Tuesday, March 20, 2018

alvo news, may 31st, 2017




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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.



OK, be happy, there are NO abnormally dry areas in our state! That's the good stuff. Here's the bad stuff - only 23 states have no abnormally dry areas. Click on the image to see how Nebraska compares to other states. Click HERE to see a slide show of this map.


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Daylight hours


First quarter, Thursday, June 1st at 07:42 Central Daylight Time


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

Data from the US Naval Observatory.

Click on the moon to reach the Old Farmer's Almanac moon phase calendar for Nebraska.



  Thank you, Walt Handelsman


May 31st, 1962 - Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel. Eichmann was a Gestapo official and was executed for his actions in the Nazi Holocaust.


"I hope all of you will follow me." - Adolf Eichmann's last words, reported by Rafi Eitan, who led the team that captured Eichmann

"My mind was by no means easy about the need to carry out a clandestine action in the sovereign territory of a friendly country, and the question of whether it was permissible to do so — from both the ethical and political points of view — had to be faced in all its gravity." - Isser Harel, director of Mossad


Jun 1st, 2009 - General Motors filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The filing made GM the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.


Thanks to Cameron Cardow

“Greed is the fast-track to poverty.”  - Craig D. Lounsbrough


Jun 2nd, 1959 - The first class graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

"Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do." - Air Force Academy Motto

1965 - Edward White became the first American astronaut to do a "space walk" when he left the Gemini 4 capsule.


This is the first picture after Ed White exited the spacecraft, taken over Hawaii. Click on it for a NASA gallery of the entire space walk.

"I could stay out here all day." - Ed White, during his Gemini space walk


Jun 3rd, 1974 - Sally Murphy became the first woman to qualify as an aviator with the U.S. Army.


Click on the picture for her story



Jun 6th, 2004 - The U.S.S. Jimmy Carter was christened in the U.S. Navy in Groton, CT.


Click on the image for the Wired article.

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children." - Jimmy Carter


Jun 6th, 1944 - The D-Day invasion of Europe took place on the beaches of Normandy, France. 400,000 Allied American, British and Canadian troops were involved.

17D Dayglider

Click on the image for the army.mil D-Day site

2005 - The United States Supreme Court ruled that federal authorities could prosecute sick people who smoke marijuana on doctor's orders. The ruling concluded that state medical marijuana laws did not protect uses from the federal ban on the drug.




Thanks to Steve Breen, San Diego Union Tribune



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



 Thank you Nick Anderson

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