Orsen's Oasis by Sue Orsen. "Before we built out here, sheep and cows grazed this land, or so we're told. Wasn't much good for a farmer's crops -- too many trees and too many hills. So the maple trees grew large and high to the sky …" Click on Front Page.
Lenten Detention by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria. "The biggest give-up was candy, of course. Fighting with brothers and sisters was also high on the give-up vows. An odd revelation, considering St. Victoria Catholic was a 1st through 8th grade school, was the occasional, "I will give up cigarettes for Lent …"
A Sport of a Different Hue by Tom Stumpf, Victoria Cowboy Correspondent. "As the self-ordained Sports Editor of this fine periodical, the cowboy feels obligated to report on an interesting spectcle which TLD and he had occasion to witness a couple of weeks ago …"
A Taxing Time of Year by Thom Derr, Rough Rider. "Well, it's time to strap the snow shovel on the front of the car and drive south until someone asks what it is. In theory then, you will be in an area where there are sandy beaches and palm trees …"
From Aztecs to Adderall by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizen Writer. "As I looked over articles and materials I have saved in the past for news of interest in this column, I came across some disturbing collections on education which should be of interest to parents and grandparents alike …"
Dreaming of Spring by Kevin McKenna, Victoria Lions Girls Fastpitch. "VLGA is open to girls at all skill levels from beginners to experienced and from current first graders through high school …"
What Do You Expect?" by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church. "The days become longer and the sun stronger and we all know what that means, don't we? Well, maybe not. Everyone looks at things differently and has different expectations …"
Senior Central by Linda McNulty, Victoria Senior Commission. "Senior Central is my direct phone number where residents of all ages can call to give their thoughts and ideas on social activities, civic needs, and cultural interests involving senior residents …"
Greening Up Victoria by Mary Leizinger, Victoria Realtor. "Although Victoria may not be at risk for catastrophic global changes, most people want to contribute to lowering their carbon footprint …"
20 Years Ago the Gazette featured Al and Grace Lundgren in "Learning with the Lundgrens." married on May 1st, 1943, anmoved to Foxglove in 1960 …"
10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the Victoria Ice Fishing Contest in "Hamburger Harbor" and Phabe Wartman whose nose was running wild that afternoon …"