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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 »

Enough already!

Since the first snowstorm of the season on Nov. 6, winter has been relentless across North Dakota. That first storm dumped upwards of two feet of snow on the region, and snowfall since has broken local and state records.

Posted 1/13/09 (Tue) read more »

Velva food drive

A Velva FCCLA STAR Event group is "Freezin' for a Reason" as they sponsor a food drive for the Velva food pantry on Sunday, January 18, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Posted 1/13/09 (Tue) read more »

Light Up Velva winners

The Velva Association of Commerce has announced the winners of the Light Up Velva contest, held every December.

Posted 1/06/09 (Tue) read more »

A look back at 2008

It is customary at the beginning of a new year to take note of the past 12 months. So here's a look at the local headlines from 2008.

Posted 1/06/09 (Tue) read more »

Local kids win MP3 players

Paige Sager, Velva, and Sean Prellwitz, Towner, promised to wear their seat belts in the back seat and became the proud owners of a "Buckle Up In the Back Seat" MP3 player as part of this year's 2008 Child Passenger Safety Month activities.

Posted 12/29/08 (Mon) read more »

It just keeps coming

North Dakotans celebated their whitest Christmas in a long time last week, and it appears the snow isn't going away any time soon. The white stuff has continued to fall on almost a daily basis, and just last Sunday night, another three inches fell, and was then whipped around by the wind, blocking country roads.

Posted 12/29/08 (Mon) read more »

Cold weather hazard

The recent extended cold snap is cause for concern - even to those who remain in their homes and don't venture outdoors. Even if people feel warm, cozy and safe, they may not be.

Posted 12/22/08 (Mon) read more »