Good News - The Alvo United Methodist Church would like to welcome Rev. Michael Burgess as our new minister. Rev. Michael also serves the Elmwood United Methodist Church. We would invite you to come join us for Sunday worship at 9:00.
BAD NEWS - Loose dogs attacked dogs who were on their owners' property and have been aggressive toward humans numerous times recently. Having your dog, licensed or unlicensed, unrestrained off your property is a violation of Village ordinance. These dogs may be impounded and if determined to be vicious, euthanized. For those who are concerned, help identify the loose animals be getting pictures with date and time. Even if you don't live in the village, when you bring your dog into town, you are subject to the same ordinance as residents. Dog licensing ordinance update will be discussed at the July board meeting.
NOTICE OF MEETING
VILLAGE OF ALVO
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the Chairperson and Village Board of the Village of Alvo, Nebraska will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7th, at 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE which meeting is open to the public. An agenda for said meeting, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the office of the Village Clerk at City Hall. Except for items of an emergency nature, the agenda shall not be enlarged later than twenty-four hours prior to the scheduled commencement of the meeting.
Village contact information:
Village of Alvo135 Main Street
Phone: 402-781-9201 - Leave a message
Click on MAP for the NDOT detour map.
N-63 Alvo North Project is Progressing
NOTICE - Monday, May 14th, grinding started on NE 63 from Bluff to 1/2 mile north of Mill. So the entire six miles of the highway will be really closed.
The construction starts at the north edge of Alvo and continues north to Bluff Road, then from Bluff north to Church Road. The proposed work schedule is 10 hour days, 6 days a week. Access to the Alvo Cemetery will be provided as needed for maintenance and funerals. Copies of the construction schedule are available at the Village Office along with business cards for Casey Wisness, project manager. His phone number is 712-898-1787.
Nebraska Department of Transportation Detour Map
According to the map, the intersection of 63 and Church Road will be closed - but actually, Church and NE 63 intersection is open.
The second phase began Monday, March 19th, 2018. During this phase, N-63 will be closed to traffic from Reference Post 4+20 to Reference Post 9+68. A detour will be marked for through traffic for this phase. During the construction, a temporary access road will be provided for the Alvo Cemetery.
Knife River Construction is the primary contractor and Casey Wisness is the project manager. His phone number is 712-898-1787.
The project is anticipated to be completed by November 2018.
The Department’s project manager for this project is Jesse De Los Santos of Lincoln. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously through construction work zones.
This notice is directed toward those who flushed their shop towels, baby wipes and other non-degradable items down their toilets - the Village replaced two pumps at the sewage lagoon to the tune of $10,000 for the pumps and $6,000 for installation.
Rural Fire Board meeting dates are normally scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month for 2018. Next meeting is Monday, July 16th at 7:00 at the Alvo Fire and Rescue Station, 135 Main Street, Alvo.
The great news is the same as last week - 90 counties are at normal moisture level. Two are normal to abnormally dry to moderate drought and one is abnormally dry to moderate drought. Cass County has normal moisture level.
Nationally, only 11 states - Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin have normal moisture levels. Things are better in the Northeast and Midwest. Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska are drying out. That is why the wildfires are killing people and animals and destroying plants and buildings throughout the much of the south, southwest and northwest US.
Click on the map for the Drought Monitor web site
Click on last week's map to submit a drought impact statement.
First quarter, Thursday, July 19th at 02:52 PM CDT
Click on this animated moon for what it looks like now.
Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.
July 18th, 1947 - U.S. President Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act, which placed the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro Tempore next in the line of succession after the vice president.
Click on the image for the Infoplease explanation
“During that time,” observed the Allentown Morning Call, “confusion reigned concerning the division of authority between Nixon and presidential assistant Sherman Adams.” - story about power when Eisenhower suffered a heart attack, stroke and abdominal surgery.
July 12th, 1974 - The House Judiciary Committee recommended that U.S. President Richard Nixon should stand trial in the Senate for any of the five impeachment charges against him.
Click on the image for the Watergate site
"You know, I always wondered about that taping equipment but I'm damn glad we have it, aren't you?" - Richard Nixon, to Haldeman
July 20th, 1969 - Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon.
“Neil Armstrong: "Isn’t that something! Magnificent sight out here."
Buzz Aldrin: "Magnificent desolation."
Jul 21st, 2011 - In Florida, Space Shuttle Atlantis landed successfully at Kennedy Space Center after completing STS-135. It was the final flight of NASA's space shuttle program.
Click on the photo for the NASA story
"On the shuttle mission it's very short it feels like you're a tourist... but when you're on the space station you feel like you've moved to space because you establish a lifestyle there." - Sandra Magnus, astronaut
July 22nd, 2003 - In northern Iraq, Saddam Hussein's sons Odai (or Oday) and Qusai (or Qusay) died after a gunfight with U.S. forces..
Click on the photo for The Telegraph account
“I just didn't believe Bush.” - Saddam Hussein
July 23rd, 1972 - The U.S. launched Landsat 1 (ERTS-1). It was the first Earth-resources satellite.
Click on the picture for the USGS history
“Landsat represents a public good, Earth-observation infrastructure that allows everyone to study their respective land resources and their change over time.” - Matt Hansen
July 24th, 1847 - Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah.
Click on the photo for the NET history
"If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters." - Brigham Young
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)