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Just Desserts in the Desert Mountains by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“On our trip out west in September to the mountains and deserts of Utah, we found just desserts at every turn.  For whatever reason, the various rock formations kept reminding me of sweet food things.”  Click on Front Page.

Victoria Residents More Than a Funding Source for Schools by Councilmember Jim Crowley, Victoria.  “We are a partner in success with our schools, and success is measured by the quality of education for our children and the ability to mutually achieve our organizational objectives — objectives of both the School District and the City.”

Friendly and Feeding at Victoria Fire Dept Open House by Sue Orsen.  “Thank you, Victoria firefighters, spouses, and friends.

Gifting and Greeting at Victoria Public Works Open House by Sue Orsen.  “Thank you, Ann Mahnke and Chuck Almhjeld.”

Janie Jasin:  A Legend of the Speaking Profession by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette.  “Janie Jasin of Victoria was recognized in August at a Veterans Speakers Retreat in Washington DC where she was honored as a legend of the Speaking  Profession.  Janie is a motivational speaker, best selling author, speaking coach, teacher.”

Same Older at St. Victoria by Roger Diethelm, Milaca, MN.  “In September Mike Wartman wrote about the ‘Same Old at St. Victoria.’  I would like to write about the ‘Same Older at St. Victoria,’ that his mother Julianne and I (Class of 1947) went to.”

Fantastic Fall Recipes by Christie Schlueter, Regular Victoria Visitor.  “I really enjoy pumpkin this time of year, and this such an easy one to keep in the crock pot so you can sip off and on during a cool day or put in a thermos for work, Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte.”

Update on Taxes and Wealth by Carver County Commissioner Randy Maluchnik.  “The proposed levy marks the 11th consecutive year that county taxes on an average value home will decrease or remain the same.  The budget recommendation calls for a 2016 levy of $50.2 million.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Wilbur and Esther Krey in “The Work of a Man’s Hand.”

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured the recent Chamber event in “We Can Touch Bavaria.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the new Victoria Elementary School in “Landmark Among Lakes.”

Picking the Mayor’s Mind by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette.  Replied Mayor Tom O’Connor, “We are still in the fact finding phase of understanding the current process and legal and financial ramifications of further annexation of land in Laketown Township.  Both Chaska and Waconia have completed recent annexation with fees involved.”

Nine More Golf Books by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “I started the year off with a column of nine must-read golf books.  Well, that was the front nine.  Here are the back nine of must-read golf books.  We have to start with The Greatest Game Every Played by Mark Frost.”

Solemnity of Duck Opener by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  “Just behind Christmas and Easter, as far as dedication and anticipation goes, there lies a holiday weekend of slightly less significance which has been devoutly observed by this slightly off-center reporter for many years.”

Louise Lehner:  Connecting after 50 Years by Nan Emmer  “Louise Lehner told the story of her first job as a hair stylist and meeting a rock group wanting a dye job done on their hair.  Well, it turns out that she met the son of the leader of the band, Roscoe and His Little Green Men, at a fundraiser in Waconia.”

Victoria’s Library Log by Kathy Perschmann, Carver County Library System.  “Some October events include Teen Read, Book Club, Family Storytimes, Not So Spooky Storytime, Teen Tech Club, Genealogy research, and Game On @ Victoria.”

Addressing Mail Theft by Vicki Bont, Victoria.  “Jeff Long of the USPS Postal Inspection Services stated, ‘We are investigating a couple of individuals in the area for postal theft.’ Victoria Postmaster Barb Hoffman assured me that the stiff penalties for mailbox theft are no urban myth.”

Celebrating a Centennial Year in Victoria by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette “Victoria was incorporated as a Village 100 years ago.  In honor of the centennial anniversary, the Gazette is hosting throughout 2015 a reprinted story of a former city person.  Longest serving City clerk in the history of Victoria was Germaine Jesberg, 1976-1998.”

From the Lions Den by Lion Todd Triethart, President. “Please keep Friday, November 6th, open to attend our first Victoria Lions Spaghetti Feed, to be held at the St. Victoria Catholic Church.”

Lois Boll, 88, died on September 22nd.

Wendy Kay Hagen, 50, of Victoria died September 1st.

Florian Kerber, 93, died September 26th.

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The Victoria GAZETTE

October 2015