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IRS month is here!
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.
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.
Better - this reporting period showed significant improvement in both abnormally dry and moderate drought percentages - BUT a year ago we had no abnormally dry areas in the state. Southwest counties are still suffering moderate drought. There is hope for some rain, but for the last few years, rain has been spotty all over the state. Click on the map for the whole country.
Full moon Apriol 11th, 2017 at 01:08 AM (Central 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.
"If being gay is a choice, when did you decide to be straight?" - Unknown
Apr 5th, 1999 - In Laramie, WY, Russell Henderson pled guilty to kidnapping and felony murder in the death of Matthew Shepard.
Cick on the image for a Denver Post followup story
“Matt Shepard needed killing.” - Aaron McKinney, who actually did the beating.
Apr 6th, 1830 - Relations between the Texans and Mexico reached a new low when Mexico would not allow further emigration into Texas by settlers from the US.
"How times change." - Kawika
1983 - The U.S. Veteran's Administration announced it would give free medical care for conditions traceable to radiation exposure to more than 220,000 veterans who participated in nuclear tests from 1945 to 1962.
Click on the mushroom cloud for the NAAV web site.
Apr 7th, 2002 - The Roman Catholic archdiocese announced that six priests from the Archdiocese of New York were suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct.
"These six priests were priests who were in current archdiocesan assignments. They can't function as priests." - Joseph Zwilling, a spokesman for Edward Cardinal Egan.
Apr 8th, 1987 - Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigned over remarks he had made. While on ABC's "Nightline" Campanis said that blacks "may not have some of the necessities" to hold managerial jobs in major-league baseball.
"I truly believe that they may not have some of the necessities to be, let's say, a field manager, or perhaps a general manager." - Al Campanis
Apr 9th, 1865 - At Appomattox Court House, Virginia, General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate Army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in the parlor of Wilmer McClean's home. Grant allowed Rebel officers to keep their sidearms and permitted soldiers to keep their horses and mules. Though there were still Confederate armies in the field, the war was officially over. The four years of fighting had killed 360,000 Union troops and 260,000 Confederate troops.
“The war... was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forbearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides.” – General Robert E. Lee
Apr 10th, 1866 - The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was incorporated.
Click on the image for Xena's story
Apr 11th, 1945 - During World War II, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald in Germany
Click on the image for a pictorial about Buchenwald.
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)