I Just Want to Dance with You by Sue Orsen.  "The weekend was beautiful, sunny, and warm, temperature not too high and the breeze not too cool.  Perfect is the word that comes to mind.  When I saw Nick and Jen at the altar and, later, on the dance floor, they only had eyes for each other "
Counting Our Blessings by Pastor Thomas Braun, Christ Victorious Lutheran Church.  "Another pastor recently shared this story while he was on a short term mission trip to Africa.  He was asked to preach at a worship service that was being conducted at a leper colony "
Bella -- The Movie to See by Ethel Ausink, Victoria Senior Citizens Reporter.  "Bella tells the story of one day in the life of Jose, a chef at a fancy New York restaurant who has a haunted past.  His life intersects that of Nina, a waitress at that restaurant who finds herself pregnant, unmarried, and, as a result, suddenly without a job "
Just Deal With It!  by Thom Derr, Rough Rider.  "Well, shucks and gee whiz, the days are getting shorter.  To make matters worse, we go off daylight savings time, so sunset comes even earlier.  My main point is that there is less available time to spend on my motorcycle.  The Harley Babe's response to my groaning and moaning is, 'Just deal with it!' "
Golf is a Game of Feel by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  "Trying to play golf mechanically is counter productive.  Imagine if you tried to think out your movements while you walked.  It'd be pretty difficult, and running would be impossible.  It's good to logically understand the golf swing and work on your golf swing, but when you play golf, feel your shots "
Leading and Speaking by Nancy Pickering, Carver County Communicators Toastmasters Club.  "For those who are unfamiliar with the club and its goals, Toastmasters International is the leading organization devoted to effective communication and leadership development, which in turn foster self confidence "
The Sheriff's Shingle by Sheriff Bud Olson, Carver County, MN.  "I'm announcing the commencement of the MN Sheriff's Association Scholarship Program for 2007.  The MSA has established a scholarship und totaling $9,000 for the awarding of fifteen $600 scholarships for this year "
Which Song Do You Sing? by Pastor Bill Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowship.  "One of the great things about being a pastor is that people frequently pass along things that have helped them in their spiritual journey "
Obits.  Darel Geske, 69, died August 27th.  Berniece Maass, 91, died September 14th.  Evelyn Hamerski, 91, died August 31st.  Blake Pool, 58, died September 4th.  Herbert Rocky Weitz, 55, died September 2nd.

A Hunting We Will Go by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent.  "Do we hunters think we are cunning, having lured a duck into our plastic decoys, calling them in with a factory duck imitator, and then shooting them with a large bore shotgun?  Well, yeah, sort of."
School is In by Debi Ylitalo, Victoria Elementary School Parent.  "The weeds are gone.  The classrooms are organized.  The Victoria Elementary Safety Patrol is in place.  School kits have been delivered "
Happy 65th, Bud and Irene by Sue Orsen.  Bud and Irene Vogel of Victoria, who met during high school in Chaska, were married on September 26th, 1942, in Richmond Virginia, where Bud was serving in the United States Army and World War II "
Veterans of World War II.  The Waconia Lions paid all expenses for 126 World War II veterans in Carver County, including Bud Vogel of Victoria,  to fly to Washington, D.C. and visit the National World War II Memorial which opened in 2004 "
Summer is Out the Window by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  "Summer did not leave us peacefully this year.  There was a bridge collapse, flooding in the southeastern part of the state, hurricanes in areas of Central America where we have friends through Church Missions, and people have died "
On the Front Lawn of the White House by Rob Raiche, Former Resident of Victoria.  "Many of you may have heard already that Staci and I went on a four-day trip to Washington D.C. in September.  You probably don't know how exactly why we went, though "
If I Had a Nickel by Tom Gray, Victoria Building Official.  "If I had a nickel for every time a homeowner applied for a permit on behalf of an unlicensed contractor, and when I talk to the contractor I'm told that they are a friend of the family, I could be retired now "
State Amateur Baseball Tournament Fills the Stands Up and Down at Hamburg by Jerry Beneke, Resident of Victoria.  "I wanted to give you an update "
Back to the Volksfest by Mayor Mary Thun, City of Victoria.  "It was a very successful day and certainly the gorgeous fall weather helped "
Old San Antone by Sue Orsen.  September 5th to the 12th found Allan and me in Texas, killing a little time before our son Nick's wedding.  We flew to Dallas, where we rented a car, then drove south to Dripping Springs."
20 Years Ago the Gazette featured the Robling brothers, Calvin and Wilbert in "The Barn Across the Way."
10 Years ago the Gazette featured Ron and Bonnie Fritz in "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"