Our Ocean’s Eleven by Sue Orsen“The Atlantic Ocean swallowed eleven of our September days along with 3,400 nautical miles.  It lapped them up with rhythmic waters as well as lahing waves, swirled them around like mouthwash, and spit them out like empty seashells.”  Click on Front Page.

The Carver County Budget by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  “The county board adopted a preliminary tax levy that is lower than the 2010 tax levy, consistent with the board’s budget strategy …”

The Sheriff’s Shingle by Carver County Sheriff Bud Olson, Carver County, Minnesota.  “The Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative trust and a $1,000 grant from Target …”

And the Walls Came Tumbling Down by Sue Orsen.  “The tumbling began just after 12 noon on Tuesday, September 28th.  After 62 years of occupying a central location in downtown Victoria, the Kirsch Building is gone from the scene …”

Mary Jane Ploof, 79, of Victoria died Wednesday, September 29th, at Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis.

Hitting the Notes by Pastor Brian Dixon, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  “I wish I were a musician who could speak with Authority to the difference between hitting the notes and singing the song …”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured John and Helen Schneider in “The Cards Were Dealt Right.”

20 Years Ago the Ago featured candidates running for Victoria City Council in “It’s Picking Time in the Patch.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured candidates running for Victoria City Council in “Calling on the Candidates.”

Remember When the Victoria Chamber of Commerce included Marvin Storms, Darel Geske, Betty Fahey, Jan and Roger Narkie, Rod Groff, Bill Boughton, Ruth Kroening, Wayne Neubarth, Marv Hartman, Dave and Marlene Speltz, Elizabeth Anderson, Frank Jones, Fred Plocher, Jeff Byrne, Yours Truly, and others?

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Ahhh, Romance by Sue Orsen  “The open road, freedom to just take whatever direction moves us at the next intersection, and the sheer adventure of it all seems irresistible.  Sometimes the adventure becomes more than you expect or want …”

As Lovely As a Tree by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “Perhaps it was my early penchant for spending almost every waking moment out in the woods that stood behind my folks’ place.  Or it could be all the memories of Dad pointing out the characteristics of the many deciduous trees in the pastures and ravines …”

In Cold Blood by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “If you are a student of the Bible and know of the history of Arabs and Israelis, you know that these two nations have always been at odds with each other.  It’s nice to think and dream that they would live in perfect harmony in the Middle East, but it’s just that — a dream.”

The Weather Channel by Lucas Graunke, 14, Budding Climatologist.  “The recent fall rainstorm has devastated a large portion of southern Minnesota, including the south metro area.  Although Victoria had around 5 to 6 inches of rain, this amount seems miniscule to the nearly 20 inches of rain down by Albert Lea and Rochester …”

Cities Working Together in Emergency Situations by Councilmember Kim Roden, City of Victoria.  “Residents of Victoria have watched our neighbors to the south cope with devastating rains and flooding that began the last week in September.  Victoria’s Public Works Department staff was not only watching but was asked to help out as part of the city’s membership in MNWARN — Minnesota Water Agency Response Network …”

Vocabulary in Victoria.  The editor’s favorite word this month is “fealty.”  It’s hard to use that word except in a serious way.

Victoria in The Public Square.  Victoria is in the news of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fund, the Chaska TreeHouse, the Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

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