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Selling Velva

Business and community leaders gathered at the local steakhouse in Velva on Monday, responding to a request from McHenry County JDA Director Maria Effertz Hanson.

Posted 2/16/10 (Tue) read more »

Commission meets with businesses

Velva city commissioners met with several local businessmen Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, concerning the annexation of their properties into city limits. Last fall, the city proposed annexing any property within the levee system that was not already part of the city proper. The move would pull in Verendrye Electric Cooperative and also lay claim to the site of the proposed new Farmers Union Oil complex on the north side of Highway 52.

Posted 2/02/10 (Tue) read more »

Economics professor addresses annual meeting

The joint annual meeting of the Velva Community Development Corporation, Velva Rental Housing and Souris Valley Care Center was held Monday night at Valley View Manor in Velva. The meeting opened with a presentation on the “state of the state” from Dr. David Flynn, Associate Professor of Economics and director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at UND.

Posted 2/02/10 (Tue) read more »

Making marketing cents

The McHenry County JDA will be hosting a free small business marketing seminar on January 27 at 6:00 pm at the Quilted Bean, Main Street, Velva. The presentation will be accompanied by a free soup and bread supper.

Posted 1/19/10 (Tue) read more »

Pay it forward

After Souris Valley Care Center employee Roxanne Selzler won diamond earrings in a holiday contest sponsored by Lien’s Jewelry in Minot, the staff at the Velva care center were pretty happy. After all, they had nominated Selzler for the “Pay It Forward” contest, and were pleased to see their fellow employee receive such richly deserved recognition. But things got even better when the Minot jewelers contacted the care center and informed them they had also won the drawing for the Howard Miller grandfather clock.

Posted 1/19/10 (Tue) read more »

The reason for the season

As the nativity scene glowed outside Velva’s Oak Valley Lutheran Church last Sunday night, inside the rafters were shaking as a holiday concert played to a full house.

Posted 12/21/09 (Mon) read more »

City commission talks streets, sidewalks and snow

At last Monday’s Velva City Commission meeting, much of the discussion centered on just a few topics: city streets, sidewalks, and anticipated snow removal.

Posted 12/15/09 (Tue) read more »

Ring in the holidays in Velva

As the first real snowfall of the winter arrived earlier this week, it accompanied the official start of this year’s holiday season. With that, it is once again time for Velva’s annual Santa Daze celebration, set this year for Dec. 11-12.

Posted 12/01/09 (Tue) read more »

What a difference a year makes!

When Thanksgiving arrived in 2008, it did so on the heels of blizzards, ice and high winds. The first snowstorm of the season hit the area weeks earlier, and as municipalities and individuals tried to dig out, it just kept coming … and coming.

Posted 11/24/09 (Tue) read more »

Contractors moving out

By the time you read this issue of the Voice, the remainder of the permanent signage should be up and Keller Paving should have finished up their prewinter work and left town. At Tuesday morning’s contractor meeting – the last one of the year – Justin Thurn said Keller’s punch list is short, and they should have things finished up and cleaned up by Wednesday, allowing them to pack up and move out.

Posted 11/17/09 (Tue) read more »