Friday, December 15, 2017

Why your water pressure was low during the day Sunday. The four inch main on the east side of Russell (NE 63) cracked and created an impressive artesian effect until Ryan, John and Rick fixed the cracked pipe. So thank these guys who gave up their Sunday afternoon so you could flush your toilets.

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No one ran into the fire truck or the guys working on the cracked main.

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The bottom of the hole is very wet and deep.

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Chief Rick directs traffic - or slows them down a bit.

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We charge for water service so we can pay for time and equipment to fix problems. So please pay your bills on time.

 

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We have gained a bit toward normal moisture levels - a little over 3.6% overall, with no severe drought areas in the state. The farmers and ranchers in the center and panhandle regions still need moisture - so rather than you ministers advocating for political candidates from the pulpit, how about advocating for more rain or snow?

 

Day Sunrise Sunset Zone Sun hours Spring countdown
Wed, Feb 08 07:28 AM 05:52 PM CST 10:24 40
Thu, Feb 09 07:27 AM 05:53 PM CST 10:26 39
Fri, Feb 10 07:26 AM 05:54 PM CST 10:28 38
Sat, Feb 11 07:24 AM 05:56 PM CST 10:32 37
Sun, Feb 12 07:23 AM 05:57 PM CST 10:34 36
Mon, Feb 13 07:22 AM 05:58 PM CST 10:36 35
Tue, Feb 14 07:21 AM 05:59 PM CST 10:38 34

Full moon will be February 10th at 6:33 PM here in Alvo.

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17moon128  As you think about planting your garden click on this animated moon for the Old Farmer's Almanac moon phase planting calendar for Nebraska.

 

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Feb 8th, 1952 - Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the British throne. Her father, George VI, had died on February 6.

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"I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast." - Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

 

Feb 9th, 1943 - During World War II, the battle of Guadalcanal ended with an American victory over Japanese forces.

 "If they can fight and die on Okinawa, Guadalcanal (and) in the South Pacific, they can play ball in America." - Happy Chandler

 

Feb 10th, 1962 - The Soviet Union exchanged American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for the Soviet spy Rudolph Ivanovich Abel being held by the US.

"I was a pilot flying an airplane and it just so happened that where I was flying made what I was doing spying." - Francis Gary Powers

 

Feb 11th, 2006 - In Texas, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a companion during a quail hunt.

""I'm surprised Dick Cheney loves to hunt so much. The five times the government tried to give him a gun, he got a deferment." - Jay Leno

 

Feb 12th, 1999 - President Clinton was acquitted by the Senate on two impeachment articles. The charges were perjury and obstruction of justice.

"There can be no shading of right and wrong. The complicated currents that have coursed through this impeachment process are many. But after stripping away the underbrush of legal technicalities and nuance, I find that the President abused his sacred power by lying and obstructing justice. How can parents instill values and morality in their children? How can educators teach our children? How can the rule of law for every American be applied equally if we have two standards of justice in America--one for the powerful and the other for the rest of us?" - Senator Chuck Hagel

 

Feb 13th, 2000 - Charles Schulz's last original Sunday Peanuts comic strip appeared in newspapers. Schulz had died the day before.

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"You're a good man, Charlie Brown." - Charles M Schulz

 

Feb 14th, 2005 - The video-sharing website YouTube was activated.

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This is happening in the Nebraska Legislature, too!

 

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