Unspeakable Memories by Sue Orsen.  "The many volumes of the Victoria Gazette are not simply a collection of data but a collage of humanity.  This issue of the Gazette re-calls to mind some of that humanity "  Click on Front Page.
Thank You, Victoria Fire Department!  by Cheryl Heaney, Resident of Victoria.  "When a Victoria firefighter recently knocked on my door, I didn't hesitate for a moment to support them in buying raffle tickets to their upcoming Ice Fishing Contest "
It Just Doesn't Help by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  "During the winter I sometimes just can't get to feeling good about things.  If it is cloudy three or four days in a row, I just need sunshine.  Know the sun will come out tomorrow, just doesn't help "
The Victoria Way by Mayor Mary Thun, City of Victoria.  "Discussions are taking place about what will happen on the 13.5 acres adjacent to downtown Victoria and people are involved.  A number of people are involved in the walkability of our community.  People are involved in the Comprehensive Plan.  My favorite synonym for involvement is commitment "
Round Up with MVEC by Sheriff Bud Olson, Carver County.  "The Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the MVEC trust.  They will be used to purchase equipment and uniforms related to our Reserves "
Apply to be an Explorer by Sheriff Bud Olson, Carver County.  "Law Enforcement Exploring is affiliated with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America "
Of Mice and Men by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  "I've been watching animals over the past couple of weeks and saw that there is a correlation with human behavior.  First, of cats, mice, and instincts "
Is it In Your Home?  by Tom Gray, Victoria Building Official.  "Do you have radon gas in your home?  The only way to determine that is to have your home tested.  Simple and inexpensive testing kits are available from the internet and home improvement stores "
A Cultural Parade for the New Year by Lori Warnberg, Lead Teacher, Victoria Elementary School.  "VES held an All School Assembly as part of their focus on language and culture.  Flags from around the world were carried by Fifth Grade Laker Ambassadors to begin the celebration "
Michael Weber, 47, died December 28th at his home.
Shirley Felt, 69, died January 19th at North Memorial Hospital.
How to Spend Taxypayer Dollars:  Local Roads or Polar Bears?  by MN State Representative Paul Kohls, Resident of Victoria.  "With last session's $2.2 billion budget surplus a distant memory, the 2008 legislative session will require responsible governing in terms of spending and priorities "

Victoria's Snow Shoveling History by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  "A swirling snow leading to a major dumping often left Victoria paralyzed in the winter.  Since few of us had any cause to leave Victoria for any reason, this didn't pose a problem, but snow removal was a unique experience "
Winter Practice by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  "Just this week I've been swamped with emails from people asking about what to practice on over the winter months Your home is a good place to practice putting and even chip shots.  I like to hit little sand wedge chips into the back of a couch "
Meet Lena by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  "This cowboy had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Lena from Bavaria at an early September hotdog roast, and it occurred to him that perhaps the rest of Gazette Land would like to do the same "
All Revved Up; All Winners!  by Eric Ewald, Resident of Victoria.  "Chaska Cub Scout Pack 589, which includes many boys from Victoria, held its annual Pinewood Derby on January 26th.  The derby is an annual rite that challenges Scouts to come up with a concept and design for a car and move from concept to finished product by using tools, paint, and developing skills "
Shining the Light by Pastor Thomas Braun, Christ Victorious Lutheran Church.  "Robert Fulgham, best known as the author of 'All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,' was finishing a class one semester in college, when the professor called for questions.  Fulgham jokingly asked the professor, What is the meaning of life?"
The Right to Life by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  "My purpose in writing this column is to inform my readers of information they possibly wouldn't hear about on TV news or read about in other newspapers "
Mutual Admiration by Kurt Zuppke, Victoria Lion.  "The Victoria Lions work very closely with Scout Troop 337 and we give them some generous sums of money in return.  Jeff Williams, President of the Victoria Lions, received a Thank You plaque from the troop "
20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Hank and Winnie Gregory in "The Stuff of Romance."  They were married in the days of silent movies, town baseball games, and old time dances ...
10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Willard and Jean Bongard in "A new Kind of Growth."  They signed a purchase agreement on their 80-acre farm -- a Century Farm.  It's been in Jean's family for 132 years -- that will bring to Victoria the first Catholic high school to be built in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in more than 30 years.