Fire and Water by Sue Orsen.  "It sounds like the name of a show in Las Vegas.  But it's not.  It's a show in Victoria that will get its first curtain call from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7th, at the start of Fire Prevention Week "  Click on Front Page.
Winning by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  "I think that the correct concept of winning is the key to mental health.  Wow!  How's that for an opener?  For many people, the definition of winning is victory.  My definition is more long term.  I believe winning is about keeping positive, improving, and moving forward through tough stuff "
Ready for the Notermann Building.  Two businesses are moving into the newly renovated building on Main Street Victoria.  Rising Star Dance Academy is owned by Maryann Porter.  Power of Life Chiropractic Center is owned by Dr. Kandace Johnson and her husband Chris.
Direct from District 112 by David Jennings, Superintendent of School District 112.  On November 7th residents of District 112 will be making an important choice for their children.  The School Board is asking voters for authority to build a second high school in Chanhassen "
20 Years Ago the Gazette featured the Victoria State Bank in "75 Years Strong."  In 1911 a group of Victoria businessmen got together and decided the village needed a bank so they visited Charles H. Klein in Chaska.
10 Years Ago the Gazette featured the new priest at St. Victoria Catholic Church in "On the Wings of Bob White."  Reared in Edina, the second of seven siblings, and working other areas since ordination, Fr. Bob said he was ready to unpack his bags in Victoria.
Star of the North by Carol Vadnais, Resident of Victoria.  "In mid July the Carver County 4H Exchange hosted two groups of teenagers from Texas and Pennsylvania to educate them on the beautiful State of Minnesota "
Fr. Landelin Marvin Robling, OSB, died at Collegeville, MN, on July 15th, 2006, where Mass of Christian Burial was held July 21st at St. John's Abbey Church.
The Plus Sign by Pastor Thomas Braun, Christ Victorious Lutheran Church.  "A ten-year old boy was failing math.  His parents tried everything from tutors to hypnosis.  Finally they decided to try a private Christian school and he shaped up.  He explained, "When I walked into the front room and saw that guy nailed to the plus sign, I knew they were serious "
Sheriff's Shingle by Bud Olson, Carver County Sheriff.  "I am sending you my announcement for re-election.  We have served with honor, integrity, and pride for the past four years.  We have done great things for the Office of Sheriff as we celebrated 150 years of service "

The Drift on Draft by Mike Wartman, former resident of Victoria .  "The mouthwatering delicacy that we call beer was a staple in the diet and consumption habits of many a Victoria imbiber.  The key to this merriment was the classic tap beer.  Call it draft beer "
Reflecting on Iraq by Steve Sarvi, Victoria City Administrator.  "Life in the desert revolves around water.  I'm amazed they don't all die of thirst.  Groundwater is salty like the sea, but they use it to grow crops.  Every drop is precious so they practice drip irrigation on the vegetable crops "
Oh, You Make Me Laugh by Tom Stumpf, Victoria Cowboy Correspondent.  "The lads were watching Comedy Central on a recent trip through the family room.  The Cowboy sat down and watched for a few minutes.  Pretty funny stuff, but it just didn't tickle like the funny guys and gals of years past.  Whatever happened to the likes of Pa and Ma Kettle ?"
Church Camp by Pastor Frank Jones, Lake Auburn Moravian Church.  "I think I was about age nine or ten when I first went to camp as an overweight outsider filled with anxiety and apprehension.  I came to see people living their faith.  Some were pastors, but the majority were teenagers or college age kids
Carver County Comments by Gary Delaney, Victoria, Carver County Commissioner.  "Carver County is in very good financial and organizational shape, especially compared to four years ago when I became a Commissioner.  Taxes in Carver County have not been increased in the past three years "
Looking at Immigration by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter.  "A new term being used in our country by the infiltration of some of our immigrants is the name Aztlan.  It is used by certain activist groups who claim the southwestern portion of our United States is theirs "
The Rushing Summer by Thom Derr, Rough Ride.  "Have you ever been backpacking or camping and awakened to rain on the tent, knowing you don't really have to be anywhere that day and just rolled over in your dry sleeping bag, snug as a bug in a rug "?
The Chamber's Channel by Jennifer Chapman, Director, Victoria Chamber of Commerce.  "We'd like to invite you to attend and participate in the Victoria Volksfest on Saturday, September 23rd.  It includes a car show, kiddie parade, all-day street fair, live music, food, and plenty of family fun "
Thank you, Victoria Residents.  The City of Chaska and the Chaska Community Center thanks the Victoria area for helping make them successful these past 16 years.  "The CCC stands alone in relation to its programs and its business success "