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.
Good news no changes in the amount of abnormally dry areas in our state. Click on the map for the whole country.
Last quarter, May 18th at 07:33 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 David Horsey
May 17th, 2006 - The U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany was sunk about 24 miles off Pensacola Beach. It was the first vessel sunk under a Navy program to dispose of old warships by turning them into diving attractions. It was the largest man-made reef at the time of the sinking.
Click on the image for a Pensacola News Journal story about the 'Big O'
Click HERE for a short article
May 18th, 1983 - The U.S. Senate revised immigration laws and gave millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program. President Reagan signed it into law on July 4th.
Click on his image for the NPR transcript
“I supported this bill. I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and who have lived here even though sometime back they may have entered illegally.” - President Reagan
May 19th, 1992 - The 27th Amendment to the Constitution went into effect. The amendment prohibits Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises.
Thanks to Beartoons
May 20th, 1927 - Charles Lindbergh took off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris aboard his airplane the "Spirit of St. Louis." The trip took 33 1/2 hours.
Click on the Spirit of St. Louis image for the story
"I have seen the science I worshiped, and the aircraft I loved, destroying the civilization I expected them to serve." - Charles Lindbergh
1932 - Amelia Earhart took off to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She became the first woman to achieve the feat.
Click on the Vega 5B image for her story
"Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done." - Amelia Earhart
May 21st, 1956 - The US exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean over Bikini Atoll.
Click on the image for the Atomic Central site for more images
May 22nd, 1992 - Johnny Carson hosted NBC's "Tonight Show" for the last time. He had been host for 30 years.
Click on Johnny's image for a summary of his gifts to UNL
May 23rd, 1879 - The first US veterinary school was established by Iowa State University.
Click on the image for the ISU Vet School web site
"What happens to those who flunk out of Veterinarian School? They become medical doctors." - Terry Pitts, DVM
Supported in part by Cass County Tourism. (Click on the logo to go to the web site)
Thanks to Dave Granlund
"Science is still the best thing that has happened to humans, even more so because it tries to understand and correct biases." - John Ionnidis, Stanford University