Fruit of the Field by Sue Orsen.  “It’s been a challenging decade growing the Victoria Field House, not unlike with a vineyard where you put up the stakes, tend the vines, deal with adverse elements, gather the gapes, and taste the best wine years later.  Click Front Page.

Feel Like Throwing the Club?  by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “Golf can be very frustrating.  In fact, it can make you want to throw a club.  Well, don’t be a bad sport and throw clubs, but use the feeling of throwing a club in your golf swing.

Follow the Equestrian Nose by Sue Orsen.  “I met the equestrians in the parking lot near Poppitz Field at Lions Park where they had trailered their horses and saddled up to patrol Victoria …”

What a Good Dog!  by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “Many of you good fans and fan-nies of this yard spinner are aware of his penchant for bird hunting, particularly pursuing the wily Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant …”

Vocabulary in Victoria by Sue Orsen.  “For this column this morning I choose the word ‘treacly.”  It’s pronounced tree-clee.  It means overly sweet or sentimental.  Thank of tree sap and maple syrup …”

The Ultimate Team Sport by Councilmember Jim Paulsen, Victoria, Minnesota.  “There is a lot of good news in and around our little community.  I would like to start with what I consider the most important …”

Misty Day Doesn’t Dampen Spirits at VFD Open House by Sue Orsen.  “Thank you, Victoria Fire Department, for your hospitality.  Your sloppy joes and hotdogs were delicious.  Your firefighters were kind and courteous.  Thank you for arranging the entire event of firetruck rides …”

On Retreat at Mt. Morris by Ron Holtmeier, Victoria, MN.  “Seventeen members of the Lake Auburn Moravian Church carpooled to the Moravian Mt. Morris Camp and Conference Center at Mt. Morris, Wisconsin, about 250 miles from Victoria …”

A Mexican Minute in Puerta Vallarta by Sue Orsen.  “It was an another extraordinary adventure for us and friends, John and Jan Flora.  Puerta Vallarta was very hot and humid …”

Victoria in the Public Square and in the news for KleinBank, Holy Family Catholic High School, Stages Theatre Company, and Ridgeview Medical Center.

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured the Moravian Church of Lake Auburn and its history through Sue Orsen’s interview of Erwin Holtmeier of Victoria.

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Archie and Marsaline Ball celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the recent Toucvh of Bavaria in “Danke Schoen.”

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The Back Doors of Old Victoria by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.   “And off to Leo’s Bar, now Floyd’s, I went after the Volksfest and had a déjà vu moment that I had  been by this tavern’s back door before.  Then I had a nostalgic flashback of all the back doors in Victoria …”

Ear Worms Run Rampant by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  “From ‘Standing on the Promises’ in choir to ‘This Old House,’ I ain’t got time to fix window, ain’t got time to paint the door, got no time to oil the shutters or mend the window pane …”

Thanks for the Memories by Pastor Frank Jones, The Moravian Church of Lake Auburn.  “I’ve announced to the congregation at Lake Auburn that I will be entering retirement as of December 31st, 2009, and will cease to be their pastor …”

Is It Time Yet?  by Pastor Frank Jones, The Moravian Church of Lake Auburn.  “Lake Auburn’s Director of Music, Thom Flug, turned in his resignation at the beginning of September.  Hebegan working with us in 202.  Thomas was probably right to move on …”

Victoria’s Number One Dog by Jo-Anne and Steve Young, Residents of Victoria.  “We went to the Victoria City Hall on January 2nd, 2009, and wouldn’t you know it, we were able to get Tag #1 for our man Jeter …”

Preparing for County Road #18 by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “Carver County has received a proposal from SRF Consulting Group to perform a concept design and alignment study for the connection of County Road 18 between County 13 (Bavaria Road) and Hwy 41 …”

The Weather Vane by Lucas Graunke, 13, Budding Climatolo-gist.  “October is our transition month from nice fall time to the cold and possibly snowy fall time.  October’s average high only at 53 with an average low of 39 …”

Healthy Eating to You All by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “There are certain foods that help keep our blood pressure at a normal level.  A baked potato with dill, garlic, onion, paprika, parsley, or sage is a good start …”

Flashes of Fire at Holy Family by Patrick Boughton, Sports Information Director.  September flashes from football, soccer, and tennis …”

Irrigating the Baseball Field by Mike Poppitz, Manger of the Victoria Vics.  “We just finished the irrigation project at the baseball field at Lions Park.  We do have arain sensor on it, so if we get any rain it will not run …”

The Sheriff’s Shingle by Sheriff Bud Olson, Carver County, MN.  “The Sheriff’s Office will conduct enhanced Click It or Ticket seat belt patrols October 9th to 22nd …”

Confusing Class at CHS by Lucas Graunke, 9th grader.  “They told us that our IQ is less important than our EQ.  So if you’re smart but socially awkward, you aren’t going to go very far in life …”

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