A Harrowing Experience by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria. "In the days of old we had teo use the old dull chisel to hack open an ice hole to fish. No high speed spinning and whirring ice auger existed, and that chisel was always dull and had a tendency to fly out of our hands and into the lake …"
Is Gold the Next Tennis? by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro. "In the '70 's and '80's, tennis was huge. Not big, but HUGE. Every new apartment building or park had tennis courts. Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Chris Evert, and Martina Navratilova were household name. Who are the big stars now? Yup, tennis is off the radar screen …"
Let's Play Hockey, eh? by Tom Stumpf, Victoria Cowboy Correspondent. "Many of you faithful fans know that few things bring a smile to the cowboy's face quicker than stepping out of the cozy family room into the brisk night and hearing the unmistakable sounds of outdoor ice hockey being played earnestly nearby …"
Here's to Victoria! by Pastor William Monday, Faith Lutheran Church. "I'm somewhat new to Victoria, and what a great town I'm finding her to be. I'm proud to claim Victoria as my new home and a wonderful place to raise a young family. I dedicate myself to helping you keep this community close and caring …"
The Mayor's Letter by Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun. "This year we will be reconstructing the roads in two Victoria neighborhoods. On behalf of the entire City Council, I want to thank both the Woodstone and Smithtown Road residents for working with us and for their suggestions and deep interest in their neighborhoods …"
Home Market in Victoria by Mary Leizinger, Victoria Realtor. "It looks like the challenging real estate market of 2006 may be behind us and 2007 is off to a good start. In Victoria, 126 home sales were reported to the Multiple Listing Service in 2006, representing $58,380,155 in home sales …"
Grandma Harley Babe by Thom Derr, Rough Rider. "On thing the Harley Babe has discovered is that love of riding is not necesssarily hereditary. For granddaughter Hanna's third birthday, Grandma Harley Babe got her a battery-operated toy bike. It is very cool looking …"
Minnesota Families by MN Senator Julianne Ortman. "I believe government should operate its budget just as Minnesota families do, by saving what they can, spending only on priorities, and planning for the future …"
Learning to Skate in Victoria by Kristy Mock, Victoria Parks and Rec Supervisor. "This great program is held at the ice arena of the Victoria Field House …"
10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Wes and Corinne Anderson.