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 …"