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Candidates on Deck by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“Four residents filed for election to the Victoria City Council this fall.  Only two will be elected.  Two incumbents plus two other candidates are vying for the two seats that are open.”  Click on Front Page.

Unsolicited Advice by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro“Is there anything worse than playing golf with someone who’s always telling you what to do?  Everything from how to swing the club to how to play the hole, these people never stop.”

Two of Us and the Dawg by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy“Cribbage has been our favorite game, and our favorite meal has been fish tacos made from the sunnies we catch out of our lake.”

Trail Completed to the Arboretum by Sue Orsen“There is now a trail connection between the City of Victoria and the MN Landscape Arboretum, not to mention the Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail.  As planned, construction was completed in the summer of 2014.”

Get Conservative Correct by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent“The word ‘conservative’ has suddenly become equated with some very negative trains of thought and, by yiminie, the good and thoughtful Cowboy is here to dispel some of these misconceptions.”

Final Classic Car Night by Sue Orsen“It was September 17th, and as usual everyone lucked out and the weather was perfect.  There approximately 280 car guests and 1,300 other visitors.”

Covering County Bases by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner“In communication with Three Rivers Park staff, it appears that they are supportive of Carver County’s proposal to pave the Regional Trail from the boat ramp at Stieger Lake east to Rolling Acres Road.”

The Story of Heart and Home by June Rosckes, Waconia, MN“In 1992 I started to have a vision about starting my own boutique.  The barn was built in 1930 and it hadn’t been cleaned or even painted for years.”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured Carver Park Reserve (celebrating its 20th anniversary) and Lowry Nature Center (celebrating its 15th anniversary).

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured five candidates for city office in Victoria.  Mary Meuwissen is challenging Mayor Dale Palmatier.

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured six candidates for election to three seats on the Victoria City Council.  Troy Walsh is challenging Mayor Jerry Bohn.

Remember When by Sue Orsen.  “These barns were part of the Victoria scenery not so long ago as you might think.

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October 2014

The Victoria GAZETTE

Dedicated to the sunshine of truth,

the moonshine of meeting deadlines,

and the starshine of Victoria.

Picking the Mayor’s Mind by Sue OrsenReplied Mayor Tom O’Connor, “With growth often comes complex issues which require careful consideration and civil debate.  There are bound to be differences of opinion.  I am very proud to live in this community and to serve our citizens as Mayor.”

Two Holes in One by Ellen Rolf“Kevin (Chevy) Rolf of Victoria hit two Holes in One at the Deer Run Golf Course this summer.” 

Free Lunch at KleinBank by Sue Orsen“Customer Appreciation Days at KleinBank included prizes, drawings, specials on bank products, free document shredding, and a free lunch.’

Honey Holes and Duck Days by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria“Despite the fact that absolutely no one, not a soul, not one person, liked to eat duck, it was mandatory to shoot as many of those craft birds to put food on the table.”

Zebra Mussels in Lake Virginia by Telly Mamayek, MCWD“On August 14th a citizen volunteer checking water levels found a zebra mussel floating on vegetation near the public access at Lake Virginia in Victoria.”

Harvest of Plenty by Pastor Brian Dixon, Moravian Church of Lake Auburn“Having lived and worked in rural North Dakota, and now loving the tracts of farmland west of the Twin Cities, I pay more attention to agriculture than when I was a young boy playin in the shadows of old tobacco barns in southern Maryland.”

New City Hall/Library Update by Sue Orsen“The framing continues, then the exterior  stone, and interior electrical rough-in and installation of duct work.”

New Public Works Facility Update by Sue Orsen“On September 25th men were installing piping for the heated floor.  Concrete was poured the next day.”

Parsley Possibilities by Christie Schlueter, Regular Victoria Visitor“Try these dishes for pumping up the use of parsley in your diet.  To store parsley, rinse with cool water and then wrap in a slightly damp paper towel in a resealable plastic bag and keep in frig.”

Betty Mathwid, 80, died September 11th.

Hanging Out at the Arboretum by Barb DeGroot, MN Landscape Arboretum.  Visitors include Pumpkin Davidson, Butterfly Betty, Stickman, Gertrude the Garden Goddess, Tin Man, Dorothy of Kansas, Cowardly Lion, and Strawman.

Nordic Music Festival by Dick Kellor, Resident on Pierson Lake“The festival was held at Lions Park in Victoria and featured Nordic musicians, singers, dances, storytellers, and actors.”



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