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Flood waters abate

The Souris River abated this past week, leaving Velva residents with a sigh of relief and some extra sandbags. Sandbags were put to good use at the Marty and Jennifer Hildre farm, just west of Velva. The Hildres and numerous volunteers “moved in” their personal dike to encompass just their house as water overtook their farmstead.

Posted 4/21/09 (Tue) read more »

Time to pay the piper

The Velva City Commission met in a special session last Thursday night, April 2, to discuss financing options for the upcoming Main Street project.

Posted 4/07/09 (Tue) read more »

The raging wrath of winter

Across the state, Mother Nature is wrecking havoc, dumping rain and snow on already overflowing rivers and creeks, and blasting the McHenry County area with a late winter snowstorm.

Posted 3/31/09 (Tue) read more »

A hair razoring experience

"This is just such a wonderful thing they're doing," said Ollie Glasoe as the tv cameras whirred and photos were snapped. "The community of Velva has always been so supportive of Verendrye." Glasoe, former Verendrye Electric Business Manager, is currently battling cancer. In her honor, thirteen VEC employees, and one volunteer from Farmers Union Oil of Velva, stepped forward to "Brave the Shave" last Thursday.

Posted 3/24/09 (Tue) read more »

New web feature

The McHenry County Jobs Development website will now offer McHenry County employers an opportunity to list their available employment and job opportunities.

Posted 3/17/09 (Tue) read more »

Warmer weather welcome, but brings problems

While the recent warm weather and resulting snow melt are a welcome relief from frigid temperatures and snow-blocked roads, the change in weather brings its own set of challenges, especially for local cattle producers.

Posted 3/17/09 (Tue) read more »

Arrests made in theft of $30k of grain

Using a "borrowed" grain truck, two local men and one juvenile were allegedly hauling and selling stolen seed wheat last week, after which they were arrested by McHenry County authorities on March 5.

Posted 3/10/09 (Tue) read more »

Investigation continues into Upham deaths

The investigation into the deaths of two Upham residents is still underway by the McHenry County Sheriff's Department.

Posted 3/10/09 (Tue) read more »

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 »