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Lady in Red is dancing away

After 44 years, Velva teacher and librarian Iris Swedlund is retiring.

Posted 5/21/13 (Tue) read more »

Velva volunteers respond

Two vehicle accident near Clean Harbors dump site.

Posted 5/14/13 (Tue) read more »

CANDISC returning to Velva

Bike tour to spend first night in Velva

Posted 4/30/13 (Tue) read more »

Mayor resigns, development possible

Mayor Ken Fox abruptly resigns at Monday night's commission meeting.

Posted 4/23/13 (Tue) read more »

Cold compromising cattle

Calving this “spring” has been challenging for local cattle producers, to say the least. Last year at this time, livestock was grazing on fresh grass and farmers were busy putting their crops in the ground.

Posted 4/17/13 (Wed) read more »

Twisted, tasty, toasty treats

Dot's Homestyle Pretzels being made in Velva.

Posted 5/08/12 (Tue) read more »

County disputes reported deputy salary

Last week, discussion at the Velva City Commission meeting included the city’s contract with McHenry County for law enforcement.

Posted 4/17/12 (Tue) read more »

Local volunteer services tested

Although McHenry County may lay on the fringes of the oil impacted area of the state, there is no doubt the ramifications of the oil boom is reverberating through our area.

Posted 4/17/12 (Tue) read more »

Farmers Union ready to break ground on new C-Store

After several years of planning, Farmers Union Oil in Velva is ready to break ground on its new C-Store.

Posted 3/20/12 (Tue) read more »

Suspects arrested after chase, names released

With the arrest of two Willow City brothers on January 27, it is hoped that the rash of burglaries in the region has been ended.

Posted 2/07/12 (Tue) read more »