On the Waterfront by Sue Orsen.  "They met on the waterfront on a warm spring evening in May of 1958.  He asked for her phone number but didn't write it down "  Click on Front Page.
Welcome Home, Steve by Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun, City of Victoria.  "I am pleased to announce that Steve Sarvi, our City Administrator who has been serving an extended deployment in Iraq, will return home on or about July 25th "
We Live in a Blessed Land by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  "If no one ever told you about the Fourth of July and the signing of the Declaration of Independence, you would not know why the U.S. Postal Service shuts down and most banks are closed for the day "
Chamber's Channel by Jay Swenson, President, Victoria Chamber of Commerce.  "The Chamber is busy with city officials planning the next Volksfest celebration.  The car show, bands, and activities throughout the day and evening promise to make it a fun and entertaining day for all ages "
Venezuelan Vignettes by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  "Seven of us were on a twinning friendship building and fact finding trip in Venezuela for the St. Victoria Catholic Church.  For the Harley Babe and me, there were no motorcycle giveaways involved as in Nicaragua seven years ago, but this trip was no less special "
20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Barbara Leuthner in "A Little Breeze."  Barbara, the youngest of 13 children, the first five born in Germany, turned 90 on June 10th and received 140 birthday cards "
10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Marvin and Lillian Reich in "At the Picture Window."  Celebrating 50 years of marriage, they were engaged before Marvin went into the Navy in 1944; Lillian was a junior in high school "
Kathryn "Joyce" MacMillan, 68, of Victoria died May 29th.
Theresa M. Reus, 86, of Victoria died May 27th.
Charles Moe, 60, of Victoria died June 12th.
Free Opportunities for Seniors by Jillian Barth.  "The Healthy Living Education Series for Seniors 2007 presents its July schedule of seminars for those of you over the age of 60.  Please join us for this free, fun, and educational opportunity "

Doggone, It's Making Sense Now by Tom Stumpf, Victoria Cowboy Correspondent.  "Yours Truly has always contended that a human is born basically naughty and must be taught to be nice.  Ms. Editor believes people are born nice and, left on their own, they will remain so.  It has come time for the Cowboy to admit that he has changed his thinking  "
Where is Your Curb Stop Valve? by Tom Gray, Victoria Building Official.  "One of the more important valves in the municipal water supply system is the home's curb stop valve.  This valve is located between the watermain and the home.  The curb stop valve controls the water supply to each individual home "
Concentrating by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  "Everybody is always telling me how they don't concentrate well enough while playing golf.  They don't like it when I say they've been over-concentrating.  Do you concentrate on how to walk? "
Daddy, Fix It!  by Pastor Thomas Braun, Christ Victorious Lutheran Church.  "The balloon bumped into something sharp, and with a single 'boom,' it fell to her feet.  The little girl looked down at the wad of pink rubber and started crying "
Picnic for the Public in the Parking Lot by Sue Orsen.  "KleinBank held their latest Summer Picnic on June 22nd.  The hotdogs were fresh and delicious "
Concert (and Sun) in the Park by Sue Orsen.  "This summer's first Concert in the Park in Victoria was held on June 13th under a warm sun and cool breeze.  Featured music from the Swing and Big Band era was provided by Diane Martinson and the Jazz Quintet "
Sheriff's Shingle by Byron "Bud" Olson, Carver County Sheriff.  "The Carver County's Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative rust.  The grant is made available through the MVEC Operation Round Up program "
Let's Teach American History by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  "In some public schools today, our children use history books that don't recognize the reasons our forefathers came here.  Many students don't know that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or James Madison were instrumental in putting together the Declaration of Independence "