Tuesday, December 11, 2018

alvo news, march 22nd, 2017


84 degrees on Sunday - 43 on Tuesday - welcome to Spring!

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Thanks to Karen for the Nebraska State flag - it will fly until March 1st, 2018 to celebrate Nebraska 150.


Wonder what the piles of wood chips are for next to the water tower? They are for you if you need mulch for your trees, gardening or landscaping. They are from the trees being removed along Highway 63 as part of the Alvo North reconstruction project. Thank the Nebraska Department of Roads for donating them to the people in Alvo. 


 Keep Cass County Beautiful has a new website - http://www.KeepCassCountyBeautiful.com


Let's be careful out there - it's fertilizer, tillage and planting season.


March is also the time when farm equipment is going to be on the roads and highways.

Basic Rules about farm equipment versus cars and pickups:

1. They're a lot heavier than your Prius.

2. They travel much slower than your Dodge Ram with the chip.

3. The tractor and the equipment are much wider than your Cadillac.

4. Field entrances aren't marked.

5. And most important - if you hit farm equipment, you'll lose.

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Anyone thinking of being a vendor in a farmers market? Specifically, the Eagle Farmers Market. I will be having a meeting soon of those interested. Contact Trish Eaton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


No changes in a week - at least the dryout isn't getting worse. Click on the map for the whole country.

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New moon on March 27, 2017 at 09:57 PM (local daylight time)


Click on this animated moon for what the moon looks like now.

Data is from the US Naval Observatory.


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



  Thanks Dan Piraro - this one's from March 31st, 1993

"No, I’m not walking on string-cheese stilts. These are just my first bare legs of the season." - Una LaMarche


Mar 22nd, 1997 - Tara Lipinski, at 14 years and 10 months, became the youngest women's world figure skating champion.

"The sound of blades on the ice in the morning is like smelling fresh coffee." - Tara Lipinski


Mar 23rd, 1972 - Evel Knievel broke 93 bones after successfully jumping 35 cars.

"Anybody can jump a motorcycle. The trouble begins when you try to land it." - Evel Knievel

"That's just under 2.7 bones per car." - Kawika


Mar 24th, 1989 - The Exxon Valdez spilled 257,000 barrels (10,794,000 gallons) of crude oil in Alaska's Prince William Sound after it ran aground.

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"The earth is not dying, it is being killed. And the people who are killing it have names and addresses." - Utah Phillips

1998 - In Jonesboro, AR, two young boys open fire at students from woods near a school. Four students and a teacher were killed and 10 others were injured. The two boys were 11 and 13 years old cousins.


Click on the picture to find out what happened when they got out of juvenile detention. 

"If you have to get a license to drive a car, why don't you have to get a license to buy a firearm?" - Ray K 


Mar 25th, 1931 - The Scottsboro Boys were arrested in Alabama.

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"They were convicted over and over because they were black - and for no other reason." - Kawika


Mar 26th, 1982 - Ground breaking ceremonies were held in Washington, DC, for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

"I don't know what it is. You have to touch it. There's something about touching it." – Kenneth Young, a Vietnam veteran


Mar 27th, 1794 - The U.S. Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Navy.


Click on the image for the USN site.


Mar 28th, 1898 - The Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the US to Chinese immigrants was a citizen. This meant that they could not be deported under the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Click HERE for the FindLaw citizen site.



Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)


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