Out with the Old by Sue Orsen.  "The Old Home was taken off intravenous feeding about two years ago, but its heart kept beating as it rested still and stately on the eastern shores of Lake Auburn "  Click on Front Page.
The Laid-Off Wrist by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  "I enjoy Christmas parties, which is obvious by how much weight I've gained.  Before the party is over, someone invariable asks or tells me about what is wrong with their golf swing "
Christmas Leftovers by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  "As school kids we awaited the arrival of the Three Kings and gifts we could not pronounce nor understand "
A Flabby Affair by Tom Gray, Victoria Building Official.  "The following is submitted with sincere apologies to the nation's daily advice columnists and their loyal fans "
Comfort Food by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  "Holidays like Christmas bring back floods of memories from the past.  I can even remember what my folks' home smelled like at Christmas "
Obituaries.  Barbara Mary Wartman, 77, of Chaska died December 26th.  David A. Kinney, 56, of Victoria died December 9th.
Chamber's Channel by Jennifer Chapman, Director, Victoria Chamber of Commerce.  "This year make a resolution to increase your Chamber participation.  Consider getting involved as a sponsor.  Develop your personal and professional goals for 2007 "
Good News Year by Pastor Thomas Braun, Christ Victorious Lutheran Church.  "Farmer Wright sold the painting at an auction for more than $90,000.  Imagine finding something like that in your barn.  I've got better news for you.  A priceless treasure was born in a barn for you "
Read It Here in 2007 by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  "It is the purpose of my column to give the public information that they may not get in your daily newspaper or from the media or on TV or radio.  I love our USA and I want to keep this country free "
From the Lions Den by Al Liestman, President, Victoria Lions Club.  "A great show of teamwork was displayed among the Victoria Lions, the Victoria Vics baseball team, and the City of Victoria.  We decided that a new grandstand at Lions Park would help promote families and friends "

Bittersweet Christmas by Sue Orsen.  "In 1994, only two years after moving to Victoria, Jason died of a rare form of testicular cancer.  He was 24 years old.  "Jason saw the same doctor as Lance Armstrong," said his mother, Peggy Roos.  "I knew so much about testicular cancer when he died that I could have written a book "
Just Do It by Tom Stumpf, Victoria Cowboy Correspondent.  "I need to stop obsessing about what food goes into the gullet while simultaneously trying to get more exercise.  I've often thought that my diet is just fine for a cowboy who works hard on the ranch for 12 hours a day "
Creating Cards for Kindness by Donna Brengman, Teacher, Victoria Elementary School.  "The 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at the Wasserman-Zumbra section of the Victoria Elementary School celebrated their second community event in December, creating cards for kindness, to donate free of charge to area businesses "
Realistic Resolutions by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  "At the Christian Motorcyclist Party, someone brought a dessert that was a layer of pecan pie on top of chocolate cheesecake with an oreo crust. With something that decadent "
From the Mayor-Elect by Mayor-Elect Mary Thun, City of Victoria.  "For 2007 and 2008, I committed to Editor Sue that either I or another Victoria City Councilmember will write a column each month for the Gazette "
The Beauty of Winter by Karen Lee Davis, Lowry Nature Center.  "Snow or no, winter is fun.  Minnesotans take great pride in 'weathering' our long cold winters.  The Nature Center ha a variety of activities designed to help people of all ages revel in nature "
20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Dorothy Schmieg, the seventh of ten children, born in 1905 to Joseph and Susannah Diethelm in the home that still stands next to the Victoria Lions Ballpark "
10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the editor's favorite photo recap of 1996 in "Today's Memory."
Hardly Recognizable by Pastor Bill Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship.  "Someone once said that if Satan can't make you bad, he'll make you busy.  The mad rush of the season would suggest it remains a very effective ploy.  In the coming New Year, do as the bumper sticker says, Slow Down and Live "