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New name for Velva ballpark

It was a short but productive meeting for the Velva City Commission on Monday night, as they voted to change the name of the local baseball field and forward on handicapped parking for the Star City Senior Center.

Posted 2/24/15 (Tue) read more »

Velva commissioner resigns

Monday night’s meeting of the Velva City Commission was called to order one member short on Monday night, and it appears it will be that way for a while.

Posted 1/27/15 (Tue) read more »

Bloom in Color puts down roots

In August of 2013, Velva native Elizabeth Redding took a chance on a dream and started her mobile floral business, Bloom in Color. Now, she has taken that endeavor one step further as she moves from her refrigerated trailer to a brick-and-mortar business.

Posted 1/21/15 (Wed) read more »

City still tangling with law enforcement contract

Following the policing discussions at their December 9th meeting, the Velva City Commissioners played host to McHenry County Commissioner Harry Bergstad and Sheriff-elect Trey Skager at their Dec. 22nd meeting.

Posted 1/06/15 (Tue) read more »

A very happy new year for SVCC

The St. Joesph's Community Foundation has brought SVCC one step closer to a new generator with a $35,000 check.

Posted 12/29/14 (Mon) read more »

A growing business

What began as an attempt to grow an existing business has turned into an opportunity for other entrepreneurs.

Posted 12/02/14 (Tue) read more »

Winter Whimsy covers two weekends

This year marks the second year of Velva’s Winter Whimsy celebration, and the event has expanded to encompass the former Santa Daze.

Posted 11/20/14 (Thu) read more »

Water billing is hot topic

From overdue sewer and water bills to clarifying current water billings, the Velva City Commission spent much of last Monday’s meeting dealing with utility billing issues.

Posted 10/28/14 (Tue) read more »

Artist in residence

A little over one year ago, local photographer Lacey Holman opened her studio, LJC Photography, in Velva. The enterprise has been a successful one, but it seems Holman felt the tug to do something more.

Posted 10/07/14 (Tue) read more »

School announces levy increase

Last year, a public hearing at the Velva Public School invited district taxpayers to come and voice their concerns over a 22.54 percent tax “increase.”

Posted 10/01/14 (Wed) read more »