We thought the first wall would go up on Monday, October 30th, but it was too windy so it stayed on the ground.  The next morning, it was Halloween, October 31st, and the wall was up by 9 o'clock.  It's the west wall of the pavilion and you can see the spaces for six insulated garage doors that will be locked down in the winter to make it a year round  facility.

         That's Steve Reus Construction doing the work.  Steve is a Victoria Lion.  One of the four guys usually on site is Steve's son.  The Victoria Lions are glad to see the framing and progress above ground after several weeks of underground installations.

         Lion Al Orsen

         Victoria, Minnesota



Jerry and Jane Michel of Victoria were married on November 23rd, 1957, at the St. Victoria Catholic Church in Victoria by Father Clement Martin.  They have four children -- Jim, Joe, Julie Widmer, and John -- 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and 1 dog, Duchess, who celebrates her 1-year birthday this year on November 1st, All Saints Day.  Said Jane about their rambunctious puppy, "I wish she was two years old instead of one."  Congratulation, Jerry and Jane.


SOCCER STATE CHAMPIONS.  The CC United Girls U14 are the C3 Soccer State Champions!  They played and won all their tournament games October 14th-15th in Rochester.  In game one they beat Coon Rapids 4-0.  In game two they beat Central Minnesota 3-0.  In their semi-final game against the Southeast Minneapolis Stingrays, they won 3-0.  In the final game, they beat Richfield 3-0.  We couldn't be more proud of the girls.

         Front (l-r):  Lucy Vetter (Victoria), Alex Quist (Victoria), Alexa Michaelson (Chaska), Mia Weber (Eden Prairie), Hailey Farrell (Eden Prairie), Claudia Stein (Carver).  Middle: Thea Johnson (Carver),  Maddie Hauck (Victoria), Abby Lecy-Lindall, Camri Brecht (Carver), Rachel Gallagher (Chanhassen), Molly Westin (Carver).  Standing:  Assistant Coach Eric Johnson (Carver), Anna Danicich (Victoria), Ella Kurzhal (Victoria), Allison Schumacher (Chaska), Rylie Jorgensen (Chaska), Head Coach Mike Wackerfuss (Chaska).

         Danielle Jorgensen, Team Manager

         Chaska, Minneseota


VISITING THE VICTORIA LIONS.  At our regular Victoria Lions Club meeting on Monday, October 23rd, some members of the Mayer Area Lions Club visited us.  Their new club was approved October 20th, 2017, and they already have 22 members.  They were sponsored by the Waconia Lions Club.

         Mayer Lions pictured above (l-r):  Linnea Goetz, Patty Lanting, Mike Wegner, Carolyn Liestman, Kristine Ziermann.

         Victoria Lion Bryan Olson

         Victoria, Minnesota



         Top Left:  Every month students in each grade enjoy a birthday lunch with School Principal Jill Velure.

         Top Right: Kelly Gallardo's third grade class is participating in this year's Global Read Aloud experience.  Their first activity included a Skype session online with a classroom in New Hampshire.  Each class asked questions of each other to determine where they were located.

         Bottom: The Victoria Elementary PTO supported the school by purchasing  new furniture for the community areas in each grade level.  The flexible furniture allows for various options for use of the space, including small group collaboration areas and individual work space.  Thank you, VES parents!

         Jeremy Engebretson, Academic Dean

         Victoria Elementary School, Victoria, Minnesota


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