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In This Centennial Year:  The Zeitgeist of Victoria by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“It is evident we are living in an era when Victoria’s downtown zeitgeist is contagious, our community zeitgeist is contagious, and our neighborhood zeitgeist is family friendly.”  Click on Front Page for more.

Up, Up, Up and Away!  by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“It was August 13th when I found myself following Randy Miller and Rick Stucki to the rooftop of Victoria’s Market.  The purpose was to get a 4-foot diameter balloon filled with helium, raised to float above the grocery store.”

What Might These Corners Look Like in 100 Years?  by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“We know Floyd’s Corner and the Creamery Corner and the Gannon Corner.  For most of us, they do not have to be identified today.  Tomorrow may be a different story.”

Renovations at Holy Family by Kenna Cooley, Holy Family Catholic High School“An updated learning and research center is under construction in an under-utilized area of the northwest academic wing.  Also, the creation of a Performance Center will be accomplished by transforming the current Media Center space.”

A Trip with Dawg and then Dad by Chuck Freiberg, Up North Cabin Guy“We put Lester to sleep earlier this month.  It never gets any easier.  We loved him a lot.  It was also a big month  for my father.  We took him to Muskegon to see one of the last two LST ships, similar to what he served on in World War II.”

Classic Cars and Concert Night by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“Walking and talking and looking at old cars on Wednesday evenings in downtown Victoria doesn’t get old.”

Absolutely Amazing Apples by Christie Schlueter, Regular Victoria Visitor“Locally grown apples have superb flavor.  If you are an apple fritter lover, this is great to eat in slices.  Spread some with apple butter of maple butter and it is delicious.”

Kerbers are Watershed Heroes by Bill Olson, MCWD Board of Managers“The Florian and Linda Mae Kerber family has long owned farmland on Pierson Lake, which is the headwaters of Six Mile Creek and the Chain of Lakes that drain into Lake Mntka.”

Many Plans and Concerns Keep Carver County Busy by Randy Maluchnik, County Commissioner. “We can assure taxpayers there is no evidence that RCP or the University of MN is part of any alleged worldwide conspiracy theory related to the United Nations agenda.

Deer Run Garden Crawl by Nan Emmer, Victoria, MN“The Garden Crawl started 10 years ago with four gardens all located in the Deer Run neighborhood.”

Picking the Mayor’s Mind by Sue Orsen/The Victoria GazetteReplied Mayor Tom O’Connor, “Victoria is no longer thought of as merely a traffic light between Chanhassen and Waconia.  We are a highly desired, primarily residential community.  We are very lucky to live in a wonderful city.  Our challenge is to continue down this same path.”

Golf and a Higher Level of Being by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro“In the great questions of life, such as What is love? or What is the meaning of life?, I would add, What is motivation?  It is the root of life.  It defines a culture, large or small.”

One the Links Just for fun by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent“Professor Abts has frequently extolled the virtues of participating in the sport of pasture pool for something more than simply competing for low scores.”

Appreciation Day at Klein Bank by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“The hotdogs had a perfect skin-on crunch, the buns were fresh, the chips crisp, and the lemonade refreshing — all courtesy of KleinBank and Customer Appreciation Day.”

Ian Gaida and His Eagle Scout Project by John Gaida, Troop 337 Assistant Scout Master“Ian’s project was the construction of 10 sets of Corn Hole Toss Games that the Victoria Lions can use to raise money for the community.”

The 2015 Renaissance Festival by Sue Orsen/The Victoria Gazette“An elephant at the Renaissance Festival?  It was an unexpected treat at the Exclusive Preview Party for the 2015 MN Renaissance Festival.  That’s Pam Freiberg feeding him.”

Ten Victoria Homes in the Fall Parade by Wendy Danks, Builders Association of the Twin Cities“The third ring of suburbs accounts for the greatest number of Parade Homes and include Blaine (27), Lakeville (28), Plymouth (25), Woodbury (25), then Ostego (14), Brooklyn Park (13), Andover (11), Chaska (10), Victoria (10).

Victoria Library’s Log by Kathy Perschmann, Library“Visit the Victoria Library Technology Desk any time during open hours for help with a new tablet or 3-reader, or one on one help using specific software or electronic devices.”

The Winds of Change by Todd Triethart, President, Victoria  Lions Club “When the old City Hall was torn down, so was the Lions’ place of gathering for the past 40+ years.”

Barbara Schmieg 56, died August 18th.

Joseph A. Smith 63, died August 21st.

Lorenz W. Adam 90, died

June 20th.

Rose M. Elfering 76, died August 26th.

Richard H. Keller 83, died August 18th.

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