At their Front Door:  Canvassing the Candidates by Sue Orsen. “I drove to the various neighborhoods to meet the candidates at their front door, shake their hand, and look into their eyes.  I liked what I saw.”  Click on Front Page.

Part Two:  From Russia With love by Thom Derr, Motorcycle Man. “The Harley Babe and I have had a request for more information about our Russia trip, so here we go.”

The Fall Takeover by Lucas Graunke, Budding Climatologist. “October is a month that can be sneaky.  The largest blizzard in Minnesota history started in October.  Many of you can recall the Halloween blizzard.”

Milestones for Cabin Guy and Jeep by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy. “Seating on the deck at night is good, and the Cabin Guy waits for a gathering of friends to help celebrate his birthday.”

Winter Prepping in Victoria by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria. “The biggest and most major activity in Victoria prepping for winter were those storm windows!  In the day, there were winter and summer widows that went on the outside of the normal windows.”

FQHC:  A New Kind of Clinic by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter. “At the end of the day, private charity clinics answer only to their patients and funders, not to bureaucrats or legislatures who have become increasingly hostile to religious expression.”

Choir Tourney at Deer Run Golf Course by Michelle McNallan, P-Mack Hack. “The weather was fantastic, totally sunny and warm.  There we shots that couldn’t be reproduced again if we tried.  There was a shot that bounced off a rock and went right back and hit Dick Ertl’s head.”

William “Bill” Kaufhold, 81 died Thursday, September 20th.

A Belgian Visitor to Victoria and Other Places Far From Home” by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette. “Find the rest of the story in Sue’s Album.”

Three Agencies Fight AIS. by the tree. “There are several tips, procedures, and laws to help keep Aquatic Invasice Species at bay.”

Three Agencies Fight AIS by MCWD, LMCD, DNR. “It is illegal to transport any watercraft, equipment or aquatic plantings carrying AIS away from a body of water, even for storage or repair.”

Remembe When by Sue Orsen. “Remember when the Victoria City Council met in the lunchroom on the second floor of the Hartman Building?  It was 1981.”

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For the Children by Tom Stumpf.  “I was invited to two weddings, both of which were high on my list to attend, one in Loretto and the other in Faribault.  The two services were a study in contrast.”

Christianity and Voting by Pastor Bill Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship. “Should our Christianity affect our vote?  The simple answer is, Yes.  Every area of our lives should be Christ centered and thus Christianity should affect our vote.”

SmartLink Success by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner. “SmartLink is your premier Dial A Ride, ADA, and Medical Assistance transit provider for both Carver and Scott Counties.”

Victoria Vics:  State Champions by Coach Mike Poppitz, Victoria Vics Manager. “This is a story of the Vics’ journey to the State tournament.  What a great feeling!  What an accomplishment!  What a great bunch of hardworking hard nose baseball guys!”

This is the Right Time!  by Mayor Mary Thun. “When is the right time to ‘bite the bullet’ or ‘fish or cut bait’?  In thinking about why we need to ‘pull the trigger’ and build a new Public Works Building and City Hall, the clichés seem appropriate.”

Out and About in Victoria by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette. “It was fun for this roving reporter — I am surely not an elusive editor — to catch this photo of men on the job and this photo of the quilt that was featured in the July issue of the Gazette, now finally jung on the Kerber barn.”

Harvey Penick by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro. “People often ask me if I named my dog after Harvey Penick.  No, I didn’t.  I just thought my dog looked like a Harvey, whatever that means.”

Victoria Had Four Parade Homes by Builders Association of the Twin Cities. “It included 301 new homes priced from $139,900 to $2,780,000.  Most were located in Plymouth, Blaine, Woodbury, Lakeville, and Maple Grove.”

Lighten Your Load by Kathe Matthews, Carver County Poet. “As if by some magic cue, a huge flock of geese began to simultaneously flap their wings and take off into majestic flight.  My awe soon turned to alarm as I realized they were lightening their load at the start of their flight and I was directly in their path of flight.”

30 Years Ago the Gazette  featured Clarence and Dorothy Kelzer in “A Time to Harvest.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured five candidates who filed for city office.Text

10 Years Ago the Gazette

Featured six candidates who filed for city office.

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