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A flood of concern

Representatives of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were on hand in Velva last Thursday, Feb. 24, to explain the project to update flood hazard maps and provide accreditation for levees.

Posted 3/03/09 (Tue) read more »

Author to appear in Velva

North Dakota native Deb Marquart will be facilitating a book discussion featuring her memoir about life in North Dakota. "The Horizontal World: Growing up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere" will be discussed at the Velva School and Public Library on Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m.

Posted 2/24/09 (Tue) read more »

Local legislators host forum

District 7 legislators, Senator Ryan Taylor and Representatives Arlo Schmidt and Jon Nelson addressed a number of issues at the legislative forum in Velva last Saturday morning.

Posted 2/24/09 (Tue) read more »

Legislative forum

A legislative forum featuring District 7 legislators Sen. Ryan Taylor, Rep. Jon Nelson and Rep. Arlo Schmidt is set for this Saturday,

Posted 2/17/09 (Tue) read more »

Another winter to remember

Even though this winter has brought an abundance - or overabundance -- of snow and frigid temperatures, it isn't the only winter of note. Two area residents recently shared memories of the 1948-49 winter season.

Posted 2/17/09 (Tue) read more »

A penny saved

The recent quest of the Velva Food Pantry to obtain an upright freezer did not go unnoticed, and as a result, the new appliance is on its way. A group of Velva high school students turned the food pantry's need into a project, and raised enough money to make the purchase. With pennies.

Posted 2/03/09 (Tue) read more »

Snow emergency declared

According to McHenry County Sheriff Marv Sola, Gov. John Hoeven's recent executive order issuing an emergency declaration should help local communities and the county with spiraling snow removal costs.

Posted 1/27/09 (Tue) read more »

The engines that couldn't!

In testament to the never-ending battle with passage through this winter's snow, seven Soo Line engines were stuck near Butte last week. Railroad employees and equipment, along with local help such as Ralph Volson of Drake, worked on digging out the tracks.

Posted 1/27/09 (Tue) read more »

Winter goes on and on

As winter rages on, McHenry County Extension Agent Raquel Dugan Dibble has some timely advice for cattlemen and offered some tips to keep cattle healthy and safe.

Posted 1/20/09 (Tue) read more »

Food pantry plea

The Velva Food Pantry is once again appealing for assistance.

Posted 1/20/09 (Tue) read more »