What's happening this weekend in Alvo -
2017 Alvo Fire Department Car Show
Click on pdf button for printable entry form
Thanks to Karen for the Nebraska State flag - it will fly until March 1st, 2018 to celebrate Nebraska 150.
Come get your wood chips! They are for your use 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.
No change from the previous weekly report - when it comes to soil moisture changes, no news is good news. Click on the map for the whole country.
New moon Wednesday, April 26th at 07:16 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.
Apr 26th, 1941 - An organ was played at a baseball stadium for the first time in Chicago, IL.
Click for the WBUR story.
Apr 27th, 1986 - Captain Midnight (John R. MacDougall) interrupted HBO.
Click on the image for Captain Midnight's web page.
Click HERE for the Forbes article
Apr 28th , 1967 - Muhammad Ali refused induction into the US Army and was stripped of boxing title. He cited religious grounds for his refusal.
Click on the image for an Atlantic article
“Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right.” - Muhammad Ali
Apr 29th, 1990 - The destruction of the Berlin Wall began.
Click on the iamge for the USA Today article.
Apr 30th, 1970 - U.S. troops invaded Cambodia to disrupt North Vietnamese Army base areas. The announcement by President Nixon led to widespread protests.
Click on the image for a detailed account
"We will not allow American men, by the thousands, to be killed by an enemy from privileged sanctuaries." - Richard Nixon
May 1st, 1958 - James Van Allen reported that two radiation belts encircled Earth.
Click on the image for the Britannica article.
"Our family was very fond of the University of Iowa. We thought it was a good place to go." - James Van Allen
2011 - U.S. President Barack Obama announced that U.S. soldiers had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
Click on the picture for details.
May 2nd, 1974 - Former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew was disbarred by the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Click on the image for the NY Times account
“Freedom of speech is useless without freedom of thought.” - Spiro Agnew
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)
Thanks to Steve Sack
"Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not." - Neil DeGrasse Tyson