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School board awards bids

After the bids for the Velva Public School addition came in higher than expected, the Velva School Board and architects from Anderson, Wade & Whitty met in an attempt to find ways to bring the figures down.

Posted 5/17/11 (Tue) read more »

Family escapes fire, home total loss

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare, and the stakes are even higher when you’re parents. That nightmare became reality for Rob and Danya (Krumwiede) Brown last week as a house fire destroyed their Velva home. But the most important things were saved: the couple and their two-year-old twin sons, Aiden and Caleb.

Posted 4/26/11 (Tue) read more »

Where are your kids?

Where are your kids? Do you know? If you’re a parent who’s aware of the after school program in Velva, you do! If not, maybe it’s something you should look into.

Posted 3/08/11 (Tue) read more »

Levee discussions continue

Following a conference call that included Nancy Steinberger of FEMA, Velva city commissioners, city engineers and representatives from the Corps of Engineers, the city commissioners still had questions concerning levee certification.

Posted 3/01/11 (Tue) read more »

City commission deals with levees, police

Two perpetual issues once again surfaced at last Monday’s Velva City Commission meeting: the policing contract with the county and levee certification.

Posted 2/15/11 (Tue) read more »

Special music and survival story

Dave Anderson and Kelly Patton (originally of Stanley and Velva) will perform in concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23, at Oak Valley Lutheran Church, Velva. A soup and sandwich supper will be available at 5 p.m. (Kelly is the daughter of former Velva High School music instructor, Gordon Patton.) Their music is a blend of contemporary, gospel and traditional Christian songs, often including children’s songs. During the concert, Dave shares his personal experiences and what has become known around the world as “The Rescue Story.”

Posted 1/18/11 (Tue) read more »

Velva City Commission meets

The Velva City Commission tackled a couple of issues at its meeting Monday night, ranging from fire department needs to junk automobiles. Velva Fire Chief Mike Heisler was on hand to request financial assistance from the commission. The department has been awarded a grant for new turn-out gear, but must come up with matching funds of $8,500 to claim it. After some discussion, the commission approved $3,000 towards the effort.

Posted 11/09/10 (Tue) read more »

Pretty in Pink

Residents of the Souris Valley Care Center and Valley View Manor got into the Pink Spirit earlier this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. SVCC’s Stop Along the Road (STAR) committee organized Pink Week from October 11-15.

Posted 10/28/10 (Thu) read more »

City commission meets in special session

The Velva City Commission met in a brief special session on Monday night, Oct. 25. The handful of issues at hand included parking problems for the Velva Housing Authority, the possibility of an ice skating rink on Main Street, the demolition permit for the school and the annexation reading.

Posted 10/28/10 (Thu) read more »

City working on parking ordinances

Local noise ordinances weren’t the only city regulations addressed at last week’s city commission meeting. Police commissioner JD Larson has been investigating and rewriting the Velva’s parking ordinance, which had it’s first reading at last week’s meeting. Larson explained that the reasons for the revisions are the current and the coming population influx related to energy and construction development. One change is taking the street parking time from 72 hours down to 24 hours.

Posted 10/19/10 (Tue) read more »