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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 »

Time's "running" out!

The deadline to register for the inaugural Star City 5K is here! Pre-registrations are due on or before June 10 in order for runners and walkers to be guarantees a race tee shirt and other promotional items.

Posted 6/08/10 (Tue) read more »

An emotional return to #1

In a tournament filled with narrow one-run games and rain delays, the Velva-Drake Aggies not only ended Minot Ryan’s stranglehold on the state title, they did it in spectacular fashion. The Aggies took on the reigning state champs last Saturday night, and whipped the Lions 13-3 to claim the Class B High School championship for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century.

Posted 6/08/10 (Tue) read more »

V.H.S. commencement

Velva High School graduated 39 seniors last Sunday, marking the school 99th commencement. Ali Podoll was valdictorian and Whitney Boehm, Michael Wiest and Zachary Neibuhr shared salutatorian honors.

Posted 6/03/10 (Thu) read more »

It's really, really close … really!

At Tuesday’s street project meeting, all indications were the end is in sight. Dustin Keller of Keller Paving said his crews were raising manholes Tuesday and Wednesday, and then planned to begin laying the final lift of asphalt on Thursday. If the good weather holds, the paving will be complete by this weekend.

Posted 6/03/10 (Thu) read more »

Duct taped, dyed, shaved and pied

Students and staff at Velva Public School celebrate the arrival of spring with a barbecue and what amounted to a teacher “torture” session, albeit of the light-hearted variety.

Posted 5/25/10 (Tue) read more »

Paving to begin next week

According to Dustin Keller of Keller Paving, the final lift of asphalt on Main Street should be going down by next Wednesday, June 2. He said his crews would not be raising the manholes until the beginning of next week, since they didn’t want to leave them that way over the holiday weekend.

Posted 5/25/10 (Tue) read more »