Friday, December 15, 2017

The new year is here - hang on for the ride! Quiet celebrations in our small village - for which the fire and rescue members thank you very much.

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No severe drought areas in the state as of January 24th - this is good news, as long as the trend continues. The affected areas are still the northern and southern panhandle, the southwest and mid and south central Nebraska. From the table, a year ago, there were no low moisture areas in the state. But the reduced rain in July and August of 2016 started the dryness over the fall and winter. Click on the image for the rest of the U.S. Note that southern California is much better off moisture wise, except for the mudslides that came with the heavy rainfall.

 

Double digit daylight hours, now if it was only warm.

 

Day Sunrise Sunset   Sun hours Spring countdown
Wed, Feb 01 07:36 AM 05:43 PM CST 10:07 47
Thu, Feb 02 07:35 AM 05:45 PM CST 10:10 46
Fri, Feb 03 07:33 AM 05:46 PM CST 10:13 45
Sat, Feb 04 07:32 AM 05:47 PM CST 10:15 44
Sun, Feb 05 07:31 AM 05:48 PM CST 10:17 43
Mon, Feb 06 07:30 AM 05:50 PM CST 10:20 42
Tue, Feb 07 07:29 AM 05:51 PM CST 10:22 41

 

First quarter, Friday, February 3rd at 10:19 PM

Click on the moon image for what it looks like now

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All sun and moon data from the US Naval Observatory 

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"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce." - Karl Marx

"The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice." - Mark Twain

 

Feb 1st, 2003 - NASA's space shuttle Columbia exploded while re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. All seven astronauts on board were killed.

Click HERE for the CBS account

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Crew profiles from NASA

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Feb 2nd, 1887 - The beginning of Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, PA.

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Feb 3rd, 2009 - Eric Holder was sworn in as attorney general. He was the first African-American to hold the post.

Communities of color don't understand what it means to be a police officer, the fear that police officers have in just being on the streets.” – Eric Holder

  

Feb 4th, 1999 - Amadou Diallo, an unarmed West African immigrant, was shot and killed in front of his Bronx home by four plainclothes New York City police officers. The officers had been conducting a nighttime search for a rape suspect.

"Mom, I'm going to college." - Amadou Diallo

 

Feb 5th, 1952 - In New York City, four signs were installed at 44th Street and Broadway in Times Square that told pedestrians "don't walk."

New York pedestrians started ignoring them the next day.

 

Feb 6th, 1952 - Britain's King George VI died. His daughter, Elizabeth II, succeeded him.

"The highest of distinctions is service to others." - King George VI

 

Feb 7th, 2000 -  The California legislature declared that February 13 would be "Charels M. Schulz Day."

"I love mankind; it's people I can't stand." - Charles M. Schulz

"Happiness is a warm puppy." - Lucy

 

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Thanks to Drew Sheneman

 

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Thanks to Cass County Tourism for their partial support.

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