A Touch of Victoria by Sue Orsen. “A touch of Victoria was on display at the Victoria Recreation Center.  The flavor was good and the setting was outstanding.  There is no facility as spacious, open, and inviting to residents and their families as the Victoria Recreation Center …”  Click on Front Page.

Shovel Ready in Victoria by Gail Berger, Founder and Director.  “The Blessing House finally became a reality with the turn of a shovel on Sunday, August 28th.  The groundbreaking ceremony anticipates an opening in early summer 2012 …”

An Age-Old Dilemma by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  “With past several decades of rampant divorce, many students have doubts as to marriages lasting.  Many voices are trying to point the way …”

An Open House Full of Families by Sue Orsen.  “Many families with young children visited the Open House at the Fire Station on October 1st.  The sun was bright, the sky blue, and the breeze quieted for the occasion …”

An Open Hosue Full of Surprises by Sue Orsen.  “There were big surprises at the Open House at Victoria City Hall on September 15th related to the Hwy 5 construction project next summer.  More road closures than anticipated are being planned …”

It’s Not Just in the Movies by Pastor Bill Bonner.  “In the action packed thriller, ‘Taken,’ Liam Neeson portrays a father taking desperate means to get his daughter back …”

From the Lions Den by Lion Steve Frederickson.  “Lions clubs require that all new members have a sponsor at their first meeting …”

DWI Patrols to Continue by Sheriff Jim Olson.  “Carver County Sheriff’s Deputies worked an additional 100 hours of patrol enforcing the DUI statute in August.  Extra DWI patrols will continue in Carver County …”

Sister Agreement by Carver County Commissioner Randy Maluchnik.  “The Agreement is a document that strengthens the bond of  friendship and ties of heritage between Carver County and Ydre Kommun, Sweden, because of our joint history …”

Victoria a Healthy Community by Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun.  “An important part of a healthy community is ensuring that people have access to a variety of spiritual, recreational, and cultural opportunities …”

Victoria a Planning Community by City Administrator Don Uram.  “Recognizing that market values have dropped, the City Council has made it a priority to provide quality services at a reasonable cost …”

Growing by Megan Vandervest, 15, of Victoria.  “I have lived in Victoria for 13 years, and watching it grow has been a pleasure …”

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There Went Our Summer by Lucas Graunke, 16, Budding Climatologist.  “Across the plains it wasn’t a very good summer.  Snow in May.  Temperatures below average in June.  Rain above average in June.  Most humid heat wave on record in July …”

Thank You, Cowboy Mom by Tom Stump, Cowboy Correspondent.  “Did you good readers of this periodical know that before there was a Cowboy Tom there was a Cowboy Mom?  She donned the cowboy hat at her 70th birthday party in Oct. of 1991 …”

Working in the Whispering Woods by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy.  “I found myself looking up into the evening sky and drifted back to 1965, remembering a 14-year old listen to his grandpa talk about re-roofing his house …”

The Apple Pipeline in Victoria by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  “For some parochial or provincial reasons, Victoria kids felt they had a right to the apples at the Research Farm.  The apples were so near, so ripe, so large, so plentiful …”

From Tanzania With Love by Pastor Brian Dixon, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  “On October 22nd, Drs. Bill and Peg Hoffman will be at the church to bring personal greetings from our Tanzanian sisters and brothers …”

Time Off for Thom Derr, the Gazette’s Motorcycle Man.  Thom had a heart attack on September 26th.  Doctors cleared up the blocked artery.  Thom is feeling good and back from from two days at Fairview Southdale Hospital …”

At the MN State Fair by Sue Orsen.  “We like Heritage Square, International Marketplace, the Food Building, Dairy Building, and the Bandshell where we found the Outstanding Sr. Awards Ceremony and Jerry Schmieg of Victoria …”

A Search for Meaning in Illness by Janie Jasin, Motivational Speaker.  “After my initial surgery on June 30th, 2011, I re-entered the hospital on Jul y18th.  Staph infection invaded my new hip.  I realized I wasn’t in charge of my life …”

A Parade on 9/11 by Sue Orsen.  “Al Orsen of Victoria was Grand Marshal of the James J. Hill Parade in Wayzata on 9/11 …”

Bud Voge, 92,  died Thursday, September 22nd.

Summer Ending by Sue Orsen.  “It was the first cool evening of the 2011 summer for us, and we spent it on Lake Minnetonka …”

Fall Beginning by Barb DeGroot, MN Arboretum.  “Apples, apples, everywhere …”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured the Victoria Lions in “It’s Great to be a Lion.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Bob and Hedda Bird in “Give Me a Lion, Not a Mouse.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured interviews and candidates in “Look Who’s Running for the School Board.”







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