Under the Tuscan Sun by Sue Orsen.  "We were under the Tuscan Sun and much of the time we were trying to step out of it and into the shade.  The Tuscan Sun was very hot and the Tuscan Sky was very blue " Click on Front Page.
Rockin with John Michael by Tom Stumpf, Victoria Cowboy Correspondent.  "At first the cowboy was a tad skeptical.  Contemporary and Christian didn't make a good combination in my thick skull.  But for what it's worth, the whole concert experience with John Michael Talbot got a two-thumbs up, from yours truly :"
Leo the Icon by Mike Wartman, Former Resident of Victoria.  "As far as Victoria goes, the landmarks keep falling.  Most of Main Street is not what it used to be and I am not even sure we call it Main Street anymore.  The Leo's Bar Landmark is gone and replaced by friendly Floyd's.  And now Leo Schneider is gone as well "
Leo F. Schneider, 79, died on Sunday, October 8th, 2006, at Ridgeview Medical Center
A Dream Come True by Steve Sarvi in Iraq, Victoria City Administrator.  "Construction began yesterday on an addition the school of this one village here, as well as repairs to the missing roof over the old classrooms.  No referendum was needed, no building plans to be reviewed "
In Love with the Long Ball by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  "Contrary to the title of this column, I'm not in love with the long ball.  Sure, I like to hit a big tee shot, but I seldom go after it very hard.  It's just not worth the risk.  As Harvey Penick said, 'The woods are full of long drivers' "
Locks of Love from Alexa and Lauren by Wendy Bosch, Resident of Victoria.  "My daughter Alexa and her friend Lauren Ruegg have been growing out their hair in order to donate it to Locks of Love.  It is interesting to know that it takes from 6 to 10 separate donations (pony tails) to make one wig for a financially disadvantaged child suffering long-term hair loss "
Numbers by Pastor Thomas Braun, Christ Victorious Lutheran Church.  "Many times each day we deal with numbers.  The most important number is the number of people that God does not want with Him in heaven.  The answer of course if zero "
Carver County Comments by Gary Delaney, Victoria, Carver County Commissioner.  "One highlight of my term occurred the day I received a phone call from the University of MN Department of the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Government.  They asked if I'd give a lecture on Minnesota county Government "
20 Years Ago the Gazette featured the Victoria Lions in "It's Grand to be on Hand."
10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Carver County Sheriff Al Wallin and his wife Sharon in "At the Doorway "

A Glorious Day in Victoria by Linda McNulty, City of Victoria Offices.  "A glorious October day in Victoria was made even more special by the Victoria Fire Department Open House and Grand Opening of the adjacent Victoria Water Treatment Plant "
Name Calling by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  "Lake Auburn held an anniversary last month -- 148 years of serving Christ and the Victoria community.  Our name went from Laketown Congregation to Holtmeier's Church to St. John's and finally to the Moravian Church of Lake Auburn "
Nimrod Fantasies by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  "I must admit to a certain amount of envy when my hunting friends tell of their trips into field and forest.  I used to hung and really enjoyed many aspects of the sport.  So why did I quit? "
Holy Family's Homecoming Game by Mary Johnson, Resident of Victoria.  "These photos are from the Holy Family Catholic High School Homecoming Game against Norwood Young America.  The Holy Family Fire won 20-14 in overtime "
Dollars for "Ameros"? by Ethel Ausink, Senior citizens Reporter.  "Recently I read a fact sheet about a proposed North American Union that would include Mexico, the United States, and Canada.  Would that mean the end of the our U.S. Constitution?"
Council's Column by Mary Thun, Victoria City Councilmember.  "This is the one time in our form of government where we are truly all equal.  Each of us gets to cast one vote, regardless of who we are or where we are in our life.  I've always believed that voting and participating in the political process gives me a right to express my opinions "
Thanksgiving Backdrop by Pastor Bill Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship.  "Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday.  It reminds me how truly blessed we are in this great nation.  In the Midwest we are fortunate to live with the backdrop of Thanksgiving -- pumpkin patches, the harvest, the birds in their annual pilgrimage south "
From the Lions Den by Al Liestman, Victoria Lions President.  "We had a guest speaker from mid County Coop discuss fuel sources on October 11th.  We had Coaches Scott Stallman and Andy Powell report on the success of the track meet we sponsored  "
Don't Shoot by Tom Gray, Victoria Building Official.  "Ownership of property is a long held right in our country.  When a property is surveyed, the land surveyor places a property iron at each corner "
Chamber's Channel by Jennifer Chapman, Director of Victoria Chamber of Commerce.  "Right now we are actively working on our annual Victoria Community Expo on Saturday, Feb. 3rd "