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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 »

Velva city budget finalized

The Velva City Commission approved its 2009 budget at a meeting last week, and conducted several other items of business at its regular meeting this past Monday night. In the budget, the city had a only a small increase in the total levy, taking it from $147,208 in 2008 to $147,828 in 2009.

Posted 10/14/08 (Tue) read more »

Velva mayor elected NDLC president

Cindy Shattuck, mayor of Velva, was elected president at the North Dakota League of Cities annual business meeting in Fargo. Shattuck will serve as the 77th president of the North Dakota League of Cities.

Posted 10/07/08 (Tue) read more »

Trails construction delayed

Just a few short months ago, it appeared like a trail system was in place for use by Velva residents. In fact, plans were to have Phase 1 of a four-phase construction project completed this summer. But, even the best of plans sometimes take longer than first envisioned.

Posted 10/07/08 (Tue) read more »

Arbor Day celebration

Velva students in grades kindergarten through sixth gathered in the Velva City Park on the afternoon of the Sept. 30th to observe Arbor Day.

Posted 9/30/08 (Tue) read more »