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Acceptable arrangement

Last Thursday, Nov. 5, Velva city officials, DOT representatives and Keller Paving staff met to discuss winter preparations and other issues concerning Velva’s still-unfinished Main Street project. City officials wanted to know what Keller’s plans were as far as finishing the paving before the snow flies. Dean and Dustin Keller, as well as Justin Thurn, all from Keller Paving, were on hand to discuss the progress and the problems pertaining to the project.

Posted 11/12/09 (Thu) read more »

Cold weather, hot pavement

As cold weather threatens, this week’s warm temperatures are giving contractors the opportunity to finish up this year’s work on Main Street. At Tuesday morning’s meeting, Dustin Keller of Keller Paving said they will finish the concrete work by midweek, and then move on to paving the remainder of the street. “We plan to pave the bottom and second lifts on Thursday and Friday,” he said. “Zimmerman will be in town to seal the concrete by Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.”

Posted 11/03/09 (Tue) read more »

Roads will be paved before winter

Responding to local concerns, both the contractors and DOT representatives insist there will be pavement on Velva’s Main Street by this winter.

Posted 10/27/09 (Tue) read more »

H1N1 vaccine available

McHenry County First District Health Unit will hold an H1N1 vaccination clinic for children ages 6 months through 4 years on Friday, October 23 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Towner. A limited supply of vaccine is available for pregnant women. Vaccination will be done on a walk-in-basis, no appointments will be taken. There is no charge for this vaccine. Vaccine cannot be given to sick children.

Posted 10/20/09 (Tue) read more »

Weather pressures spur street project

With early snow flurries already throwing a wrench in the works, contractors for the Velva Main Street project are putting the hammer down, trying to beat winter’s seasonal arrival.

Posted 10/20/09 (Tue) read more »

Pushing ahead the paving

Rain and freezing temperatures have slowed progress on Velva’s Main Street project, but contractors at Tuesday morning’s meeting are pushing ahead nonetheless.

Posted 10/13/09 (Tue) read more »

City tackles issues

As Velva City Commissioners approved several applications from local businesses at the regular meeting, they also heard from a distressed parent concerning the parking and traffic problems near the Velva High School.

Posted 10/13/09 (Tue) read more »

City meets with health department

City officials had an early start on Tuesday morning conducting several meetings before work, all pertaining to the Main Street project. The city commissioners and the city engineer met with Gary Berreth of the N.D. Department of Health, and Cory Schmaltz, manager of Farmers Union Oil in Velva.

Posted 10/06/09 (Tue) read more »

Former Aggie named to Clemson HOF

Rob Bodine is a native of Velva and played football for the Aggies his senior year of high school. He was inducted into the Clemson Tigers Hall of Fame last month, joining such alumni as Super Bowl winning players William “Refrigerator” Perry, Chicago, and Jim Stuckey, San Francisco. Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The following article is from the university.

Posted 9/29/09 (Tue) read more »

Underground work picking up

With a new company on site to handle the remaining underground work, Keller Paving says Velva’s Main Street project is already moving faster. Gibb and Sons, Fargo, is now the only subcontractor working on the project’s water and sewer lines, according to Dustin Keller of Keller Paving.

Posted 9/29/09 (Tue) read more »