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Velva librarian wins prestigious award

"I was astounded," said Velva Librarian Iris Swedlund. "I didn't even know I was nominated!" Those words came following the announcement that Swedlund had been named the North Dakota School Librarian of the Year last month at the North Dakota Education Association convention.

Posted 11/18/08 (Tue) read more »

Storm makes it tough on the farm

While people in town waited for snowplows to clear street, rural people often had to dig themselves out following the snowstorm on November 6. In addition, some farmers still have crops standing in the field while area ranchers still had cattle grazing in the pasture.

Posted 11/18/08 (Tue) read more »

City commission meets

The Velva City Commission discussed a number of issues at its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 10, including snow removal following last week's blizzard.

Posted 11/11/08 (Tue) read more »

Got snow?

A little spattering of rain on Wednesday night and Thursday morning morphed into a full blown, old style blizzard by early Thursday, dumping upwards of two feet of snow on many parts of North Dakota, including Velva and the surrounding area.

Posted 11/11/08 (Tue) read more »

Blood drive slated for Velva

United Blood Services is teaming with the Souris Valley Care Center and sponsoring a blood drive being held from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, at the Oak Valley Lutheran Church.

Posted 11/04/08 (Tue) read more »

Local folks attend marketing meeting

The North Prairie Farmers Market members attended the Minot "Going Local North Dakota" meeting on Oct. 14, sponsored by the N.D. Department of Agriculture.

Posted 10/28/08 (Tue) read more »

Measuring up the ballot

The presidential election has occupied much voter attention, but here in North Dakota, voters will also elect state and local officials and vote on four measures.

Posted 10/28/08 (Tue) read more »

Local co-ops look back ... and ahead

As local cooperatives observe National Co-op Month in October, they do so under the theme "Stronger Together." No where is that more evident than in rural communities where many would be without basic services were it not for the cooperatives that stepped in to fill those needs.

Posted 10/21/08 (Tue) read more »

This is as serious as it gets

N.D. Sen. Kent Conrad has been traveling the state for a series of roundtable discussions, focused on the recent economic collapse on Wall Street and the resulting $700 billion rescue package. The Senator was in Velva Wednesday, Oct. 15, to meet with community leaders and answer questions.

Posted 10/21/08 (Tue) read more »

Everyday people helping out

We hear about it all the time: disasters that decimate communities, both large and small. From tornados to hurricanes and blizzards to fires, catastrophic events can tear a town apart. But in conjunction with those heart-breaking news reports come moments of comfort as neighbors help neighbors and volunteers rush to the aid of those in need. In rural areas, emergency medical and rescue services are largely provided by volunteer crews. But as Lexi Leingang of the Velva Ambulance Service notes, what happens if they can't get to you?

Posted 10/14/08 (Tue) read more »