain the Lehners.  Their pages overflow with large stories that center on fate and faith.  Their electric personalities can be shocking.  Their fashion is flamboyant.”  Click on Front Page.

Scenes Seen on Halloween 20-Fourteen by Sue OrsenThe editor’s grandchildren and neighborhood children who were trick or treating pose for pictures.

Treating the Community by Sue Orsen“A chill was in the air — after all, it was fall — but the sun was shining and there was warmth all around as the Victoria Fire Department treated the community at their Open House.”

Saved by Rick Leuthner by Author“When he saw the 2,000-pound rusty safe, he knew he couldn’t let it go.  The Victoria Fire Department was looking to buy a safe to store all the old records and photos of its 100-year history.”

Picking the Mayor’s Mind by Sue OrsenReplied Mayor Tom O’Connor, “Contention is to be expected in a democratic process.  Accusations introduce another more serious consideration.”

Voters Choose the Familiar for City Council by Sue Orsen“Jim Crowley and Tom Strigel were re-elected to the Council for a continued growth, fiscally conservative path, and a progressive downtown Victoria.”

Happy Trails to Y ou by Sue Orsen“The trail was wet, the ribbon was red, the scissors were sharp.  Planning and constructing the trail connection between Victoria and the MN Landscape Arboretum took a while.”

Overwintering Geraniums by Christie Schlueter, Regular Victoria Visitor“Geraniums are one of the longest growing annuals that we have had in the U.S.”

A Perfect Outdoor Day by Lion Kurt Zuppke, Victoria Lions Club“The crowds proved it.  It was a perfect day for an outdoor Halloween Party in Victoria.”

A Month of Reflections by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy“Imagine it’s 6:30 in the morning and the sun is slowly rising in the east over the lake.  There are no sounds but the patter of little grandchildren’s feet.”

Spirits Crafted at J.Carver Distillery. by Gina Holman, Operations Manager“We are announcing the introduction of small batch gin and vodka.”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured city council candidates in “They’re Off and Running.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Chris & Jane Christopher-son in “From Rivalry to Romance.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured City Administrator Steve Sarvi in “Home for the Holidays.

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November 2014

The Victoria GAZETTE

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and the starshine of Victoria.

A Hunting We Will Go by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Corespondent“There was a time when pheasant hunters had access to more places to ply their hunting skills without having to be kinfolk or someone who knew somebody.”

Owning a Golf Course by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro“Owning a business sounds like fun, but it’s a lot of work.  Even the ‘fun’ businesses like bars and restaurants and golf courses are a lot of work and a full time commitment.  And a lot of money.”

Posse Cleans Up Victori Roadside by June Hilgers, Carver County Mounted Posse“It is an annual spring and fall event.  We cleaned the road ditches between Hwy 7 and Hwy 5 by the Victoria Dairy Queen.”

Honor for Willy Bongard by Tracy Bongard, Resident of Victoria“WW II veteran Willy Bongard of Victoria, along with 80 other MN veterans, spent a day in Washington DC as guests of Honor Flight Twin Cities.”

KleinBank Wins BBB Ethics Award by Dan Hendrickson, BBB“These awards remind us how fortunate we are to be part of a marketplace that is so vibrant, robust, and anchored firmly on a bedrock of ethics.”

Thanksgiving Confusion by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria“Thanksgiving in Victoria was a national holiday but not a Holy Day of Obligation, not was deemed to be a church-worthy requirement.  We were confused.”

Good Progress on New Public Buildings by Sue Orsen“City Hall is behind schedule.  The Library is hoping for a Grand Opening this spring, maybe in April.  The Public Works facility is ahead of schedule.”

Honesty and Then Some by Joe Blake, Student, Victoria, MN“People often overlook the distinction between what’s honest and what is the cruelty that lies beyond.  Honesty is a blessing, yet an excess of anything isn’t good.”

Projects, Jobs, Resource by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner“Carver County completed the Co. Rd. 11 project from Co. Rd. 10 to Hwy 5 in Victoria, a mill and overlay.”

Rossonians Come to Floy’ds by Seth Evans“Our music is hot pop, garage soul, electro-sensual, rock and roll.”

Genarose Hohertz, 51, of Victoria, died October 1st.

Melinda Giordana, 53, of Chanhassen died September 28th.

A Gift that Keeps on Giving by Bill Olson, MCWD“Harvesting rainwater and reusing it to water lawns, irrigate fields, and flushing toilets can benefit people and their water supply.”

Sisters Who Don’t Speak by Pastor Maureen Bonner, Biblical Counselor“This is an issue we’ve all struggled with at one point or another.”



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