Monday, December 17, 2018

alvo news, jun 28th, 2017

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Want to advertise your garage sale for FREE?!?

Click on the sign below.


This will take you to the online form to register your individual or community sales.

Thanks, John



Alvo is looking for a contract laborer for general maintenance and repairs as determined by the Village Board. Anyone interested may apply at the Clerk's Office on Saturdays from 0800-1200. Applicants are required to carry their own insurance.


Playground Equipment for Sale!

Bids for playground equipment we don't have enough space to install will be accepted by mail or at the Village Office. Buyer is responsible for loading and transport of equipment. As is. Can be seen at the basketball court next to Alvo Fire & Rescue Station, 135 Main Street, Alvo, NE.


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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.



Sometimes it's not fun to be right - last week less than 1 percent of the state was abnormally dry - now ist 22.7 percent. The dryness is moving south from northeast and north central Nebraska.Two counties last week, now thirty-two are partially or completely abnormally dry. T Here's the bad stuff - Nebraska contributed to the drop in normal moisture - now there are only 18 states with normal conditions in the entire country. Click on the image to see how Nebraska compares to other states. Click HERE to see a slide show of of the national map.


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Daylight hours


First quarter, Friday, June 30th, at 07:51 PM 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.





Thanks to David Horsey


Jun 28th, 1778 - Mary "Molly Pitcher" Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carried water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth and, supposedly, took her husband's place at his gun after he was overcome with heat.


Click on the painting for her story

1976 - The first women entered the US Air Force Academy.


Clilck on the image for a short video

1996 - The Citadel voted to admit women, ending a 153-year-old men-only policy at the South Carolina military school. After a court ruling - the first female cadet, Shannon Faulkner was admitted by a judge's ruling in 1995, but left after a week. Click HERE for a story about one of the earliest graduates, Marine Major Petra Lovetinska Seipel


"My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society - that women are now providing all types of skills in every profesion. The military should be no exception." - President Jimmy Carter


Jun 29th, 1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty could constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." The ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws.

"I have yet to see a death case among the dozen coming to the Supreme Court on eve-of-execution stay applications in which the defendant was well represented at trial... People who are well represented at trial do not get the death penalty." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg


2011 - The state of Nevada passed the first law that permitted the operation of autonomous cars on public roads. The law went into effect on March 1, 2012 and did not permit the use of the cars to the general public. Google received the first self-driving vehicle license in the U.S. on May 4, 2012 in Nevada.

“People are like, ‘Oh, you can’t take humans out of the loop, I’m a human and I’m an awesome driver.’ And I’m like, no, man, you’re not an awesome driver. You’re a monkey, and monkeys suck at making decisions.” - Tim Cannon


Jun 30th, 1971 - The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified when Ohio became the 38th state to approve it. The amendment lowered the minimum voting age to 18.

If we trust them to drive at 16, why don’t we trust them to vote? An irresponsible driver can do much more harm than an irresponsible voter.” – Minnesota State Rep. Phyllis Kahn

1998 - Officials confirmed that the remains of a Vietnam War serviceman buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery were identified as those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.

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Click this picture for the Arlington web page (Vietnam unknown tomb is closest)


"We want the truth, we want to bring him home." - Jean Blassie, mother of 1st Lt. Michael Blassie, 1998


Jul 1st, 1987 - John Kevin Hill, at age 11, became the youngest to fly across the US when he landed at National Airport in Washington, DC.

Click HERE for the YouTube video

“The exhilaration of flying is too keen, the pleasure too great, for it to be neglected as a sport.” - Orville Wright


Jul 2nd, 1947 - An object crashed near Roswell, NM. The US Air Force insisted it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts led to speculation that it might have been an alien spacecraft.

"Information on UFOs, including sighting reports, has been and is still being officially withheld." – Col. Joseph J. Bryan III

1962 - Wal-Mart Discount City opened in Rogers, Arkansas. It was the first Walmart store.

“There is only one boss; the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” - Sam Walton

1976 - The Supreme Court ruled the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual.

Click HERE for an explanation of the ruling.

"The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime." - Bobby Scott


Jul 3rd, 1981 - The Associated Press ran its first story about two rare illnesses afflicting homosexual men. One of the diseases was later named AIDS.

Click HERE for Dr. Altman's original story in the NY Times

“The aim is to avoid repeating the same errors and to be alert to other new and emerging diseases.” - Dr. Lawrence K. Altman


Jul 4th, 1776 - The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress in America.

"There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!" – John Hancock

The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.


1894 - After seizing power, Judge Stanford B. Dole declared Hawaii a republic.


Click on the image for the history

"The cause of Hawaii and independence is larger and dearer than the life of any man connected with it. Love of country is deep-seated in the breast of every Hawaiian, whatever his station." - Queen Lili'uokalani



Thanks to Monte Wolverton


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



Thanks to Jack Ohman


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