Through the Woods by Sue Orsen.  "In order to get there you have to wind your way north off Highway 5, past the ski factory and the old Heutmaker property, across the old railroad tracks, and then through the woods to Stieger Lake, referred to as Lake Victoria by some of the old timers "  Click on Front Page.
Whew!  Lots is Happening!  by Mayor Mary Hershberger Thun, City of Victoria.  "Welcome to March.  I've always liked March.  There's usually a promise of spring in the air and temperatures are sure to warm up so I can think about packing away all of my stocking caps "
Can Spring Be Far Behind?  by Sue Orsen.  "Bryan David Cermak, 18, son of Richard and Peggy Cermak of Victoria, has earned the Eagle Scout Award.  His project was the construction and installation of 20 bluebird houses that were placed around the perimeter of Diethelm Park "
The Sheriff's Shingle by Sheriff Bud Olson, Carver County, MN.  "The Carver County Sheriff's Office has received a Patriot Award from the MN Committee for Employer Support of the Nation Guard and Reserve "
Recognizing Dive Team by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner.  "The Carver County Dive Team not only partners with multi-government agencies but also works with area businesses and residents to make the important service of water rescue and recovery happen.  The CCDT is comprised of over 30 individuals from many different entities "
Defending Our Constitutional Right to Elect Judges by Senator Julianne Ortman, Serving Carver and Scott Counties.  "If you think things are partisan at the Capitol in 2008, you should have been in St. Paul in 1857 during the formation of the State of Minnesota "
Most Influential Person by Pastor Thomas Braun, Christ Victorious Lutheran Church.  "By opening up the microscopic world, Louis Pasteur brought life and health throughout the globe, so much that he is considered the 11th most influential person of all time."
Moving On by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  "The Moravian Church came onto the Minnesota scene 150 years ago at Chaska and eventually spread into other areas of Carver County and beyond "
20 Years Ago the Gazette featured a Bavarian development theme in "Is Victoria Ready?"
10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the Victoria Ice Fishing Contest in "Show on Ice."
"Free Trade" with China?  by Ethel Ausink, Sr. Citizens Reporter.  "We as Americans should ask our prospective candidates for President what they plan to do about China's organized theft and counterfeiting of our products "
Lisa J. (Kranz) Di Capo, 45, of Maple Grove died Feb. 14th. 

Thank you, Drs. Dungey, Menser and Associates from the MN Dental Association, Mnpls.  "The 6th annual Give Kids A Smile volunteer initiative, which provided free dental care to children in need, was a success. More than 35 children alone received free dental care provided by more than 14 volunteers at the Waconia office "
Power Trips by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  "Everybody likes to hit it far.  Some guys would rather hit it far than shoot a low score.  Definitely one of the joys of golf is to hit a towering drive that seems to go on forever."
Waxing by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  "We hung outside of our homes and screamed, 'We are freezing and our toes are falling off and our tears are frozen to our face and we are going to die and that would not be good if you let us freeze to death in our own backyard.'  So we were allowed back in our homes only if the wax was dry "
He Shoots!  He Scores?  by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  "It would seem that if we are going to get a good hockey story into the paper while still seasonally appropriate, the time has arrived.   March is the time of a multitude of playoffs for the winter sports "
The Sweet Goodbye of Winter by Judy Voigt-Englund, Lowry Nature Center, Victoria.  "When daytime temperatures rise above freezing in the spring, yet still dip below 32 degrees F. at night, the sap in trees begins to rise.  Sap is the liquid that moves food substances throughout a tree "
Helmut's Helpful Hints by Tom Gray, Victoria Building Official.  "Helmut's hint is that all prospective homeowners should carefully read the covenant of the neighborhood where they are thinking about purchasing a home.  If you cannot live within the rules of the covenant "
Jump for Heart at Victoria Elementary School by Julie Kiefer, Resident of Victoria.  "Every year I am amazed at how excited students at VES are to help fight the Number One and Number Three killers:  heart disease and stroke "
Life is So Daily by Pastor Bill Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship.  "As we look forward to early Easter as Christians, we sometimes lose track of the day to dayness of the Christian Walk "
Arts and Academic Festival by Lisa Whitaker and Jill Good, St. Joseph Catholic School, Waconia.  "Our 15th Annual Festival displayed the many and varied talents of area students, including those from Victoria "
On the Air Waves at VES by Debi Ylitalo, Parent Involvement Coordinator.  "Recently 5th grade students produced Wave Talk, a news program, that is put over the airwaves on Fridays toward the end of the school day "