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Sevareid fans, friends and family in Velva

Velva librarian Iris Swedlund squealed with delight as a charter bus pulled up outside the Velva School and Public Library last Sunday morning. “They’re here, they’re here,” she giggled. “Let’s go outside.” The people climbing off the bus were participants in a symposium called “Not So Wild a Dream: The Legacy of Eric Sevareid,” and their visit to Sevareid’s hometown of Velva was the conclusion of the four-day event.

Posted 10/05/10 (Tue) read more »

SVCC patio complete

Residents of the Souris Valley Care Center are enjoying a new back patio this fall. According to SVCC Resource Development Director, Emily Tescher-Johnston, funds raised at the 2010 SVCC Golf Tournament were dedicated to new patios at the Care Center.

Posted 9/28/10 (Tue) read more »

Velva potential site for feed plant

Representatives of the Central Dakota Feeds Initiative (CDFI) were in Velva last Tuesday to investigate the possibility of establishing a superfeeds plant/mill in Velva.

Posted 9/28/10 (Tue) read more »

New credit union on its way

Since June, Velva residents have eyed the large hole at the corner of Second Ave. and Main Street, waiting to see what was going on. The wait is nearly over. According to Darrell Roos, President of Northern Tier Federal Credit Union, the lot will shortly be the new home of NTFCU’s Velva branch.

Posted 8/31/10 (Tue) read more »

Velva to be part of Sevareid symposium

Dan Rather and Bob Schieffer will headline the Eric Sevareid Symposium scheduled for Bismarck at the end of September, and the city of Velva also plays a role in the celebration of its native son.

Posted 8/24/10 (Tue) read more »

Farmers are getting after it

This year’s harvest is in full swing, and the season is proving to be a mixed bag for the county’s ag producers. Winter wheat, spring wheat and canola crops are all coming in good quality and weight, but getting the crops combined is presenting a challenge.

Posted 8/24/10 (Tue) read more »

Velva school seeking construction bond

After meeting with the architects and much discussion, the Velva School Board has approved the initial resolution on General Obligation School Building Bonds of $4.4 million. A special election is scheduled for September 14 to give local voters the opportunity to vote on the bond issue.

Posted 7/27/10 (Tue) read more »

In memory of a special man

For 25 years, Velva native son Robbie Wills served his country as part of the U.S. Navy, much of that time aboard nuclear ships and submarines on covert missions. But in the end, it wasn’t a dangerous military encounter that took his life, but a tragic case of the being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Posted 7/20/10 (Tue) read more »

If it's feast or famine, farmers are stuffed

The torrential rains and high winds that rolled through the area last week put an end to any late seeding plans in McHenry County. An estimated two to four inches of rain fell in just a couple hours on Thursday afternoon, causing washed out roads and flash flooding across the region. High winds uprooted trees, downed power lines and raised havoc with buildings as the storm tore across the state.

Posted 6/22/10 (Tue) read more »

Commission refuses permit

The Velva city commission met in regular session on Monday night, and once again tackled the gaming site permit at the Lariat Club. Lariat owners Eric and Shannon Dove were once again on hand, as a representative of the Minot Hockey Boosters, who would like to make the local club one of their gaming sites. Representatives of the Velva American Legion were also in attendance, as the Legion currently has the gaming site at the Lariat.

Posted 6/17/10 (Thu) read more »