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In This Centennial Year:  Dancing with the Diethelms by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“Bob and Darla Diethelm were married on October 25th, 1975.  The Deutschmeisters played for their wedding dance at the Paradise Ballroom.  As they celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, their new favorite dance is ‘The Anniversary Waltz.’ It will be played by their favorite band, Chuck Theil and the Jolly Ramblers.”  Click on Front Page.

The Sun Shined Again on Victoria by Sue Orsen. “It rained the night of Friday, October 23rd.  The next morning we woke to a misty coldness and grayness.  But that very Saturday afternoon the sun came out, the sky turned blue, the leaves became more vibrant in color, and the Downtown Halloween Party began.”

Halloween Kids Everywhere by Sue Orsen. “I was happy to incidentally receive all of the photos on this page from Vicki Elliott, close personal friend of Randy Miller, president of the Victoria Business Association.”

Victoria’s Library Log by Kathy Perschmann, Librarian, Carver County Library System. The schedule includes Lego Lab, Storytimes for All Ages, Teen Tech Club, Scrabble word building skills, a computer class.

Recipes for Thanksgiving by Christie Schlueter, Regular Visitor to Victoria. “What better to give you, with the big day and into the months ahead, than a sampling for some recipes that include turkey, vegetables, and a dessert.”  Recipe titles include:  Turkey Thighs Braised with Apples, Brussel Sprouts with Apples, Cranberry Salad, Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares.”

Every Curb is a Shoreline by Bill Olson, MCWD Manager. “Since all land drains to a nearby lake or stream, it makes you think about how the actions you take on your own property affect the quality of the lakes and streams we hold dear.”

The Raising of a New Gas Pad by Sue Orsen. The property that began as a Food ‘n Fuel in 1983 underwent a major remodel and upgrade this past summer and is now affiliated with Shell Gas.

Visiting the Home of Vaughn-ster the Monster by Allegheny Grove Neighbors. “Vaughn Kardashian has created amazing haunted houses on his front porch in this Victoria neighborhood for the past 35 years.  The neighbors thank you.”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured Paul and Blance Stans in “Forever Hunting.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Tom and Virginia Jones in “Different Kinds of Beauty.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the new Emerald Crest facility in “Another Jewel in the Crown of Victoria.”

Now Dat Was Gut by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent. “It seems the number of small breweries popping up all over this great state has beckoned many to come on in and taste a ‘flight,’ or many small glasses of all the different types of malted beverages being cooked up at that particular time.”

A Nip in the Air Up North by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy. “We actually pulled the trigger and are now residing at our lake property near Webster, Wisconsin.  The Cabin Gal retired from Macy’ on the same day as my birthday.”

Reviewing Four Sketch Plats by Sue Orsen. Mayor Tom O’Connor reviews the 4-plus acre plat for 19 twin homes on the Stowe property, the Lano/Burau site of 34 acres platted for 92 villas of singe family living and 70 townhomes, a 145-unit apartment building for the Leuthner Well/Bavaria Land Company property, and, finally, 24 new lots on the Vanderlinde property on Bavaria Road.

Golf is Definitely Cool by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro. “Do you think golf is cool?  What does cool mean?  Remember Fonzie on Happy Days?  He was supposed to be cool.  I didn’t think he was cool.  Arnold Palmer is cool.  The essence of golf is cool.”

The Author of “Satin Sheets” by Sue Orsen. Writes Judy Volinkaty, a resident at Deer Run, “I am the widow of John Volinkaty who is the writer of a famous country song entitled ‘Satin Sheets.’  John is being inducted into the MN Music Hall of Fame.”

STRR, STP, CAA, SIP, WOTUS by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner. They stand for Surface Transporta-tion Reauthorization and Reform Act, Surface Transportation System, Clean Air Act, State Implementation Plans, Waters of the United States.  There are others.

Thomas M. Casey, 60, died October 19th.

Daniel D. Schmieg, 57, died October 26th.

Friends Build Walk Bridge In Memory of Joe Smith by Rob O’Brien. “Several of Joe’s golf buddies got together and decided to do something special to honor Joe’s memory and raise money for research to find a cure for ALS.”

Reprinted story from 1985:  Developer Marv Hartman Doing His Own Thing by Sue Orsen. Marv’s list of accomplishments and work in Victoria is lengthy and worthy.

See How They Run by Scott Stallman, Crosscountry Meet Manager. “Nearly 1,800 athletes representing 26 high schools from around the metro and greater Minneapolis participated in the event this year.

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November 2015