Thursday, December 13, 2018

alvo news, may 3rd, 2017


What's happening this weekend in Alvo -



2017 Alvo Fire Department Car Show!

Click on pdf button for printable entry form



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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.



Abnormally dry areas moving northeast in south central Nebraska - Cass County is almost too wet with the recent rain. Click on the map for the whole country.




New moon Wednesday, May 10th at 04:42 PM 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.



  Thanks to Jeff Danziger

May 3rd, 1988 - The White House acknowledged that first lady Nancy Reagan had used astrological advice to help schedule her husband's activities.


Click on the symbol for the NY Times article



May 4th, 1988 - Ted Kaczynski sentenced to 4 life sentences plus 30 years by a federal judge in Sacramento in a plea agreement that spares him the death penalty.


Click on the image for the LA Times story

"I believe in nothing." - Ted Kaczynski


May 5th , 1961 - Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made a 15 minute suborbital flight.


Click on the image for a NASA article

"I'd like to say I was smart enough to finish six grades in five years, but I think perhaps the teacher was just glad to get rid of me." - Alan Shepard


May 6th, 1877 - Chief Crazy Horse surrendered to US troops in Nebraska at Fort Robinson, where he was killed with a bayonet.


 Click on the image for the Memorial web site

Click HERE for an oral history

Click HERE for the only photograph of Crazy Horse

“One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.” - Crazy Horse  


May 7th, 1984 - A $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who claimed they had suffered injury from exposure to the defoliant while serving in the armed forces.


Click on the image for a NY Times article

"It won't hurt you. It's just to kill plants. It's called Agent Orange...and it won't bother humans." - Karl Marlantes


May 8th, 1956 - Alfred E. Neuman appeared on the cover of "Mad Magazine" for the first time.


Click on the image for Mad Magazine's article.

"Getting old is when a narrow waist and a broad mind change places!" - Alfred E. Neuman


May 9th, 1980 - A Liberian freighter hit the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida. 35 motorists were killed and a 1,400-foot section of the bridge collapsed.


Click on the image for a YouTube slide show and radio traffic




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



 Thanks to Gary Varvel



“The natural world is a package deal; you don’t get to select which facts you like and which you don’t.” - Bill Nye

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