A Life Changing Experience by Sue Orsen.  Audrey Fox and sons Nelson and Clayton of Victoria spent time this year in Sri Lanka on a mission trip to help tsunami victims.  "It was a life changing experience," said Audrey.  Click on Front Page.
The Mayor's Letter by Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun, City of Victoria.  "Two proposals have been received on the Victoria Field House -- from Southwest Christian  High School and from Independent School District #112 "
Aerobics of the Mind by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  "There really isn't any reason why we need to be a couch potato or overweight, but how about exercising our minds to help us keep alert so we remember where we put our car keys or our glasses or what day it is!  There are several ideas for mental exercises to help us seniors keep an active mind "
Every Knee Will Bow by Pastor Maureen Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship.  "Have you noticed our new church building here in Victoria on Lake Wasserman?  Did you also notice the ten-foot bronze carving of Jesus that stands between the original farmhouse and our worship center?"
Are You Ready?  by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  "We are great short term planners, but what about long term planning?  I'm not talking about retirement here but, rather, eternal plans.  Being prepared isn't just for Boy Scouts.  It should be a way of living "
Sent from the Senate by Senator Julianne Ortman, Serving Carver and Scott Counties.  "Our response to crime should be to arrest, charge, convict, and punish.  That's what we do in Minnesota, and our law enforcement officers and criminal justice agencies work hard every day in accomplishing these goals.  In some very limited cases, however, our response can and should go one step further "
Another Victoria Connection in Iraq by Frank Orr.  "This country never ceases to amaze me.  It is so old and so different.  When I walk through Ur, I feel insignificant.  I am still in awe of this land.  I walk across ground that people have walked across for thousands of years.  A rocket flying overhead will bring you back to reality though "
Ten Years Ago the Gazette featured Caroline Williams, 80, "I Miss the Flowers."  She and Ray married in 1929, and lived on the old Williams farm until 100 acres were sold to the Arboretum in 1967 when they moved down the road a piece "
Twenty Years Ago the Gazette featured Fr. Butch Rowan, priest at St. Nicholas in Carver, who is celebrating 50 years a priest and has many Victoria connections "

Fork in the Road by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent"The cowboy has recently read a wonderful book that may help give you a jump start to try something new and different in your life.  The Wisdom of Yawdy Rum by Micheal Lane took shape over a couple of years and what a story it is "
Thoughts on the Golf Swing by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  "The latest fad in the world of golf swings is the 'one plane swing.'  Tiger Woods changed his swing from a 'two plane' to a 'one plane,' so of course everybody thinks that's what they need to do "
From the Lions Den by President Al Liestman, Victoria Lions Club.  "We use our annual dues to support Lions International and our local 5M2 District.  The money we raise throughout the year is distributed to many different organizations "
Pressing On by Pastor Thomas Braun, Christ Victorious Lutheran Church.  "We love to hear stories of the underdog, the one who perseveres against great odds.  We admire the one who doesn't give up even when prospects for success are not great "
Wild Hogs Come Alive by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  "The Harley Babe stayed home this time as I trailered to Atlanta and then rode to Palm Beach by motorcycle.  Since it was Bike Week in Daytona, I was not exactly alone on the roads "
It's a Gas by Tom Gray, Victoria Building Official.  "The word 'gas' has  been found frequently in the news lately.  Whether it's the price of petroleum, houses exploding, or people becoming sick and dying from carbon monoxide, gas has been getting a lot of publicity "
Senior of the Year Award by Linda McNulty, Victoria Senior Commission.  "The Victoria Senior Commission has announced its first annual Senior of the Year Award competition and award.  Nominees, who must be 60 years of older, will  be ranked on the following criteria ."
Got Your Surveys?  by Linda McNulty, Victoria Senior Commission.  "The information from these surveys will help guide the City of Victoria into the future, and the outcome will affect us all "
Victoria:  A Gambling Paradise by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  "Victoria was a veritable gambling Mecca in my day and you could bet on anything.  Fish kills, candles going out, and cars plunging through weakened ice were bets sure to get the gambling juices flowing and the money exchanging hands "
Ida M. Plocher, 104, died on March 3rd, 2007.
Bernard Laumann, 82, died February 28th, 2007.
JoAnn (Kaufhold) Schulz, 73, died July 21st, 2006.