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Main Street project update

At Tuesday morning’s meeting, contractors with the Velva Main Street project anticpated moving to the west lane sometime around Labor Day.

Posted 8/18/09 (Tue) read more »

Senator hosts town hall meeting in Velva

U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad was in Velva last Saturday, Aug. 15, to visit with local constituents and listen to their concerns. The hot topic was, as it is across the nation, healthcare reform. While some town hall meetings have erupted into chaos due to noisy protests, the group at Velva’s Valley View Manor was orderly and attentive.

Posted 8/18/09 (Tue) read more »

City commission to enforce ordinance

Last Monday’s meeting of the Velva City Commission opened with a bit of contention concerning the city’s junk vehicle ordinance.

Posted 8/11/09 (Tue) read more »

Paving onward

The progress may seem slow, but contractors are moving along the Main Street project as quickly as possible, looking to make their October 17th deadline.

Posted 8/04/09 (Tue) read more »

Still behind, but working hard

Looking ahead to the scheduled completion date for the Main Street project, contractors admit they’re still behind schedule, but continue to push hard. According to Justin Thurn of Keller Paving, the traffic signals will move to the north side of the bridge on North Main around August 17. That means anyone entering town from the north will have to obey the traffic lights.

Posted 7/28/09 (Tue) read more »

Sharp shooter takes aim

Xtreme sports shooter Patrick Flanigan put on a quite a show in Velva last week, despite high winds. His exhibition shooting was enjoyed by a couple hundred people, on hand for SunPrairie Grain’s customer appreciation dinner at the Velva rodeo grounds last Wednesday, July 15.

Posted 7/21/09 (Tue) read more »

Don't walk on the oil!

With any luck, the signal lights will be moved and First Avenue reopened by this weekend, Monday at the latest. The move was announced at Tuesday’s public meeting with contractors. While the Main Street project is running about two weeks behind the original schedule, contractors say they’re gaining a couple days a week, and hope to be back on schedule soon.

Posted 7/21/09 (Tue) read more »

Why shop Velva?

As local businesses continue to struggle with customer loss due to the Main Street construction project, they aren’t just sitting around complaining. At a meeting last Wednesday, July 15, business owners, operators and employees gathered at the Star City Golf Course clubhouse to brainstorm and share ideas for promoting sagging Main Street businesses.

Posted 7/21/09 (Tue) read more »

Work continues, funding discussed

Work continues on Velva’s Main Street project, and at Tuesday morning’s meeting, contractors anticipated steady progress, barring inclimate weather.

Posted 7/14/09 (Tue) read more »

Rain won't delay street work

At Tuesday morning’s meeting, contractors said that morning’s rain wouldn’t impede progress much. “It won’t delay us past today,” said Dustin Keller of Keller Paving. “It will just make everything muddier.”

Posted 7/07/09 (Tue) read more »