Monday, March 19, 2018

alvo news, jul 19th, 2017




Want to advertise your garage or yard 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



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.



Not getting any better - only 18 counties have normal soil moisture levels. 18 counties in the northeast and 10 in the southwest are now experiencing moderate drought conditions and 52 are abnormally dry (that's not an imporvement since the reduction in abnormally dry is caused by the 6 counties that are now have moderate drough conditions). Click on the Great American Desert that early pioneers thought existed here. There is a slight improvement nationally with 21 states with normal conditions. 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


Last quarter is Sunday, July 23rd at 04:46 PM


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

Moon data from the US Naval Observatory.

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



Thank you, Gary Varvel


Thank you, Steve Breen




Jul 19th, 1692 - 5 more people are hanged for witchcraft (20 in all) in Salem, MA.

(click on the image for a list of those accused and those executed)


“I do not know that the devil goes about in my likeness to do any hurt.” - Sarah Osborne

1989 - United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112.

Click on the image for the Popular Mechanics article


"Sioux City did a lot for everybody that day," - Captain Alfred Haynes


Jul 20th, 1969 - 1st Moon Landing: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11, 530 million watch live global broadcast.

"These footprints belong to each and every one of you,to all mankind." - Buzz Aldrin

 "I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector nerdy engineer." - Neil Armstrong

 "I am now truly alone and absolutely alone from any known life. I am it" - Michael Collins


Jul 21st, 1865 - In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.


Click on Wild Bill's picture for an account of the gunfight.

"Don’t you come around here with that watch.” - Wild Bill Hickok


Jul 22nd, 1942 - The first Warsaw Ghetto Jews (final total of 300,000) are sent to Treblinka Extermination Camp.


"All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach." - Adolf Hitler


Jul 23rd, 1995 - Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered and becomes visible to the naked eye nearly a year later


Click on the image for many more (5160 + this one) photos

"The chunks of [comet] Shoemaker-Levy 9 were so large, and were moving so fast, that each hit Jupiter with at least the equivalent energy of the dinosaur-killing collision between Earth and an asteroid 65 million years ago. Whatever damage Jupiter sustained, one thing is for sure: it's got no dinosaurs left" - Neil deGrasse Tyson.


Jul 24th, 1936 - 118°F (48°C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)

121°F (49°C), near Alton, Kansas (state record)


Click to see ta history of the dust bowl era


Jul 25th, 1972 - US health officials concede African American were used as guinea pigs in 40 year syphilis experiment


Click on the image for the CDC account of the study with a timeline

"As I see it,” one of the doctors involved explained, "we have no further interest in these patients until they die.”

"The United States government did something that was wrong—deeply, profoundly, morally wrong. It was an outrage to our commitment to integrity and equality for all our citizens... clearly racist." - President Clinton's apology for the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment to the eight remaining survivors, May 16,1997

The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.





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