On the Home Front by Sue Orsen. “As election time draws near for all of us across the land, we do well to also pay attention to candidates on the home front …”  Click on Front Page.

On the Victoria Veranda by Sue Orsen.  “It was a beautiful day all around in downtown Victoria for the 2008 Volksfest.  Under blue skies and 80 degrees, people attended the many festivities and activities filling a two-block are of the central business district …”

At the Very Victoria Volksfest by Sue Orsen.  “Hundreds if not thousands of people flocked for fun in the sun at the 2008 Volksfest.  It was Saturday, September 20th …”

A Spot of Beauty by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  “October is the Moravian Church of Lake Auburn’s anniversary month.  One hundred and fifty years ago, some folks began to worship under the guidance of the pastor from Chaska Moravian …”

Update on Carver County Clicks and Cares by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “This time of year is particularly busy for families in Carver County.  My personal goal is to have 98% of eligible voters in the county turn out for the general election …”

Bouncing on the Bed by Pastor Bill Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship.  “We met many of Victoria’s children last Saturday at Volksfest.  I say children because Waterbrooke sponsored one of the jumping tents and they are indeed kid magnets …”

Wilmer E. Molnau, 84, died Monday, September 15th.

Rose Mary Krauth, 98, died Sunday, September 14th.

These Perilous Times by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “Conditions in our country of late have startled our U.S. citizens.  The news is not good.  However, unsettling news of one form or another has come to us from many corners of the globe …”

A Look Inside the Acorn House by Ann Mahnke, Director of Park, Rec, and Field House.  “The Green Institute has been working on removal of items from the Acorn House at Diethelm Park before its removal, which is expected in mid October …”

Up Close and Personal at Kirke Lachen Park in Victoria by Ann Mahnke, Director of Park, Rec, and Field House.  “The Kirke Lachen Rain Garden Educational Walk is designed to inform visitors about the positive effects of rain gardens and inspire them to consider better water and drainage management in their own yards …”

The Weather Vane by Lucas Graunke, 12, Budding Climatologist.  “We took a headfirst dive right into fall, didn’t we!  But the good news is that after fall comes approximately six months of possible below zero temps …”

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The Winds of Autumn by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “The westerly Waconia winds blow hard in autumn and the end result is some particularly unusual and random behavior from the likes of the citizenry of Victoria …”

The Sooth Sayer Sayeth by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “The clamoring has been building for the Cowboy to once again pen one of his every popular prediction prose …”

The Ryder Cup by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Course.  “Usually I go crazy when we have a beautiful weekend in the fall (and many times it’s the last nice weekend), and rather than playing golf, everybody is at home watching football on TV …”

Eight Victoria Men with Over 20 Years in Fire Department.  “Eight members of the Victoria Fire Department were received as Honorary Life Members of the MN State Fire Department Association, having met the qualifications set forth by the bylaws of the Association …”

And Baby Makes Five by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “As I was saying, Michelle McNallan recorded a hole in one at Halla Greens in Chanhassen on Wednesday, July 30th.  She aced the par 3, 112-yard fourth hole with an 8-iron …”

On the Waterfront by Councilmember Richard Tieden, City of Victoria.  “Volksfest 2008 was a most wonderful event for the City of Victoria.  So many of our businesses, service organizations, as well as city staff and Council, contributed to its success …”

Headline on Forgiveness by Pastor Thomas Braun, Christ Victorious Lutheran Church.  “Two years ago not many people had heard of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania.  On October 2nd, 2006, all of that changed.  Charles Carl Roberts IV walked into a one-room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines and murdered five girls and severely wounded five others …”

The Fruit of My Labor by Kurt Zuppke, Victoria Lion, MN.  “As a youngster I grew up around farmland and a large family garden.  My interest in it has never diminished …”

Twenty Years Ago the Gazette featured plans for downtown redevelopment in “Eine Kleine Stadt zu lieben.”

Ten Years Ago the Gazette featured the Lake Auburn Moravian Church celebrating its 140th anniversary in “A Funny Name, A Fine Church.”

Back to Covered Boxes by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “One of the reasons I write this article is to provide a biker’s perspective on various topics.  Another reason is to express my personal opinion on virtually any topic …”

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